With Glastonbury taking a year off for 2018 it’s a great time to explore some of the amazing smaller festivals the UK has to offer- from reggae and dance to book and food festivals, there’s something for everyone. we’ve put together some of our favourites:
Where: Portmeiron, Wales
When: 6th-9th September, 2018
What: This multi award-winning music, arts and culture festival takes place in a picturesque village on the coast of Wales and is suitable for all the family.
Where: Lulworth, Dorset
When: 26th-29th May, 2018
What: The perfect family festival; Camp Bestival is the calmer little brother to Bestival and brings together music, comedy, theatre, rides and of course, the beach.
We Are Fstvl
Where: Upminster, Essex
When: 25-17th May, 2018
What: We are Fstvl brings together big names in the dance, house, techno and drum & bass scenes for a party like no other; if you like your festivals like an open air night club then this is the place for you.
Where: Hay-on-wye, Wales
When: 24th May-3rd June, 2018
What: The Hay literary festival brings book lovers from across the UK to a small town in wales to read, discover, shop and immerse themselves in the world of books.
Where: Gunnersbury Park, London
When: 13th-14th July, 2018
What: This festival started as a club night, organised by Groove Armada and has since grown into a sprawling dance festival in the heart of London.
Victorious Festival 2018
Where: Southsea, Portsmouth
When: 24-26th August, 2018
What: Victorious Festival attracts some big names in music for its size- with Prodigy, Paul Weller, The Libertines, Paloma Faith and Years & Years on this years line up, it’s one to look out for.
The Green Gathering
Where: Chepstow, Wales
When: 2nd-5th August
What: The Green Gathering is four days of low impact living in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with every nook and corner bursting with creativity.
Where: Charlbury, Oxfordshire
When: 2nd-5th August
What: Wilderness Festival brings together- music, theatre and arts, talks and debates, workshops, and food and drink in a perfect family friendly weekend in a beautiful park in Oxfordshire.
Where: Truro, Cornwall
When: 13th-15th July
What: Celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, this festival is the perfect feel good, family friendly get away.
Where: Regents Park, London
When: 13th-17th June
What: Taste brings together culinary delights from across the UK to the biggest food festival of the year; with a selection of world class chefs serving up their favourite dishes, workshops on everything from cocktail shaking to wine tasting to urban farming if you’re a foodie then this is the place for you.