5 Festivals To Look Out For This Summer

Festival season is a big part of the UK summer. Hundreds-of-thousands of people descend on what are normally muddy fields for over-the-top drinking and dancing that would make even the likes of David Brent squeal. So with that in mind, here are our top five festivals to look out for in the coming months.

Festival goers

1. Wireless Festival, London and Birmingham

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the urban music festival which feature some hot acts. Recently added to the billing is Tinie Tempah and Robin Thicke, who will join the likes of Kanye West, Drake and OutKast this summer. Held in London’s Finsbury Park on the 4th July and Birmingham’s Perry Park on July 6th, be prepared for gangster wannabes and a mild smell of ‘the herb’.

2. We Are FSTVL, Essex

Without doubt, electronic dance music has taken over, and you’ll find every kind of house-head raving until dawn at this one. Acts such as Fat Boy Slim, Disclosure, Jamie Jones and Annie Mac will keep the vibes going on the second anniversary of the UK’s premier dance event. This year it will be spread over two days in Upminster, Essex, on the 24th and 25th May.

3. Bestival, Isle of Wight

Goodbye to days of Hendrix obliterating his guitar – this festival has a huge variety of acts. From punk to deep house, it really has a bit of everything, for everyone. Headliners include Foals, Beck, Busta Rhymes, Major Lazer and Sam Smith, who will help bring a close to the UK festival season between the 4th and 7th of September.

4. V Festival, Hylands and Weston Park

This festival is high in demand with arguably the biggest line up of them all. The 16th and 17th August will see Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Elbow and many more grace the stage. A chance to glam it up is now available for festival goers too, with an exclusive VIP camping set-up. You can buy a luxury pad to sleep 2… for £1,550. Hmmm, we don’t think so.

5. Download, Donnington Park

Unlike V and Glastonbury, Download has stuck to its rock guns instead of pleasing the mass. This true heavy festival will include Linkin Park, Aerosmith and The Offspring for one grunge weekend between the 13 – 15 June. If you fancy a mosh pit, headache and potential black eye… book it up!

What is your favourite festival? Is it one of these or another, maybe more obscure, one that attracts a more diverse crowd?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *