Festival season is almost upon us. Yay! But which one is best for you?

We've sifted trough the hundreds of bashes taking place this summer to bring you a handy festival guide. Here, then, are 33 festivals that carry the NME stamp of approval.

Read on to watch live videos from headliners and find out why each one is worth digging out your wellies…

Download Festival

Donington Park, Derby; June 11-13

Four letters why Download is essential: AC/DC. Need more? Will capitalist crusaders Rage Against The Machine do you? The likes of Ratt (!) and Saxon (!!) will keep metal dads drinking while their tattooed offspring get battered by Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan.


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