The best UK music festivals by private jet charter
Love to get out and enjoy live music? If you’re looking for the best music festivals in the UK, our 2020 festival guide will give you tips about where to go for the most unforgettable festivals of the year – and how you can get there by private jet.
Best festivals UK 2019/2020
If you’re new to the festival scene and looking for some ideas, or even if you’re a regular at some of the most well-known UK festivals and looking to try something new, our festival guide will help you get some inspiration for where to go during the rest of 2019 and next year.
So while you start planning the best way to get to your favourite summer festivals via private jet (and the festival outfits you’ll be packing), here’s an outline of some of the best UK music festivals that are coming up over the next 12 months.
1. London Jazz Festival, 15-29 November 2019
If you’re more of a fan of watching live music in upmarket city venues, and less keen to pitch a tent in the outdoors and worry about packing all of the necessary festival essentials, then the London Jazz Festival could be a more enjoyable option for you.
As far as London festivals go, this is one of many other music events that take place in the city — the difference being that this festival features a line-up of some of the UK’s (and the world’s) best jazz acts. If jazz isn’t strictly your cup of tea, though, the festival line-up features acts that should be appealing to all age groups and musical tastes, with various theatre shows and events for children that make it accessible for the entire family.
Some of the highlights of the upcoming 2019 line-up include Brad Mehldau, Calexico, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, plus other musical productions like Kodo (which includes traditional Japanese drumming). With this diverse programme, the only challenge you’ll face is choosing which shows to go to!
Held in different locations around the city, this festival is easy to access via London City Airport if you live outside of the city and choose to charter a private jet. Since you’ll most likely be traveling in between all kinds of different venues in different places in the city, why not choose to get to the city in the most convenient way possible in the first place?
In fact, as this festival is one of the few that doesn’t take place in summer, there’s even more reason to keep warm and arrange private transportation to avoid getting caught in the winter rain and cold!
2. Isle of Wight Festival, 11-14 June 2020
The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most legendary summer festivals in the UK — even after its impressive 50+ years on the festival circuit! Famous for hosting Jimi Hendrix and many other iconic bands during the late 1960s, this festival has some serious credibility when it comes to offering musical value.
Since going to the festival also requires you to get away from the city, it’s a wonderful opportunity for an escape from the daily urban grind, especially if you choose to go with a private jet rental to get you in and out of the Isle of Wight airport quickly and easily.
Some of the recent line-up highlights from 2019 include Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro. If you’re a fan of romantic nineties pop, you’ll be pleased to know that bands like Wet Wet Wet also graced the stage at the 2019 event.
A proper weekend (and technically island) escape, this festival promises a lot of fun away from the big cities, with all of the big stages you’d expect at this kind of festival, with an added Speakers Corner and Silent Disco to keep you entertained.
3. Glastonbury Festival, 24-28 June 2020
As many people all over the world know, no list of the best music festivals in the UK would be complete without Glastonbury. One of the most well-known festivals on the summer circuit, Glastonbury can get notoriously muddy. However, with an annual line-up that brings all of the best names in music together, it’s totally worth it to spend an entire weekend in your wellies.
In fact, if you decide to rent a private jet to get to the Vale of Avalon in Somerset, landing and taking off from Bristol airport, getting stuck in the mud isn’t something you'll have to worry about – until you’re at the festival itself, of course!
To give you some idea of what to expect from the main stage line-up, the 2019 bill included acts like The Killers, The Cure, Janet Jackson and The Chemical Brothers, as well as Snow Patrol, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill.
Even if you don’t make it to the front of the stage to get to see some of the biggest names in the business, there are over 100 other stages that you can visit over the course of the weekend.
Since this kind of event does have a large footprint, it’s also a big festival with a conscience. Glastonbury partners with organisations like Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid, so you’ll also have the opportunity to give back while having a good time and letting your hair down (and getting muddy).
4. Wilderness Festival, 30 July-2 August 2020
If getting out into the countryside, swimming in a lake in the sunshine and engaging with the arts is more of what you’re looking for in a music festival, Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire could be an ideal option for you.
While there are many people who might choose to arrive at the festival in a campervan or caravan, why not make the whole camping experience more convenient with a private jet rental, which can get you easily in and out of nearby London Oxford Airport? You could then opt for the festival’s boutique camping experience and stay in a luxury yurt, bedouin tent or safari lodge.
To give you an idea of the kind of music to expect from the festival, Robyn, Groove Armada and Bombay Bicycle Club were some of the headline acts from the 2019 event, as well as Tom Odell, Ata Kak and Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra.
What differentiates this festival from the rest is that there are a variety of different camping options, which is ideal for those who require more accessible facilities, as well as people with families (and those who might prefer a quieter camping environment).
In addition to music stages, there are also a number of other arts-related events at this boutique music festival, including a range of dining experiences, talks and debates.
5. Reading Festival, 28-30 August 2020
Reading Festival is another of the most well-known music festivals in the UK. It operates in parallel with Leeds Festival – these twin festivals have the same bill, with acts travelling between the two venues to perform on different days over the weekend.
Highlights from the 2019 line-up included Foo Fighters, Bastille, Of Mice & Men, Post Malone and Machine Gun Kelly. In fact, if you’re a Foo Fighters fan, this would have been the fourth time you could have seen them live on the main stage at this particular festival.
Whether you choose Reading or Leeds, a private flight will easily be able to get you in and out of Blackbushe Airport if you’re going to Reading, or Leeds Bradford or Leeds East Airport if you’re going to Leeds. To give you some perspective on what a difference a private fight would make, you could even organise to see your favourite act at both festivals.
Either way, Reading and Leeds festivals offer a convenient escape from the city in the nearby Berkshire countryside, for those from the UK or further afield.
Don’t miss out on 2020’s festival season highlights
While we’ve only covered a handful of the many options to choose from on the UK music festival circuit, this selection should give you a decent idea of the variety of choices available.
You might prefer to get muddy and right up at the front of the stage or prefer to get into a lake and swim outdoors. On the other hand, you might go for the accessibility and diversity that comes with a city music festival experience. Either way, a private jet charter will help make accessing any festival experience more seamless, convenient and enjoyable.
All you need to do is pack your bags and allow us to get you and your friends, or family, to your festival of choice this upcoming summer or winter season.
To reach any of these festivals, why not charter a private jet? Contact us for more information or to discuss private jet prices or call a member of our team to create your own tailor-made trip.