With festival season now in full swing, it’s easy to get FOMO watching your Instagram feed fill with welly boot-laden friends dancing under the sunset to their favourite bands. But it’s not too late to have an amazing festival experience this summer, as our July-September festival guide will see you through to Autumn. Now dig that dusty tent out of the garage and take a read.
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
The UK’s most listened to radio station, BBC Radio 2, returns with its festival-in-a-day for its eighth year at Hyde Park. Taking place this September, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park sees award-winning Pet Shop Boys headline for their only UK show this year; plus national treasures Westlife, chart-topping Clean Bandit, and loads more!
Hosted by some of Radio 2’s best loved presenters, over 50,000 music fans will be kept entertained all day long in the scenic grounds of Hyde Park.
The Downs Festival
Bristol’s largest one-day music festival returns this August with an incredible line-up of soul and R&B icons, plus the latest in up-and-coming hip-hop and dance; with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones, Loyle Carner and IDLES topping the bill.
Not only will there be non-stop tunes, The Downs prides itself on it’s debate and family elements of its festival and 2019 will be no exception. Returning for another year is the The Information Stage where punters can be inspired by key note speakers throughout the day, who’ll be addressing the issues affecting UK society. Whilst families with young child can be at ease, as the Children’s area is the perfect stop off with activities, workshops, and dancing and much more for the little ones.
The Long Road
One the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country music returns this September for another year of live music from some of the biggest, and exciting, names in country, Americana, and roots.
What better way to embrace all things Nashville this Summer than with Josh Turner’s debut UK appearance, best-selling Kip Moore, GRAMMY-nominated Cam, incredible upcoming artists, plus comedian and musician Rich Hall’s legendary Hoedown.
Plus, to complete the experience, there’ll be songwriters’ rounds, a wellness area, classic American cars, traditional Southern-style food, and a dedicated kids’ area!
Boardmasters is back and bigger than ever for 2019. Headlining this summer are the amazing Florence & the Machine and Foals, both of which have recently embarked on huge UK tours, whilst rap legends Wu Tang Clan will also be taking over the stage!
But Boardmasters is not just about the music. Whether you’re into yoga and wellness, late night after parties, surfing the waves, or shopping, there’s plenty to do at the festival once the music dies down with loads of extra activities and sport to get stuck into.
Set on the beautiful Cornish coast, Boardmasters is the perfect festival to wave your summer goodbye to.
Renowned for its star-studded line-ups spanning grime, R&B, pop, dance, electronica and more, Sundown Festival has become the essential summer closing party.
With an awesome line-up, 2019 will be no different as hit-makers Anne Marie and Tinie Tempah top the bill. Joining them are an array of award-winning, chart-topping and rising artists – including Mabel, Jax Jones, Jonas Blue, Example, Stefflon Don, Ella Eyre, Disciples and many more.
This is your one last chance to party in the sunshine with some of the world’s most exciting artists.
The best metal weekender, Bloodstock, returns this August with their biggest production to date as three headliners will be taking to the stage at this head-banging weekend.
Join a stellar line-up of power metallers Sabaton, heavyweights Parkway Drive, and German superstars Scorpion as they lead a huge line-up of renowned and upcoming bands – including the festival’s New Blood winners from their ‘Metal 2 the Masses’ finals!
Day tickets have just been released so whether you want to rock-out all weekend, or just make a day of it, snap up a ticket now.
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