Summer is a time for sun, music and good times and where better to enjoy all three than at a festival?
Music has always been a great way to immerse yourself in another culture, and never is music more powerful than at a festival. If you are thinking of getting away this summer and are looking for some unforgettable memories here are some of the best festivals in the U.K:
10th -13th August 2017 – Winchester
Boomtown is a melting-pot of different music genres. The camp consists of nine different zones so no matter what mood you’re in there will always be something for you.
7th– 10th September 2017 – The Lulworth Estate
Bestival lives up to its name, winning awards for the ‘Best Major Festival’. It is known as a boutique festival, where creative people come together in amazing fancy-dress to read poetry, perform theatre acts, and most importantly – listen to music!
14th-15th July 2017 – Victoria Park, East London
If you like hip-hop, rap, RnB, electronic or commercial music then Lovebox is the festival for you! The festival boasts some of the biggest names in these genres so you’re guaranteed a good show!
secret garden party
20th -23rd July 2017 – Cambridgeshire
Become a child again in this giant playground of a festival! Secret Garden Party is like no other – around every corner you’ll find some new and wonderful thing happening and every year will be different from the last!
notting hill carnival
FREE – 27th -28th August 2017 – West London
“London’s biggest street party” Notting Hill Carnival is a celebration of diversity in the Capital. Caribbean music floods the streets of West London while the smells of different food stalls tempt you. Music, food, parades – and it’s all free! What else could you ask for?
Useful language for festivals:
- Excuse me, where are the toilets / is the bar/ is the main stage?
- What time does (the artist) start/go on?
- Is there anywhere I can charge my phone?
- Where is the medical tent?
- Can I have a beer/ bottle of water / juice, please?
- How much is a beer/ a bottle of water/ juice?
- Is there anywhere I can withdraw money?
- I have lost my bag; do you know where the lost and found is?