A Guide To UK Music FestivalsBy Elysia J
Apr. 15 2019, Published 10:09 p.m. ET
Contrary to popular belief the UK isn’t just telephone boxes and afternoon tea. We have a whole bunch of music festivals, and so far none of the ones on this list have gone Fyre. So if you’re jumping across the pond this summer, here’s a few festivals to choose from.
1) Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury is the big dog. The main event. The UK‘s Coachella, but with more mud. It takes place on Worthy Farm in Somerset (South West England, Countryside). The biggest acts perform from all different genres. This year there’s everyone from UK Grime legend Stormzy, to Hozier, Janet Jackson, to one half of Oasis. The grounds are huge and split into areas for a theatre and circus, the famous Pyramid Stage, to woods and so many other weird additions, check them out here.
2) Download Festival
Don’t rock up to Download expecting Beyonce‘ or your favourite indie band. This one is for rock music, and the heavy stuff at that. Metal, screamo, all of that kind of thing. The side attractions all fit the same kind of vibe, you have a wall of death, a circus of horrors, tattooing, and even the UK air guitar championships. This festival is held in Donnington Park in Derby (in the East Midlands.)
Calling all hippies, stoners, and anyone who’s ever shopped at Goop. Bestival is the place for you. With acts like Beans On Toast, Nina Nesbitt, and Broken Bass Ensemble. The attractions include a spinning disco, poetry, and niche cocktails. Experience it for yourself at Lulworth Estate in Dorset (Southwest England).
4) Wireless Festival
Wireless Festival is the home for all things urban. Rap, Hip-Hop, RnB, and because it’s England, all things Grime. This years line-up brings you Cardi B, Migos, Ella Mai, Tim Westwood and more. This three day festival takes place in Finsbury Park, London (you guys know where London is).