Whether you missed out on Glastonbury tickets this year or simply don’t fancy listening to live music while squelching around in your wellies with thousands of fellow music lovers, why not consider one of the UK’s smaller music festivals? With such a great choice of music festival in the UK, you’re guaranteed to find something meeting your taste and budget. Here’s our pick of the best…
Belladrum Tartan Festival, Inverness-shire
If you’re thinking f choosing Scotland for this year’s getaway, your itinerary should definitely include the Belladrum Festival in Beauly, Inverness-shire. Taking place on the first weekend in August, Belladrum is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a diverse line up of artists including Seasick Steve, Twin Atlantic and last year’s X Factor-favourite, Lucy Spraggan. Tickets are available for the Saturday or the whole weekend with children under 12 getting in free; what’s not to love?
Eden Sessions, St Austell
2013 sees one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist attractions play host to a series of comedy and love music gigs throughout June and July. This year’s line up includes popular artists like Jessie J, Eddie Izzard and the Kaiser Chiefs along with a selection of local bands ensuring something for everyone. The impressive Mediterranean Biome is the backdrop for a number of the performances so you’ll be rocking out alongside delicate flowers from South Africa, huge cork trees and twisting vines. Even better, the ticket price includes entry to the Eden Project for the day after the gig meaning you can look forward to exploring this little bit of paradise in Cornwall. if you’re planning a trip to Eden this summer, take a look at our holiday cottages in Cornwall; we’re convinced you’ll find something perfect for your next break!
Grassington Festival, North Yorkshire
In just under two week’s time, the 33rd edition of the Grassington Festival will take place. Starting on the 14th June, there are 15 days of music and arts in the gorgeous setting of the Yorkshire Dales. There are numerous things to enjoy throughout the festival including music from Jools Holland and comedy from Jack Dee. You can forget about over-priced festival tickets at Grassington where there are many free events including street festival and kite making workshops. This is definitely one for families with a fun and laidback vibe for festival goers of all ages. If you’re tempted to make the most of the festival, why not browse our Grassington cottages to find the perfect holiday cottage for your trip to North Yorkshire.
Greenman, Brecon Beacons
Located in the glorious Black Mountains in Wales, the Greenman festival offers four days of music and arts in mid August. The festival offers entertainment 24 hours a day across ten venues with dedicated areas for younger festival goers and those looking to relax with a spa treatment. Ben Howard is one of this year’s major draws with plenty of other musical entertainment for all tastes. Laugh until your sides ache at Josh Widdicombe’s gig or make your mark at the Great British Printing Bee. If camping’s not really your thing, take a look at our Brecon Beacons cottages where you’re bound to find great accommodation.