Music Festivals in the UK
As well as the more obvious festivals like ‘V’ and Glastonbury there are a number of fantastic events happening around the country.
Here are a few more Festival suggestions for summer 2010.
Endorse it in Dorset Festival is held between the 6th and 8th of august on the A354 between Salisbury and Blandford. This festival is fantastic value and boasts 5 stages.
The Desmond Dekker Stage.
A Great mix of music with Eat Static, Subhumans, Vice Squad, N.U.M.B, City Stereo and Metropolise on the Friday (more to be confirmed) and Subgiant, The Damned, (not to be missed!), Pronghorn, Symarip. Urban Voodoo Machine, Curst Sons, Scubaroots, Inner Terrestrials. El Goodo and The Mopes all hitting the stage on Saturday.
On Sunday you can see Pauline Black (ex-Selecter), Spunge, Macka B, Credit To The Nation, Dubmatrix, Rhythmites, Lovegrocer and The Family Again more to be confirmed.
Other stages include The Wild Cat Stage, Wig-on Casino, Rock the Bus Bar Stage, The Purple Purge stage and Dance Tent incorporating everything from Roots Reggae and Dub to Punk Karaoke and Blues.
Endorse it is family friendly with a pirate themed kids area. Also on offer are lots of arts and crafts plus storytellers, breakdance workshop, freaky science workshop and fairground rides. Don’t miss Scrumpy Sunday encompassing all things West Country!
Creamfields is aimed at electronic/dance music fan and is the UK’s no1 dance festival taking place over 2 days. Creamfields has been voted Festival Award Winner for 2009.
It is situated in Daresbury, Cheshire between Liverpool and Manchester. With over 130 acts, (too many to list here, see the Creamfields website), you are guaranteed something to make you move your feet BUT it is strictly over 18’s and photo I.D. may be asked for. 28th & 29th August 2010
On Thursday September the 9th The Isle of White will come alive with The Cuban Brothers host the main stage and will introduce you to The xx, Dizzee Rascal, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Flaming Lips, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fever Ray, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Rolf Harris, and Marc Almond and that’s just for starters! The Acts list is fantastic!
As well as the main stage there will be at least 10 other arenas! Stand out areas for me are the hand stitched Bollywood Bar, Black Dahlia Cocktail Lounge and Time for Tease, a mixture of afternoon tea and burlesque!!!! My word, whatever next!!
Bestival has a wealth of attractions to suite all comers and takes place between 9th and 12th September 2010 on the Isle of White Camper vans are very welcome although subject to an additional charge.
Right if I think of anymore I will be back!