2018 Music Festival Guide
The UK Music Festival scene has blossomed over the past decade and there are now festivals catering to every taste and vogue – jazz to metal, folk to pop – and it’s not even all about the music anymore. Comedy, theatre, literature, street art, extreme sports and cooking are all served up to audiences of all ages and persuasions. There really is a festival for everyone these days.
You can also “do” a festival at any level from a pop-up tent bought at the petrol station on the way to the most exotic glamping. And of course another option becoming more and more popular is to take a motor-home or camper van, enabling you to dive into the maelstrom of the festival but to return to the ultimate comfort of a proper bed under fresh linen, a fully equipped kitchen, a hot clean shower and a flushing loo!
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And if you are still deliberating over which festival to go to this year, we have listed below a few of our favourites.
ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL Newport, IOW 21-24 JUNE 18
Possibly THE original UK festival that led to an act of Parliament in 1971. Revived in 2002, it is best described as mainstream rock and pop.
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Donnington Park, Derby 8-10 JUNE 18
The most popular Rock & Heavy Metal festival in Europe has been going since 2003 and has got ahead of the game by already announcing that Biff Clyro and Aerosmith will be headlining in 2017.
GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Pilton, SOMERSET +++YEAR OFF IN 2018+++
Considered the holy grail of festivals, it has become a 5 day extravaganza of contemporary performing arts and if you haven’t got a ticket already, you wont be going next year!
LOVE SUPREME Glynde, SUSSEX 29-1 JULY 18
Broadly termed a Jazz festival. Love Supreme combines a Jazz bill with the classic boutique, green field festival experience.
CORNBURY FESTIVAL Great Tew, OXON 13-15 JULY 18
A one of a kind, an eclectic and eccentric music carnival – an open-air party for the whole family on the Great Tew Estate in beautifully rural Oxfordshire. Features great music, comedy, street theatre, fairground and really good food!And you really have to go in '17 because it is the last one!
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LATITUDE Southwold, SUFFOLK 12-15 JULY 18
A full-on carnival of music, comedy, poetry and creative entertainment. Latitude’s family-friendly and super inclusive atmosphere explains its great reputation.
CAMP BESTIVAL Lulworth, DORSET 26-29 JULY 18
Widely considered to be the best family oriented festival in Europe, offering a huge and super-eclectic mix of music, comedy, circus and food.
BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Park, IOW 2-5 AUG 18
Bestival traditionally brings the curtain down on the festival season and does it no uncertain style, revelling in the imaginative, the bizarre and the down-right fun. Rock, pop and electronic over 7 stages.
BOOMTOWN, Winchester, HANTS 9-12 AUG 18
Boomtown Fair is an eclectic, multi-genre music festival unrivalled in its originality and diversity. The festival brings together reggae, ska, grime, house, jungle, drum & bass and more for a completely bonkers 4 days of party. Unlike any other festival!
BLOODSTOCK, Catton Park, DERBYSHIRE 9-12 AUG 18
Bloodstock is the UK's biggest independent METAL festival, hosts over 100 rock and metal acts in the picturesque park of Catton Hall. An unmissable event in the Headbanger's diary.