The 2017 Festival Guide

Dust off your sun hat and wellies because it’s festival time again! If you’ve been counting down the weeks then you’ll be pleased to know that you are almost there. Come rain or shine the UK’s top festival venues are tuning up and getting ready for the 2017 summer festival season.


Glastonbury Festival

Pilton, Somerset – 21-25 June 2017

No festival season would be complete without heading to Glastonbury, and as one of the original UK festivals, it still offers unrivalled entertainment. Take a look at this year’s headliners; Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran to start with and you get the idea of how big Glastonbury Festival really is. With the infamous Pyramid Stage and the ‘secret acts’ that come out over the five days, you’ll certainly be spoiled for choice on what to watch.


Reading & Leeds Festival

Richfield Avenue & Bramham Park – 25-27 August 2017

Bank Holiday Monday wouldn’t be the same without the Reading Festival with both rising and established indie acts, metal, next generation dance, hip hop and alternative pop bands. With Kasabian and Eminem headlining on the Saturday night, you can imagine the line up is pretty impressive this year. How about Muse, Major Lazor and Liam Gallagher to name a few.


Wychwood Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse – 2-4 June 2017 

As one of the UK’s most family friendly festivals, Wychwood offers some great acts from The Waterboys and Buzzcocks who will be headlining this year to Billy Bragg and The Strypes. There really is something for everyone in the family with over 100 bands on 4 stages and over 100 workshops for all ages. Pitch your tent and stay for the weekend with idyllic camping beneath the Prestbury Hills. If you want a taxi big enough for the family and your camping gear, use minicabit’s unique luggage selector and rest assured you be able to fit in all the essentials.


Isle of Wight Festival

Newport, Isle of Wight – 8-11 June 2017

This year’s Isle of Wight Festive sees Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Rod Stewart and Bastille hit the stage, to drop just a few names. As a reincarnation of one of the UK’s first-ever festivals, this venue continues to pull in the world’s biggest names, while the festival’s traditional fairground adds to the family-friendly atmosphere.


Download Festival

Donington Park, Derby – 9-11 June 2017

Download is one of the most prestigious hard rock and heavy metal festivals in the world having taken over from the legendary Monsters of Rock Festival at Derby’s Donington Park. Over the three days you find some of the biggest names from the 70s up to the new generation of rock, including the headline acts of System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith.


V Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford & Weston Park, Staffordshire – 19 & 20 August 2017

World class artists and superstars hit the stage in both Chelmsford and Staffordshire as the V Festival is held across two stately parks simultaneously. Ever heard of Pink, Jay Z, Rudimental, Peter Tong, Craig David, Ellie Goulding, Jess Glynne, Stormzy, George Ezra and Emeli Sandé? Well that’s just some of the line up at both venues which guarantees a fantastic weekend of amazing music.


Standon Calling
Standon, Hertfordshire – 27-30 July 2017

Standon Calling is all about the music, fun and lots of dancing. You can party with Orbital, Clean Bandit and Grace Jones in the beautiful grounds of Standon Lordship. Standon Calling festival is only 30 miles from both London and Cambridge, why not compare cab fares and take the easy option to get to Herfordshire. With a jam-packed family programme, the kids will be far from bored, and the Standon Calling story for 2017 is ‘Tales of the Enchanted Valley’.


Victorious Festival

Southsea, Portsmouth – 25 & 27 August 2017

Madness, Stereophonics and Elbow headline Victorious this August. For the last two years, the Victorious Festival was among the finalists for ‘best family festival’ in the UK Festival awards, offering family fun whatever your age. Get ahead of the game and pre-book your taxi to and from the festival and avoid the crowds.



Newport, Isle of Wight – 7-10 September 2017

Bestival hits the Isle of Wight’s Robin Hill in September with rock and pop music on seven stages with headliners The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and the Pet Shop Boys. Add to this the hundreds of close-up performers and artists offering unrivalled fiesta like entertainment and bizarre fun and you have Bestival. Don’t forget Fancy-dress Saturday which is now legendary.

Whichever of the festivals you plan to head to this summer, compare taxi quotes to get the best price and pre-book a taxi right to the festival entrance!