Fancy something a little different? These weird and wonderful festivals are the perfect fantasy weekend filled with bags of creativity and great music!...
Where: BoomTown Fair, Winchester, Hampshire
When: 11-14th August
Headliners: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Parov Stelar, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley
BoomTown feels more like a fantasy world, mixing dreamlike installations with some of the best musicians around the world. It is the home to diverse and non-commercialised musical movements, all within moments of each other. Variant, theatrical worlds are home to the interesting acts and every genre of music, folk, House, Reggae, Drum & Bass and Jungle to name a few.
Where: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
When: 4-7 August
Headliners: Robert Plant, The Flaming Lips, Crystal Fighters
This boutique festival is a perfectly British gathering and great for families. Alongside the brilliant music acts are numerous activities and events including hot tubs, cricket, science lectures, boat rides and banquet feasts. So if you’d like to just relax in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside this is the perfect festival.
SECRET GARDEN PARTY
Where: Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire
When: 21-24th July
Headliners: Primal Scream, Lissie, Maribou State
Secret Garden Party has been growing in size each year becoming increasingly popular for its eclectic atmosphere and playtime vibes. With countless areas each creative and fascinating, a huge variety of musicians, and the big burn on the Sunday, Secret Garden Party is the giant toy box of British festivals.
FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVALS
If you are looking for an amazing weekend for all the family look no further, these festivals are great for everybody of all ages, especially little ones.
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
Where: Brecon Beacons, UK
When: 20-23rd August
Headliners: James Blake, Belle & Sebastian, Wild Beasts
With the beautiful Brecon Beacons Black mountains as the back drop to this creative haven, the Green Man Festival is a great weekend for the full family. Theatre, comedy, great folk music and an Alice in Wonderland themed park with magical games and activities for children are the perfect pass time.
Where: Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire
When: 25th – 28th August
This friendly and diverse festival is great for a mixture of DJs and artists across all spectrums but details of the party are kept under wraps until you buy tickets. However tickets for Shambala are always popular due to the chilled vibes the festival is famous for. With organic markets, lectures, kids activates, workshops and fancy dress parties, this festival is truly multi-layered sensory experience perfect for play, revitalising and relaxing.
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
When: 28th-31st july
Headliners: Fatboy Slim, Katy B, Jess Glynne
One of the best family festivals in the UK, Camp Bestival is a mixture between music festival and camping holiday. Much like its sister festival Bestival, the event is full of colourful vibrant installations and exciting activities, including art, theatre, music shows, inflatable churches and a fancy dress parade.
Where: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
When: 14-17th July
With Alt-J and SBTRKT as past headliners it clear that Latitude can pull in the famous names but this festival is great for up coming acts set for a big future. Not only is there a full list of music there are hidden DJ sets in the wood, colourful sheep in the fields, a onsite cinema, opera on the lake and a huge kids area.
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