The Most Talked About Festivals This Year: Everything You Need to Know
Festival season is just around the corner now, so if you’re a festival fan, you’re probably on the hunt for all the details on this season’s hottest events and we’re here to help with that.
We’ve done all the hard work for you and got all the details together on this year’s biggest and best festivals. From family friendly to adults only, no matter where or when the festival is being hosted, we’ve got all the information, so carry on reading to get your summer of festival fun planned!
Isle of Wight Festival 2018
The Isle of Wight festival has been a well-loved and highly anticipated event on the island for over 45 years and is returning in 2018 with one of their best lineups of rock and pop music superstars. Children and teen tickets are available, making this appropriate for family members of all ages.
When? – 21st – 24th June 2018
Where? – Seaclose Park, Newport
Who’s It For? – Music Lovers
What’s On? – Music from The Killers, Kasabian, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher and more
How Much? – £209 for a weekend ticket, £145 for islanders, £175 for students, £150 for teens, FREE for children
Camping Available? – all weekend ticket prices include camping, boutique and luxury camping available
A festival that brings the Jurassic coast to life, Bestival is looked forward to by thousands of attendees every year and has something to offer all kinds of festival goers. So, whether you like the music, the activities or simply camping with friends and family, Bestival 2018 is an event to add to your diary.
When? – 2nd – 5th August 2018
Where? – The Lulworth Estate, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast
Who’s It For? – All ages welcome but aimed more towards teens/adults
What’s On? – Music from live DJs, Grace Jones, London Grammar and more. Interactive art area, craft corner, bar and open exercise classes.
How Much? – £170 for adult weekend ticket, £160 for student weekend, £113.50 for teen weekend ticket and free weekend tickets for children under 12
Camping Available? – all weekend tickets include camping, access for campervans available for purchase separately
Camp Bestival 2018
Known as the ‘little sister’ of the Bestival, Camp Bestival is a family orientated Summer festival which has something to please all ages.
When? – 26th – 29th July 2018
Where? – Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Who’s It For? – All Ages
What’s On? – Live music and acts including Simple Minds, Clean Bandit and Tokio Myers. Other activities include live theatre, carnival rides, arts and crafts and plenty of food and drink
How Much? – £197.50 for an adult weekend ticket, £185 student weekend ticket, £125 for a 13-17 year old weekend ticket, £98.75 for a 10-12 year old weekend ticket, £45 for a 5-9 year old weekend ticket, £15 for a weekend ticket for children 4 and under and babies enter for free.
Camping Available? – all weekend tickets include camping, caravan and campervan entrance available as an additional purchase
Download Festival 2018
Infamously nicknamed ‘drownload’ after the rain has put a dampener on the event in the past couple of years, Download festival is an important date in the diary for heavy metal and rock music fans, so it’ll take more than some wet weather to put this event on hold!
When? – 8th – 10th June 2018
Where? – Donnington Park, located close to East Midlands Airport
Who’s It For? – Rock and Heavy Metal Music Lovers
What’s On? – Live music from acts such as Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Veil Brides, You Me at Six, Thunder and more
How Much? – £210 for a 5-night adult ticket, £200 for a 3-night adult ticket
Camping Available? – standard camping, quiet camping and eco-camping options all available
Leeds and Reading Festivals 2018
The biggest weekend of the year for many late teens and young adults, this rock music festival hosts some of the biggest names in the business on its stages and is renowned for being an unforgettable weekend of music, socialising and having fun.
When? – 24th – 26th August 2018
Where? – Bramham Park, Leeds / Richfield Avenue, Reading
Who’s It For? All ages allowed but not recommended for under 13’s, children aged 15 and under must be with an over-18
What’s On? – Live music from Fall Out Boy, The Kooks, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar and more
How Much? – £205 for a weekend ticket, £69.50 for a day ticket, under 13’s enter for free
Camping Available? – camping included with weekend ticket, campervan passes available for purchase separately
Wireless Festival 2018
A big date for the diary for music lovers, Wireless is described as ‘the ultimate summer festival’, so isn’t one to be missed if you’re a big festival fan.
When? – 6th – 8th July 2018
Where? – Finsbury Park, London
Who’s It For? – Aimed towards people 16 and over, however 5-15 year olds can enter accompanied by an over 18
What’s On? – Live music from J. Cole, Post Malone, Mabel, DJ Khaled and more
How Much? – £160 for 3 day weekend ticket, £110 – £117.50 for a two day ticket, £55 – £62 for a one day ticket
Camping Available? – no camping facilities are available at Wireless festival
The Big Feastival 2018
The perfect combination of good music and great food, The Big Feastival is located at the home of Blur bass player Alex James and is always a popular destination for some of the biggest names in music and TV cooking!
When? – 24th – 26th August 2018
Where? – Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds
Who’s It For? – All the Family
What’s On? – Music from Craig David, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit, James Arthur and more. Family activities such as meet Peppa Pig, petting farm and lots of creative workshops. Food and drink available from famous chefs and various stalls and stands.
How Much? – £189.50 for adult camping ticket, £114.50 for teen camping ticket, £47.25 for 12 and under camping ticket
Camping Available? – all weekend tickets include camping, campervan pitching available to purchase separately
The UK is home to hundreds of different festivals every year and 2018 is no different. Whether you’re looking for the perfect family adventure or a weekend away with friends, we’re sure we’ve covered a festival that will suit you!
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