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We have compiled what is probably the largest single listings guide of festivals that you will find anywhere.
This is where you will find the latest news and posts from all the festivals we follow.
Look for a festival in your part of the world… or scroll down for our featured events this month… or the full list!
25mar12:30 pm10:00 pmThat\'s What You Get Festival 2! - First Announcement Coming SoonClwb Ifor Bach
27marAll Day30UK International Audio Drama Festival 2023Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, Canterbury
NO FESTIVAL LEFT BEHIND
No festival is too small so we list them all – and love them all
From huge international events showcasing the planet’s biggest stars to small one-day events in tiny spaces where grass-roots performers play to small but appreciative audiences – we believe every festival deserves to be celebrated and recognised…
All the latest news and posts from scores of festivals…
Festival and Events UK news: 10th Morley Beer Festival taking place over the 3 day Easter weekend 7/8/9th April. A choice of 50 a…
Latest update from Festival and Events UK 10th Morley Beer Festival taking place over the 3 day Easter weekend 7/8/9th April. A choice of 50 ales and ciders along with[…]Read more
Carfest news: We’re counting down the days to The Big Early hosted by Costa Coffee! If you…
Latest update from Carfest We’re counting down the days to The Big Early hosted by Costa Coffee! 🎶 If you’ve never been before, this is what you’ll be missing: 📚[…]Read more
REDDIT FESTIVAL NEWS Some Kind of Jam 17, April 27-30, PA ( www.jibberjazz.com)
Some Kind of Jam 17, April 27-30, PA ( http://www.jibberjazz.com) View Reddit by jibberjazz – View Source Some Kind of Jam 17, April 27-30, PA ( http://www.jibberjazz.com) from festivals jibberjazzRead more
ArcTanGent news: // ATG head honch James Scarlett loved so many albums last year, he’s only just …
Latest update from ArcTangent: ⚡️// ATG head honch James Scarlett loved so many albums last year, he’s only just compiled his top 50! How many of these were in your[…]Read more
Camp Bestival news: Want to join us for a day at Camp Bestival Dorset? Due to huge demand, we’re re…
Latest update from Camp Bestival Want to join us for a day at Camp Bestival Dorset? 💫 Due to huge demand, we’re releasing Day Tickets earlier than usual, giving you[…]Read more
Latitude festival news : We have an exciting announcement coming your way very soon Check back here tomo…
Latest Festival Flyer update from Latitude Festival Latitude Festival Source We have an exciting announcement coming your way very soon 👀 Check back here tomorrow ⏳Read more
Eastern Electrics news : February – March has been a busy period for our EE’23 lineup and stage hosts 8 …
Latest Festival Flyer update from Eastern Electrics February – March has been a busy period for our EE’23 lineup and stage hosts 🏃💨 8 huge new releases from ARTBAT, Fideles,[…]Read more
TRAMLINES news: We’re over the moon to share the 2023 Apply to Play Panel with you lot We’ll be…
Latest update from Tramlines We’re over the moon to share the 2023 Apply to Play Panel with you lot 🔥 We’ll be joined by Radio X host John Kennedy to[…]Read more
Truck Festival news: Ticket Warning We’ve done the maths… Tier 4 is going to sell out v soon. Onc…
Latest update from Truck Festival ⚠️ Ticket Warning ⚠️ We’ve done the maths… Tier 4 is going to sell out v soon. Once we hit Tier 5, there will only[…]Read more
By The Sea Festival news: Tickets are almost sold out for synth pop superstars The Human League with 90% sold! Enjoy iconic h…
Latest update from By The Sea Festival Tickets are almost sold out for synth pop superstars The Human League with 90% sold! 🚨 Enjoy iconic hits including Don’t You Want[…]Read more
Greenbelt news : To close our Friday mainstage music bill at our 50th festival, we’re humbled to …
Latest Festival Flyer update from Greenbelt To close our Friday mainstage music bill at our 50th festival, we’re humbled to welcome back our Ukrainian friends, the brilliant Balaklava Blues. Given[…]Read more
Africa Oye Festival news: INTRODUCING OUR FIRST WAVE OF ACTS!…
Latest update from Africa Oye Festival INTRODUCING OUR FIRST WAVE OF ACTS! Ghanian highlife stars, The Band FRA FRA!’s energetic performance and infectious grooves are sure to get Liverpool audiences[…]Read more
A few things we love about festivals…
What makes a great festival? With so many shapes and sizes out there that’s not an easy question to answer – but here’s what we think…
It’s all too easy to just book big names and established acts – but a truly great festival takes risks and scours the horizon for new and emerging performers who may have the talent to be the next generation of top stars.
VALUE FOR MONEY
We know it’s not cheap to stage a great festival, so ticket prices have to reflect this. But festivals need to get their pricing right and also be aware of how much they are charging for food and drink over the event, and how much of an impact this has on the overall experience.
Going to a festival shouldn’t be a passive experience – it should be immersive and give you the chance to be a part of the action. Festivals that find ways for their audiences to engage with the performance will always find that more people come back year after year.
How clean are your festival toilets and how many water points do you have in your campsite? How well briefed are your stewards and how friendly are your security staff? Is signage clear and is your program easy to read and understand? Get these thimngs right and you’ll win a lot of friends.
Beautiful Days – a true festival family
Created by the Levellers, a band who epitomise the free spirited philosophy of festivals in their 90s heyday, Beautiful Days ticks al the boxes…
every year provides audiences with a fantastically curated and eclectic mix of music, theatre and comedy, with careful thought given to the tastes of the crowd but a willingness to try out new things.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Ticket prices are sensibly set, and on site food and drink prices are extremely fair.
Clean enough to eat your dinner in – say no more.
STAFF WHO CARE
Many of the stewards and security staff are as much regulars as the fans who come back year after year. They know the festival and they interact with guests in the best way possible.
More than just an ego trip… Mik Artistik
Whilst festivals have a duty to get things right, performers also need to think about how they package themselves for a festival crowd – and there is probably no better example of this than Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip.
Mik Artistik’s songs are far from formulaic. With subject matter ranging from plastic garden ornaments to leaves stuck under windscreen wipers his themes are heartfelt and obscure in equal measure…and the crowd loves him for it.
In the manner of a great stand-up comic, Mik reads his audiences like a book and seaks directly to them at every chance he gets – and in so doing wins new fans with every show.
At Glastonbury 2019 Mik put in at least 11 performances over the weekend (we lost count at that point) – ensuring that as many people as possible got to see himm at least once…
There is a sense of fun at every Mik Artistik gig you ever see – but behind that fun is a serious side… the spirit of a man who is fully committed to his craft and puts every ounce of energy into even the smallest show.
Festival acts we love
What makes a great festival performance? For us it’s the ability to catch and hold the attention of a passing crowd…so here are just a few of our favourite acts who have what it takes to make your festival a memorable affair…
Blistering indie rock
Beans on Toast
Funke and the Two Tone Baby
A one man band with bells on
Mesmerising and passionate
Pete Bentham and ther Dinner Ladies
Pure roots funk
The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican
To know them is to love them
Here are a few of our favourite stalls from around the festival circuitFull trader listings
Although festival t-shirts are all well and good, most of the best clothes we’ve ever bought from festivals have been from vintage and charity shops. Oxfam often have some great and stylish bargains – but get in quick.
It’s simple and unpretentious, but filling, delicious and great value. The portions served up by the Roaming Rotisserie team always have us coming back for more – like Depeche Mode samg, we just can’t get enough!
The Really Good Bar Co bring a Real Ale selection to festivals – ranging from a small two-cask stillage on the back bar to racking and refrigeration for up to 100 casks. They source all the beers direct from local breweries.
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