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Encyclopedia > List of music festivals in the United Kingdom
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British music

BPIOCC Music from the United Kingdom has achieved great international popularity since the 1960s, when a wave of British musicians helped to popularise rock and roll. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... Previously Chart Information Network (CIN). ...

Charts
Singles chart (#1s; Records)
Albums chart (#1s)
Download chart (#1s)
“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present. ... Since the inception of the UK Singles Chart in 1952 there have been various records to break, including most chart toppers, longest run at number one, biggest selling single etc. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Albums Chart, from its inception in 1956 to the present. ... The UK Official Download Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Official Download Chart, from its inception on 1 September 2004 to the present. ...

Awards
BRIT AwardsMercury Prize
NME Awards
The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...

Periods
Pre-19501950s & 60s
1970s1980s
1990s - Present
The diverse nations that now make up the United Kingdom were much more distinct from each other prior to modern times. ... Indigenous styles of music production and performance dominated the United Kingdom until the late 1950s, when imported American rock and roll, pop-folk and rockabilly gained fans among British youth, while American roots music, especially the blues, found its own devoted fanbase. ... In the 1970s, music from the United Kingdom further diversified. ... In the early 1980s, the death of Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) and the alleged selling-out of bands like The Clash and The Jam led to still-frequent cries that punk is dead. ... In the early 1990s, American alternative rock bands became mainstream in the US and achieved great popularity in the UK as well. ...

Origins
EnglandScotlandWales
Caribbean The Music of England has a long history. ... The Tannahill Weavers Scotland is internationally known for its traditional music, which has remained vibrant throughout the 20th century, when many traditional forms worldwide lost popularity to pop music. ... Wales is a part of the United Kingdom, but is a culturally and politically separate Celtic country. ... Jamaican music in the United Kingdom // White Reggae White reggae has very low artistic credibility, but it laid a path for genuine reggae in Britain. ...

Genres
ClassicalBritpopHip-hop
OperaRockJazz This article, Classical music of the United Kingdom, includes a history of the form and discussion of its most notable composers and musicians. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... British opera is opera which was composed either in Britain or by a composer of British nationality. ... British rock was born out of the influence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues from the United States, but added a new drive and urgency, exporting the music back and widening the audience for black R & B in the U.S. as well as spreading the gospel world... Britain has been home to a number of noted jazz musicians. ...

Major music publications
NMEMelody Maker
Music WeekRecord Collector
Record MirrorRecord Retailer
Smash HitsSounds For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry. ... Cover of the Nov 2005 issue Record Collector started in 1979 and is the UK’s longest-running monthly music magazine. ... Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper. ... UK trade paper for the record industry. ... The cover of a May 1981 edition of Smash Hits magazine Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers, and originally published in the United Kingdom. ... Sounds was a British music magazine, published weekly from October 10, 1970 – April 6, 1991. ...

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Timeline
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20012002200320042005
20062007(full list)
1991 The Simpsons reached number 1 with Do The Bartman in January 1991, even though the actual series wasnt to premiere on UK Terrestrial TV until 1996 Enigma - Sadness Part 1 January 13 for 1 week Queen - Innuendo January 20 for 1 week The KLF featuring Children of The... This is a summary of 1992 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... 1993 These are the UK number one albums of the year: Genesis - Live - The Way We Walk Volume 2: The Longs January 23 for 2 weeks Little Angels - Jam February 6 for 1 week The Cult - Pure Cult February 13 for 1 week Buddy Holly & The Crickets - Words Of Love... This is a summary of 1994 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1995 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1996 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1997 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1998 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 1999 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2000 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2001 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2002 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2003 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2004 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ... This is a summary of 2005 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts. ... This is a summary of the current year in the United Kingdom including the official single and album charts. ... This is a summary of the year 2007 in British music // 2007 began with the introduction of new chart rules meaning that all songs legally downloaded over the internet can count towards chart positions, whether or not a physical version of a song is available to purchase. ...

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There are a large number of music festivals in the United Kingdom, covering a wide variety of genres. Many of the UK's music festivals are world renowned, and have been held for a great many years. A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ...

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Annual festivals

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Bluegrass music

The Didmarton Bluegrass festival is held annually on the first weekend after the August bank holiday and is one of the most popular bluegrass festivals in the United Kingdom. ...

Classical music and opera

see also List of opera festivals This is an inclusive list of opera festivals and summer seasons, and music festivals that have opera productions. ...

  • Proms at St Jude's North London [2]

Snape Maltings concert hall The Aldeburgh Festival is an English arts festival devoted mainly to classical music. ... The inaugural concert of the First Annual Cheltenham Music Festival was held on 13 June 1945. ... A Cymanfa Ganu (Welsh: pronounced cuh-MAN-va GA-nee, plural in Welsh cymanfaoedd canu), is a Welsh festival of sacred hymns, sung with four part harmony by a congregation, usually under the direction of a choral director. ... The Edinburgh International Festival is a festival of performing arts that takes place in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland over three weeks from around the middle of August. ... Under Em Marshalls enthusiast and passionate supervision, the English Music Festival (E.M.F.) is dedicated to promote the works of British composers. ... Dorchester-on-Thames is a village on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. ... Garsington Opera is an open air opera festival held each summer in the gardens of Garsington Manor, in the village of Garsington, near Oxford, England. ... Glyndebourne Opera Festival is a music festival held at Glyndebourne House near Lewes, England. ... Arts and music festival centred on Norwich in East Anglia. ... A Promenade concert in the Royal Albert Hall, 2004. ... The Swaledale Festival was founded in 1980 by Trevor and Emma Woolston, not only to celebrate the music already within the Yorkshire Dales but also to bring internationally renowned musicians and composers into the area, making it “to music what St Ives is to painting”. The Festival now attracts over... The Three Choirs Festival is a British music festival, held each August alternately at the cathedrals of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester and originally featuring their three choirs, which remain central to the week-long programme. ... The Two Moors Festival is an annual classical music festival based in Devon and Somerset, England. ... High Willhays, the highest point on Dartmoor and southern England at 621 m (2037 ft) above sea level, with Yes Tor beyond. ... Dunkery Beacon, with heather in bloom Exmoor National Park is a national park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of Devon and Somerset in South West England. ...

Dance & Electronic music

Creamfields is a large dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. ... Global Gathering is a music festival which takes place each July at Long Marston Airfield, Near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. ... Homelands is a British music festival which consists mainly of Dance music, both live acts and famous Disc Jockeys. ... The Big Chill is a UK festival of alternative and chillout music. ... The 2006 Infest logo. ... The Glade is an electronic dance music festival which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury Festival. ...

Ethnic music

  • Africa Oyé
  • Edinburgh Mela
  • Leeds Mela
  • Bradford Mela

Africa Oyé is an annual music festival in Liverpool England. ...

Folk music

BunkFest is a small but growing end-of–summer folk festival takes place in Wallingford, Oxfordshire and combines a broad range of folk music, dance displays, a beer festival and the local (Bunk) steam railway. ... The Cambridge folk festival is renowned for its eclectic mix of music and a wide definition of what might be considered folk. ... Cropredy Festival is an annual festival of folk and rock music held on the edge of the village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom. ... The Edinburgh Folk Festival has had a shadowy existance since about 1951. ... Green Man Festival at Glanusk Park in 2006 The Green Man Festival is a British alternative music festival started by folk act Its Jo and Danny. ... The International Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales. ... A mod is a festival of Scottish Gaelic song, arts and culture. ... Sidmouth festival is one of the best-known and longest-running folk festivals in the United Kingdom. ... Towersey Village Festival is an annual festival of folk and world music and traditional dance held in the village of Towersey in Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom. ...

Jazz music

Brecon Jazz Festival is held on an annual basis in the rural surroundings of Brecon, Wales. ...

Metal music

Bloodstock can also refer to the industry of breeding and trading thoroughbred race horses. ... Bloodstock Open Air is a heavy metal festival held annually at Bloodstock in Derby, England since 2005. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Damnation Festival is a metal festival, organised for the fans, by the fans. The festival was started by a group of eight passionate music fans who were disappointed in the lack of extreme metal bands and UK talent appearing on major British festival line-ups, and therefore decided to create... Ghostfest was a metal/hardcore festival that took place in the Leeds Cockpit across 2 days in August in 2005 and 2006. ... Ragnarök Festival is a pagan metal festival held annually in Germany since 2004 founded by Ivo Raab. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ...

Pop music

Party in the Park is the generic name given to popular music concerts organised by Capital Radio Group in the UK, typically in various large parks during the summer. ...

Rock music

The Main Stage at the 2006 Reading Festival.
The Main Stage at the 2006 Reading Festival.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 331 KB) The Main Stage of at the 2006 Reading Festival. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 331 KB) The Main Stage of at the 2006 Reading Festival. ... The Reading and Leeds Festivals, officially called the Carling Weekend, are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... Damnation Festival is a metal festival, organised for the fans, by the fans. The festival was started by a group of eight passionate music fans who were disappointed in the lack of extreme metal bands and UK talent appearing on major British festival line-ups, and therefore decided to create... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... Give It A Name, sometimes abbreviated to GIAN, is an annual British rock music festival, held on the weekend nearest to the end of April. ... For more information on the ongoing festival, see Isle of Wight Festival 2007. ... Lilith Fair was a tour that featured female musicians that ran from 1997 to 1999. ... This article details all the concerts held to date in the grounds of Knebworth House in the village of Knebworth. ... The Reading and Leeds Festivals, officially called the Carling Weekend, are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... The main stage of the 2005 festival. ... T in the Park is a major Scottish music festival, held annually since 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the North American spin-off of the rock festival, see Virgin Festival For the Australian spin-off, see V Festival (Australia) The V Festival is an annual pop festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park...

Cross-genre

All Tomorrows Parties logo projected at festival. ... The Ashton Court festival is an outdoors music festival held annually in the grounds of Ashton Court, just outside Bristol, in mid July. ... The Beautiful Days is a music festival that takes place in August at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon. ... The Bestival is a music festival on the Isle of Wight. ... Big in Falkirk is Scotlands National Street Arts Festival. ... The City of London Festival is an annual arts festival that takes place in the City of London over two to three weeks in June and July. ... The Connect Music Festival is a new music festival that takes place at Inveraray Castle at Loch Fyne in Argyll, Scotland. ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... The Godiva Festival is a music festival held each year in Coventry, UK. // The Festival attracts more than 75,000 visitors each year to a 12 acre site in the citys War Memorial Park. ... The Greenbelt festival is an annual Christian festival in England, of arts, faith and justice. ... Guilfest, formerly the Guildford Festival, is a British music festival, held in Stoke Park, Guildford each July. ... Image:Skyemusicfestival. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Knockengorroch is a world music festival held bi-annually in South West Scotland. ... The Latitude Festival is a newly created annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mathew Street festival. ... Meltdown is an annual music festival held at the Royal Festival Hall, part of Londons South Bank Centre. ... Forest Tour (hosted by the Forestry Commission) is an annual United Kingdom live popular music event held nationwide, in the their forests. ... RockNess is an annual dance concert staged by Loudsound and Slingshot. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Sheep Music is an internationally acclaimed world music festival in Presteigne, with craft activities, local food and ales included. ... The Outsider may mean: The Outsider (Colin Wilson), a 1956 book by Colin Wilson The Outsider (Howard Fast), a 1984 novel by Howard Fast The Stranger (novel), an alternate translation of LÉtranger, the title of a 1941 Albert Camus novel The Outsider (Richard Wright), a 1952 book by Richard... Goldrush on stage at the 2005 festival Truck Festival is an annual music festival in Oxfordshire, England. ... Wickerman Festival 2007 goer The Wickerman from the 2006 festival The Wickerman Festival is an annual music festival held near to Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. ... The O2 Wireless Festival is a music festival in England that takes place every year in both Hyde Park, London and at Harewood House, Leeds. ... World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is a festival started in England in 1982. ...

Travelling festivals

Some festivals do not appear in the same location every year, but in different places around the country, or even in other countries. Notable festivals to appear in the UK include:


Metal music

Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Death Metal, Hardcore and Nu Metal groups. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Rock music

Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ...

One time festivals

Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert poster The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on July 7, 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change and advocate environmentally-sustainable living. ...

References

  • Andrew Blake (1997) The Land Without Music: Music, Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • George McKay (2000) Glastonbury: A Very English Fair, inc. chapter one 'Histories of festival culture', also 'Timeline of British pop festival culture'. London: Victor Gollancz. ISBN 0-575-06807-8.
  • George McKay (2005) Circular Breathing: The Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain, chapter one 'New Orleans jazz, protest (Aldermaston) and carnival (Beaulieu [Jazz Festival 1956-60])'. Durham NC: Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3573-5.

External links

  • britishRock festivals
  • Efestivals
  • Virtual Festivals
  • Festival Eye
  • UK Festival News
  • Warnfestivals
  • UK Music Festivals News
  • Endless Festival
  • Spirit Enlightenment Fayre

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List of music festivals in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (133 words)
There are a large number of music festivals in the United Kingdom, covering a wide variety of genres.
Many of the UK's music festivals are world renowned, and have been held for a great many years.
Some festivals do not appear in the same location every year, but in different places around the country, or even in other countries.
Festivals in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (213 words)
Festivals in the United Kingdom is a link page for any established festival or carnival in any part of the United Kingdom.
See list of music festivals in the United Kingdom for a list of just the music festivals.
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