Where to see Glastonbury's biggest acts around the UK this summer

Where to see Glastonbury's biggest acts around the UK this summer

Stormzy / credit: Ryan Johnston

Missed out on Glastonbury tickets? Here's where you can see your favourite artists at other UK festivals

After a fallow year in 2018 (to allow the ground to regrow), one of the biggest festivals in the world is back with a line-up of acts from across the musical spectrum. The first poster was released on Fri 15 Mar, but as is tradition, the tickets sold out long before that. If you missed out, do not fear as we have rounded up the best places to catch the acts at other festivals and special events around the UK this summer.


Grime's charming breakout star was the first act announced for this year's Glastonbury festival, a choice that was met with some raised eyebrows due to his relatively limited output (he has only one full album to date, although his sophomore effort is strongly rumoured to arrive imminently). However, Stormzy has already shown his festival headliner credentials at last year's Wireless Festival in London, has been booked to wow the crowds at Glasgow's TRNSMT Festival on Fri 12 Jul.
Get tickets for TRNSMT.

The Cure

Robert Smith and his band of not-very-merry-at-all men will bring their impressive back catalogue to the final night of Glastonbury. Stalwarts of the festival, they have already headlined three times; in 1986, 1990 and again in 1995. Famed for their extensive and audience-pleasing sets, the group celebrated their 40th anniversary last year with a sold-out Hyde Park show. Aside from Glastonbury, they will also be playing at Glasgow's Summer Sessions on Fri 16 Aug.
Get tickets for Glasgow Summer Sessions.

Where to see Glastonbury's biggest acts around the UK this summer

Kylie Minogue


The newly mononymous singer was supposed to headline the festival in 2005 but had to pull out due to a breast cancer diagnosis. In 2019, she will finally make it to the farm, filling the Sunday 'legend slot' (now a de facto fourth headliner). After an arena tour last year, the Australian pop royalty will also be making a series of stops around the UK this summer, playing unique venues such as Cornwall's Eden Project on 2 and 3 Jul, Manchester's Castlefield Bowl on 11 Jul, and Edinburgh Castle on 14 Jul.
Get tickets for Kylie live at Edinburgh Castle, Eden Project or Castlefield Bowl.

Christine and the Queens

Last November, French synth-pop sensation Héloïse Adelaide Letissier toured the UK with a series of sold-out shows which received rave reviews from critics. The Christine and the Queens concerts provided audiences with meticulously choreographed shows that matched the bouncy, funky sounds of their lauded album. This year, Christine and the Queens will headline one of the nights of London's newer festivals All Points East on 26 May as well as featuring at Manchester's Parklife festival on 8 Jun.

Where to see Glastonbury's biggest acts around the UK this summer

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith

The Mercury-prize nominated and Brit Award-winning R&B singer had a breakthrough year in 2018, with her debut album Lost & Found shooting up the charts and collecting awards. She has not only found herself on the Glastonbury line-up for the first time, but if also headlining the relocated Field Day festival in London on 8 Jun.
Get tickets for Jorja Smith at Field Day.

Hot Chip

London's premier rhythm machine Hot Chip are regular fixtures at Glastonbury, and in years when the band are formally inactive, they can still be found popping up with the odd DJ set or playing in other bands. This year, the group are strongly rumoured to be releasing their seventh studio album and will be bringing their electric live show to Glastonbury once more. They can also be found supporting the Chemical Brothers in London on Fri 24 May at All Points East, and as the Sunday headliner for Glasgow's new Playground Festival in Rouken Glen on Sun 4 Aug.
Get tickets for Hot Chip.

Ms Lauryn Hill

The former Fugees singer celebrated the 20th anniversary of her landmark album The Misseducation of Lauryn Hill last year by touring it to arenas (and actually showing up to perform). Her career somewhat revitalised by a new generation citing her as an influence (Jorja Smith amongst them), she returns to the UK this summer to play Glastonbury, along with appearances at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire on 21 Jun, Love Supreme Jazz Festival in East Sussex on 7 Jul, Boomtown Fair in Winchester on 7 Aug and The Downs in Bristol on 31 Aug.
Get tickets for Lauryn Hill.

Where to see Glastonbury's biggest acts around the UK this summer

Janelle Monae / credit: JUNO

Janelle Monae

After years of cult success, last year's Dirty Computer saw Janelle Monae's star ascend. Blending her unique jazz, soul and Prince-indebted funk influences with a more familiar pop sound, the album featured contributions from everyone from Brian Wilson to Grimes and Pharrell. After headlining Glastonbury's West Holts Stage, Monae will prove herself as an arena-level talent with a show at Wembley Arena on 2 Jul before a more intimate performance at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl on 4 Jul as part of Manchester International Festival.
Get tickets for Janelle Monae.


Although not a household name in UK yet, the Spanish leftfield popstar Rosalía Villa Tobella is making waves throughout the music industry. With a unique and experimental modernist take on Spanish flamenco music, she has collaborated with Colombian singer J Balvin, Pharrell and James Blake. With an exciting live show to accompany her idiosyncratic sound, her appearance at Glastonbury is an exciting one. She has also been announced as one of the headline acts for London's Somerset House on 15 Jul.
Get tickets for Rosalía at Somerset House.

Jon Hopkins

One of the most beloved electronic producers to emerge in recent years, Hopkins has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize – once for his collaboration with King Creosote Diamond Mine and again for his fourth studio album, 2013's Immunity. For his live shows, Hopkins melds his more ambient pieces with pulsing beats which feature striking light shows. Aside from Glastonbury, Hopkins will also be appearing at numerous festivals around the UK this summer, including London's All Points East on 24 May, Glasgow's Riverside Festival on 26 May and Bluedot Festival in Jodrell Bank, Cheshire on 20 Jul.
Get tickets for Jon Hopkins.

Kylie Minogue

Pop behemoth Ms Minogue.

Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor electronic music festival.

Ms. Lauryn Hill

The American singer-songwriter, rapper and former member of The Fugees performs her solo material. Prior to her singing career Hill was an actress, showcasing her vocal talents in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The hip hop group The Fugees enjoyed two successful albums and created a popular cover of 'Killing Me Softly…

Field Day

Two days of eclectically mixed music at Meridian Water. Featuring Skepta, Jorja Smith, Diplo, Pusha-T, Bonobo (DJ set), Octavian and more.

TRNSMT Festival

The pop-rock heavy city centre festival returns to Glasgow for its fourth edition in 2021.

All Points East

Music festival taking over Victoria Park.

Bluedot Festival 2019

The intergalactic festival of music, science, technology & the exploration of space returns for 2019…

Glasgow Summer Sessions

Annual series of concerts held every August at Bellahouston Park. The 2019 line up includes the Foo Fighters, The Cure, Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, The Joy Formidable and The 1975.

Manchester International Festival

Bi-annual festival of avante-garde art across Greater Manchester. The line-up for 2019 features Yoko Ono's Bells for Peace, the great Janelle Monáe and David Lynch.

Somerset House Summer Series 2019

Eleven nights of open-air gigs at Somerset House.

Playground Festival

After the successful launch of Playground Festival in 2019, the three-day music event returns to Glasgow's southside for year two with Underworld and Nightmares on Wax confirmed as the first acts.