Don't miss these Summer Festivals in the UK!
If you’re planning a trip to the UK in the coming months, maybe with HomeExchange, the music festivals held throughout the country are world renound. They attract plenty of different music genres and different fans of all ages, depending on taste of course! This week, HomeExchange decided to make a list of 10 music festivals happening during the Summer months in the UK that are really worth a visit and are sure to bring a weekend full of fun and great music!
1. Isle of Wight Festival (June 11th – 14th)
Fleetwood Mac are headlining the IOW festival this year, but there are plenty more acts to suit fans both young and old and it’s an extremely family friendly festival. It’s a four day event located in Seaclose Park in London and attracts about 50,000 attendees each year. Other attractions of the event are said to include a firework display and even an area to watch any sports matches that you dont want to miss!
2. Eden Sessions (June 12th – July 17th)
This festival runs for a little over a month, and each night hosts a different act to the stage. This years range of acts include Elton John, Paolo Nutini and many more. During the day, support acts will keep the crowd busy in the eco-park in Cornwall. In addition, all proceeds from the events will go to the Eden Trust, an education charity. You can enjoy the festival and feel like your contributing to a worthy cause at the same time!
3. British Summer Time (June 18th – 27th)
This event has been running for three years in Hyde Park and has hosted some of the worlds buggest and most famous musical talents. This year they are set to include Kylie Minogue and Taylor Swift, amoung many. The festival also includes a posh VIP area, theatre and comedy and of course plenty of food and drink. The day section of the festival is more kid-friendly – but in general it is designed to attract people of all ages to the 10 day long event!
4. Glastonbury (June 24th – 28th)
Held in Worthy Farm, Somerset in London, Glastonbury is probably one of the most well-known and popular Summer festivals in the UK, and around the world. There is a huge line-up this year, including Kanye West, Foo Fighters and Florence and the Machine. There is a massive amount of events taking place outside the arena, comedy areas, a circus area and the hugely famous Arcadia. Glastonbury is known tobe four of the best days musically and in general, according to previous attendees!
5. Wireless (July 3rd – 5th)
Held in Finsbury Park for the second year running, Wireless is a festival mostly aimed at HipHop, RnB and dance music fans. This year’s line up includes Drake, Avicii and Jessie J. It is expected to be one of this festival season’s biggest bills – so dont miss it if this genre of music takes your fancy!
6. Love Supreme Jazz Festival (July 3rd – 5th)
Glynde Place, a stately home in London, hosts this weekend festival of jazz, blues, funk and soul. It attracts a specific type of crowd, but any lover of jazz is sure to enjoy the weekend. This year Van Morrisson is one of the popular acts taking to the stage, but many more are sure to make for a weekend of accomplished sounds thanks to a wide range of new talent!
7. T in the Park (July 10th – 12th)
T in the Park is Scotlands biggest outdoor festival, and this year it will host acts like David Guetta, Sam Smith and Stereophonics. This festival has been around for 22 years and is one of the most well-known for the mix of rock, pop and dance acts that it attracts each year. Attracting over 85,000 fans across seven stages, it is sure to sell out fast!
8. V Festival (August 22nd – 23rd)
This pop festival, in Hylands Park in Essex, attracts an array of the most popular names in rock and pop every year. Attendees should expect to hear music from the likes of Calvin Harris, The Script and Olly Murs, amoung many more. The party atmosphere is said to be amazing at the V Festival, and although it may not be the most “boutique” of events, its hard to do much better if what you’re after is a good time and some good music!
9. The Big Feastival (August 28th – 30th)
This festival, which is organised by a member of the band Blur and Jamie Oliver, is a family friendly event which combines food and music. On the food side of things, there’s cooking demos, markets and pop-ups, but the music side is equally impressive with acts like Paloma Faith and various genres filling the two day feastival!
10. Leeds Festival (August 28th – 30th)
The general theme of this festival is rock, although there are dance and hip-hop tents which have increased significantly in popularity in recent years. This year Metallica, The Libertines and Mumford and Sons are amoung the main performers. Leeds Festival is younger than its sister in Reading but just as popular and music oriented.
Have you been to any of these festivals, or do you intend to go this year? Let us know at email@example.com!
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