Summer time in the UK might be a little underwhelming with the cloud cover and the short spurts of sun. Who needs sun though when there are banging music festivals and partying deep into the night to be had instead! British festival goers have long enjoyed an uproarious reputation for being wild and fun. If you happen to be the UK this summer, or any summer, consider the following list of festivals to go to. We can’t promise you a good time, but sometimes you have to make that fun for yourself and at these festivals – come on, it should be easy!
When: 22-26 June Where: Glastonbury, Somerset
Glastonbury is the crown jewel of the UK festival circuit, its biggest draw and its biggest party. Using more than 50 venues for performers, not to mention the infamous camp ground parties, this festival has something for everyone. Headliners over the years have included, well… basically everyone. Last year they had U2, Coldplay, and Beyonce. If the big acts aren’t your thing there are stages doing cabaret, theatre, circus, poetry, green crafts, and there’s even a massive kids play area. Really – something for everyone.
T in the Park
When: 8-10 July Where: Near Kinross, Scotland
Now in its 15th year T in the Park is still showing that the Scots no how to throw down and party! T in the Park is taking the lead as the wildest, craziest, jumping on a stranger’s shoulders kind of festival. Last year’s line up was stellar and included Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Tom Jones and Foo Fighters. The festival also has an amazing fairground complete with delicious organic foods, numerous stalls and bars, and fun for people of all ages.
O2 Wireless Festival
When: 1-3 July Where: Hyde Park, London
Going into its seventh year the O2 festival has become a mainstay in the nation’s capital! Held over 3 days in Hyde Park this festival draws some of the best bands and Djs in the world each year. Last year’s line up included Black Eyed Peas, Chemical Brothers, Pulp, Bruno Mars and David Guetta. Although Hyde Park doesn’t turn into the wild camp ground of other festivals O2 does create a variety of events inside the grounds. There are beer gardens, food stalls, chill out areas, and a variety of different interactive games.
When: 20-21 August Where: Chelmsford and Staffordshire
V Festival is centred in amazing historic venues Weston Park, with its breath taking 17th century stately homes and 1000 acre parkland, and Hyland park that includes ancient woods, beautiful gardens, and a lake. This festival draws fantastic acts such as Eminem, Rihanna and Bruno Mars each year. V Festival has become known for drawing performers that often skip over the festival seen.