It’s June and that can only mean one thing; the return of the sun! For many, this means the annual pilgrimage of returning to countryside and vast fields for celebrations of music. Festivals are a key part of the summer schedule, here are a look at a few of the most special ones the UK has to offer…

Glastonbury: 21-25 June 2017

The granddaddy of them all, this year’s edition of Glasto, takes place between 21-25 June at Worthy Farm, Somerset, with over 100,000 attendees expected. Headliners this year include Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, as diverse a range of headliners as ever from the festival, but if they don’t whet your appetite, then there’s plenty more on offer across the site’s SIXTY venues!

Latitude Festival: 13-16 July 2017

This festival in the heart of Suffolk always seems to attract the best weather during its mid-July setting, with a gentler musical offering too. Band of the moment, The 1975 take up headlining gigs alongside Mumford and Sons and Fleet Foxes, who close the festival on Sunday night. But Latitude is just as much about the arts as it is the music, with numerous comedy and cabaret shows, with talks and lectures ongoing throughout the weekend.  

Reading and Leeds Festival: 25-27 August 2017

The coming-of-age festival that so many youngsters visit every single summer, the double-header caters to both the north and south of the country, attracting giants of the music world to bring the festival season to an end come August Bank Holiday weekend. This year, revellers will be enjoying the likes of Kasabian, Eminem and Muse, with Liam Gallagher, Major Lazer and Fatboy Slim all on the undercard.

What music festivals are you heading to this summer? Let us know @HeatHolderSocks!