The Top 10 UK Festivals of 2014

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There are literally hundreds of music festivals in the UK every year, and whoever you are there's bound to be something to suit your tastes. From the sauntering chilled out lovefests to the week-long extravaganzas, the UK's got it all. Festivals in the UK are a national habit - and they’re varied, inventive and often downright groundbreaking. Whether you're after global music, chart-topping hip hop, indie or proper old-fashioned rock and roll, you'll find it here. Britain's festival scene can be hard to navigate – not least because there are so many of them. We've gone through this summer's offerings with a fine-toothed comb to bring you the top 10 of 2014.

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10
Lovebox 2014 United Kingdom
18th Jul - 19th Jul 2014
Tickets from €68 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Chase & Status

Set in the heart of East London, against the backdrop of the city's oldest public park, is Lovebox.

9
We Are FSTVL 2014 United Kingdom
24th May - 26th May 2014
Tickets from €95 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Fatboy Slim, Disclosure, MK, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth

We Are FSTVL is perhaps the most exciting new festival of its kind around.

8
Creamfields 2014 United Kingdom
22nd Aug - 24th Aug 2014
Tickets from €85 (festival day ticket (no camping))
Headliners:
Fatboy Slim

Creamfields is the world's leading dance music festival.

7
Gottwood Festival 2014 United Kingdom
19th Jun - 22nd Jun 2014
Tickets from €120 (4 day festival ticket + camping)
Headliners:
Appleblim

The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is an independent, boutique, and very intimate underground electronic festival.

6
Reading Festival 2014 United Kingdom
22nd Aug - 24th Aug 2014
Tickets from €120 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Arctic Monkeys

Reading Festival is the original and the world's oldest popular music festival still in existence.

5
T in the Park 2014 United Kingdom
12th Jul - 15th Jul 2014
Tickets from €102 (festival day pass)
Headliners:
Arctic Monkeys

T in the Park takes place at the Balado Airfield near Glenrothes in Scotland. It is one of the UK's biggest music festivals.

4
Field Day London 2014 United Kingdom
7th Jun - 8th Jun 2014
Tickets from €47 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Pixies

London’s Field Day is back for another stellar edition, expanding to two days for the first time ever in 2014.

3
Isle of Wight Festival 2014 United Kingdom
12th Jun - 15th Jun 2014
Tickets from €100 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Biffy Clyro

Every year, the Isle of Wight Festival starts the season in style and 2014 will be no different as the iconic Festival returns in mid June.

2
Bestival 2014 United Kingdom
4th Sep - 7th Sep 2014
Tickets from €230 (festival ticket with camping)
Headliners:
Beck

Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival which takes place on Britain's magical Isle Of Wight every summer. Like a million amazing Saturday nights packed into four mind blowing days, every outing brings a whole heap of fantastic sights and a killer lineup each year.

1
Glastonbury Festival 2014 United Kingdom
26th Jun - 29th Jun 2014
Tickets from €260 (full weekend festival ticket)
Headliners:
MGMT, Massive Attack, Arcade Fire, Skrillex, Kasabian

Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival and one of the best known extravaganzas in the world - a template for the many many festivals that have come after