Love Supreme, Sussex
One for jazz and soul fanatics, the line-up for this year’s Love Supreme is one of its best yet – Erykah Badu, TLC and Sister Sledge are at the top of the bill. We recommend splashing a bit more for the Supremium VIP tickets: they’ll get you access to a stage-side seating area with its own bars, food trucks and nicer loos. The Lazy Bird Banqueting Kitchen will be serving up long-table, supper-club style breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout the festival, while yoga, swimming in East Sussex’s oldest pool and after-parties in the woods are all essential experiences.
Line-up highlights: Ezra Collective, Lianne La Havas and Gregory Porter.
Glynde, East Sussex, BN8 6SX; 1st-3rd July
Wireless Festival, London
This three-day urban music event has been kicking around since 2005. With a strong focus on hip hop, rap and grime, it sells out year after year. This summer the action’s spread over three weekends – at its usual home Finsbury Park, Crystal Palace and the NEC, Birmingham. Across all three events, expect to see performances by the likes of Dave, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat, Burna Boy and Tyler The Creator.
Line-up highlights: Cardi B, SZA and Nicki Minaj.
Crystal Palace, 1st-3rd July; Finsbury Park, 8th-10th July; Birmingham NEC, 8th-10th July
TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
In just a few years, TRNSMT has become one of the biggest events in the Scottish music calendar, bringing people together to discover their favourite new acts and sing along to the ones they already love. The weekender – which takes place in Glasgow city centre – returns in 2022 with acts such as Nile Rogers and Chic, Sam Fender and Paulo Nutini.
Line-up highlights: Tom Grennan, Ella Henderson and The Bootleg Beatles.
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G1 5DB; 8th-10th July
Foals, Snow Patrol and Lewis Capaldi are just some of the big names set to play the Suffolk festival this summer – though we’re more excited about some of the middleweight acts playing (Modest Mouse, Fontaines DC, Self Esteem…). But this weekender is about much more than music. Comedy highlights include Russell Howard, Maisie Adam and The Horne Section. Readings, debates, discussions and poetry will be held in the Speakeasy, lake swimming is a must, and there’s food from all your favourite traders at London’s Street Feast market. Remember to keep an eye out for the famous spray-painted sheep.
Line-up highlights: Little Simz, Maggie Rogers and Phoebe Bridgers.
Southwold, Suffolk, NR34 8AQ; 21st-24th July