Bored of UK Festivals? Think Again!

5 fabulous gigs not to miss – it's not too late!

Fed up with mainstream festivals? Looking for a break from carbon-copy line-ups? Thankfully, the UK has a fine selection of festivals perfect for intrepid music explorers. From intimate forest wonderlands and funky farms to cool celestial celebrations, this is our pick of the best…

Noisily Festival

Release your inner hippy at this alternative to mainstream festival culture where “underground music thrives and self-expression flourishes”. With its focus on inclusion, the environment, wellness, community and creativity, the holistic environment of Noisily is a great place to reconnect with your mind, body and soul. There’s plenty of music to choose from too – from d&b to dub and folk to techno. Dub pioneer Mad Professor is one of this year’s highlights.

Where:
Coney Woods, Noseley Hall Estate, Leicestershire

 

When:
11 – 14 July

From: 
£145+

Info:
noisilyfestival.com

1/5

Bluedot

Krafwerk’s peerless retro-futurism in a 3D show should catapult Bluedot to the top of your ‘can’t miss’ list alone, while its mix of live science experiments and stargazing elevates this festival to another level. But you don’t need to be an aspiring Brian Cox to enjoy all that Bluedot has to offer. Set under the shadow of the monumental Lovell telescope, you’ll also find immersive artworks, stand-up comedy, moon celebrations and more. Don’t miss New Order, 808 State, Hot Chip and Jon Hopkins.

Where:
Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire

 

When:
18 – 21 July

From: 
£180+ weekend

Info:

discoverthebluedot.com

1/2

Camp Bestival

It’s impossible to tell whether the kids or parents have more fun at this legendary family-friendly event. A jam-packed colourful jamboree, there are plenty or areas for kids of all ages to cavort and explore, plus comedy, theatre shows, wellness sessions and talks – catch DJ Nikki Beatnik and fashion stylist Yvadney Davis discussing their ‘Mums That Rave’ collaboration. Music-wise, we’re gravitating towards Nile Rodgers & Chic, plus DJ sets from legends like Greg Wilson, Grandmaster Flash, A Guy Called Gerald and, of course, festival founder Rob Da Bank.

Where:
Lulworth Castle, Dorset

 

When:
25 – 28 July

From: 
£187.50 weekend

Info:
campbestival.net

1/9

51st State Festival

One for the heads, 51st State has built its reputation by appealing to disco, soulful house and garage lovers. Needless to say, its 5th anniversary edition is bursting with legendary names in the business. Think Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kerri Chandler, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Spen & Karizma, Mood II Swing, Soul Clap, Joey Negro, Todd Edwards and many more, with special live PAs from Julie McKnight, Kele Le Roc and Crystal Waters.

Where:
Trent Park, London

 

When:
3 August

From: 
£25+ 

Info:
51ststatefestival.com

1/6

Moovin Festival

A boutique festival with a big heart, Moovin takes place on an eco-friendly farm where barns become bespoke performance spaces, with seating fashioned from bales of hay. It’s the perfect intimate setting to get your groove on to soul, bass and funk giants like Soul II Soul, Morcheeba, 2manydjs, Big Daddy Kane, Inner City, Lee Scratch Perry, Nightmares on Wax, Horse Meat Disco and the Stanton Warriors. Recalibrate the morning after the night before with gong baths and yoga.

Where:
Whitebottom Farm, Compstall, near Stockport

 

When:
23 – 25 August

From: 
£85+

Info:
moovinfestival.com

 © 2019 by iamcru.com. All rights reserved.

  • Grey SoundCloud Icon
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon