Free Music Festivals and Events 2010

Kay_Peel Forumite Posts: 1,672 Forumite
I keep an eye out for free music events and there are hundreds of them, all over the country. For example:

Monmouth Festival (10 days in July)

The UK's biggest free festival for families - the Godiva:

Birmingham's Annual Jazz and Blues festival (90% free!)

and one of the many May Day music events:

There are also big open air live music events in Manchester, London and elsewhere on St George's Day.

If you spot a free music festival - can you post it, please? :beer:


  • Bopgirl
    Bopgirl Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    Worcester Music Festival is a free music festival taking place over the weekend of 20th-22nd August in and around Worcester city centre. There are over 30 venues and somewhere in the region of 130 bands. Most gigs are free entry but some are £1 or £2.

    I can't post the link because I am a new user of this forum, but if you search 'Worcester Music Festival 2010', it will be one of the top pages.
  • Gizmo-macca
    Gizmo-macca Forumite Posts: 77 Forumite
    ahhh, macca.

    Admiral Cardiff festival 31st July to 1st August

    Bristol Harbour fesrival 30th July to 1st August

    - good to tie in with Monmouth!
  • Watto1990
    Watto1990 Forumite Posts: 4,733 Forumite
    No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party - Nye Bevan
  • jamesperrett
    jamesperrett Forumite Posts: 1,006
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    How about Beggars Fair in Romsey in July?
  • festivalgirl
    festivalgirl Forumite Posts: 3 Newbie
    heres a whole list I compiled for another web site the other day:

    - oh they all had direct links but its not letting the links post I'm gonna list em best I can -

    but seeing as it took me a few hours the other day already I may just name them without dates you can then google :T:T

    23-01 aug monmouth festival

    june 11 sounds on the downs festival devon

    26 june, 2 july, 3rd july 9 july kings lynn, festival too!

    beltane may 2nd
    , free beltane celebration at thornborough henge north yorkshire

    environmental rock festival the hobbit, south hamptom 3rd may

    Holmfirth festival of folk

    Pride: in blackpool, scotland, london, brighton, manchester, oxford etd

    caribbean festival's

    preston city carabean festival
    luton carabbean festival
    reading carabbean festival

    nottingham carabbean festival
    st pauls carabbean festival

    manchester carabean festival

    leicester carabbean festival

    bike fest

    the big knock deisel bike rally

    camden green fair
    and bikefest london

    world naked bike ride

    carnival maidenhead

    thai festival london

    nigerian carnival london

    twickenham carnival

    devon goldcoast Ocean fest , croyde

    green fest lonodn

    Ambient picnic

    summer solstice stonehenge

    leigh folk festival

    greenwich and docklands festival

    rythms of the world festival - hitchin - not free but only £7 per day

    respect festival brent

    lewisham peoples day

    kelvedon music festival essex

    vegan spiritual gathering, derbyshire

    derby emerge fair

    cuba carnival london

    shoreditch festival london

    bonkers fest camberwell

    newstead treefest 17 - 18 july TBC

    horesham eco fair TBC 18 july

    Rox music festival bognor

    ealing summer fair £1

    brighton carnival july 25th

    party in the park - free but ticketed

    nottingham riverside festival

    beached TBC yorkshire coast

    london mela TBC

    worseter music festival

    Pink festival cambridge

    nottinghill carnival

    others are listed at free-events if you google it should work

    enjoy the summer :j:j
  • festivalgirl
    festivalgirl Forumite Posts: 3 Newbie
    Another Free festival,

    devon and june 11th 2010 llama festival

    and stowfest june 6th stow market one day free fest
  • lfc4eva
    lfc4eva Forumite Posts: 1,611
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    Another one - Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool - August 29/30th

  • DCFC79
    DCFC79 Forumite Posts: 40,575
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    edited 17 April 2010 at 6:38PM
    Theres also radio 1s big weekend which is also free, its held in bangor this year, 1 in swindon last year was pretty good from a first time music event goer, tickets havent been released but if you join the facebook group you should get an update when tickets will be released,
  • pig_let_cool
    pig_let_cool Forumite Posts: 1,127 Forumite
    Godiva coventry....biggest Free and ticketless festival in the UK..Great festival!
    :jThe Money Saving Wannabe :j
  • cdam
    cdam Forumite Posts: 358 Forumite
    Wow Festival girl, thanks very much for that great list.

    given all of your hard work i hate to do this but feel the need to point out that Scotland is a country not a city

    "Pride: in blackpool, scotland, london, brighton, manchester, oxford etd"

    Otherwise, a fine and welcome post

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