One of my favourite times of year in the United Kingdom. If you are lucky enough to have good weather most of the year then I envy you.
Weather in the United Kingdom can be very unpredictable as we all know. We can typically have four seasons in one day. Yes you made laugh at this but festival season this is particularly true. Snow, wind, rain and shine all in one day.
For me the most magical part of a festival is when I am watching my favourite band/artist dancing outside in my festival gear with glow sticks around my neck, glitter on my face, a drink in my hand and cheap sunglasses on my face. Plus my best friends around me enjoying themselves.
That time of year has finally come around again. Tickets are on sales and there are some amazing acts to be seen live.
- Glastonbury (21st -25th June) Somerset (Cost £238 + £5 booking fee) – I have been told the god of all festivals. A festival you need to visit once in your life. The festival produces all sorts of different music rock, hip hop, dance, indie jungle jazz, reggae music. There will be music here to suit everyone. People tell me its incredible and friends who have been regular attendees tell me they still haven’t been to it all yet. Tickets for this year have sold out now. They usually go on sale the year before (June & October). Sign up to the free newsletters to find out when they first go on sale – http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/contact/newsletter-sign-up/
- BlueDot Festival – (7-9 July) Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire (Cost £159 for full weekend) – Only the second year running of this festival. Set at the iconic Lovell Telescope at the space station capital of the north. This is a festival is in a different category of its own which explores science, art, culture and the exploration of space. The line up is incredible and venue is truly amazing. Headliners include Alt-J, Orbital and Pixies. You don’t have to be a science geek to enjoy this festival something here for everyone. More info click: http://www.discoverthebluedot.com/index.php
- Creamfields (24-27 August ) Daresbury, Cheshire (Cost £330+booking fee 4 days with camping or as little as £85 per day + booking fee) – This is the dance festival heaven if you are an Ibiza goer and you love the music then this is the festival for you. Acts such as Deadmau5, FatBoySlim, Annie Mac, Axwell & Ingrosso the usual Ibiza DJs. If you haven’t got the pounds to enter the Balearic Islands then head for this. I have had some of the best moments at this festival over the years. Last year watching Annie Mac outside when the sky was pick was a truly magical moment for me. More info click: http://www.creamfields.com/lineup
- Leeds Festival – (25-27 August) Bramham Park, Leeds ( Cost £213 for the weekend with camping or £72 per day + booking fee) – This is more of an Indie, bands, rock festival. For all you live band lovers this is the festival for you. Head liners this year being Kasabian, Eminem and Muse. More info and full line up click – http://www.leedsfestival.com/line-up/poster
These are four festivals I can recommend you try, there is nothing better than live music and sunshine. This is why we work to save for magic moments that these provide us.
If you have your own amazing memories from these festivals share below. I would love to hear from you 🙂
Individual reviews coming soon.