Festivals in the UK – 2010
It's festival time in the UK!
With a wealth of festivals to attend this summer its time to pack your tent, (or camper van), and hit the road!
Here are a selection of what's happening.
Glastonbury festival is now in its 40th year and these years promises to be a biggie with both U2 and Muse hitting the stage.
As well as some of the largest names in music you can also expect to see another 1500 to 2000 other activities around the site of the 5 day festival! Everything from healing and cabaret to poetry and crafts
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
In Herefordshire there is the Big Chill festival at Eastnor Castle
Big Chill boasts a hugely diverse selection of musical styles. Jazz, Dub, Folk and Rock.plus film, cabaret and poetry
Massive Attack, and MIA are headlining with a huge selection of supporting actions.
The 3 day festival starts on August 5th
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL
Larmer Tree Festival
A healthy selection of musical syles and a crowd of only 4000 makes the Larmer Tree a super chilled event taking place over 4 days from 14th July.
With the likes of Alison Moyet, Robbie Cray, Jools Holland and Newton Faulkner you can expect a laid back relaxing atmosphere, perfect for sitting in the sun and sipping a beer!
Also on offer are a huge selection of street theater and arts workshops. Ideal for adults and children with some excess energy to burn.
Camping and showers are all free of charge!
Larmer Tree Gardens, near Tollard Royal.
Isle of White Festival has a huge line up, as you would expect, with star attractions being Paul McCartney, Blondie and Squeeze to name just a few!
On top of this there is the Big Top, Acoustic stage and Platform One for new and unsigned bands. Also new this year is the Big Festival Bike ride, a guided tour of the island by push bike !! (I'll just wait here thanks!).
You can also expect to see a huge amount of arts and crafts as well as magicians and street performers.
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June
So … there are just a few festivals for you to have a look at. Enjoy your summer!