Great music festivals are one of the UK’s best summer activities. They are the perfect weekend get-a-way. Some of the festivals last as many as five days making for a full-fledged vacation. They draw crowds both nationally and from abroad. Plan your next trip around one of these fantastic upcoming UK music festivals.
August 24-25, 2013
The South West 4 Music Festival is the bank holiday alternative to the madness of Notting Hill Carnival .
Escape the crowds of West London and head out to the serenity and open air of Clapman Common. This doesn’t mean, however, that things will be dull and quiet. This festival is always one of the Capitol’s most rocking events.
Last year’s festival goers saw performances from the likes of Skillex, 2 Many DJs , and Public Enemy as they made the festival a stop-over on their 25th anniversary world tour.
This year promises to be just as exciting, as the festival marks its 10th anniversary. Here are a few of the favourites from this years festival line-up: Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Paul Van D4k, Fritz Kalkbrenni, Dennis Ferrer and many, many more. Book a hotel or a nice Bed & Breakfast nearby and your week-end is complete.
Reading and Leeds Festivals
August 23-25, 2013
Guess who’s back, back again. Yep, you got it. Twelve years after his last appearance, Eminem will be back to get the crowds riled up at Reading and Leeds .
Back in 2001, he ended his set in a duet with Marilyn Manson . Lets hope there’s another surprise this year for the nearly 80,000 punk and metal, rock and alternative fans that attend this camp-out festival event at Bramham Park in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Some of the head-liners from the main stage include System of a Down , White Lies , and Nine Inch Nails .
The camp-site opens on Thursday morning at 3am. Campers, take note that no gas canisters or aerosols over 250ML will be allowed this year. Be sure to bring a disposable BBQ, solid fuel stove or trangia.
Bestival, Isle of Wite
September 5-8, 2013
The Wonderful World of Bestival has existed since 2004 at lovely Robin Hill Park on the Isle of Wite. Come out and have a unique boutique camp-site experience and enjoy the magic of Bestival.
Rob Da Bank ’s bonanza gets better year after year and there’s always something to marvel at. Elton John and Snoop Dogg have just been announced in the line-up.
We never thought we’d find those two names in the same sentence, let alone at the same festival. Watch out for the fireworks on the last night, they’ll blow your mind.
August 29 – September 2, 2013
Book a camping spot or a boat party for this festival held at Fort Punta, Christo Pula, Croatia. Live acts and DJs provide five full days of the best in dub, hip hop, dubstep and drum n’ bass.
Don’t miss the opening concert at Roman Ampitheatre with Grandmaster Flash , J Rocc, and Earl Gateshead from Trojan Sound System forming the premier line-up.
If you’re dateless for the up coming festival season, make use of the ever growing online dating community. It’s easy to meet like minded music lovers on websites such as ChatboxUK . Your perfect summer is waiting for you.