FESTIVAL GUIDE 2019

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2019 festival season is fast approaching, so here’s our month by month guide to our favourites.

MAY

The Great Escape, various locations Brighton May 9-11May


The festival for new music is returning to Brighton, 450 of the best upcoming artists will be taking to the streets and venues of the seaside town. The Great Escape takes place across 30+ venues, each buzzing with an unparalleled showcase of international and local artists from a diverse range of genres.
With “spotlight” special gigs and surprise “secret gigs” this is always a great way to kick off the festival season
Spotlight gigs announced
Lewis Capaldi, plus Kara Marni and Easy Life. Brighton Dome Concert Hall
Foals return to The Great Escape to play very special Transgressive 15th anniversary spotlight show

Ticket prices – £75.00 This does not include access to the spotlight shows

Bearded Theory – The Spring Gathering Catton Hall, Derbyshire, May 23-26

Bearded Theory is a multi-award winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest. The festival borders 3 counties of West Midlands, South Derbyshire and Staffordshire and only 2 hours away for 50% of the UKs population.

This year’s line ups includes headline sets from Suede, The Cult, Little Steven and the Disciples of Souls, Doves, Stiff Little Fingers, Faithless DJ set , Idlewild and The Orb.
Ticket Prices £128.62 Adult weekend camping


Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, 31May- 2 June

Wychwood Festival is a family friendly festival, set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Over the weekend, you can expect to be entertained with more than 100 acts across indie, world and folk genres. Add to that comedy, over 100 workshops and activities for all ages The Headphone Disco until the early hours, our very own Children’s Literature Festival, Great Food and Wychwood Ales, Healing Gardens, Artists and Sculpturer’s Quarter plus idyllic camping beneath the Prestbury Hills
Headline sets from The Stranglers, Scouting For Girls, T’Pau and Toyah
Tickets £145- adult weekend camping

JUNE

Camden Rocks, Camden, London 1-2 June


Camden Rocks Festival sees 7,000 live music lovers take over Camden Town, with over 200 bands throughout 20 venues.
Headline shows include Fran Turner, deaf Havana, Ash and Wheatus

Venues Include:
Electric Ballroom • Proud Camden • The Underworld Camden • Camden Barfly Up & Downstairs • Dingwalls • The Monarch • The Crowndale Pub • Dingwalls Canalside • The Hawley Arms • The Cuban Camden • The Black Heart • BrewDog Bar Camden • Camden Cavern at Belushi’s Camden’s • Be At One • The Good Mixer • The Forge • Dublin Castle, Camden • Bloc Bar • Fifty Five bar and Lounge

Tickets: £70 +booking fees for adult weekend .

Download, Donnington Park 12-16 June

Rock & metal festival over 5 stages.

Headliners this year include Def Leppard,SlipKnot, Tool, Slash, Slayer and enter shikari .

Tickets Adult camping : £220.00+ fees


Isle of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park, I.O.W, 13-16 June.


The first Isle of Wight festival took place on 31st August – 1st September 1968 and featured the likes of T- Rex and Fairport Convention. The 1970 Isle of Wight festival was a five day marathon featuring The Doors, Hawkwind and Joan Baez. Jimi Hendrix also played at the festival in 1970 just weeks before his untimely death.

Spread over 7 “areas” this stella festival always boasts some of the best acts around
This years line-up includes …
George Ezra, Biffy Clyro , Noel Gallagher’s high Flying Birds, Lily Allen and Fat Boy Slim
Tickets : £175.00 Adult Weekend camping +315 car park (buy in advance)

Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset 26-30 June

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. Films and albums recorded at Glastonbury have been released, and the festival receives extensive television and newspaper coverage. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people, requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for charity organisations.
Spread over 16 Areas, each with live music or other activities, the festival site is the size of a city.

This years headliners include The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, Kylie and Janet Jackson
Tickets: SOLD OUT.


JULY

Cornbury Festival , Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire 5-7 July

Cornbury Festival at The Great Tew Park , Oxfordshire is now in it’s 16th year, it is a family friendly festival, with 5 stages set in beautiful countryside.
Entertainment this year includes

The Specials, Keane, The Beach Boys, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gaz Coombes, KT Tunstall, Trevor Horn, Hothouse Flowers, Beverley Knight & much more + The Hairy Bikers Pop Up Restaurant.

Tickets: £180.00 Adult weekend camping


Innervisions London, Various venues, London, 3-7 June


Innervisions is back bringing the very best of Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin and World music, featuring some of the finest global performers in their field. Once again the festival will be held in some of London’s premier arts and music venues, including 5 nights at Camden’s Roundhouse,

Brought to London by AGMP, one of the UK’s top promoters, Innervisions is the perfect reason to leave your tent in the loft and stay in the city!

Acts announced so far include : Van Morrison, Gilberto Gil, Maceo Parker, Mavis Staples, Stone Foundation, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Thievery Corporation, Aloe Blacc, Ramp, Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson, Fela Kuti Saluting The Black President, Monday Michiru, Jarrod Lawson

Ticket price vary from gig to gig

Latitude, Obelisk Arena, Henham Park, Suffolk 18-21 July

Latitude was first held in July 2006 and has been held every year since. The festival includes a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – the Obelisk Arena, the BBC Music Arena, the i Arena, and the Lake Stage. The festival also comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.
Line- this year includes George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Lana Del Rey and Underworld.
Tickets: £202.50 + fees

Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset 25-28 August

Camp Bestival is back this year, curated By Rob De bank and his wife Josie it is targeted at families with small children, and has to be the best family festival in the UK, It has a capacity of 30,000 and is set around the impressive Lulworth Estate, close to Lulworth Beach.

This years impressive line-up includes Nile Rodgers and Chic, Jess Glynne, The Human League Sister Sledge and for the children Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom and Shaun the sheep’s Vegetable Orchestra

Tickets : £180.00 – Adult weekend camping.

AUGUST


Lakefest, Eastnor Castle , 8-11 August

Set in the beautiful Eastnor Castle Estate Lakefest has gone from strength to strength. Boasting 5 music area’s, including the main Abbey Stage, which is within a massive tent, this family friendly festival still feels like a local party whilst attracting many top headling acts .

This years acts include Kaiser Chiefs, James Happy Mondays, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextoe and the Bluetones.

Tickets: £95.00 + fees , Adult weekend camping.


Reading & Leeds, Richfield Avenue, Bramham Park, 23-25 August

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. Originally billed as Read rock Festival, it is now a more diverse festival now featuring more genes of music

This years line-up includes The 1975, Blossoms, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, Foo Fighters, The Wombats and Bastille

Tickets: £205 + fees Adult weekend camping

Watchet Music Festival, Parsonage Farm, Watchet, Somerset 23-25 August


For an alternative to the larger, commercial festivals, try Watchet Festival. Being West Somerset’s Largest Independently Run, Not for Profit Outdoor Music Festival. Watchet is a family friendly music festival with amazing views of the stunning West Somerset coastline and beyond. Complete with on-site camping, 3 stages, over 60 live acts, bringing a wide range of high calibre musical acts not normally found performing in West Somerset at an affordable entrance price.
Oh and don’t forget to try the Cream Tea’s !!!
Acts this year include: The Lightning Seeds, Embrace, Alabama 3 Sophie Ellis-Bextor Reverend & the maker and Hot Chocolate .

Tickets : £87.50 Adult weekend camping

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