As the summer approaches it is time for us to weigh up which festivals we will be visiting this year. With so many great events up and down the UK this year it is going to be tricky to try and narrow down the options and figure out which ones we will try to get tickets for.
With Glastonbury being off in 2018 for its traditional ‘fallow’ year to let the farm, village and people get a break, it means thousands of people will be looking for somewhere else to visit this year.
We know a lot of people will have the same problem so thought we would take a quick look the UK’s top festivals.
Isle of Wight Festival
2018 will see the Isle of Wight Festival celebrate its 50th anniversary. After welcoming legends like The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan in the past this year’s line up is sure to be another cracker.
Some of the acts already announced include Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and Van Morrison so fans will be eager to attend. With around 65,000 likely to descend on the island it is sure to be one of the festivals of the summer.
Another year without the ailing T in the Park means a second year for TRNSMT. Located in central Glasgow this festival is spread over three days and is aimed at a crowd that like the idea of going home at the end of the day rather than camping.
With problems blighting the old T in the Park festival including its location, travel to and from as well as the unsavoury characters it was attracting that were more interested in fighting, the decision was made to put the festival on hold. In its place, TRNSMT received rave reviews and with another strong line up including the Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher and Arctic Monkeys it will be another great weekend.
Reading & Leeds Festival
The Reading and Leeds festivals who rotate artists on different days is always one of the best UK festivals with an impressive line up.
This year Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings of Leon will be headlining the 3 days but with a number of stages there are some other great bands that will draw a crowd.
The event is hosted over the bank holiday weekend at the end of August and will be located at Little John’s Farm in reading and Bramham Park, Leeds respectively.
With another load of established festivals as well as some great new and boutique festivals there will be countless decisions for you to make. Whether you plan to enjoy the whole festival and camp out or just get a day ticket to see the artists you are keen on will help to sway your decisions.
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