Summer Festival Series

Mimi ON May 16, 2011 AT 10:38 am

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Festivals of the Summer

Looking for great music to listen to during the long summer days? We’ve got a short guide of summer gigs for you lovely lot, including how to get your hands on tickets… if they’re not sold out already!

The Great Escape – Held in Brighton over 3 days, 12-14 May, The Great Escape kick starts the festival season featuring over 300 bands in over 30 venues across town. Europe’s leading festival for new music is a hub for talent and a great set up with The Hub, a space to drink, chat, buy festival merchandise, and listen to scheduled performers. Impromptu street gigs spring up giving the festival an alternative festival feel with plenty of club nights, label parties, industry showcases, and great collaborations. Line includes bands like: Katy B, The Naked and Famous, and Warpaint. Get tickets here!

Glastonbury - While no introduction is needed for the massive event that is Glastonbury here is a low down on the line up for this year’s festival. U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Kool & The Gang, Jessie J, Flogging Molly, Barenaked Ladies, and OK Go will all be there. Basically any type of music you like, you’ll find here which is a great change up if you are feeling a bit fluid with you music tastes. Get tickets here, 24-26 June

Hard Rock Calling – Granted Hard Rock Calling isn’t much of a festival as it is three separate days with a big name headlining each day, The Killers, Bon Jovi, and Rod Stweart. But, we still love it and so had to include this as really who doesn’t want a chance to rock out to Bon Jovi in Hyde Park? Other’s in the lineup over three days include: Barenaked Ladies, Mike and the Mechanics, Stevie Nicks, and Train. Be prepared for die hard classic rockers filling the park and loads of what happened to ‘real rock’ talk. Get tickets here, 24-26 June

Latitude – Though it still boasts a good line up list (including Bright Eyes, Hurts, The Vaccines, and OMD), Latitude is really known for it’s line ups of comics, authors, poets, and cabaret shows. Though the festival is still grand and full to capacity most times, it’s still smaller, and less expensive, than some of the bigger festivals. Tickets for the weekend are just £170 which includes a camping pass which is definitely worth it if you are planning on spending the full three days. Get tickets here, 14-17 July

Reading Festival – Rock, alternative, indie, punk, metal, with big names, breaking acts, and exclusive performances Reading Festival has it all located on Richfield Avenue.  The line up boasts names like The Strokes, Jimmy Eat World, Muse, Panic! At The Disco, and Taking Back Sunday. With all the energy of a large and popular festival, you may have a hard time finding a quiet place to calm down from a long and loud day but the excitement and talent make up for it. Get Tickets here 26-28 August

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