Festival Season 2014

It’s just a few short months until the music festival season is upon us and if you haven’t already got tickets, now is the time to make up your mind. My first music festival was Leeds Festival in 2009, and I’ve attended every year since. I’ve also been to Glastonbury and Festival Internacional De Benicàssim (or Benicassim Festival)This year I have tickets for Glastonbury and I’m very tempted by the Rock Werchter Festival line up which includes The Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Babyshambles, The Dropkick Murphys and Kings of Leon. I’ll also probably find myself giving into the temptation of Leeds Festival which is also hosting the Arctic Monkeys this year.

My collection of festival wristbands
My collection of festival wristbands

A music festival is the perfect way to spend the last summer with your friends before you all move away to university. Here are some festivals to consider…

Latitude

Date: 17th-20th July

Location: Suffolk

Line Up: Two Door Cinema Club, Damon Albarn, Tame Impala and Bombay Bicycle Club.

 

Isle of Wight Festival

Date: 12th-15th June

Location: Isle of Wight

Line Up: Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon.

 

Download Festival

Date: 13th-15th June

Location: Derby

Line Up: Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Aerosmith, The Offpring, Fall Out Boy and Rob Zombie.

 

Reading and Leeds Festival

Date: 22nd-24th August

Location: Reading and Leeds

Line Up: Blink 182, The Arctic Monkeys, The Courteeners, Jake Bugg and Of Monsters and Men.

Me and my friends at Leeds 2010
Me and my friends at Leeds 2010

Glastonbury Festival

Date: 25th-29th June

Location: Pilton

Line Up: Not yet announced.

We spotted a policeman wearing fairy wings at Glastonbury 2010
We spotted a policeman wearing fairy wings at Glastonbury 2010

Rock Werchter

Date: 3rd-6th July

Location: Belgium

Line Up: The Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Babyshambles, The Dropkick Murphys and Kings of Leon.

 

Benicassim festival

Date: 17th-20th July

Location: Spain

Line Up- Not yet announced.

Taking a break from the sun under a shelter made from bin bags at Benicassim 2013
Taking a break from the sun under a shelter made from bin bags at Benicassim 2013 

I can’t wait for the summer.