With Glastonbury wrapping up today you might be searching for your own festival experience, you might even have been lucky enough to bag a ticket to Glastonbury and are looking for your next musical adventure. There are so many music festivals to pick from: dance to rock and pop to jazz. Here’s a list of some of the best festivals this summer.
- Wireless Festival – 28th June and 3rd-4th July (Day only Friday tickets are sold out). With acts like Drake, Avicii and Clean Bandit, Wireless 2015 is going to be one festival you don’t want to miss.
- Unsigned London – 4th-5th July. A free festival for bands and solo singers who are unsigned, worth a visit if you’re in the area, you never know, you might stumble upon the next big thing.
- T in the Park – 10th-12th July. There really is something for everyone at T in the Park: Hozier, Mark Ronson, Avicii and Alt-J all make for a brilliant sound track for your summer.
- Latitude Festival – 16th-19th July. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Alt-J, The Boomtown Rats and The Vaccines are all stars of this festival. Latitude was the first festival that I went to and I honestly loved the music and atmosphere. Latitude is different to most of the big festivals out there because it also offers comedy, film, literature, poetry and dance. Also, there are activities for young children, which helps to create a really comfortable, friendly atmosphere in the general areas whilst the arenas and late night DJs bring the party.
- Lovebox Festival – 17th-18th July. A great festival for first timers an veterans. Snoop Dogg, Jessie Ware and Annie Mac all feature at this short festival.
- Somersault Festival – 23rd-27th July. Laura Marling, Bombay Bicycle Club and Passenger are among many great acts that give this festival a great summer feel. Also, set in North Devon, the festival offers great outdoor activities. There are still some tickets available, but if you aren’t lucky enough to get tickets this year keep this festival in mind for next summer!
- Party at the Palace – 8th-9th August. This festival takes place at Linlithgow Palace and offers music from Chic, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Scouting For Girls it’s something a little different and at only £54 for a day ticket it’s worth keeping in mind when the mind-summer slump sets in – it could also act as a nice escape for those of us waiting for results day on August 13th.
- V Fest – 22nd-23rd August. Calvin Harris, The Courteeners, Hozier, Olly Murs, George Ezra, Kasabian, Sam Smith, the list goes on and on. This is a festival that is much more young-adult orientated and is a great final adventure before heading off for university.
- Creamfields – Avicii, Alesso and Above&Beyond are just some of the acts that will get you moving at this festival.
- Reading/Leeds Festival – The last of the big festivals promises to end summer with a bang. The line-up includes Mumford and Suns, Bastille and Panic! At the Disco. Whilst this festival is a favorite among teenagers and 20-somethings there is plenty of music for all ages!
Don’t forget to check out local music events, they might not pull the big names but you’ll still have plenty of fun!