Finally. Festival season is here. With many great events happening around the globe, you might have planned a visit to Europe or further afield already. But for the gaps before and in-between, have you looked at the festivals in the UK?
Because UK summer weekenders are some of the most fun you can have and they’re cheaper too. Let’s show you:
1) Field Day — June 6th – 7th
An eclectic mix of music in a fashionable part of London. Field Day is a celebration of the quirky and the offbeat, whether it’s the smaller acts or those which have hit the mainstream. Expect bigger names like Caribou and Mac Demarco, as well as newer acts like QT and Danny le Harle.
It’s all happening at Victoria Park, in the borough of Tower Hamlets, in the east end of London. With Street Feast and the London Brewers Market giving you lots of choice for food and drink.
Tickets: Sat- £59.50 Sun – £43.50 Weekend – £93
Update: Saturday is officially sold out – check Facebook for spare tickets.
2) Wireless July — 3rd – 5th
This is big, bold pop music. The 10th Wireless festival is host to some of the biggest names in the industry. Like Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Drake, and many more. And it’s all happening at Finsbury Park.
The ticket prices are a little high if you want to go for the full three days. But if you just pick the day with your favourite artists then it’s pretty cheerful – under £70 per ticket.
Day: £68.75 Three Day: £209.50
3) Tramlines July — 24th – 26th
Tramlines takes you to the North of England. Sheffield.
This festival is one of the most diverse: if it were a like a selection of chocolates, it would be like getting a box of Miniature Heroes, only to discover someone had snuck in some Roses and Celebrations too. Wonderful.
Acts include: Wu-Tang Clan, Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Mr Scruff and more.
It happens across the whole city. At venues like the City Hall, the Harley and the Hope Works.
Which is great if you like a change of scene.
Tickets: Weekend – £30
Whichever festival you go to, remember to snap lots of photos. That’s always a good way to remind yourself of the stories of the day. The memories from this particular part of your student adventure.
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