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Free UK Festivals & Carnivals

Region-by-region guide to over 70 events

By Lucia | Edited by

Updated 14 Jul 2015

Whether you want to listen to jazz, indie or rock music, or be part of a carnival or parade, there are free UK festivals to suit all tastes. Just use the list below to pick your area.

Alternatively, it may be possible to get into the big paid-for festivals without paying a penny, though it can take some work. See the stewarding guide below.

In which region are you looking?

It's worth noting that some festivals are spread across different venues and may have concerts that cost extra, so always check with the organisers before you go.

UK-wide

London

Northern Ireland

Scotland

North East England

Wales

East England

South West England

West Midlands

East Midlands

Yorkshire and Humber

North West England

South East England

Have we missed any? If you know of any great free festivals in your area that we've not included, we'd love to hear about them. Add any suggestions to our free festivals thread.

You can also view all UK festivals & carnivals on this larger map