Pull on your wellies! It's summer festival season and the south west has everything from rock to jazz, 1980s icons to folk, pop to world music.

Along with mud glorious mud and a passion for music festival-goers can star spot some top names headlining the season’s circuit including Reading Rock Festival's Metallica, Mumford and Sons, Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines along with up and coming bands such as Los Angeles pop band Ecosmith on the BBC Radio 1 stage and The One Hundred in The Pit on the Saturday.

The One Hundred got together in 2013, a core metal band that have won acclaim in a very short space of time notching up fans at Sonisphere, Merthyr Rock and Hevy festivals including Zane Lowe and Dan P Carter from BBC Radio 1 rock show.

Reading Festival runs from Friday, August 28, to Sunday, August 30, at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue. For more details visit http://www.readingfestival.com/ For more family-style festivals check out the silver fox, Tom Jones, headlining at both Cornbury and the Larmer Tree Festival.

Cornbury Music Festival is at the Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, which runs from Friday July 10 to Sunday July 12. The festival, that disguises itself as a summer carnival, has acts including Razorlight, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Blue and comedian Katherine Ryan. For more details visit http://www.cornburyfestival.com/

Celebrating 25 years of making music the Larmer Tree Festival, founded by James Shepard in 1990, has a host of top names joining Sir Tom, including Swindon's own Gaz Brookfield, The Magic Numbers, Jimmy Cliff, Levellers, Bill Bailey, Bellowhead, Show of Hands and Coco & The Butterfields. The festival is in the Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury from Tuesday, July 14 to Sunday, July 19. For more details visit http://larmertreefestival.co.uk/.

For folk fans The Priddy Festival features BBC Two Folk Musician of the Year, Sam Sweeney, from folk idols Bellowhead. Sam will be bringing his new band Leveret to Priddy. Also playing are: Wolfstone, Nizlopi and Dick Gaughan. Priddy village is about 15 miles from Bath and Bristol on the Wells Road, and the festival runs from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12. For more details visit http://www.priddyfolk.org/.

A ticket to WOMAD is a chance to take a trip around the world - in music, with artists from Soweto, the Congo, Columbia, Slovenia, The Balkans, France, Chile, America, Cambodia, Mongolia, Jamaica and home grown talent from the UK. Headliners include De La Soul, Tinariwen, Ghostpoet, Bellowhead and Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor. Charlton Park near Malmesbury plays host to the world music festival from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26. For more details visit http://womad.co.uk/news/

A small market town is jazzed up into an international festival each year, attracting the cream of the crop from the jazz world. And this year is no different with Alexander Bone, the Young Jazz Musician of the Year, bringing his band to the Marlborough International Jazz Festival. Also in the line-up is Leon Atkins, aka Lil Jimmy Reed, who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. Getting saxy will be an old favourite of the festival, saxophonist Gilad Atzman, and Darius Brubeck, son of the legendary Dave Brubeck, will be returning along with another stalwart, the Rolling Stones lead singer's brother, Chris Jagger. Headlining the jazz weekend will be Elkie Brooks. The festival spills out of all the pubs, clubs and on to the streets of the Wiltshire town from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19. For more details visit http://www.marlboroughjazz.com/

Toyah Wilcox joins the merry men and women invited to perform at this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention. The punk princess has now won her place among the music luminaries selected by folk rock legends Fairport Convention at the Oxfordshire festival. She joins a line-up including Fish, the former lead singer of Marillion, The Proclaimers, Level 42, Dreadzone and a number of special surprise guests who simply 'pop up' in traditional Cropredy style. As host band, Fairport will open the festival which runs from Thursday, August 13 to Saturday, August 15. For more details visit http://www.fairportconvention.com/cropredy.php.

More folk royalty comes to the Village Pump Festival with Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy and The Strawbs. Festival patrons Show of Hands will be recording a live album of their Saturday night concert and old favourites the Oysterband are also on the bill. The Village Pump is held at the White Horse Country Park, Westbury, from Friday, July 24 to Sunday, July 26. For more details visit http://www.villagepumpfolkfestival.co.uk/

It's a touch of back to the future with Rewind South, The 80s Festival, when OMD, Billy Ocean and Kim Wilde headline at Temple Island Meadows in Henley. Other 1980s idols on the bill include Human League, Bananarama, Nick Kershaw, Midge Ure and The Selecter. The festival runs from Friday, August 21 to Sunday August 23. For more details visit www.rewindfestival.com/south.

Swindon DJS MC Neat and DJ Luck are heading for Truckfest which rumbles down on the farm from Friday, July 17 to Saturday, July 18. Headlining the festival on Friday night are the Charlatans and Clean Bandit and Slaves. While Saturday sees Basement Jaxx, up and coming Ghostpoet, Peter Hook and the Light, Pulled Apart By Horses and pioneer of chamber pop Rae Morris. Truck Fest is at Hill Farm, Church Lane, Steventon, Oxfordshire and weekend camping tickets cost £83.50. For more details visit http://www.truckfestival.com/

2000Trees has twice won the Grass Roots Festival of the year. Punk rock giants Alkaline Trio, are headlining this year at Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham. The green festival runs from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11. We Are The Ocean, The Subways, Young Guns, Mclusky, Pulled Apart By Horses, Arcane Roots, When We Were Wolves and bringing that sweet touch, recent visitors to Swindon, The Cadbury Sisters are also in the line-up. Tickets and more information are available at www.twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk - Flicky Harrison