Music Festivals in The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is still one of the best venues in the world to enjoy a summer time music festival. On this page, you will find the lowdown on the UK’s three most popular and well-known mega-gigs.

Bestival

Bestival used to be held on the Isle Of Wight, but is now moving to Dorset. It is known for being relaxed and one of the most appealing things about it is that it is designed for young parents and families who want to listen to some great acts, but also have a great time out in the sun. It has had some incredible acts over its 13 years of existence and continues to attract the top names in entertainment year after year. Bestival is still the number one choice for the UK’s music festival for four days of cracking fun.

Glastonbury

Even those who are not familiar with music festivals will have heard of Glastonbury. This festival has been held in the fields of Somerset. It was first held in 1970 and was called the Pilton Festival and has grown in popularity ever since. Some of the biggest names in music have performed at this festival, with the most famous performance of them all having been given by Led Zeppelin. Every so often, the festival goes offline for a year in order to give the farmland time to recover. Glasto is known for rain and there are hundreds of pop culture images involving people dancing and wrestling, covered in mud from head to toe.

Latitude

This festival is held by a lakeside in the quaint town of Southwold in Suffolk. It is a very relaxed festival and is usually attended by people in their thirties. It is a family friendly venue and apart from music acts, also features theatre and activities for kids. It is also known for the locals’ new tradition of rainbow-dyed sheep for the occasion.

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