We are now in March, and that means that all the popular music festivals in the UK have announced the dates when they will be taking place! UK festivals are some of the most popular in the world, and they are renowned for their creativity and being able to attract some of the most famous acts in the world. There are a huge number of festivals which take place each summer, and if you want to fill your arm with some more festival wristbands, take a look at the best ones you need to know about this summer.
‘Cream’ was originally a dance brand which came to existence in Liverpool over 10 years ago. Since then, it has taken its famous parties all around the world – but it’s pinnacle event, Creamfields takes place right here in the UK. This year will see Calvin Harris, Avicii and Dimitri Vegas headlining the event, and there is expected to be tens of thousands of a party-goers ready to bask in their electronic sounds.
Taking place in the quiet Isle of White, Bestival has developed a reputation of being much more than the standard music festival. You can expect lakesides lit-up in lights, numerous fancy dress outfits, theatre shows, comedy events. It may be difficult to imagine how you can fit all of that in when you’re wanting to see Major Lazer and The Cure perform, but you’ll certainly find a way!
Reading & Leeds
Reading & Leeds festival has developed into one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Originally being the home to rock, indie and metal bands – the festival has spread its wings slightly over the past few years and has been the home to a number of dance, hip hop and techno artists. This year you will be able to see the rap phenomenon Eminem and rock band Biffy Clyro headlining.
Even though Glastonbury is one of the country’s oldest music festival, Glastonbury is still considered one of the biggest dates in the music calendar. It has previously hosted the likes of Oasis, Adele and Kanye West, and this year Radiohead are confirmed to headline, with Ed Sheeran expected to be the other headliner of the famous festival.
Parklife is slightly different to the majority of the other music festivals in that it doesn’t have a campsite, but this certainly doesn’t make it any lesser of a fantastic music festival! Originally starting in the small Plattfields Park in Manchester, it has now moved across the city to the larger Heaton Park. Hosting a wide range of urban, alternative and techno acts, this year huge R&B star Frank Ocean is going to be headlining the festival.