What: Apple Cart Festival
When: June 3
Where: Victoria Park, East London
Other attractions: A convenient one-dayer for Londoners, musical acts include Adam Ant, Billy Bragg and Gaz Coombes – and there’s also cabaret, magic and kids’ attractions.
Adult tickets: A reasonable £35. Buy
What: Larmer Tree Festival
When: July 11-15
Where: Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, on the Wiltshire/Dorset border
Other attractions: An intimate festival with six stages and a 4,000 capacity, music acts this year include Paloma Faith, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and the Levellers
Weekend adult tickets: £190. Buy
When: July 12-15
Where: Henham Park, Southwold, Sufforlk
Also: Reginald D Hunter, Rich Hall, Russell Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Josie Long, Phill Jupitus, Terry Alderton, Phil Nichol, Des Bishop, Charlie Baker, Frisky & Mannish, Josh Widdicombe, Carl Donnelly, Tony Law, Chris Cox, Tom Deacon, Jimmy McGhie, Nick Helm, Kerry Godliman, Katherine Ryan, Elis James, James Acaster, Mark Olver, Doc Brown, Holly Walsh, Abandoman, Tom Rosenthal
Other attractions: This is the big one for multi-arts – and comedy especially. Music headliners are Bon Iver, Elbow and Paul Weller; but there’s a wealth of other ‘arenas’ including cabaret, theatre, literature, poetry and kids
Weekend adult tickets: £175. Buy.
What: Camp Bestival
When: July 26-29
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Other attractions: The reunited Happy Mondays headline on Sunday, while Saturday revives disco with Kool & The Gang, Chic and Earth Wind And Fire. Hot Chip headline Friday.
Weekend adult tickets: £185. Buy
Plus, for Londonders, there’s also the Greenwich Comedy Festival from July 13-20,featuring Dylan Moran, Sean Lock, Mark Watson and more; Ealing Comedy Festival over the same time, with headline acts including Terry Alderton, Rich Hall and Milton Jones; the Scimpylo Festival (it’s Olympics backwards) on Hackney Marshes from July 27 to August 12 with Moran, Jones, Alan Davies, Ardal O’Hanlon and more; and the usual wide range of delights at the Udderbelly on the South Bank until July 8.