News Jul 2nd 2018

5 Popular UK Summer Festivals 2018 You Can't Miss

UK Summer Festivals 2018

When school is finished and summer is around the corner, you just can't get enough of it. As every other student in the world, you want to make the best of this year's summer before the new study year begins. Lucky for you, the last few years have been very rich in terms of UK festivals during the summer. With the right research and smart investment, you can have the perfect party weekends before school begins again.

Here is a roundup of five popular UK summer festivals that take place in 2018. You will surely enjoy every one of them.

  1. Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, from July 12 to July 15 this year. This festival is fast approaching, so you better act soon if you are in for a great party.

This festival is highly popular for its mixture of music and other arts, such as dance, theatre and comedy. The breathtaking location chosen for this event will be hosting Solange, The Killers, alt-J, Jon Hopkins, Belle and Sebastian. For those who enjoy the comedy part of the festival, the entertainers will be Bridget Christie, Harry Bill and Tim Key this year.

In between performances, you can enjoy some swimming time and check out the dance programs on the Waterfront Stage.

  1. Port Eliot

The Port Eliot Festival takes place in St. Germans, Cornwall. And where else would it be, if not on the Port Eliot Estate?

The dates are July 26th to 29th this year and the offerings are as fabulous as ever. The historic, fantastic house located on the estate is one of the oldest places that are continually inhabited in the country. During the festival held every year, visitors can enjoy exhibitions, film screenings and afternoon tea, as well as gastronomic treats from all around the world.

Without doubt, the most popular location here is the Caught by the River stage. When you are done exploring the workshops, you can visit this spot and enjoy some entertaining performances from Gwenno, Anna Burch, Gaz Coombes, Justin Robertson, and Andrew Weatherall.

  1. Houghton Festival

Take a break from that long year of studying at Houghton. This festival will take place on August 9 to 12th, in Houghton Hall in King's Lynn. This is only their second year hosting this festival, but the first one was one of the greatest the UK has seen.

Combining music and art, as well as idyllic views, the Houghton Festival expects music from Andrew Weatherall, Seth Troxler, Radioactive Man, all live. For the art lovers, you'll enjoy the work of Damien Hirst and his garden sculptures

  1. Wilderness Festival

Taking place in Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, the Wilderness Festival is the richest in terms of outdoor activities. You can enjoy the program from the second until the fifth of August this year.

The amazing setting of lush Oxfordshire allows you to join a huge adventure. Watch Nile Rodgers, Jon Hopkins, or Chic live, or join some outdoor activities such as archery, cricket, and some yoga.

This is the spot for everyone and there is a different thing to do for every single day of the duration of the festival. Visitors can learn deer butchery, stream fishing, or woodland foraging, or settle down with friends and Benedict Cumberbatch on Sunday afternoon.

  1. Groove Loch Ness

Finally, the event that takes place just on August 18th. This is a one-day festival, so don't miss out on the unique opportunity. As the name tells you, the festival takes place at the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland.

Everyone who has visited the location knows that there is hardly something that can beat its picturesque views. Groove Festival presents visitors with electronic talent. Those who visited it last year enjoyed the electronic talent of Faithless, Julio Bashmore and Skream. Who knows what this year will bring?

Have you decided on which one you'll attend this year? They don't overlap, so you can attend all of them and have the time of your life this summer! The choice is yours – enjoy it!

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