Four Music Festivals I Need To Visit

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Every year since 2008 I’ve been to at least one festival with some year’s seeing my visit up to eight of them from May to September. This year was a little odd for me as I did three but they were over by the second weekend of June which left me itching for more music. I find that not as many bands tour over the summer time which means my live music consumption tends to go down. Over the year’s I’ve been to 5 different UK day festivals, 5 UK camping festivals and 3 festivals outside the UK but there’s still so much more to experience. Here are four festivals which I really want to go to.

Isle of Wight Festival

I’ve never even been to the Isle of Wight never mind ventured to the festival but it always looks like such a nice lineup with a mixture of acts playing across dance, indie, and pop. In my mind, it’s the closest to a mini Glastonbury you can get with the type of music, the dressing up vibe and the mixture of people who seem to go. I’m not as fussed on the headliners this year – David Guetta, Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart – but it’s usually pretty great.

Sziget Festival

Sziget is not only located in one of my favourite European cities, Budapest but it’s also one of those festivals with such a mixture of music one year both Bring Me The Horizon and Rihanna played! The festival is located on an island in the middle of the Danube river which runs down the middle of Budapest meaning you’re so close to the main city but also in your own little world. The festival has a mini cruise where you can see the city lounging on bean bag chairs or going crazy in the party while the city passes you by. This year the festival has acts like Pink, Billy Talent, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis playing so I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open in 2018 for this festival.

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Boomtown Festival

Another UK festival located just outside of Winchester the festival images just like amazing with a carnival type of vibe. The festival had nine districts which bring you from relaxing folk music to heavy drum & bass the next second. It’s the type of festival I know would be an experience full of vibrant people and a complete escapism feeling even if the music isn’t my number one choice. Acts like Cypress Hill, Skindred, and Frank Turner are playing this summer alongside a whole load of DJ’s and being so close to a main city centre means it would probably be pretty easy to nab a hotel and not have to camp.

Coachella

Now I couldn’t have a festival list without including one of the most iconic; Coachella. Every March/ April time the festival takes over space in Indio, California. There are two identical three days of music which spans over two weekends which saw Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lemar headline earlier this year, and the whole experience looks insane. Firstly you could easily combine it with a California holiday, it’s a long way to go for a weekend. The whole festival is about so much more than just the music, like Glastonbury in the UK with so many activities going on as well. One day I’ll make it here.

July 7, 2017
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  • Mummy Times Two

    I hope you get to make it to all of these. I’ve never yet managed to go to a festival so it’s certainly on my to do list.

  • I’d love to go to Coachella, it’s on my bucket list! x

  • Gareth Torrance

    I really, really want to go to Sziget Festival! Any festival that caters to rock as well as other genres is awesome in my book!

  • I am dying to visit Coachella one day, but it’s so expensive! Isle of Wight looks great too x

  • Coachella is the dream! But it’s an unlikely one… I’ll stick to the UK ones for now lol.

  • I would absolutely love to go to the Isle of Wight festival, it always seems like it has a great line up. Good luck visiting them all one day!

  • I would love to go to Coachella, one day I am sure that we can go! I would definitely recommend the Isle of Wight festival it is fantastic! x

  • Sandy Sandhu

    Oh man I love your list! Coachella is the dream ❤️ There is nothing more awesome that spending your summer at festivals, absorbing all the happy vibes and good music. I hope you manage to complete your bucket list!

  • Jessica Lynn Martin

    You have been to a lot of music festivals. That is an awesome bucket list of music festivals. Coachella has made it here to the U.S., but some of your bucket list has artists I have heard of like Rod Stewart and Pink. I love music, mainly country music so my bucket list includes country music. Still so awesome you’ve experienced so much great music.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Coachella is top of my list. I wish I had of done it when I was younger though, and pre-baby.

  • Lauretta

    Coachella is my top pick too. I hope you get to complete your list.

  • omg im 34 and still not been to a festival , my life sucks after reading this lol x

  • Kacie Morgan

    I’ve never been to a festival (except for one day-ers) but I’d love to go to Boomtown!

  • Oooh these are four I’ve never done, though I’ve toyed with doing IOW lots of times. You have me completely sold on Coachella – a well-timed USA trip beckons I think.

  • Laura Dove

    I haven’t been to any of these but Coachella is definitely on my bucket list! I always follow the updates on celebrity gossip sites and feel very envious!!

  • I love musical festivals but haven’t been to one in over ten years. It’s been a long time and my area of Massachusetts doesn’t usually have them. I’ll have to check around though and see what might be available. The BoomTown one looks really fun!

  • Kate Veggie Desserts

    I love festivals and I”m glad that my kids are getting slightly older so they can either come or be safely left with Grandma! This year we’re off to Camp Bestival with them all and I can’t wait. I’d love to get to Coachella one day.

  • Kira L Curtis

    I’d love to go to any only these as I’ve still not been to a proper festival! Hopefully one day soon!

  • I need to go to a festival at some point! I never do them but some of these look so good!

  • Yes! I’d love to go to Coachella. That’s deffo on my bucket list.

  • Laura

    I’ve never managed to brave a festival, but you have inspired me to try one out so I’m going to start looking ahead to next year.

  • Stephanie

    I’ve been to Glastonbury but no others, I’d love to try Coachella! xxx

  • Ami Rose

    My friends have gone to the Isle of Wight Festival and have said that it’s amazing. Although apparently it hasn’t been as good over recent years. Glastonbury is on the top of my list!

  • Helen Clark

    Coachella is on my festival wishlist and Glastonbury too. I think both would be amazing even if the lineup wasn’t for me. Now my daughter is in to music and older hopefully I can go to more festivals now and take her with me, I’ve been only going to one a year since having her.

  • I’m not really a big festival girl, after a rough experience with Reading, but BoomTown sounds really fun and if I had to go to one again it would be Coachella

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    I would love to visit a festival in another country. Coachella sounds like a lot of fun

  • Esther Mukoro

    I have heard so much about Sziget Festival and would very much love to go to the festival. I will definitely be adding this to my bucket list.

  • Deborah Nicholas

    I’ve never been to a festival but would love to do Coachella one year!

  • Leah Shafik

    I haven’t been to any of these! In fact I have only been to one and it was ace! x

  • Kara

    the only one I have heard of in this list is the Isle of Wight festival. I really want to go to Bestival this year

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