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3 of the best UK festivals you shouldn’t miss by Elise Norman

3 of the best UK festivals you shouldn’t miss by Elise Norman

Attending a festival is a great way to get away from the stress of everyday life and let your hair down!

The UK holds hundreds of festivals every year, and with so many varieties to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone – no matter what you are into.

So, keep reading to discover three of the best UK festivals you shouldn’t miss if you love to boogie in the mud!

Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

You saw this coming, didn’t you? No list of top UK festivals would be complete without mentioning the annual Glastonbury Festival!

Glastonbury is world-famous for being a premier music festival which attracts the biggest headliners and musicians from around the planet.

The festival has been running for a staggering 48 years and shows no signs of going anywhere. If anything, it is getting more popular as the years go by!

Glastonbury is mostly an annual event which lasts for five days and entices over 200,000 people to spend part of their July camping out in the countryside.

The vast majority of people attending Glastonbury stay in a tent, but if you require a little bit more luxury, then you can always pay a bit extra for a luxury ‘glamping’ experience.

For those who like to get down and dirty in the well-known muddy fields, there are many different camping areas available depending on the kind of camper you are and the type of festival atmosphere you enjoy.

If you are travelling with kids, the Cockmill Meadow and the Wicket Ground are the only two family campsites available, and they offer a quieter and more relaxed experience.

If you love the hustle and bustle of festivals, then the Pennard Hill Ground will be perfect for you as it’s pretty lively and attracts the ravers!

Latitude, Suffolk 

Latitude Festival is one of the more unique festivals on offer in the UK, as you don’t have to stand up to watch bands perform on stage.

Music lovers and families come from all over the UK to enjoy a variety of chilled out music while sitting (or lying) on a picnic blanket and eating sandwiches. 

There are luxury lodges and bell tents in the woods which include cooked breakfasts, hot showers and sockets for electrical appliances. But if you don’t fancy camping or paying extra for a ‘glamping’ experience, then join the other 2.4 million annual visitors to the East of England and stay somewhere nearby.

Not only will you be able to enjoy the festival atmosphere during the day, but you will be able to get a good sleep during the night!


Boardmasters, Cornwall

Taking place in August, the Boardmasters Festival is a family-friendly affair.

Divided between two locations, this five-day festival offers beach-side delights to entertain kids and adults alike.

Watergate Bay features the festival’s music offerings, and with 12 stages and great line-ups, there is something for every musical taste.

Fistral Beach provides you with all the entertainment you wish for, with outdoor events and activities for the whole family.

Sporting events, surfing competitions, BMXing and skate sessions are all available.

If none of that takes your fancy then perhaps you will be tempted by the beginner’s surfing lessons or paddleboarding.

Whatever else you decide to do, don’t forget to checkout out The Wild Lobster, which provides locally sourced traditional Cornish food.


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