The ultimate guide to the best UK & European music festivals of summer 2019

It's that time of the year again: Sunny or rainy, hot or cold, doesn't really matter.
Summer time means festival time!

With the multitude of options that music fans have each year, we thought we might put together an ultimate guide of our favourite 2019 summer festivals, where you will be able to catch ICMP students and alumni as well.

From Liam Gallagher whose band features BMus graduate Drew McConnell to Ex:Re, the recent solo project by Daughter's lead singer and BA Songwriting alumna Elena Tonra, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch ICMP talent around the UK and the rest of Europe.

Here is our festival selection...

Glastonbury Festival

26TH - 30TH JUNE

  • Where
    Worthy Farm, Somerset, UK

  • Who to watch
    Liam Gallagher (Drew McConnell on Bass), Cut Capers (Jane Thomas on Vocals), Employed To Serve (Marcus Gooda on Bass), Apre (Charlie Brown on Drums and Jules Konieczny on Guitar), Beautiful Thing (Lucas Polo on Guitar and Joe Bernie on Vocals), Kate Lomas (Kathryn Lomas on Vocals), Unkle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband (Ajit Gill on Drums)

  • How much
    £248

Festival Website

5TH - 7TH JULY

  • Where
    Minnewaterpark, Bruges, Belgium

  • Who to watch
    Cat Power, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Bloc Party (Louise Bartle on Drums), Omar Souleyman

  • How much
    €135



     

Festival website

9TH - 14TH JULY

  • Where
    Kyiv, Ukraine 

  • Who to watch
    Michael Kiwanuka, UNKLE, Hælos (Matt Mason on Drums), Dub FX

  • How much
    £86.35
     

Festival website

11TH - 13TH JULY

  • Where
    Madrid, Spain

  • Who to watch
    The Smashing Pumpkins, Sharon Van Etten, The Cure, Bear's Den (Andrew Davie on Vocals), Johnny Marr, Gossip

  • How much
    €175
     

Festival website
Citadel Festival

14TH JULY

  • Where
    Gunnersbury Park, London, UK

  • Who to watch
    Bear's Den (Andrew Davie on Vocals), MarthaGunn, DMA'S, Fontaines D.C.

  • How much
    £39.50 + BF
     

Festival website

20TH - 21ST JULY

  • Where
    Paris, France

  • Who to watch
    The Strokes, Shame, Clean Bandit (Luke Patterson on Drums), MØ, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

  • How much
    €149 
     

Festival website

25TH - 28TH JULY

  • Where?
    Standon, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Who to watch
    Erol Alkan, Honey Lung (Omri Covo on Drums), Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Idles, Unkle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband (Ajit Gill on Drums), The Go! Team, The Big Moon

  • How much
    £169 + BF

Festival website
Neverworld Festival

1ST - 4TH AUGUST

  • Where
    Hever, Kent, UK

  • Who to watch
    The Vaccines (Árni Hjörvar Arnason on Bass), The Futureheads, Husky Loops (Tommaso Medica on Bass), Dream Wife, Tom Grennan (Julia Lamb on Bass), Mystery Jets

  • How much
    £158.40
     

Festival Website

15TH - 18TH AUGUST

  • Where
    Glanusk Park, Wales, UK

  • Who to watch
    Aldous Harding, Ex:Re (Elena Tonra on Vocals), Father John Misty, Stereolab, Khruangbin, Lee Fields & The Expressions

  • How much
    £165

     

Festival website
Victorious Festival

23RD - 25TH AUGUST

  • Where
    Portsmouth, UK

  • Who to watch
    New Order, The Vaccines (Árni Hjörvar Arnason on Bass), Bloc Party (Louise Bartle on Drums), Tom Grennan (Julia Lamb on Bass), Clean Bandit (Luke Patterson on Drums), Plan B

  • How much
    £110

Festival website

29TH AUGUST - 1ST SEPTEMBER

  • Where
    Vlieland, The Netherlands
  • Who to watch
    Hot Chip, Parcels, Hælos (Matt Mason on Drums), Ex:Re (Elena Tonra on Vocals), Jungle, Villagers

  • How much
    €153

     

Festival website

Could be YOU next year...

It's great to see so many of our current students and graduates performing at such high profile events this year.
If you dream of playing to huge festival crowds then let us help you find the right course for you.

Our Admissions Team are on hand to help you, call them on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk,
we still have places available to start in September 2019!
 

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