After a few years reporting on music festival news, we’re well aware of how hard it can be to find free-to-use photos of British festivals online. Sometimes you get lucky and there’s a decent Flickr album with a Creative Commons licence, even if they are 12 years out-of-date.
If you’re just after a picture for your phone’s wallpaper, you’ll probably get away with using anything you’ll find on Google Images, but if you need images to reuse in something you’ll be publishing, it’s really important you find images with explicit permission to reuse – or you could be liable for a hefty copyright infringement bill!
Professional images often can’t be used without hefty licencing fees. The lack of freely-available images is stifling festival bloggers, content creators and Wikipedia editors. To help combat this, we’ll be releasing a selection of our own images from recent festivals under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
This means anyone can use the photos on this page, for free, for any reason, on the basis that:
- You credit the image to TheFestivals wherever used and, should the platform support it, include a link to this page
- You state the image has been used under a ‘CC BY 4.0‘ licence and, should the platform support it, include a link to the licence terms
This applies to the images below, on this page only and not to any other content on this website.
In addition to these images, scroll down for pics of Goldie Lookin Chain, Beans on Toast and Prophets of Rage on this stage. (work in progress)
Around the site
Town Centre – Goldie Lookin Chain
Boomtown Fair 2019 gallery by TheFestivals is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://thefestivals.uk/free-boomtown-photos-2019/.