7 Best UK Festivals to Road Trip to in 2020

If you’re ready to camp under the stars this summer, kick-back to live music and indulge in exceptionally good food – it’s road trip time!

Gather your friends, your children and even your pooch – we have handpicked the best UK festivals happening in 2020.

Isle of Wight Festival

DATE: 11th-14th June 2020
LOCATION: Newport, Isle of Wight

If Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, and Duran Duran is your idea of a dream line up, take your road trip via ferry to the Isle of White this summer, for the Isle of Wight Festival.

If you’re feeling anxious about the conditions festival camping can bring, it’s also worth noting the option to pimp your weekend! Thanks to the top-notch ‘Luxury Backstage Camping’ options you can ensure you don’t miss your home from home comforts.

More importantly, if you’re looking for a reliable and practical car to ferry the whole family, then 7 seater cars are among the very best. This is particularly helpful when you have an entourage of little ones and a camping kit to boot!

Latitude Festival, Suffolk

DATE: 16th - 19th JULY 2020
LOCATION: Henham Park, Suffolk

With headline acts including Haim, Liam Gallagher, Keane, Michael Kiwanuka, we’ll be packing the car and setting off early to make sure we don’t miss a second of 'The Latitude'.

The stellar line-up of acts from Thursday 16 July to Sunday 19 July at Henham Park. Plus there’s late night DJs, lake swimming, mouth-watering street feasts, and a creative kids area, all set to impress again this year.

Green Man Festival

DATE: 20th – 23rd August 2020
LOCATION: Brecon Beacons, Wales

The UK’s best music festivals offer much more than music alone, and the Green Man Festival is no exception. Brimming with live comedy, music and theatre, take your road trip to the Brecon Beacons for miles of forest, waterfalls and mountains from August 20th, to settle into the beauty of the welsh surroundings. Although food from home isn't allowed in the venue if you're planning on making a weekend of it, there are many beautiful picnic spots in the area.

The Big Feastival

DATE: 28th – 30th August 2020
LOCATION: Alex James' Farm, Cotswolds

For both food and music lovers, Big Feastival offers first-class food and top-notch live music for all the family.

Now in its 9th year, this much anticipated festival will make its return to the Cotswolds on the August 28th, bringing with it award-winning street food, Michelin star chefs and chart-topping musicians including Elbow, Jess Glynne and Rudimental and Lewis Capaldi.

With appearances from PJ Masks, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Dexter the T-Rex, you’re sure to please even the smallest of festival-goers!

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Adventure in Utopia, Shambala Festival

DATE: 27th - 30th August 2020
LOCATION: Secret Country Escape, Northampstonshire 

Billed as ‘an end of season exhale for those who have partied all summer’ – Virtual Festivals, Shambala Festival is an experience as good for your soul as it is your ears.

Think disco dancing beetles, succulent crowns, flowing human palms and neon hummingbirds at this year’s Avant Garde themed Shamabala festival, from 27 - 30 August – let your inner hippy rejoice and start planning those costumes!

Godiva Festival

LOCATION: Coventry, Midlands

Looking for a day trip music festival? Then road trip to the Midlands to enjoy Coventry’s much loved Godiva Festival. Join over 179,000 festival goers at the city’s War Memorial Park for a soon to be released line up – we can reveal the first headline act Ronan Keating, will be performing on the Sunday main stage.

Get your car road trip ready!

When setting out on your festival adventures this summer, remember to do your due diligence, making sure your car is properly prepared. Nobody likes breaking down. Or missing the show… Here’s 10 essential summer driving tips to ensure you stay safe (and cool) this summer. 

All set? Let’s get planning – set your route maps, prepare your road trip playlist, pack your camping essentials and make this a British summer to remember.

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