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.

einsteins garden credit Catherine Farmer

Green Man

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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!

Info –http://www.greenman.net/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/greenmanfestival

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Sound City

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

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Indietracks

Where – Ripley, Derbyshire
When – 25th – 27th July
Why – Here’s what we had to say about last year’s Indietracks
Info – http://www.indietracks.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/indietracks

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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

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Focus Wales

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

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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

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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