Ever since the golden days of the 60 and 70’s, music festivals have really become a big part of British culture. Every year thousands of people spend a weekend trudging through the mud and sleeping in tents just to be a part of this rite of passage. They are renowned across the world for their creativity and professionalism and here we take a look at some of the unmissable festivals in the UK in 2017.
Creamfields – Cream is a global success story and it’s parties have become the stuff of legend right across the world. It all began as a sideline to one of Liverpool’s nightclubs and the festival attracts tens of thousands of clubbers every year wanting to see the best names in the dance industry. Visually stunning with pyrotechnics and laser shows, this is one dance party you’ll never forget.
Camp Bestival – this is a bit more silly and quintessentially British in that it takes place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset and features fancy dress and general silliness. This is one festival that is totally family friendly and you can even watch some medieval jousting, face painting, comedy and poetry. Kaiser Chiefs are set to perform this summer.
Download Festival – if heavy metal and rock is more your style then this is one gathering you won’t want to miss as it’s one of the most prestigious in the world. The festival runs over three days and attracts acts from the world of rock from the 1970’s right through to new emerging talent. If you’ve ever been concerned about safety at festivals then rest assured that entrance searches take place and the organizers employ many security staff who are likely to be fitted these days with a Body Worn Camera to assist the police quickly should the need arise. For more information, visit http://www.pinnacleresponse.com/body-cameras-and-the-law/.
Glastonbury – no list would be complete without mention of this giant of the festival world. It’s one of the oldest UK festivals but probably the most impressive and still going strong. There is so much to see and do that you might not even see half the music acts as you’re surrounded by circus shows, theatre, food stalls and secret acts. It’s an event to revel in being a hippy and has an environment and atmosphere like no other.
The Green Man Festival – set against the stunning Brecon Beacons’ Black Mountain in Wales, this is a must for those who love a bit of folk music. With a staggering 1,500 performers from music, comedy, literature and theatre, there’s not a moment to spare. There are spas and holistic therapies to help you relax and rejuvenate. You’ll also find a great selection of local ales and ciders on offer.
BoomTown Fair – this one takes place in Winchester and features many non-commercialised artists so if you’re looking for a diverse, eclectic mix of music and hope to discover something new then this one’s for you. There are nine districts to visit, each with a different theme so there really is something for everyone.