It’s what the summer is made for – sunburn, cheap tents, vast quantities of alcohol, and most of all, ace music!
Festivals are God’s apology for making us trudge through snow and slush for several months and, in the company of mates who mean the world to you, there is the potential to have the time of your lives.
But with so many around it’s hard to pin down the perfect one, especially if you want to avoid the mainstream behemoths (yup we’re looking at you ‘Glasto’).
Fear not though party people because Eevee has been on the case, here highlighting the seven bestest festies around for the summer of ’14.
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Where – Glanusk Park in Crickhowell, mid-Wales
When – 14th – 17th Aug
Why – Set in the breathtaking Black Mountains of Wales this is a truly chilled out and lovely affair in the company of chilled out, lovely people. Oh and they’ve snagged the majestic Neutral Milk Hotel as headliners!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/greenmanfestival
Where – Liverpool
When – 1st – 3rd May
Why – The largest metropolitan music and arts festival in the UK, playing host to over 360 artists in 25 venues across the city.
Info – http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/liverpoolsoundcity
Bingley Music Live 2014
Where – Bingley, West Yorkshire
When – 29th – 31st Aug
Why – Bingley is quickly establishing a reputation amongst festival afficionados as a great weekend. That standing is only set to improve further this year with a stellar line up.
Info – http://www.bingleymusiclive.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bingleymusiclive
Where – Wrexham
When – 23rd – 26th Apr
Why – A celebration of fantastic and vibrant music spread right across the town. There’s also some intriguing guests for their interactive events including former Creation boss Alan McGee.
Info – http://www.focuswales.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/focuswales
Scooter and Ska Fest Weekender
Where – Wellingborough
When – 13th – 15th June
Why – Because Brighton is so 19-whatever.
Info – http://www.thefestivalcalendar.co.uk/festivals/Scooter_amp_Ska_Fest_Weekender_2014
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BackWithMods
Acoustic Festival Of Britain
Where – Staffordshire Racecourse
When – May 30th – 1st June
Why – Unplugged heaven with a cracking line-up that includes Steve ‘Cockney Rebel’ Harley, Fairport Convention, Seth Lakeman, and err Matt Cardle.
Info – http://www.acousticfestival.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AcousticFestival