There are several fantastic things that come with the arrival of a British summer. Periodically warm weather is one of them. Pimm’s is another. But a whole lot of people gathering in a field somewhere to watch awesome new music is probably the best of all. It’s coming up to festival season, and anyone who’s anyone should be scrabbling to get tickets for the event (or events) of their choice. Where you’ll have the most fun depends on what sort of person you are, so here’s a guide to some of the UK’s best music festivals:
For The First Timer:
If you’ve never been to a festival before, you really have to get tickets for one of the classics. Glastonbury, Reading or Leeds tickets may be impossible to get a hold of, but there are still plenty available for the Isle of Wight Festival, which is another biggie. This year, the island promises to host Bon Jovi, The Killers, Bloc Party and The Script among many others. Book a room in our Isle of Wight hotel to enjoy this epic summer event.
For The Hipster:
The Secret Garden Party was set up as an alternative to mainstream festivals, so is full of people who think of themselves as alternative too. The event, held on the grounds of a Georgian farmhouse, has grown dramatically over the last few years, and now attracts some top talents who want to keep in touch with their roots and perform on more intimate stages. Find a room at our Huntingdon Fenstanton hotel to join the gathering of people in the know.
For The Family:
Latitude festival in Suffolk is a great place to take the kids. Not only will there be some great music, with performances from the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rudimental, Beach House, Kraftwerk and Foals, there’ll also be plenty of extracurricular fun going on too. Stay in our Lowestoft hotel and you’ll be within easy reach of all sorts of shows and activities involving theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.
For The Hardcore Partier:
The majority of your time at any festival will be spent in the party spirit. But none party harder than the festival-goers at T in the Park. This legendary Scottish music event is going to be even bigger and better than ever this year, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. See Rihanna, Mumford & Sons, and The Killers, among many other top acts. Stay in our Kinross hotel and you’ll be on the doorstep of the festival. Just make sure you leave yourself a few days to recover after what is guaranteed to be some serious partying.
For The Extreme Sports Fan:
There are few things that go together as well as high-energy music, and adrenaline-fueled extreme sports. If you’re a fan of both, you’ll love NASS music festival and the Bath & West Showground in July. Sponsored by Relentless and promising the best names in DnB and Dubstep, the festival will have you thoroughly pumped up. Stay in our Glastonbury hotel for the chance to see the top skaters and BMX riders do their worst.