Festivals you HAVE to go to

Currently, festival line up announcements are being churned out by the dozen. I thought I would round up my favourite festival lineups for you if you were thinking of going to any this summer.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Exeter
Dates: 28th, 29th May
Headliners: Coldplay
Acts worth watching: Bring me the horizon, Ellie Goulding
Not much information has come out about this festival yet, but if you didn’t manage to get tickets to Glasto when tickets came out about 2 million years ago, this could be the one for you, as Coldplay are the headline act. This festival is absolutely free, though getting tickets is incredibly hard, but the full line up is likely to be great, so keep your eyes peeled for tickets.

Isle of Wight Festival
Dates: 9th-12th June
Headliners: Queen+Adam Lambert, Stereophonics, Faithless
Acts worth watching: Iggy Pop, Gabrille Aplin
In terms of talent, this festival is going to have bucket loads this year. Adam Lambert and Queen work so well together, this headliner is not one to be missed. Featuring some old school classics like Adam Ant and Iggy Pop, if you like older music, this is your festival.

Hyde Park BST
Dates: 2nd, 8th and 9th of July
Headliners: Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Take That
Acts worth watching: Wolf Alice, Ella Eyre
BST is actually a day festival with three separate headliners. Personally, I would want to see Florence and the Machine, but if you are more into pop music, the date with Take That also features Olly Murs, among others. If you do not like the thought of camping overnight at a festival, this would be a great alternative.

T in the Park
Dates: 8th-10th July
Headliners: Stone Roses, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Acts worth watching: Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Last Shadow Puppets.
The line up for this festival is effectively like Reading and Leeds, but more. There is a mix of pop with Calvin Harris and Tinie Temper, but of course there are some real rock names as well. Additionally, Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane’s band is performing, and I personally think they will be outstanding live.

Reading and Leeds Festival
Dates: 26th-28th August
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure
Acts worth watching: Imagine Dragons, the 1975, Twenty One Pilots
I want to go to Reading SO BADLY. The line up this year is, in my opinion, incredible. They are announcing two more big acts for the festival, so things can only really get better. This is definitely one to put in the diary.

There are my top festival picks, I hope you enjoyed. My next post will be on Saturday, so check back then.



  1. northwoodmusic · April 24, 2016

    I’ve got tickets to see Kendrick and Florence at BST. It should be amazing


    • Phoebe · April 24, 2016

      Ah I’m jealous! I’m seeing the Chili Peppers at Reading and I’m so buzzing for it

      Liked by 1 person

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