38 Festival Nail Ideas for Summer 2023

Although we can’t guarantee great weather in the UK this summer, there’s one thing we can guarentee, helping you with your festival nail art decisions.

It’s no surprise that nails are at the top of our to-think-about list, because what’s better than a bright, funky, groovy, fun (we could go on forever) manicure, when you’re sat in a grey field, most-likely covered in mud?  

Festival season is officially here and we’ve got a backstage pass into the best festival nail designs, that will transport you to Glasto, Parklife or even Coachella. Because if you can’t go all out with your nails during festival season, then when can you?!

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If you can’t go all out at a festival then when can you? Funky and bright, this set from @abbinail is serving all the festival vibes.


If we looked up festival nails in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure this set from @natalie_thedollshouse would pop up. This groovy, smiley-face design is pure genius and perfect for a festival.


Nails don’t get any groovier than this… @bmccallnailz really understood the assignment with this blue and pink swirly mani.


Whoever said tie dye went out of style? @by_hayle_thecollective is showing us how it’s done with this rainbow set.


Pick a complimentary colour scheme this festival season and you can’t go wrong. This green, blue and yellow swirl mani from @kj.nails_ is a vibe.


We are obsessed with this chrome lightning set from @amyhendersonmua. Festival mani = sorted.


Can’t decide on just one shade? Have them all! This rainbow chrome set from @bambinailss is perfect for funky festival weekends.


This funky mix n match set from @illustrated_nails is so up our street. Festival mani= decided.


What’s not to love about this chrome, mushroom and cherry design? Answer= nothing. We are obsessed, @bykate_glamhq.


Want nail art that’s going to match any and every outfit of the weekend? This black and white star, french design from @jark.nails is going to do just that.


Straight out of Glastonbury, this set from @awilkiegels is giving us all the festival FOMO. Obsessed.


@jessjnailsandbeauty is serving some serious summer vibes with this swirly set. 


We never want to see the day when chrome isn’t still trending. Take your chrome mani to new levels this festival season and make it 3D. @abbinail is showing us exactly how it’s done.


Animal print is always a vibe at a festival and this vibrant design from @_nailsbykell is so up our street.


We are in loooooveee with this contrasting dot design from @ainsleytaylor_nailartist. Festival vibes incoming.


Mix n match nails truly don’t get any better than this. @belennailartist you are officially festival ready.


It’s smiles all round thanks to @han.polished. Recreating for festival season RN.


Who ever said tie dye was so last year clearly hasn’t met @lonnanailedit. Obsessed.


It’s funky festival vibes all round thanks to @nail.huns. Recreating ASAP.


This bright set from @nailsbylaurenq.x is ticking all of our boxes for festival szn. * Chefs kiss*


This set from @sassnaillartistry is a big vibe. Obsessed.


Mix n match vibes are a must for festival szn. @suciianaiils is providing all the inspo.


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.


FYI: This article was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.