Music Festivals

The Victorious Festival at Portsmouth, 23-25 Aug

Watching two football teams slog it out on a hot August afternoon doesn’t always feel right. Listening to a live band as the sun goes down, a drink in your hand, will restore things to their natural order. There are music festivals and events up and down the country this August; some will require more commitment and time than others, but there are plenty of options. For example, Macclesfield fans who make the long trip to Exeter City on the opening day of the season will be rewarded by Crazy for Soul at the Corn Exchange. Find the possibility that’s appropriate to you:

Bass
Sequences 2019 at Bristol (where the away team is QPR 17 Aug)

Eclectic
GlastonFerret at Preston (Sheff Wed 24 Aug)
Livewire at Fleetwood (Accrington 24 Aug)
Shuffle Shuffle at Bradford (Oldham 17 Aug)
Street Music & Theatre at Preston (Wigan 10 Aug)
Victorious at Portsmouth (Rotherham 24 Aug)
Youth Music Festival at Preston (Sheff Wed 24 Aug)

Moseley Folk & Art Festival: you could go for the whole weekend and take 2hrs off for Birmingham v Stoke

Folk
Moseley Folk & Art Festival at Birmingham (Stoke 31 Aug)
Shrewsbury Folk Festival (Burton 24 Aug)

Heavy Metal
Bloodstock at Derby (Swansea 10 Aug)

Indie & Dance
Cool Britannia at Stevenage (Macclesfield 31 Aug)
Feelgood Festival at Rochdale (Doncaster 10 Aug)

Jazz
Jazz at Port Vale (Forest Green 20 Aug)
Ocean City Blues ’n Jazz Festival at Plymouth (Colchester 10 Aug)

Northern Soul
Crazy for Soul at Exeter (Macclesfield 3 Aug)

Proms
Ossy Proms at Accrington (Milton Keynes 31 Aug)
Oxford Proms (Peterborough 10 Aug)

Rock, Blues
Cover Bands Fake Festivals at Manchester (Spurs 17 Aug); Carlisle (Mansfield 17 Aug); Colchester (Port Vale 3 Aug)