There’s one thing for certain, we all want different things in life. That’s why we’ve been busy compiling a comprehensive list of the best UK music festivals and why they might appeal to you. It’s not the worst situation to be in, is it? We’ve got one of the most diverse music scenes in the world right on our doorstep…
What you’re looking for… a wide variety of music
Always held over the August bank holiday weekend, the iconic pair will never let you down if it’s music diversity you’re after. Plus, there’s one up north and one down south, how considerate!
You should take — a camping stool, you’ll thank us by the time Sunday morning comes around and everyone else is sat on the floor.
What you’re looking for… outstanding location
Festival №6, Portmeirion
A festival set within an Italian-inspired village in the heart of North Wales. We’ve got your interest now, haven’t we? Festival №6 really will take your breath away with its stunning settings. Surrounded by eclectic architecture painted in those ever so famous hues from the Amalfi Coast, Portmeirion’s personality only adds to the vibrancy of the festival.
You should take — an LED lantern
What you’re looking for… dance music
Paying homage to the iconic Cream nightclub in Liverpool, Creamfields guarantees the biggest names in dance music over its 4 day line up. It really is the best of its kind.
You should take — a sleeping bag
What you’re looking for… family-friendly
Camp Bestival, Dorset
Considered the sensible sibling of Bestival, Camp Bestival is a haven for festival families with young children. Soak up all the atmosphere of the event, just without the adult intensity. It’s also an unforgettable experience for the little ones too.
You should take — a trolley, make the experience as easy as possible, especially with the kids!
What you’re looking for… rock & heavy metal
Download Festival, Leicestershire
As one of the most renowned rock festivals around it’s no wonder Download attracts around 111,000 attendees. You only need to look at previous line ups to know they only book the best acts from the rock world.
You should take — an inflatable pillow
What you’re looking for… adventure
Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
The clue is in the name, Wilderness offers a plethora of activities for you to take part in over the course of the weekend. It’s a music festival that offers so much more, check out their Instagram and see for yourself.
What you’re looking for… city-based
When one of the all-time festival circuit favourites, T in the Park came to an end, TRNSMT was set up to fill the void, and it’s done just that! Set within Glasgow’s east end, the location encourages festival goers to explore the wonderful city and all it has to offer.
You should take — a backpack, if you’re going to be doing lots of exploring you’ll need to be comfortable.
What you’re looking for… health & wellness
Soul Circus, Gloucestershire
Yoga, wellness classes, cooking classes by day, music by night. Soul Circus is a wonderland that will take you on a journey of discovery. Expect a calm, relaxed and inviting atmosphere in a rural environment.
You should take — a water carrier, stay hydrated after those yoga classes!
What you’re looking for… food
The Big Feastival, Oxfordshire
After living the rock and roll lifestyle for many years with iconic band, Blur, Alex James ploughed all his energy into his farm, a cheese farm may we add, and he’s wound up as the host of The Big Feastival, alongside Jamie Oliver. Can you imagine anything better than JO cooking your dinner whilst Craig David is performing? It’s a tough one to beat.
You should take — a tent
What you’re looking for… a day festival
Perfect for those of you who would prefer to go home to bed. Although we can’t quite believe it, camping isn’t for everyone, so at Lovebox you’ll find the perfect balance of awesome music and dynamic festival atmosphere, without waking up in a tent.
You should take — a poncho, if you’re only going for the day you don’t want to be lugging a jacket around with you, pack light.
What you’re looking for… the beach
Boardmasters will certainly keep you occupied with its variety of events. Surfing, skateboarding and music, all the while looking out over the sea. It’s both picturesque and fun-filled, plus you’ll feel like you’ve been on a mini holiday!
You should take — a microfibre towel, you never know, you may fancy a dip in the sea.
And last but certainly not least…
What you’re looking for… everything under one roof
All hail the mother of all festivals. Glastonbury has everything on offer you could ever imagine, it’s said you could go multiple times and still not have covered all of its ground. Music, arts, food, culture and so much more, if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience Glasto is the one for you.
You should take — a map case, notorious for being rainy, you don’t want to be getting lost!
We’re very lucky here in the UK to have such a varied festival scene and we certainly cater for everybody’s tastes as this long list is only just scratching the surface. As a nation we love nothing more than setting up camp for the weekend and having a good old explore of everything a festival has to offer. As we mentioned before, some of you may not fancy the idea of camping, but we urge you to give it a try and immerse yourself in the full festival experience!
One final note…
Milestone Camping asks you to be aware of the natural habitats in which you’re residing, recycle where possible and leave no trace of your visit as you head off home. Happy environments mean happy camping.
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