Top Festivals for 2020

Top Festivals based on student reviews collected over 2019.

Want to know what festivals students can’t wait to get tot? So did we. So we asked them. We surveyed 250 students on our Student Hut Opinion Panel to bring you the best student essentials. Students ranked the best festivals to attend out of 10, on things like the atmosphere, age group, price and of course, the music. Here are the top festival recommendations for students, by students.

1. Wireless

Boasting one of the best hip-hop line-ups in the UK, for many Wireless is the event of the festival season. Located in the capital, the location makes this a must-go for all those students studying in London.

2. Boomtown

A relative newcomer to the festival scene, Boomtown has become one of the UK's best-loved in just over a decade. A five-day immersive experience with a range of DJs and bands, this is definitely one to watch.

3. Glastonbury

World-renowned, and for good reason, Glastonbury is a classic event which draws crowds from all over. From rock to rap to alternative, there's a little something for everyone at Glasto.

4. Creamfields

Creamfields is the UK’s most famous dance music festival, attracting ravers from across the globe since 1998. Playing host to some of the world’s biggest dance acts like David Guetta and Armin Van Burren, Creamfields brings a piece of Ibiza to the North West every August Bank Holiday.

5. Lovebox

Lovebox brings some of the biggest names in music to Gunnersbury Park in West London. Acts like Groove Armada, Anderson Paak and Solange have all headlined, with several smaller dance stages and after-parties around the city to keep you dancing.

6. Reading & Leeds

What started as a rock festival in the 70s has now become one of the UK’s most iconic, multi-genre music festivals. The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys have graced its main stages, and the Bank Holiday weekender has become something of a rite of passage for many young festival-goers.

7. Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight is one for the bohemians. Often compared to Woodstock, the festival began life as a hippie gathering in the 60s. Having hosted music gods like David Bowie and Amy Winehouse, IOW boasts an unrivalled atmosphere of escapism.