Festivals in 2017

taking place in Leicester and Leicestershire

Our selection of music festivals taking place in our local area during 2017


Hand Made Festival 29th and 30th April.

Read our report on Hand Made 2017.

Read our coverage of Handmade Festival 2016.



Glastonbudget, 26th to 28th

Get ticket information from the Glastonbudget website.

Read our coverage of the 2016 Glastonbudget festival.


Download Festival 2017

9th – 11th June

Download festival 2017. Photo by Kevin Gaughan.

Read Kevin Gaughan’s report.

Leicester Riverside Festival

3rd and 4th June

Get full details from the Visit Leicester website.

Read our coverage of last year’s Riverside festival.

17th – 18th June

Foxton Locks Festival

Get details from the Foxton Locks festival website.


Saturday 8th July

Western Park Festival

Find out more from the Western Park festival website.

17th – 30th July

YNot Festival

Information from the Ynot festival website.

Simon Says… 29th and 30th

Get ticket information and lineup details from the Simon Says website.


Bloodstock Heavy Metal Festival

10th – 13 August

Find out more from the Bloodstock website.

Coming up:



Jake Manning at at Oxjam Leicester 2016. Photo Trevor Sewell.

Oxjam Leicester Takeover will be on Saturday 28th October. The manager will be Beth Piggott.

Find out more on Facebook.



See also:

Oxjam Festival report for 2016.