SUMMER FESTIVAL GUIDE : PART 3 HIP HOP & DANCE FESTIVALS

These festivals are all about the music so if you love dance or hip-hop they're the perfect weekend for you...


HIP HOP FESTIVALS

WIRELESS FESTIVAL

Where: Finsbury Park, London

When: 8th-10th July

Headliners: Calvin Harris, The 1975, Chase & Status, Jess Glynne

Though not normally thought of as a key hip-hop and urban festival, Wireless is strong when it comes to artist of the genre. For its 10th birthday last year it pulled in some of the world's biggest hip-hop names, including Drake and Nicki Minaj and if the ticket sales of 2015 are anything to go by, this year is set to be huge.

www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


LOVEBOX

Where: Victoria Park, East London

When: 15-16th July

Headliners: Jack Garratt, Major Lazer, LCD Soundsystem, Miike Snow

Since Groove Armada first created the festival, Lovebox has drawn in the best of hip-hop, RnB and Electronic artists, including Snoop Dogg, Rudimental and Cypress Hill. With vintage markets, bespoke bars, fairground rides and Sunday's Gay Day, Lovebox is one of the most flamboyant and creative festivals London has to offer. 

www.loveboxfestival.com


FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Where: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

When: 3rd-5th June

Headliners: Tame Impala, Skepta, Jungle, Groove Armada, Tiga

Running for only 5 years, Forbidden Fruit festival is a relatively new festival, however each year it is becoming more popular. Top acts such as 2015 headliners Fatboy Slim and Jamie XX and the mixture of comedy gigs, fashion stalls and great food markets make Forbidden fruits a fantastic weekend. 

www.forbiddenfruit.ie


PARKLIFE

Where: Manchester

When: 11th-12th June

Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Skepta, Flume

Art installations, cabaret, a fun fair and a huge variety of themed zones are only a few activities that Parklife has to offer for when you’re taking a break from watching the amazing artists in the 2016 line up. This festival certainly has something for everybody.

www.parklife.uk.com


DANCE FESTIVALS

COCOON IN THE PARK

Where: Temple Newsam, Leeds

When: 9th July

Headliners: The Martinez Brothers, Green Velvet, Patrick Topping

Though sometimes thought of as ‘Ibiza in Yorkshire’ this one-day festival is much more. Held at Leeds' Temple Newsam- Cocoon's single stage is home to some of the best house, dance and EDM DJs including past acts Sven Väth, Ricardo Villalobos and Dixon. With the amazing visuals and sound systems this festival is growing every year and bound to be awesome!

www.cocoon.net/cocoon


SOUTH WEST FOUR

Where: Clapham Common, South West London

When: 27th-28th August

Headliners: Rudimental, The Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal

This is no ordinary London club, SW4 is an open aired party palace home to top names and the best up and coming artists in the worlds of EDM, house, techno, minimal and electronica. SW4 is all about the music with two days of back-to-back sets and over 100 artists. 

www.southwestfour.com


CREAMFIELDS

Where: Daresbury

When: 25th-28th August

Headliners: Eddie Halliwell, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Year after year Creamfields announces the world's biggest names in electronica, house, dance and EDM. Its prestigious reputation draws in names such as Annie Mac, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren, this year is set to be just as big judging by the line up.

www.creamfields.com


We hope our mini festival guide has come in handy.

Next step… choose your perfect festival and enjoy! 

 

Anastasia x