Which Festival 2012?
Top awesome festivals this year?! Wow!! Thats a short question with a very long answer.. might need twitlonger for this one! PART ONE…
The first of the season for me is @beardedtheory and its one Im really looking forward to due as its family friendly, has an awesome line - up and is affordable for most families. Im also looking forward to interview people wearing their beards! Im also keen to see some of the great acts such as Levellers, Terrorvision, Dreadzone, Selector etc All of which I love so its always a bonus. The location is also great as its one of the festivals closer to home. I would say before I go on, that location, price and headliners should influence YOUR choice of festival as that can impact on the whole experience…
For those of you wanting something bigger there is T in the Park which has some AMAZING headlining acts such as SNOW PATROL, NEW ORDER, FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, STONE ROSES etc.. For all TWF this is a must as THE WANTED are playing there too. This takes place in Kinross so depending where you live could be a NO NO in terms of travelling time, expense.. although I would imagine THIS FESTIVAL to be MEGA!
If you want to go to a more family festival playing all genres of music then there are 2 Festivals run by the same people Gossington & Bakewell Music Festival. If you like ROCK, ACOUSTIC, BLUES, BLUEGRASS then these two festivals look set to be real highlights of the year in our festival calendar. Seth Lakeman, Gypsy Fire being some of the great headliners! Prices are really family friendly & affordable with FREE parking, Camping & Caravaning.
Another festival close to home is KENDAL CALLING now this festival offers top headlining acts such as JAMES, MAXIMO PARK, FEEDER, INSPIRAL CARPETS. Set in the beautiful Lake District this is again close to home so a favourite of ours. Kendal Calling is an award winning innovative and independent festival.
One of the best festivals of 2011 for us was LEEDS Festival, not only for TOP HEADLINING ACTS but we just enjoyed the PARTY ATMOSPHERE. It really does have a party atmosphere. This year headliners include the AWESOME FOO FIGHTERS.. one of my favourite bands of all times! Coming close to that are SNOW PATROL,KILLERS and STONE ROSES who are all headlining at V FESTIVAL.. Another HUGE Favourite of ours! Party atmosphere. Big site. Lots of people! New ones for us this year..
We would like to go to The Secret Garden Party as we have heard WONDERFUL reviews about it. Named as one of the most PHENOMENAL Garden Party of all time.. We would love to check it out and see what its all about!
As a youth I was into some of the GREAT PUNK bands that existed in my day so I would love to go to Rebellion Festival this year. One of the WORLDS BIGGEST PUNK FESTIVALS in nearby to us, BLACKPOOL. Especially as PIL and Rancid are headlining. Not everyones cup of tea.. so choose YOUR festival wisely!
New to the Festival scene but already receiving huge amounts of press and publicity is THE M FEST in conjunction with Morrisons Food & Everything British!
Not sure if that is pies and mushy peas but anything with FOOD and you can count me in! It has some great headlining acts including The Human League, Scouting for Girls, Levellers, Cher Llloyd etc It even has Sir Bob Geldof in the line up! Quite impressive for a new festival. Again aimed to be family friendly and affordable.
For those of you liking things a little more HEAVY or tad MORE METAL then Bloodstock could be the festival for you! One of my heroes Alice Cooper is headlining and I would just love to see this LEGEND perform with acclaimed Guitarist Orianthi who played alongside Michael Jackson before his untimely death. This is in itself, enough reason to buy tickets to Bloodstock. Set in Derbyshire with the option to camp too.
Those of you wanting to ROCK then Download Festival is THE UKS PREMIER ROCK FESTIVAL held at Donnington Park. A superb venue, AWESOME LINE UP including PRODIGY, BLACK SABBATH, CHASE & STATUS etc This looks like its going to be an incredible event for you ROCKSTERS out there! Taking place June 8 - 10th so a definite date in your diary if this floats your boat.
TO BE CONTINUED…