16 Festival Nail Ideas

We’re not 100% sure if festivals are going ahead this year, but we’re always down to get in the mood, because what’s better than a bright fun manicure when you’re sat in a grey field covered in mud?  

Getting your nail caught while putting up your tent or full of mud is the last thing we need, so we’ve picked mostly short nails ( we have to be practical sometimes), but we couldn’t help but include a couple of longer sets for those day festivals and hardcore long nail lovers.

Festival season starts now (even if just in our minds) and we’ve got a backstage pass into the best festival nail designs, that will transport you to Glasto, Parklife or even Coachella if you’re feelin boujee.

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Oh em gee, this funky, bright set from @_alwbeauty screams festival. We want to book in to get our nails done right this second!


We couldn’t get together inspo for festival nails without including a tie-dye set, could we? The vibrant, feel-good vibes from this set by @nails.ninetynine create the ultimate festival nails.


Pastels? Check. Abstract? Check. Short enough to be able to put up a tent? Check. Thanks @bambinailss, we’re obsessed. 


For the not-so-basic basic nail lover, we love this set from @candynails_by_gemma. If you can’t combine neon and cow print at a festival, when can you?


We are beyond obsessed with this set from @house_of_nails. The glossy hot pink and baby pink detail adds a little extra. 


@ljc_nails is here to brighten any dull day (most likely the whole of the festival). Who ever said orange was the new pink was seriously GENIUS. When you cant choose one, just get both. 


If you like both simple and groovy nail looks, @primxpropernails has come through with the perfect solution. 


It’s double the french, double the fun with @beautebyaimee. Put a fun festival twist on the classic French with a set like this.


These are without a doubt the cutest nails we’ve ever seen. Congrats @nafsalon, we are obsessed.


If you want to channel the festival vibes but don’t want to go with a super groovy set, why not try this design by @charsgelnails_. We love this ombre sunset set and are screenshotting asap.


There are too many things that we love about these nails from @kariimariiinails. Rainbows + flowers +smiley faces= festival ready.


For a more understated finish, we’re loving this design from @paging_dr_mani. Lilac can be subtle but never boring.


Make a simple ombre design extra by adding a touch of bling. This is one for the long-nail lovers, we’re obsessed @byjessicamorris.



If, like us, you can never choose between one colour and a pattern, then this design by @islasnailsandbeauty is the one for you. The wavey lines and lush hot pink are a headline for us this festival season.


Orange you glad we showed you this… @grabberznailco is showing us how its done with this stunning orange ombre set. 


We are saying hey to this funky line set by @primxpropernails. BRB messaging our nail tech right now.