Celebrate the baking Bank Holiday Weekend by nipping down to these six ace festivals

It's a big weekend for festivals and there's still time to get tickets.

Slam Dunk

When: May 27 – 29
Where: NEC, Birmingham / City Centre, Leeds / Forum, Hatfield
Why: If Enter Shikari’s ‘Take To The Skies’ was your jam of 2007 – boy, are you in luck. They’re celebrating the album’s tenth anniversary at the three shows – with Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Bear Tooth and more getting involved.
Tickets: Buy tickets for Slam Dunk here.

Sound City

When: May 27 – 28
Where: Liverpool
Why: They’re celebrating their tenth year, so have invited some noughties indie icons like The Kooks, The Cribs and Metronomy – as well as emerging acts like The Japanese House and Pumarosa
Tickets: Buy tickets for Liverpool Sound City here.

The Kooks

Dot2Dot Festival

When: May 26 – 28
Where: Venues throughout Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham
Why: Plenty of exciting new acts will hop across from city to city this weekend, including Sundara Karma, Pinegrove and The Big Moon.
Tickets: Buy tickets for Dot2Dot Festival here.

Margate Wonderland

When: May 28 – 29
Where: Dreamland, Margate
Why: The Kills are back in the UK for a handful of shows, including one at Margate’s bonkers and delightfully fun Dreamland venue.
Tickets: Buy Tickets for Margate Wonderland here.

The Kills' Alison Mosshart


When: May 27 – 28
Where: Upminster, London
Why: If you fancy a mad one, then the two-day dance event provides some seriously big names in Jamie Jones and Steve Lawler, as well as Craig David’s TS5 and a set from Dizzee Rascal.
Tickets: Buy tickets for We Are FSTVL here.

Craig David

Common People

When: May 27 – 28
Where: South Park, Oxford / Southampton Common
Why: Sean Paul, Pete Tong’s playing some Ibiza classics with an orchestra and some damn fine weather. What could be better?
Tickets: Buy tickets for Common People Festival here