With festival season now in full swing we thought we'd send
an update of all the great festivals we have on sale. Read on for some of
our top recommendations - including something for everyone and a couple of
events coming up this very weekend - and search WeGotFestivals to see everything else coming up over
the summer months...
Standon Lordship on 3rd to 5th August tickets/info
One of the best-value festivals out there, Standon Calling
is a three day party with musical icons, breakthrough acts, a swimming
pool, themed fancy dress, an on-site nightclub with a 6am licence, bars
that never seem to close, roaming interactive theatre and much more
besides. Headlining are Fat Freddy's Drop, Death in Vegas and Beardyman,
while elsewhere on the bill !!! (Chk Chk Chk) play their only UK festival
this summer with support from Crazy P, Willy Mason, Field Music, Dub
Pistols, King Charles, Casiokids, Trojan Sound System, The Nextmen and Greg
Wilson. Many more acts to be announced.
No Direction Home
Nottinghamshire Welbeck Abbey on 8th to 10th June tickets/info
No Direction Home - from the team behind End of the Road - debuts at
Welbeck Abbey in Sherwood Forest this weekend. The amazing line-up includes
Richard Hawley, Django Django, Gruff Rhys, Veronica Falls, Beth Jeans
Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Andrew Bird, Dirty Three, Slow Club,
Spectrals, The Low Anthem and more. Whet your appetite with our playlist of the best acts on the bill.
London Shoreditch Park on 31st August tickets/info
Run by the same people as the excellent Field Day festival
and pitched uniquely - and exclusively - at 14-17 year olds, Underage
Festival is a bit of a special event and one we're delighted to be selling
for. We're even more delighted because the initial line-up announcement is
very impressive, including Dry The River, Fixers, Iceage, Maverick Sabre,
Pulled Apart By Horses, Rustie, Spector, and Summer Camp.
Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia on 6th to 9th September tickets/info
Dimensions is an underground electronic music festival held
at Fort Punta Christo, the legendary site where Outlook Festival takes
place. Perhaps one of the most amazing festival locations in the world,
Dimensions will be held within the fort's grounds and features the best
underground sounds in electronic dance floor music from across the globe
including Little Dragon, Ben Klock, Four Tet (live), Moodymann, Mount
Kimbie, Todd Terje, Portico Quartet, Joy Orbison, Gold Panda, Kyle Hall and
many more. Sounds good, huh? We were so excited we made a playlist - listen here.
Guildford Stoke Park on 13th to 15th July tickets/info
Twice nominated for the best medium sized festival at the UK
Festival Awards, Guilfest is one of the best independent music and arts
festivals on the calendar. An eclectic and impressive line-up includes Ash,
Olly Murs, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Tulisa, Gary
Numan, The Buzzcocks, Tim Minchin, Nouvelle Vague, Cher Lloyd and many
Greenwich Comedy Festival
London The Old Royal Naval College on 13th to 20th July tickets/info
London's favourite comedy extravaganza is back, jumping
forward a few months to be part of the brand new Greenwich Summer Festival.
Among the genuiine comedy greats playing over the week long event are:
Dylan Moran, Stephen K. Amos, Jerry Sadowitz, Rich Hall, Mark Watson, Isy
Suttie, Reginald D. Hunter, Sean Lock, and Mock The Week's topical funnyman
La Route Du Rock
St Malo, France on 10th to 12th August tickets/info
Held in and around the beautiful walled seaside city of St.
Malo, on Brittany's Emerald Coast, La Route Du Rock always has a great
international bill of established and up-and-coming bands.- with the likes
of Battles, Sonic Youth, Portishead, PJ Harvey, The Cure, Sigur Ros,
Foals, The National, My Bloody Valentine, Deerhunter, and Grizzly Bear
playing in recent years. With a beach stage in the daytime and a
spectacular castle stage by night, La Route Du Rock mixes amazing line-ups
with a truly stunning setting. This year's line-up is still largely
unannounced but The XX, Spiritualized, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, and
Colin Stetson are already confirmed.
Cheltenham Racecourse on 8th to 10th June tickets/info
Now in its 7th year and established as one of the UK's top family events,
Wychwood Festival - taking place this coming weekend - will feature the
likes of James, Bellowhead, The Damned, Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends and
Duke Special. Other acts on the bill include comedy great Robin Ince and Mr
Nice (aka Howard Marks).
Nottinghamshire The County Showground on 5th to 8th
With over fifty top class artists from across the globe
performing a wide variety of Anglo-American music that is sure to suit the
majority's taste in music genres, there are five stages of virtually
non-stop live music plus dance floors indoors and outdoors to please the
many dancers that support the festival. As always, a huge display of great
American automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and RVs dating from the early
1900s to the present will be in attendance from all parts of the UK and the
rest of Europe.
Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Usk, Monmouthshire on 10th to 12th August tickets/info
Croissant Neuf Summer Party won an award at last year's People and
Environment Achievement award making it Britain's undisputed Greenest
Festival. A combination of the picturesque location, great activities for
kids, top quality food and drink, endless opportunities for music, dancing
and theatre has led Croissant Neuf to gain a reputation as one of the best
family orientated festivals in the UK.
The Soundwave Festival - Croatia
The Garden, Tisno, Croatia on 19th to 23rd July tickets/info
One of the best festivals of the last couple of summers returns bigger and
better in 2012 - at a new location, at the beatiful Garden in Tisno. The
Guardian described the festival as having "all the quirks of a
Bestival but in a far more beautiful, and sunny setting". Confirmed
acts so far include De La Soul, Fink, DJ Yoda, Plaid, Ghostpoet, DJ
Kentaro, Craig Charles, Submotion Orchestra and loads more.
Rock and Bike
Derby Elvaston Castle Showground from 12th to 15th July tickets/info
A fixture on the calendar of motorcycle and live music
enthusiasts, Rock and Bike Festival takes place in the beautiful and
historic grounds of Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire. The line-up features some
great acts with headliners including: The Sweet, Pendulum DJ Set, The
Quireboys, and Toyah Willcox. On top of that, there are top quality
tributes to some of rock music's greats, and displays from MCW
Wrestling, Black Pig Shimmy Dancers, Large Custom Motorcycle and Trike Show
and a Tattoo Competition.
Art in Action
Oxfordshire Waterperry House on 19th to 22nd July tickets/info
Every July over 4 days, 25,000 visitors flock to see over
400 artists, craftsmen, performers, musicians, teachers and lecturers come
together in the grounds of Waterperry House, Oxfordshire to demonstrate
their skills and love of art. Visitors can observe artists creating
sculpture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more. They can listen to live
music, watch performing arts from around the world, hear lecturers expound
on their chosen subject and learn from the teachers in the hugely popular
Stop Making Sense
The Garden, Tisno, Croatia on 2nd to 6th August tickets/info
SMS is an international music festival with an irreverently independent
vibe that showcases top quality dance music, live acts and internationally
acclaimed DJs both in the sunshine and under the stars. The 2012 line-up brings
together the cream of dance music talent for five nights of partying by the
sea - acts playing include Lil' Louis, Benja B & Mc Judah, Ron Trent
& Chez Damier, Move D, A Skillz, Adrian Sherwood and more.
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