The Best Upcoming Rock Festivals of 2018

Source: Download Festival via Facebook 

The festival season is almost upon us, and the UK is one of the best places to enjoy music from all genres. There are more than twenty music celebrations taking place across the country this year, and among them are some awesome offerings for fans of rock music. Here we take a look at three rock festivals that are not to be missed in 2018.

Download Festival

Did you know that listening to rock music is actually good for your health? In this article by Lottoland, it notes how research discovered that heavy metal fans were happier and less regretful. So, if you want to avoid depression this summer, it might be wise to take a trip to Download Festival, the ultimate heavy metal event in England. It takes place at Donington Park in Leicester, and has been in existence since 2003. It quickly established itself as the most popular British rock festival and has featured world-renowned artists such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and Thin Lizzy.

This year the Main Stage headliners are Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Ozzy Osbourne. Popular acts such as Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, and Bullet for my Valentine are supporting as well. Famous for its use of facial recognition technology to ensure that criminals from a European database are banned from entry, Download is also one of the safest festivals to go to.   

Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight festival began as a counterculture event which ran for three years between 1968 and 1970. Acts like Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix played in those days, helping the festival to go down in history. It returned in 2002 and has occurred every year since then. The major musical event has been a magnet for some of the world’s biggest artists over the years including the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, and Kings of Leon.

This year, the event will run for four days, and there are some seriously impressive names on the bill. These include the Killers, Van Morrison, the Wombats, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, and Depeche Mode. This award-winning festival is an event that all rock fans should attend at some point in their lives.

TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival is the youngest event in this list and took place for the first time in 2017. Last year there were appearances from Radiohead, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro, and The View, helping the young festival to get off to a barnstorming start and achieve instant fame. It was named Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards in London.

The event in Glasgow this year doesn’t include overnight camping, but it does run for five days. Once again, there are some hugely popular artists playing. These include Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, and the Killers.

Rock fans in the UK are going to be treated to some exceptional music this summer from a number of world-renowned musicians. Being spoilt for choice, why not choose one you’ve never been to before?

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