Okay, Download has already happened, the Isle of Wight is sold out and Glastonbury isn’t happening this year, but that’s no reason to be disheartened – because there are still bundles of brilliant British music festivals to enjoy this year.
So, if you want to escape the shackles of everyday life, don those wellies and go ape in a field to the swaying beat of the music for a few days this summer, here are four must-attend British music festivals that you can get tickets to this year.
Date: 2nd – 5th August 2018
Taking place at the jaw-dropping Lulworth Castle, Bestival is one of the most immersive, quirky and downright fun filled British musicals on the summer calendar. This four day boutique extravaganza is all about fancy dress, colourful shows, outlandish displays, audience participation and out there music. And this year the headliners are London Grammar, Grace Jones, Plan B and Rudimental, among others. Sweet.
Date: 8th – 12th August 2018
Hosted on the majestic Cornish Coast, Boardmasters promises five epic days of surf, extreme sports, alternative music, fun, frolics and hopefully, sun (well, you never can tell in the UK). With surf beaches, exhibitions, wellness areas, afterparties, shopping and music from the likes of Catfish and The Bottlemen, The Chemical Brothers, George Ezra, Miles Kane, The Editors, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man on the line up, you really can’t go wrong.
Green Man Festival
Date: 16th – 19th August 2018.
One of the finest longstanding offbeat British Festivals going, Green Man Festival is an event that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. Framed by the backdrop of the Brecon Beacons’ Black Mountains in Wales, this epic festival offers up plenty of weird and wonderful antics, local fayre and ales, theatre, comedy and electrifying sets from the likes of the War on Drugs, The Fleet Foxes, Teenage Fanclub, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Curtis Harding.
Port Eliot Festival
Date: 26th – 29th July 2018
St Germans in Cornwall is pure paradise. Imagine attending a coastal paradise encased within the confines of an epic music festival – it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. During the festival weekend, Port Eliot becomes a playground of fun, camaraderie and untapped adventure – and if that wasn’t enough Baxter Dury, Gaz Coombes, Danny Goffey and Teleman are all playing. Oh, and with art, cooking, workshops, poetry, comedy and outdoor adventure days all on the menu, the music’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Ah, what a line up. Attend one, attend them all – but whatever you do, make sure you have the time of your life.