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Best Festivals

Sian Pilkington

Sian Pilkington



Now that the winter blues have been beaten, it’s time to start planning your festival schedule. Whether you’re a book worm or a dancing queen, we’ve selected some of the best UK festivals to suit everyone from those with little ones to fitness fanatics, take a look at our festival bucket list…


Port Eliot

Port Eliot
26th – 29th July | St. Germans, Cornwall

A festival of the creative arts, for all the family. With a huge diversity of entertainment on offer, encompassing music, literature, poetry, comedy, film and art. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage, canoeing on the river, catching an intimate gig in the church, watching a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dancing ‘till the wee hours in the Boogie Round – their little corner of Cornwall is your home for the weekend.


© Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
3rd – 27th August | Edinburgh, Scotland

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.


Wilderness Festival

2nd – 5th August | Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Wilderness Festival draws thousands of revellers to Oxfordshire every year. Based at Cornbury Park the creators of the event intend for your time in the “Wilderness to be treasured, with what you feel and experience lasting forever”. The four-day festival features everything from artists like Bastille and Nile Rogers to fly fishing and wood-fired hot tubs. There is something to entice everyone.


Soul Circus Festival

Soul Circus
17th – 19th August | Elmore, The Cotswolds

The wellness festival industry is bigger than ever, this season, rather than healing a hangover, schedule your Zen fix and spend time relaxing, restoring and re-charging mind, body and spirit at the third Soul Circus yoga and wellness festival. Taking place in the beautiful Cotswolds from 17-19 August, and with a carefully curated collection of cool collaborators, the holistic event is destined to draw a big crowd!


Festival No 6

Festival No6
6th – 9th September | Portmeirion, Wales

Festival No.6 is a multi award-winning music, arts and culture festival, located on the magical coast of Wales in Portmeirion. Compromising of an eclectic mix of iconic and up and coming artists alongside experiences and activities for all the family. Set amongst a Grade II-listed village, the festival grounds are surrounded by striking architecture, fairy-tale forests and picturesque woodlands. “A completely new type of festival, in the most stunning setting in the world.”


Love Supreme Festival

Love Supreme
29th June – 1st July | Glynde, Near Lewes, East Sussex

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is a 3 day Greenfield jazz festival held in the first weekend of July in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in South Downs, East Sussex. DJs and club nights, talks and lectures, panels, classic album playbacks, films, dance classes, kids areas, VIP experiences, camping, and fairground… it’s an immersive musical weekend which has quickly built a loyal and dedicated following.


Green Man Festival

Green Man
16th – 19th August | Brecon Beacons, Wales

Nestled within the majestic Brecon Beacons, Green Man is an independent music and arts festival promoting good music, good times and good causes. Green Man is ethically-minded with no corporate sponsors, no advertising and no VIP areas – more of a party in a field with friends and family.


Hay Festival

Hay Festival
24th May – 3rd June | Hay on Wye, Wales

Featuring over 600 of the world’s greatest writers, global policy makers, pioneers and innovators in 800 events across 11 days, the festival showcases the latest ideas in the arts, sciences and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music, comedy and entertainment for all ages. A galaxy of literary stars gather to launch new work, while the biggest ever HAYDAYS and #HAYYA programmes give young readers the opportunity to meet their heroes and get creative.

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