With the festival season fast approaching, if you’re anything like us, you’ll have already had a few of those cider-infused park chats, y’know – the ones that start with “so, which festivals are you off to then?”
Cast your minds back, if you will. Look back across the last few years of your festival experiences, which ones stand out and why? Was it that one where you did that thing for the first time, the one where you roadtripped through the night, the one where you saw that band and it was an unforgettably electrifying experience?
That’s what we’ve collected for you in this year’s Festival Guide: our take on this summer’s best festivals, from day events in the heart of British cities to month-long mashups in rural Ukraine. We’ve packed out this year’s Guide to make it your passport to a summer of fun, so stick it in your back pocket for those park chats, and don’t take it out until the Autumn’s cold winds blow.
We chat with the band of the season, Metronomy, about their blissed-out new record The English Riviera,the dark underbelly of seaside life and their highlights of the festival season.
HUW STEPHENS x MELVIN BENN
The music gurus tell all about the trials and tribulations of organising a top-draw festival, as well as their bands to watch out for this summer.
The celebrity chef gives us her lowdown on festival food and where the best grub is at.
FIERCE SUMMER COLOUR
Bright dresses and a playful attitude are the name of the game this summer in our fashion shoot.
CRUCIAL CAMPING KIT
Everything you’ll need for a the upcoming frolics, from exciting accessories to gorgeous garms.
SEVEN BANDS TO WATCH
We’ve scoured the season for seven magnificent musical groups to pleasure your ears
WIN FESTIVAL TICKETS
Fancy some free festival tickets? We’ve tickets galore up for grabs!
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