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12 We Love… UK Summer Festivals

by Catherine O'Dolan on 06/07/2015

Dance and dine by day before bedtime stories by the camp fire and sweet slumbers under a starry sky: the new breed of festivals has everything you need for the whole family to have a field day!

  1. Wychwood Festival May 29–31 Cheltenham Racecourse plays host a pedigree event with over 100 acts across four stages.
  2. Eden Festival 11–14 June Vibrant independent boutique festival showcasing young up-and-coming musical talent, as well as more established artists, set in the stunning Raehills Meadows of Dumfries and Galloway.
  3. Blissfields July 2–4 Sublime shenanigans filled with music, art and wonder in a pretty tree-lined wilderness.
  4. The Original Cornbury Festival July 10–12 ‘Poshstock’ is a quintessentially British affair with an eccentric village fete feel.
  5. Larmer Tree Festival July 14–19 Party and play among the peacocks as the festival favourite celebrates its 25 anniversary.
  6. Latitude July 16–19 The Queen of the Arts festivals is cool, liberal and artistic with the cream of musical and comedy talent. 
  7. Womad July 24–26 World Of Music Arts and Dance is the original and biggest celebration of music, arts, food and dance from across the globe.
  8. Camp Bestival July 30–August 3 Bestival’s little sister is a rockin’ affair for tiddlers, toddlers, teen and their grown-ups.
  9. Wilderness August 6–9 Relax and rejuventate body and soul in the ancient landscape of the parkland of the Cornbury Estate in the Cotswolds. 
  10. Just So Festival August 21–23 The perfect taster for rookie festival goers, Just So is the perfect choice for preschool party people.
  11. The Big Feastival August 28–30 Jamie Oliver and Alex James promise a final pre-back-to-school blowout with foodie feasts and fab music.
  12. Off The Tracks Summer Festival September 4–6 Set within the historic grounds of Donnington Park, Off The Tracks is compact in size but big on family-friendly fun.

* Need more insider info to help you make the most of your festival revelry? Check out our Time to… Head to a Festival feature for all the been-there, done-that survival tips you need!

1. Wychwood May 29–31
2. Eden Festival June 11–14
3. Blissfields Festival July 2–4
4. The Original Cornbury Festival July 10–12
5. Larmer Tree Festival July 14–19
6. Latitude July 16–19
7. WOMAD July 24–26
8. Camp Bestival July 30–August 3
9. Wilderness Festival August 6–9
11. The Big Feastival August 28–30
10. Just So Festival August 21–23
12. Off The Tracks September 4–6

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