Music Festivals

Music Festivals

The UK has to offer some of the most iconic music festivals in the world and we have a massive slection, so there really is something for everyone.

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Creamfields FestivalCreamfields Tickets (2 Day Pass)
£447.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Park Farm Caravan & Campervan2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£1170.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Yurty2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£64.90  
Barclaycard British Summer TimeBarclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park featuring Taylor Swift Tickets with support from Ellie Goulding and John Newman
£1527.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Priest House Hotel2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£205.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Thursday & Weekend Camping (Thursday - Sunday)2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£2144.00  
Download 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Royal Safari Tent (Twin)2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£194.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Weekend Camping (Friday - Sunday)2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£335.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Thursday & Weekend Camping (Thursday-sunday) Vip2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£195.00  
Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 - Camping2015-06-14 , 15:00:00 at Isle of Wight Festival
£184.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Weekend No Camping (Friday - Sunday)2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£325.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Weekend Camping (Friday - Sunday) Vip2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£1242.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Bell Tents (Double)2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£226.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Weekend Camping (Friday - Sunday) Bus Package2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£1182.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Festihut (For Two)2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£2044.00  
Download 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Royal Safari Tent (Double)2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£194.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Disabled Access - Weekend Camping (Fri - Sunday)2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£237.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Thursday & Weekend Camping Bus Package2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£315.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Weekend No Camping (Fri - Sun) - Vip2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£2100.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Festihut (Quad)2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£2220.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Tipi2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
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Download Festival 2015 - Thistle East Midlands Airport2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£184.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Disabled Access - Weekend No Camping (Fri - Sun)2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
£425.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Camping In Metal Meadow2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£425.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Camping At Park Farm2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£1272.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Rip Metal Meadow - Sleep Hut2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£1452.00  
Download Festival 2015 - Radisson Blu Hotel2015-06-15 , 12:00:00 at Donington Park
£5.00  
Reading Festival 2015 - Weekend Car Parking Pass2015-08-30 , 09:00:00 at Rivermead Reading
£15.00  
Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 - Weekend Parking Ticket2015-06-14 , 12:00:00 at Isle of Wight Festival
£205.00  
T In The Park 2015 - Disabled Access - Thursday & Weekend Camping2015-07-12 , 11:00:00 at Strathallan Castle
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Lets take a look at some of the larger Music Festivals and see what makes them so popular:

The Download Festival.

The name Download was chosen for the festival for two reasons. Downloading was a dirty word in the music industry at the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a rebellious genre of music. Also Download was to be a Monsters of Rock for the 21st century and the internet would provide connectivity with its audience.

The 2003 festival tickets had a code on them, which would allow festival goers to download tracks from bands which had played. Although this idea has been dropped in subsequent years, the festival organizers have nurtured an online community through the Download Festival Forums. Initially a sounding board for the fans (and critics) of the festival, the boards have become an integral part of the festival organization with regular contributions from Festival Director John Probyn and Promoter Andy Copping. The forums also provide face to face feedback through the Fan Forum meetings (started in 2006) and organise the Boardie BBQ (2006 on) and the Boardie Takeover night (2009), football tournaments and a pub quiz for the R.I.P. campers who arrive on a Wednesday night.

Since 2009 there has been on-site radio broadcasting from Rock Radio on 87.7FM. This RSL broadcast has aired music from festival bands, interviews and news to the festival site and the surrounding area, with the signal reaching as far as Nottingham.

The Isle of Wight Festival

The original events were promoted and organised by the Foulk brothers under the banner of their company Fiery Creations Limited. The venues were Ford Farm (near Godshill), Wootton and Afton Down (near Freshwater) respectively.The 1969 event was notable for the appearance of Bob Dylan and the Band. This was Dylan's first paid performance since his motor cycle accident some three years earlier, and was held at a time when many still wondered if he would ever perform again. Followers from across the world trekked to the Isle of Wight for the performance. Estimates of 150,000–250,000 attended. The 1969 festival opened on Friday 29 August—eleven days after the close of Woodstock. Dylan was living in Woodstock, New York, at the time and it was widely believed that he would perform there, after the event had been "put in his own backyard". As it happened, Dylan left for the Isle of Wight on 15 August—the day the Woodstock festival began.

The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of these early festivals; indeed it was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world, with estimates of over 600,000, surpassing the attendance at Woodstock. Included in the line-up of over fifty performers were The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, The Doors, Lighthouse, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, Melanie, Donovan, Gilberto Gil, Free, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Leonard Cohen, Jethro Tull, Taste and Tiny Tim

Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival  is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. It is organised by Michael Eavis on his own land, Worthy Farm in Pilton. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas. Films and albums recorded at Glastonbury have been released, and the festival receives extensive television and newspaper coverage. Glastonbury is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people,requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes.

Inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, the festival retains vestiges of these traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field. After the 1970s, the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gate-crashers. Eavis hosted the first festival, then called Pilton Festival, after seeing an open-air Led Zeppelin concert at the 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music; fourteen people invested everything they had to build the stage

Bestival

Bestival is a four-day music festival held at the Robin Hill country park on the Isle of Wight, England. It has been held annually in late summer since 2004. The event is organized by DJ and record producer Rob da Bank along with his wife Josie and is an off-shoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights.The initial Bestival attracted 10,000 people, growing to 55,000 in 2010. In 2006 it was voted the Best (Medium-sized) Festival at the 2006 UK Festival Awards, and it was voted the best major UK festival in the UK festival awards 2010 and again in 2012, whilst picking up Fans Favorite Festival in 2011.

 

Besides being generally smaller, there are several qualities that make the Bestival different from other festivals. It is considered more alternative and diverse, offering a large selection of vegetarian foods; a dressing up tent and a 'secret stage'.

Bestival is well known for its fancy dress themed days (usually the Saturday of the festival). In 2005, an attempt was made to set the Guinness World Record for most people in fancy dress at any one event. By 2010 this was achieved, when 55,000 festival goers set a new Guinness World Record