2015 Festival Guide
There’s loads of festivals happening all across the country this summer, so we have picked our favourites to help you decide where you’re going to pitch your tent.
The Hippie Festival
Isle of Wight Festival . Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight.
11-14 June 2015
Headliners: The Prodigy, The Black Keys
The first Isle of Wight festival took place on 31st August – 1st September 1968 and featured the likes of T- Rex and Fairport Convention. The 1970 Isle of Wight festival was a five day marathon featuring The Doors, Hawkwind and Joan Baez. Jimi Hendrix also played at the festival in 1970 just weeks before his untimely death. At the height of the flower-power era, hundreds of thousands of music fans came from all over the world to chill out in the fields of the Isle of Wight.
The Rock Festival
Download, Donington Park, Castle Donnington, Derby.
12-14 June 2015
Headliners:Slipknot, Muse, Kiss
Rock and metal fest. 3 days of axe wielding mayhem. Two outdoor stages and a chill out area in the woods! It has big names and plenty of sweat, beer and leather. Hear those Marshall amps turned up to 11!
The Scottish Festival
T in the Park. Strathallan Castle, Strathallan.
10-12 July 2015
Headliners: Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Fatboy Slim, The Libertines, The Script, Noel Gallagher, The Prodigy
Nine stages in the arena (plus four in the campsite!), across three days of festival entertainment, means a choice of up to 180 artists across a packed weekend. The biggest party in Scotland!
The Big One
Glastonbury. Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
24-28 June 2015
Headliners: Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who
There are over 100 different stages at Glastonbury, so not only are attendees spoiled for choice, but they’ll also often have to make tough choices about who to see and who to miss. Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who top this year’s bill, and other acts include everyone from FKA Twigs and Jamie XX to Mark Ronson and Kate Tempest. And then there’s the Sunday afternoon legend slot, filled this year by Lionel Richie.