Schools out, summers here, but the real question is which festival will you be hitting this summer?
With so many festivals to choose from, and the line up’s better than ever the struggle is real. So we’re here to help with all the latest gossip, Line-up announcements, and festival Do’s and Don’ts to help you make that all important decision!
The festival season started with a bang, with more than 175,000 people packing their wellies, ready to attend an exciting (yet slightly wet) long weekend at Glastonbury. The festival; which is the largest Greenfield and performing arts festival in the world had the likes of Florence and the Machine, Kayne West and The Who grace their stages earlier this year.
But do not fear, Glastonbury may have come and gone but the festival season is far from over, with Reading & Leeds festival, Bestival and Creamfield’s all around the corner!
Reading & Leeds 28th-30th August – Known for its world famous alternative, indie, punk and metal headliners will continue to live up to expectations as they bring to the stage Mumford & Sons, Metallica, The Libertines, DeadMau5, Bastille and many more!
Bestival 10th-13th September – Bestival is the Isle of Wight’s multi award winning festival, which hosts an array of talented artists. The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Gorgon City will all be taking to the stage this year, to name but a few.
Creamfields 28th-30th August – Creamfields is a large British dance music festival, which hosts an array of live artists and DJs. Headliners this year include; Avicii, Annie Mac, Steve Angello, Above and Beyond and many more!
By now you might be getting closer to making that all important decision, so here’s some festival Do’s and Don’ts to guarantee you have the best possible experience!
Number 1 – Portable phone chargers are a must, you’re going to want to take photos and videos of everything, but imagine your disappointment if your phone dies just as the headlining act is about to come on!
Number 2 – Make sure to buy or download the festival schedule, no one wants to miss their favourite acts because their taking a quick recovery nap!
Number 3 – Pack your Wellies and a raincoat, rain and festivals seem to go hand in hand, we do live in the UK after all!
And Number 4 – Don’t lose your tent! This one may seem silly but it’s the most common error people tend to make, as they forget to take note of where they set up camp and so have to spend half of the festival stumbling around looking for it!
If you’re keen to go to a festival but can’t make up your mind, then why not attend a local festival.
Here in Brighton where our offices are based, the countdown has begun for Brighton’s very own Pride festival, taking place this weekend August 1st-2nd. Brighton pride has been widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s biggest and best pride festivals, with visitors coming from all over the UK and across the world to join in with this unique celebration of love and life. The event will kick off with the pride community parade, a spectacular display of colour starting at 11am through the city centre, followed by a festival event in Preston Park. And if that’s not enough, then not to worry as the party continues on all through the night in a variety of clubs in Kemptown.