Festival season has begun across the pond, but I really think British do it best. Here's a summary of the biggest and best music festivals to help you guys decide where to go camp this year!
Reading and Leeds
This is the one for me. I went last year & I can honestly say it was the best 5 days of my life. The music is so diverse, I think anyone with any taste can go and still have an amazing time. This years headliners are Metallica, Mumford & Sons, The Libertines. With music from BMTH, Alt-J, Royal Blood, Kendrick Lamar and Bastille also playing the main stage. Babymetal will also be playing their first ever UK festival; who I think will put on an interesting show.
The NME stage also looks amazing to me; LimpBizkit, Swim Deep, Twin Atlantic, Wolf Alice, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Deadmau5, Years & Years, are a few of the people playing. With a closing set from Knife Party. The Dance Stage, The Pit, Festival Republic Stage and the 1xtra Stage all have some great musicians on the line up, and are great for hearing new music and bands you may not originally think to listen to.
I'm biased, but RandL is definitely one of the front running festivals in Britain at the moment.
'The UK's premier Rock festival' pretty much sums it up. It is hardcore and is what festivals are truly about. With 4 stages, Slipknot, Muse and Kiss are headlining this year. Other big names include Motley Crue, A Day To Remember, Rise Against, Marilyn Manson, Fightstar, Enter Shikari and Dragonforce (who even my own mother enjoys listening to).
It's definitely aimed at a certain taste, so you know you can make friends easily, as you know everyone there appreciates good quality rock music.
Held in my home county, this was the first festival I went to and I'm glad it was! It's a lot more chill, with a big focus on people of any age going, including children, with family camping. It's also got so much more than just music; it has poetry, comedy, loads of artsy bits to see and do. Because of where it is held it has such a cool, indie vibe - there a raves in the woods each night, a cool lake stage, and pink sheep grazing between the camp site and arena area. There's a couple of similar name playing as R&L's; and also Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, La Roux and loads more. Personally I really recommend Latitude for first timers (and everyone else) cause it's such a hippy relaxed vibe.
The Kim K of festivals, everyone has heard of this one and the controversy it causes. It lives up to it's reputation every time, with incredible (and slightly unexpected) names. From Lionel Richie to Foo Fighters to Kanye West; it's kind of random. But a festival everyone should attend once in their life, or so I think. There's not too much to say about Glastonbury really because it is so huge that I don't really need to tell you anything about it. This is one for the cool kids though.
Held in Cornwall, it is the 'home of surfing and music'. Raleigh Ritchie, Bastille, Duke Demont, Rudimental and Seasick Steve are but a few playing over the weekend. Different to the rest, there's surfing during the day and music in the night, which sounds amazing to me. And if you're in such a beautiful place such as Cornwall you really can't not have a great time. They also hold after parties in Newquay until the sun comes up to keep you going all day long. This is one I've been wanting to go to for a long time!
These are a few of what Britain has to offer, but Festival Calender has a massive list of what else is going on over the next few months! Book your tickets soon guys, otherwise you might regret it!