With the closing of the Glastonbury Festival last month, festival season is now in full swing. If you’re still hoping to get to a festival this summer, its not too late to grab a ticket and get your wellies out. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite festivals, from family-friendly to low key chilled events. Just remember to book tickets sooner rather than later to avoid missing out. And don’t forget those festival essentials. To help you, earlier in the year we compiled the ultimate guide for festival goers.
Latitude – THIS WEEKEND
Set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Latitude combines great music from top bands such as The Maccabees with live theatre, comedy events and art performances. Featuring special areas for kids and teens, Latitude is perfect for families. Held at Henham Park this weekend between the 14th-17th July, weekend camping tickets for adults are £205.50 with a reduced price of £140.50 for teens and £8 for children. Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE – but book soon to avoid disappointment. Photo: Latitude Festival
Farmfest - July
Farmfest has a whole host of activities and performances for all ages, from poetry and live comedy to interactive workshops where you can learn to play samba drums or take part in art sessions. Musical performances range from folk to DJ sets, giving an eclectic mix of things to see and do across the weekend.
Taking place at Gilcombe Farm Somerset, between 29th-31st July, Farmfest is one of the cheaper festivals with weekend camping tickets for adults priced at £85 and tickets for teens at £65. Children under 12 go free. Photo: Farmfest
The Big Feastival - August
For foodies and cooking enthusiasts alike, the Big Feastival takes place between 26-28th August at the Cotswold Farm owned by Alex James (of Blur fame).
With live cookery shows from Top Chefs including Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc, cookery tutorials for children and headliners including Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah and The Kaiser Chiefs this festival combines music and food to make for a fantastic weekend. Day and weekend tickets are available, with prices for an adult weekend ticket with camping starting from £174.50. Children under 12 go free. Photo: The Big Feastival
Bestival - September
With an expansive musical line-up, from Fatboy Slim to The Cure and Major Lazer, Bestival is sure to have something to suit everyone. Children aged 12 and under benefit from free entry to the festival, with students paying £180 and teens £120 for weekend tickets. Adult prices for a weekend ticket start from £190. For those on a budget, Bestival offers a weekly payment plan helping you to spread the cost.
Held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, Bestival is one of the last festivals of the year and is the perfect way to end your summer, taking place between the 8th- 11th September. Photo: Bestival