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…


Lulworth Castle, Dorset; July 30- August 1

Dear lord: more fancy dress. But hey, there’s plenty worse things in the world than a Fairy Tales theme and a field full of happy people dancing to George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Bestival’s little sis is growing up fast... this year, NME Radar Tour boys Hurts will be holding up the synth-pop end alongside the Human League, while for those of us who enjoy a bit more guitar, there’s Friendly Fires, The Fall and Billy Bragg. Let’s just hope there’s no rain – trying to skank to Madness while dressed as Snow White and knee-deep in sludge would be shit.


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