With us heading into festival season shortly, we know it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for you and your friends. To make it easier and remove the stress, we've pulled together the freshest and hottest festivals coming up this year, check out our ultimate festival guide below!
7-11 August // Cornwall
Boardmasters is back and bigger than ever for 2019. There's plenty to do at the Festival including amazing after parties, your chance to learn to surf and watch surfing competitions, shopping and even yoga! Headliners this year include Florence & the Machine and Foals. There's more information on the lineup here. If you want to find out more about the festival head over to our Festival Spotlight blog here.
There’s plenty of choice at the festival with over one hundred food and drink experiences across Fistral beach and Watergate Bay; from Wild Oyster fine-dining to premium twist Surf & Turf street food, and of course not forgetting the classic Cornish pastry!
Liverpool Sound City
3-5 May // Liverpool
Sound City, the UK’s leading independent festival allows you to wander through the city streets of Liverpool on a sonic expedition, soaking up the cultural history that still lingers in the air, and lets you discover your new favourite artists along the way.
Liverpool is well known for its musical heritage and radiates energy unlike any other city in the UK. The Festival will feature its most diverse lineup yet, including Mabel, Loyle Carner, Louis Berry, The Magic Gang and many more! The Festival captures the vibrancy of Liverpool with the unforgettable 3-day event that sees established names perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent.
Kew The Music
9-14 July // Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Prepare your picnic blankets this July for Kew The Music, kicking off on the 9th July the festival will feature huge names Beverley Knight + Billy Ocean, Jess Glynne, Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Craig David, Garbage and Rick Astley! Experience the festival in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. It's the perfect place to bring your friends and family this Summer.
Tickets are still available for this year's event!
Slam Dunk Festival
25 May // Leeds & 26 May // Hatfield
Slam Dunk started out as a pop-punk club night at The Cockpit, Leeds in the early 00's. It is now the number one pop-punk, rock and alternative festival in the UK spanning across three different sites, and had over 45,000 attendees in 2018.
The festival boasts huge names this year such as Headliners All Time Low, Bullet For My Valentine, New Found Glory, Neckdeep and Bad Religion.
8-11 August // Derbyshire
Bloodstock was established in 2001 and since then has progressed from a one-day event at the festivals spiritual home of the Derby Assembly Rooms to today, a three-day metal extravaganza held in the grounds of Catton Hall, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire.
The festival has the best part of 100 bands across four stages, showcasing the greatest in metal along with comedy, karaoke, a mini fairground, the Serpents Lair VIP bar and much more all wrapped up within the camaraderie and atmosphere that truly sets them apart from the rest.
If music festivals aren't your thing, or you're looking for something a bit niche to go to this year we've got the perfect events for you. If you love dogs and beer, keep reading!
Various dates // Various venues
Calling all dog lovers, the Ultimate Summer Festival for Dogs returns this summer for another fun-filled weekend. Join special guests, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding at three stunning stately homes: Knebworth House, Hertfordshire (11&12 May), Tatton Park, Cheshire (15&16 June) and Ashton Court, Bristol (22&23 June).
You and your dog can get involved in a variety of activities including; Dog Diving, Hay Bale Racing, the Big Dog Dig and Dog Yoga. You can also partake in the Great Dog Walk, kick-started by either Professor Noel Fitzpatrick or Clare Balding, and enter the Fun Dog Show where your dog could be in with the chance of winning ‘Best in Show’!
Do you and your friends have a passion for bier? Get celebrations locked down and join thousands of bier and bratwurst lovers as Alexandra Palace's grand hall is transformed this April into a giant Bierkeller.
An army of waiting staff are on hand to serve Meister Pils bier to your table so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment. Alongside premium German biers, exclusively available at Springfest, you can choose from a range of craft beers and inventive cocktails.
Don't forget to check out our Festival Spotlight blogs too for even more inspiration!
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