Ashdown at The 2016 UK Summer Festivals

Welcome to the Ashdown Summer Festival Guide for 2016. Once again, we’re set to see a number of our signature VU meters rocking festival stages all over the country, so be sure to #spotthevu! 

Representing Ashdown’s widely celebrated artist roster for the 2016 festival season feature artists and bands from the likes of NME award winners, Rat Boy to seasoned main stage headliners, Biffy Clyro to absolute legends such as Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath to JJ Burnel of The Stranglers and Bruce Foxton on stage with From The Jam.

We are proud to give you the definitive guide for UK and Europe Summer Music Festivals in 2016 featuring our all star line up of bass playing artists. With the announcement of some incredible headline acts, 2016 is certainly set be a great year for open-air live music.

UK festivals are famous for capturing the best and biggest acts around, so here’s the ‘low down’ of some Ashdown Artists not to be missed at a wide variety of festival all across the country!...


30th April – Ballydehob Jazz Festival, Ireland

Lake Street Dive 


28th – 29th May - Radio 1’s Big Weekend 

Biffy Clyro



9th – 12th June - Isle of Wight Festival 

Ocean Colour Scene

Richard Ashcroft


10th – 12th June - Download Festival

Black Sabbath


22nd – 26th June - Glastonbury Festival 



24th – 26th June - Wildfire Festival


Forever Never


8th – 10th July - T in the Park




9th July - Bean Fest

UK Foo Fighters Tribute 


13th July - The Larmer Tree Festival

The Stranglers


28th – 31st July – Kendal Calling 

The Slydigs 

Dr Meaker

Sugarhill Gang

Rat Boy


29th – 31st July - Y Not Festival

Rat Boy

Eliza and the Bear


10th – 14th August - Boardmasters 

Eliza and the Bear

Rat Boy


18th August - Green Man Festival

Jason Isbell


20th August - V Festival



26th – 28th August - Reading & Leeds 

Biffy Clyro

Rat Boy

Pulled Apart by Horses


9th October - The Great British Alternative Festival

The Stranglers

Bruce Foxton, From The Jam

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