Here’s a guide to a couple more of the best British music festivals. you can easily go five days without seeing a single one of the hundreds of bands.
What makes this hippie and mammoth of a festival special is the the comedy, cabaret, literature and debating stages; the tens of gorgeously decorated tents that serve chai tea and massages; the children’s playground; the stilt-walkers and impromptu performances; the dystopian underworld that wakes up at night; the pleasure of filling yourself silly on food and chewy cider. It's definitely changed since 1970 when 1,500 people paid £1 to watch T-Rex and enjoyed a pint of milk – but veterans argue it's as cordial as ever.
Although Glastonbury Festival cannot legally wed people, many people see it as a romantic location and will often propose there. Whether it’s the beautiful weather, or even the miserable weather, the feeling of happiness, or something else, we’re certain the music plays a key role.
This website is all about UK festivals and music. We like to provide a guide to the best festivals in the country, whether you’re into indie, trance, dance, folk, jazz or anything else!
You might enjoy an inner city rave as much as a field in Reading or a stage in the lea of a Welsh mountain or a weekend that's all about the music or a side order of craft ale with your top bands, Britain’s festival scene has it all. There really is something for everyone.
Hipsters and hippies both love Field Day for its trendy, edgy yet warm atmosphere. There’s something of everything, from crowd-pleasers (Pixies played last year) to unusual, new offerings which you may never have heard of, but you will have enormous fun stumbling across. Several years ago the festival seemed slightly messy but now it has stages organised by genre, with plenty of bars, toilets and food tents.
Isle of Wight starts the serious festival season each June with an impressive array of musical icons. Set in the south coast’s sunny climate, you need to cross the water to get there, but it’s still just two hours from London. After about 50 years, the festival is a classic, having played host to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Who.