The U.K. is the land of 500 festivals. And these are 10 not to be missed ­during Britain's endless summer of music.

Decades before American music fans flocked to Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, the United Kingdom already boasted a thriving and diverse festival scene, one that has only increased in size, scope and ambition in recent years.

This summer there are more than 500 different music festivals scheduled across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from family-run events to the granddaddy of them all -- Glastonbury, now in its 33rd edition.

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