Festival Season Begins!

by Charlotte.Barnes on June 18, 2012

Crowd at a festivalNow is the time of year when the sun should be shining and people head outdoors to enjoy the long summer days. British weather has never been that reliable but that won’t stop many people enjoying the best of the UK festivals in 2012.

To get you into the festival mood, we’ve put together a list of the most popular UK music events to help you decide the best way to spend your summer holidays.

T in the Park – 6th to 8th July in Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland

T in the Park has been held in Scotland since 1994 and is now one of the biggest music events in the UK. Including seven stages for performances, the event also hosts camping over the weekend and thousands of music-fans turn up every year. Visit this year’s T in the Park Festival to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tinie Tempah and Snow Patrol

Latitude – 12th to 15th July in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

First held in 2006, Latitude Festival has grown swiftly over the years and is popular amongst fans for its ‘European’ atmosphere. Across four stages, the festival includes aspects of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature. The 2012 line-up features performances from Paul Weller, Elbow and Bon Iver.

Farm Festival UK – 27th to 28th July in Bruton, Somerset

Farm Festival UK is a two day music event that has gained a loyal following, thanks to its refusal to allow corporate sponsors. The festival often promotes unsigned acts and musicians and includes other activities such as miniature golf courses, tea-parties and stalls selling alternative arts and crafts. This year there will be performances from The Boy Least Likely and Submotion Orchestra.

V Festival – 18th and 19th August in Staffordshire

V Festival is actually held at two different parks over two days, with each set of performers swapping venues overnight. Although it was started as a rock festival, over the years more pop acts have been added to the bill, attracting a much younger audience. At this year’s event the line-up includes The Stone Roses, The Killers and Keane.

Leeds and Reading Festivals – 24th to 26th August

Held simultaneously, these festivals showcase a mixture of indie, rock, pop and hip hop acts at venues to the north and south of the UK. Reading Festival, which was the original event out of the two, is the world’s oldest popular music festival that is still going today. At Leeds and reading 2012, visitors will be able to see The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters.

Bestival – 6th to 9th Sept in Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

Organized by DJ and record producer Rob da Bank, Bestival is one of the most popular music festivals in the UK and attracts visitors from all over the world. Considered more ‘alternative’ than other UK music festivals, Bestival is well-known for its unusual additions such as a dressing up tent and a ‘secret stage’. This year’s line-up includes Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine and New Order.

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Charlotte Barnes

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