So that time of the year is fast approaching, tickets are on sale, frantically asking your friends which ones they’re going to? Have you got a ticket? Who’s playing where….aaahhhh. OH THEY’VE ALL SOLD OUT. Shit!
Well this blog post aims to bring you summary of the best weekend, day and abroad festivals going on this summer. Don’t take my world for it but these would be the three that I would be attending this year if I had my way!
If you have been one of the lucky sod’s to manage to get a ticket well you can beam in glee while we watch it from our television sets. Sob sob. But if your going to attempt to grab a lucky ticket that has not been claimed…here are the facts you need to know:
Ticket price: £216 including booking fee
Where: In the depth of the Somerset fields, Glastonbury
Transport: You can drive but you need to buy a permit. Regular trains from London and major cities, but be prepared to queue for hours at the station to get one of their shuttle busses.
Headliners: Rihanna, rolling stones and prince are rumoured to play, as well as ALT+J, Nas and Kasabian have confirmed.
Friend’s going- You’d know about it by now by their gloating Facebook statuses.
Primavera sound – Barcelona
Whilst those are sitting in a leaking tent sloshing around in wellies in the UK you could be in the Spanish sun listening to a similar line up for a similar price as Glasto including flights!
Ticket price: 195 Euros (£170) Day tickets are also available for around 60euros
Where: Barcelona, somewhere on the beach. The acts don’t kick off until the evening so fear not melting whilst singing along to your favourite songs.
Transport: Plane is probably your easiest and quickest way. Get on Easyjet for cheapest flights.
Headliners: Blur, Vaccines, Phoenix, Wu tang Clan, Nick cave and the bad seeds and Hot chip to name a few.
Friends going – There are very few weekend tickets left however day tickets are still available, Get a day ticket and then make the rest of your week a nice break in the Spanish city?
Parklife – Manchester
A two day, predominately dance weekender festival that up until recently has been quite small, but this year the line up is one not to miss. It runs for just two days, buying a ticket that admits you into both days, however there is no camping available. Which some might see as a good thing?!
Tickets: £69.50 for the two days.
Where: Manchester, England
Transport: Heaton Park, The Park has 2 metro link stops, Heaton Park and Bowker Vale on the Bury line, which you can access from mainline Manchester station.
Headliners: The Macabees, Plan B, Aluna george, Cryil Hahn, Shy Fx, Totally enormous extinct dinosaurs, Julian Bashmore, Disclosure to name a few.
Friends going? – There are still tickets available, book a bnb for the night and have a two days bender with all your mates, hopefully in the British sun!