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Rocking on a Budget: Unforgettable and Affordable Music Festivals in the UK

Are you a festival lover on a tight budget? Look no further! The UK is home to a variety of affordable music festivals that offer incredible music, art, and entertainment experiences without breaking the bank.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the best budget festivals in the UK, from the best of tribute bands to grassroots rock & roll and the best in electronic and disco!

There’s something for everyone on the budget-friendly UK festival scene, so let’s get into it!

#1 – Affordable Music Festivals in The UK

Boogie Town

Where? Apps Court, Surrey
When? September
How Much? From £32.50

Boogietown Festival is a lively celebration of funk, soul, and disco music. Held annually in the UK, this affordable summer festival offers a groovy atmosphere and a lineup of talented musicians dating as far back as the 70s! With ticket prices starting at £30, Boogietown Festival provides a memorable experience for music enthusiasts looking for a pocket-friendly event. 

Expect to see big-name acts like Billy Ocean, Sugarhill Gang, Armand Van Helden, Craig Charles & so many more! Boogietown is the festival filled with all the classics we’ve always wanted to hear live, we can’t wait to dress up in flares, platforms, and afros for this one! 

#2 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK

Eastern Electrics

Where? Lee Valley Showground, London
When? August
How much? £10-£60

If electronic music is your jam, Eastern Electrics is the festival for you. Held in various locations across the UK, this festival brings together some of the best DJs and artists in the electronic music scene. With a reputation for throwing unforgettable parties, Eastern Electrics offers a bass-thumping experience at an affordable price. From underground house and techno to vibrant stage productions, this festival promises an immersive experience that won’t drain your wallet.

We are big fans of Denis Sulta and this is your only chance to see him live this summer in London! Aside from his epic sets, you can also catch the likes of The Martinez Brothers, Salomé Le Chat & Barry Can’t Swim.. this is the festival that’ll keep you dancing all night! 

The earlier you arrive at this festival the cheaper the tickets, 2023 early entry tickets started at just £10!

#3 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK

Tramlines Festival

Where? Sheffield
When? July

Tramlines Festival is a vibrant celebration of music and arts in Sheffield. Held annually in July, this festival showcases a range of genres, including indie, rock, and electronic. With tickets starting at £35, Tramlines Festival provides an affordable experience for festival-goers.

Alongside new talent, Tramlines seamlessly includes a few throwback favourites! This year, the likes of Sugababes, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Nash & Katy B will all be performing. We’d be singing along to every word!

Tickets have already sold out but you can buy resale tickets straight from the website, starting at £60.

#3 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK

Rock & Ribs

Where? Wincanton Racecourse
When? July

Combining mouth-watering barbecue delights with live music, Rock & Ribs Festival is a treat for the senses. Held in various locations across the UK, this festival offers a unique blend of tasty food and rock music. With tickets priced around £15, it’s one of the best budget-friendly options for food and music enthusiasts this July!

Expect to see tribute bands including Shania Twain, Blink 182, The Killers & Elvana, an Elvis fronted Nirvana. Rock & Ribs is an affordable summer festival in the UK not short of entertainment!

Throw in some axe throwing (pun intended!), wrestling shows, big rig driving, eating trials, monster truck rides & so many more activities. You’ll be hard pressed to fit it all into a weekend, let alone a day! Which is the only tickets now available for this years event.

#4 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK


Where? Chiddingly, Sussex
When? July
How Much? From £40

Chiddfest Festival is a family-friendly event that caters to music lovers of all ages. With a lineup featuring tribute acts and local talent, this festival creates a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. This year The Hoosiers will be performing alongside Lemar, Black Box, Phats & Small & more!

#5 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK


Where? Farnham, Surrey
When? August
How Much? From £43

As winner of the best small festival award from Skiddle, Weyfest is a charming boutique festival that celebrates music, arts, and crafts. Held in Surrey, this event offers a mix of genres, including rock, blues, and folk. With tickets starting at £85 for the weekend, Weyfest provides a laid-back and affordable festival experience.

Boasting an eclectic mix of entertainment from headlining act, Jools Holland to comedy acts, a wellbeing area, scifizone, genuine steam train ride, pottery painting classes and yoga sessions too! Theres something for everyone at this affordable UK festival.

#6 Affordable Music Festivals in the UK

Forbidden Forest

Where? Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
When? May
How much? From £45

Nestled in the heart of a mystical woodland, Forbidden Forest is an immersive electronic music festival. With a mix of renowned DJs and underground talent, this festival offers a captivating atmosphere. Tickets start at £45, making it one of the best budget festivals in the UK. The festival typically takes place in May, but it has already passed for 2023. So get in early for 2024!

This years line up had big house & disco guests such as Glitterbox, Camelphat, Example, Aluna (George), Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82 & Patrick Topping to name but a few. So you can expect the bar to be raised for 2024!

So there you have it, here is our top affordable music festivals in the UK! Be sure to check back soon as we have a few others to add to the list for next year!

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