Music Blog: Alternative, Indie and Rock UK Festivals – What We Know So Far!

UK Festivals 2018 - What We Know So Far!

It’s not even Christmas and already, the announcements for UK Festivals 2018 are coming through thick and fast!

Usually you have to wait until at least February for someone to even mention a festival. But nope, not this year. We’ve already had confirmations for some of the top festivals to land in Spring and Summer 2018.

So, what do we know so far about UK Festivals 2018?

Download Festival

Announced already on the line up are: Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson. Rise Against, Baby Metal and Alexisonfire.


The only wild card for me in the headliners is Avenged Sevenfold really, as apart from Bleeding Mascara (which has been kindly pointed out isn’t even Avenged Sevenfold but Atreyu and I am just bad at knowing any Avenged songs…), I didn’t even know they had many more songs… Whoops. But Ozzy and Manson? Jesus Christ this is going to be the best goff fest to hit Donnington Park for a good few years.

Isle of Wight Festival

A bit more of a ‘dad’ festival for me this one. We have: Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher.

The Indie Dream Teams are gonna be out in full force.

Depeche Mode is one of those bands I’ve always wanted to see. But maybe not at a festival? But let’s face it, I’m hardly ever going to catch them at a 500 capacity venue any day soon, am I?

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk was SO good in 2017, and 2018 looks even better with regards to line up announcements so far: Good Charlotte, Taking Back Sunday and Jimmy Eat World.

All bands who everyone knows more songs than they even realise until they sing along to them all.

I really did miss the memo on Good Charlotte being, well, one of those bangin’ bands you need to see at least once in your life – as I missed them at Leeds Festival due to the manic attendance of about 350000000 people in one of the tent stages.

Leeds Festival 

Leeds Festival 2018 is yet to release any yet, but my expectations are high. Especially with Glastonbury not being on next year.

My predictions? Well, there’s going to be at least one rap headliner, one rock/indie and at a guess? Maybe a screamo/emo band too?

But to get my specific predictions officially down, lets go for:

Drake, Jay Z or…..? I’m not big on my rap acts.
Arctic Monkeys or maybe even Marilyn Manson or Liam Gallagher (yes I know they playing other festivals, but makes sense if they’re about?)
…..And finally, I reckon someone like My Chemical Romance or Bring Me The Horizon…. 

But who knows?!?!!

What are your festival 2018 predictions for 2018?