1st july people. The mother of Festivals, Glastonbury has been. Why not see what you can still check.
YOU'VE MISSED - Africa Oyé - Liverpool - 18th - 19th June -
Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture which takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength-to-strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand. Africa Oyé continues to grow - in 2010 the event attracted an audience of 40,000 over the weekend with the same expected to attend the 20th annual Africa Oyé Festival in 2011. Check the website.
Bestival - Isle Of Wight - 8th - 11th September
Rob da Bank's second festival of the summer taking place on the isle of wight right at the end of the season. With over 15 stages scattered around the site not really one that can be summed up into a couple of sentences. Bestival has also announced it will be teaming up with Sky to be broadcast in 3d or as Rob da Bank put it, 'It’s amazing to be part of the world's first 3D TV festival extravaganza on Sky. Bestival in 3D will be a mind-blowing explosion of colour and multi-dimensional music and mayhem. Check out the full lineup here...
Boomtown Fair - Secret Location (near London) - 11th - 14th August
Headliners include Gogol Bordello, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Toddla T. Check out the website..
Camp Bestival - Dorset - 28th - 31st July
"This year's Camp Bestival is going to be the best ever" according to creator Rob Da Bank. Situated in a castle in Dorset with a lineup boasting names as varied as Blondie, techno pioneers Brandt Brauer Frick and world famous producer Mark Ronson as well as a host of comedians including the rapidly rising comedian Jack Whitehall.
For more info and full lineup check the website
Creamfields - Cheshire - 27th - 28th August, Daresbury, Cheshire
LINE UP: The Chemical Brothers, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke, David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Magnetic Man.
Winning Best Dance Festival at both the 2009 & 2010 UK festival awards, Creamfields is the UK’s original and best two day dance fest. Creamfields is a global force, hosting events around the world and this annual event is the highlight of the UK calendar for dance music lovers. At the helm of international electronic music, Creamfields have over a decade of festivals under their belt and the UK show is firmly established as a 60,000 capacity two-day festival with camping. Located in the stunning rolling hills of Cheshire, Creamfields celebrates energetic and dynamic programming across diverse arenas. Check the website
YOUVE MISSED : Dot to Dot Festival - Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham - 28th - 30th May
Spread over three cities and three days. Dot to Dot is set to take over three of Britian's musical hubs; Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, with a whole host of electronic indie pop. This week Dot to Dot have added the Guillemots and We Are Scientists to the bill. Check the full lineup etc on their website...
YOU'VE MISSED - Glade Festival - Bedfordshire - 10th - 12th June
Glade Festival, the UK's most forward thinking electronoic music event has announced its secret location is in Houghton Hall. Revolutionised and stripped back to it’s shiny roots, this year’s festival will feature a selection of the biggest names in cutting-edge electronic music. This years event sees the festival scaled down in terms of numbers (strictly limited to 5000 capacity) BUT will feature the same attention to detail which saw the event voted Best Dance Festival 2008 at the UK Festival Awards.
This week Glade announces the addition of a whole host of new stages curated by the likes of; Mixcloud, Team Love, Beats and Bobs, Gouranga, manchester based Illuminaughty and a whole host of others Sub Focus has also just been added to the lineup. There's also a load of competitions on the go so get on the website... Check the website here...
YOU'VE MISSED - Gotwood Festival - Anglesey - 30th June - 3rd July - EXAMPLE COVERAGE CONFIRMED
Gotwood set in an Anglesey forest and their counter movement against David Cameron's Big Society with "Twig Society" is just a few weeks away from action. They've also added Mr Scruff to the lineup. Find out more, check out the full lineup which includes Jamie XX, a guy Gerald and more and get a ticket on their website here...
YOU'VE MISSED - Heineken Open'er - Poland - 30th June - 3rd July
Winner of "Best Major Festival" two years running. Open'er is one of Europe's biggest summer partys. This year's lineup features the likes of Kate Nash, M.I.A, Coldplay and much much more. Check out the full lineup on the website.
YOU'VE MISSED - Honeyfest - Wiltshire - 16th April
Honeyfest is a collaboration between BBC 1 and the Big Lottery Fund. Honeyfest is part of the Barge Inn Community Project and is funded through Village SOS which has awarded villagers with a grant to take over their local pub and stage a mini-festival! As countless rural pubs close each year, this unique all-dayer is the first of its kind and sets out to help rejuvenate village life and never has the need for such events in rural areas been more pressing. www.honeyfest.co.uk
Kendal Calling - Cumbria - 29th - 31st July
Our favourite lake district based festival has announced its lineup and got tickets on sale already. Theyve nowalso announced their theme "Beasts and Machines" Head over to the website to check who's playing and buy a ticket.
For last year's Example coverage of Kendal Calling check here..
Larmer Tree Festival - Salisbury - 13th - 17th July
Larmer Tree celebrates traditional folk music and world famous acts, a festival that delivers high quality with a buzzing atmosphere and eccentric antics. Experts in their field, Larmer Tree Festival has over 80 acts showcased on six stages, 150 free workshops, award winning international comedians, quirky and unique street theatre, an onsite night club and late night jam sessions; all located in one of the most beautiful festival sites in the country. This week Larmer has announced its art installations and street theatre additions...
Limetree Festival - North Yorkshire - 26 - 28 August 2011
Yorkshire’s funkiest family friendly festival, Limetree in Grewelthorpe, will be able to welcome more festival goers than ever before in its fourth year to enjoy a line up of the best local, national and global jazz, soul, funk, dubstep and folk artists, bands and DJs. The Limetree Festival site, in a natural conservation area deep in North Yorkshire, will double in size allowing more people to enjoy the vibrant yet relaxed and sociable atmosphere over the Bank Holiday weekend, Check the first lineup announcement on the website...
Melt! Festival - Ferropolis, Germany - 15th July - 17th July
The line up for the 14th Melt Festival in Ferropolis, Germany is complete and public. With names like Richie Hawtin, José Gonzalez, Addison Groove, Brandt Brauer Frick, Paul Kalkbrenner, Katy B and much much more on the lineup you should probably go and book your flights... WEBSITE
Nozstock Festival - Herefordshire - 29th - 30th July EXAMPLE COVERAGE CONFIRMED
One of our favourite festivals last summer Nozstock is small but deadly. Set on a family farm in herefordshire this one strikes a nice balance between mash up raving and festival chilling. Check the website ...
Outlook Festival - Croatia - 1st - 4th September
Sold out dubstep, dnb, reggae festival set in a Croatian castle. Youve already missed the boat for tickets. Still check out the website though...
Outside Inside - Reading - 9th - 30th July
The UK’s first ever pop up Festival, outside:inside, will embark on Reading this July, with a whole host of music, arts and festivities completely taking over an array of venues, outside spaces, closed commercial properties, churches and more! With artists confirmed including Lee Scratch Perry, The Fall and DJ Derek, plus many more stunning artists to be announced reading looks set to go off.
Check the Website
Secret Garden Party - Cambridgeshire - 21st - 24th July
The Secret Garden Party is the UK’s most radically independent and inspiring Arts and Music festival described by Rockfeedback thus ... "There is no festival on Earth quite like Secret Garden Party" The website gives a hint of what your in store for...
YOUVE MISSED - Sonar Festival - Barcelona, Spain - 16th - 18th June
Sonar Festival taking place in the beatiful Spanish city of Barcelona has this week added 27 new names to its already breathtaking lineup. Dizzee Rascal, Four Tet and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame have all been thrown into the mix. Check out the Website...
Soundwave Festival - Croatia - 22nd - 24th July
The beautifully situated Soundwave Festival returns to its Croatian home this year for some tunes in the sun. They've just confirmed Bonobo with a full live band as well as a host of boat parties, stages and a lineup spanning more genres than you could shake a stick at. With a ticket and return flight for around £189 whats stopping you. Check out the full lineup and more details here...
Here's what happened last year...
South West 4 - London -27th - 28th August.
With big promoter brands like Cocoon, Drumcode and We Love... curating the stages South West Fours on Clapham Common is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet. . Check the website for updates...
Standon Calling - Hertfordshire - 12th -14th August.
Set in the stunning grounds of a 16th century manor house in Hertfordshire, this unique small festival is well renowned for punching way above its weight when it comes to headliners; over the past few years festival goers have been treated to the likes of The Liars, Etienne De Crecy, Buena Vista Social Club, and Florence and the Machine. Standon Calling has an onsite swimming pool, themed fancy dress and art - this year’s theme is Gods and Monsters and a nightclub in a cow shed with a 6am license.
Shambala Festival - Secret Location - 25th - 28th August
Quietly confident Shambala keeps a lot under wraps. The music is kept a secret with only a few clues in the curators of the stages and the location remains a secret until you've bought a ticket. Head over to the Website to find out more about this curious event. They are also running a competition for your band to win a chance to play at Shambala more info also on the festival website ...
UPDATE Shambala announce a select number of acts including ... Lamb, Johnny Clarke, Congo Natty, Engine Earz,
Stop Making Sense Festival - Croatia - 12th - 14th August
Nominated Best New European Festival in its inaugural year, Stop Making Sense is held on the full moon weekend in August. SMS brings all-night celebrations to the shores of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast. Stop Making Sense is an international music festival with an irreverently independent vibe that showcases top quality dance music and live acts and internationally acclaimed DJ’s in the sunshine and under the stars. Check the lineup here...
YOUVE MISSED - Summer Break - Newquay - 12th - 16th June
Set on a private beach near Newquay, summer break has already announced the likes of Chase and Status, Shy FX and Sub Focus on their lineup. Head over to the website for more info...
YOUVE MISSED - Urban Art Forms Festival - Austria - 16th - 18th June
Europe's leading visual audio event taking place in Vienna. Names like Paul Kalkbrenner, Fat Boy Slim and S.P.Y on the lineup looks set to be a big one as well as some of the worlds best visual artists projecting cool stuff onto everything in the festival.
Wickerman - Scotland -22nd - 23rd July
The biggest scottish festival is back for its tenth anniversary this summer with James, Utah Saints, the coral, Peo De Pitte and a whole host of acts. Also our homie Mikey D.O.N will be gracing the Reggae Tent with the Axis sound system. Check out the lineup in full on the website...
YOUVE MISSED - Winter Sessions - Chamonix, France - 22th - 24th April
The Winter Sessions Weekender is a three day boutique festival taking place on and off the slopes of the Chamonix valley. Headliner's include Skitz and Rodney P, Gentleman's Dub Club and Engine Earz. For full lineup and more info check their website
YOU'VE MISSED : Wychwood Festival - Cheltenham Racecourse - 3rd - 5th June
Widely regarded as the UK's best family festival,m Wychwood this year will see the likes of The Charlatans and The Bluetones hitting their stages. Check out the full lineup and get more info on the website...