These are the 10 most Instagrammable festivals in the UK

by Press Release
Glastonbury Pyramid Stage rainbow

With over 95 million images posted on Instagram every day and over 300 million stories shared, we’re officially a nation of ‘grammers’ capturing and sharing our daily lives with the world. Getting the right shot to share can be a lot easier if you’re in the right place.

Mallets Cider, the official cider of Glastonbury Festival, has unveiled the results from its nationwide survey to reveal the UK’s top 10 Instagrammable festivals for 2019.

The survey of over 2,000 people identified Glastonbury Festival as the UK’s number one Instagrammable festival, with over half (57%) of respondents deeming the World’s biggest festival as most worthy of taking the Instagram crown.

This was followed by Notting Hill Carnival (27%) and Radio One’s Big Weekend (22%).

The UK’s most Instagrammable festivals

1: Glastonbury Festival – 57%

Watching the Glastonbury line-up on the Pyramid Stage from the crowd

The largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, it’s no surprise that Glastonbury tops the list with theatre and circus acts, it’s very own seaside pier and the very best sculptures

2: Notting Hill Carnival – 27%

Jam-packed with vibrant colours, feathers and the most beautiful embellished outfits, Notting Hill Carnival is an Instagrammer’s dream  

3: Radio One’s Big Weekend – 22%

BBC Big Weekend Norwich Aerial

With this festival moving locations every year, you can always guarantee something new to photograph at Radio One’s Big Weekend, whilst checking out the city sites

4: Reading and Leeds Festivals – 19%

Leeds Festival Crowd

From classic signs to giant Ferris wheels, Reading and Leeds have a whole host of props to help festivalgoers get that perfect snap

5: Edinburgh Fringe Festival – 17%

Edinburgh sees the final weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 29th August 2009.

Not one that instantly comes to mind when someone says ‘Instagramamble’ however the beautiful sites of Scotland’s capital puts this festival amongst the top 10

6: Wireless Festival – 16%

The spectrum of colours is enough to brighten up any feed, but if you want more than that, Wireless also offers branded walls and a ‘trap phone’ for posing up a storm

7: Creamfields – 16%


The world’s leading dance music festival is bound to have its fair share of Instagrammable moments, including botanical walls and Deadmau5’ hologram cube

8: Boomtown – 10%

Boomtown 2019 OldTown

From extravagant fireworks to the biggest light displays around, Boomtown is awash with colour and a whole lot of neon

9: Lovebox – 10%

Elrow at Lovebox 2015

With the very best fancy dress and a bucket load of confetti, Lovebox Festival lights up Gunnersbury Park across the two-day weekend 

10: Latitude – 8%

Pink sheep and a floating stage makes this year’s Latitude Festival up there with the very best; not to mention a picturesque lake for the quieter, more relaxing moments

Totals may not equal 100% for reasons including respondents being able to select multiple options

Image credits:
Featured image – Anna Barclay
Glastonbury – Anna Barclay
Notting Hill Carnival – David Sedlecký / (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Radio 1 Big Weekend – John Fielding / (CC BY 2.0)
Leeds Festival – Cai Dixon / Leeds Festival
Edinburgh Fringe – Festival Fringe Society / (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Wireless – Jordan Curtis / Wireless Festival
Creamfields – Gerardo Lazzari
Boomtown – Benjamin Paul / Boomtown Fair
Lovebox – Carmseller / (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Latitude – Jen O’Neill / Latitude Festival

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