The 2015 Festival Guide
It’s nearly our favourite time of year…festival season! So we are here to give you the lowdown of some of the coolest festivals around the world (with tickets still available!) coming up this summer with our 2015 Festival Guide.
May 23- May 24 ~ Southampton, England
What to expect: A two-day metropolitan festival on Southampton Common, from the multi-award winning Bestival team. The slogan: Eat Heaps. Rave. Repeat.
Acts include: Fatboy Slim, De La Soul, Clean Bandit, Band of Skulls, Years & Years.
May 29- May 31 ~ Kreuzberg, Berlin
What to expect: The whole festival is a dance floor. Expect lots of dance music, and fantastic DJ’s from around the world.
Acts include: James Blake, Ritchie Hawtin, Rudimental, Underworld, Chet Faker.
FIELD DAY FESTIVAL
June 6-June 7 ~ London, England
What to expect: One of the best London music festivals this summer. The festival also hosts an annual village fete titled Village Mentality, with activities including: sack race, tug of war and egg and spoon race.
Acts include: Caribou, Ride, FKA Twigs, A.G. Cook, Django Django, Patti Smith.
June 18-June 20 ~ Barcelona, Spain
What to expect: The home of electronic music, it combines established artists with emerging talent.
Acts include: The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Die Antwoord, FKA Twigs.
July 1- July 4 ~ Gdynia, Poland
What to expect: A trademark blend of music and arts. It is extremely popular and has a reputation as one of Europe’s key festivals.
Acts include: Alt-J, Disclosure, Mumford and Sons, Drake, Kasabian, Faithless.
T IN THE PARK
July 10- July 12 ~ Strathallan Castle, Scotland
What to expect: The Scottish equivalent to Glastonbury. As of 2013 it attracts over 250,00 people over three days, but bring a poncho because the weather can be pretty terrible.
Acts include: Kasabian, The Prodigy, The Libertines, Sam Smith, Stereophonics.
July 17- July 19 ~ Marlay Park, Dublin
What to expect: One of the top festivals for summer ‘craic’. At just three years old, Longitude is relatively new, but this year’s line-up boasts some great artists.
Acts include: Alt-J, Hozier, Chemical Brothers, James Blake, Caribou.
August 10- August 17 ~ Budapest, Hungary
What to expect: One of the largest and most popular music festivals in Europe. Sziget is nicknamed the ‘island of freedom’…If that’s not reason enough to check it out we don’t know what is!
Acts include: Robbie Williams, Florence + the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Alt-J.
August 21- August 23 ~ Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
What to expect: Lowlands is a party festival, the line-up pulls in the biggest rock, dance and pop music artists so there is something for everyone to have a jig to.
Acts include: Paolo Nutini, Tove Lo, Patrick Watson, Rudimental, James Bay.
READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS
August 28- August 30 ~ Reading and Leeds, England
What to expect: If rock is your genre, take your pick at Reading or Leeds.
Acts include: Mumford & Sons, Metallica, The Libertines, Bastille, Royal Blood.
Leeds tickets ~ Reading tickets
ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL
September 4- September 6 ~ Laois, Ireland
What to expect: Known as ‘Ireland’s version of Glastonbury’ and a ‘great inspiration to Latitude’, Electric Picnic has a lot to offer, not just its great line-up.
Acts include: Florence + the Machine, Underworld, Manic Street Preachers, Hot Chip.
September 10- September 13 ~ Isle of Wright, UK
What to expect: Lots of people dress up and head to a ‘secret stage’, the festival is more alternative and diverse than others.
Acts include: The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Underworld, Tame Impala.
September 12- September 13 ~ Berlin, Germany
What to expect: Lollapalooza is an evolving lifestyle and promotes a cultural experience of good music, artwork and food.
Acts include: The Libertines, Sam Smith, Kygo, Hot Chip, Fatboy Slim.
Are you heading to ay festivals this summer? Let us know! @tweetjanes