The UK’s Most Popular Festivals

Festivals are a lot of fun, and they offer an opportunity to take and upload a variety of funny photos to websites like TheChive and your social media pages for all of your friends to laugh along. But what festivals are the most popular ones in the UK, where there are so many to choose from? Keep reading to learn more so you can plan an experience that you’ll never forget.


The Download Festival in Donington Park, Derby

The Download Festival is a prestigious music festival that features hard rock and heavy metal musicians who’ve made a name for themselves all over the world. It actually took over the famous Monsters of Rock Festival and it spans the course of three days that are jam-packed with the most beloved names in these genres from the 1970s to the present. Even though these celebrities have been around for so long and have even been made fun of at times on the funniest sites on the Internet, they’re still going strong, and when you see them perform live, it’s truly amazing.

The Great Escape in Brighton, Sussex

This festival can be described as a music bonanza, but it can be the ideal seaside vacation if you’re hoping to travel to the UK and do something a little different for your getaway. As the waves crash on the shore, you can listen to hundreds of up-and-coming bands in more than 30 venues. A single wristband will give you access to all of the venues and all of the acts, and in between checking out the shows, you can sunbathe by day and dance at clubs by night.

The Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset

One of the oldest festivals in the United Kingdom, the Glastonbury Festival is one that you definitely have to experience at least once in your life. In 2016, headliners at the event included Adele, Coldplay, and Muse, so there are a variety of artists from around the world that come and perform at this fun festival. In addition to the musical acts, you can also expect theater shows, food stalls, and other secret acts.

The NASS Festival in Bath and West Showground, Somerset

The NASS Festival is a mix of cutting-edge music and extreme sports competitors. You’ll find everything from skateboarding to inline-skating and BMXing during this exciting weekend, and you will also be able to enjoy the sound of talented bands and DJs.

The Green Man Festival in Brecon Beacons, Wales

The Green Man Festival boasts a beautiful location, with the amazing landscape serving as the backdrop to the music you’ll enjoy. The music of the folk artists at this event blends perfectly with the scenery offered by the Black Mountains, but you can also enjoy comedy and theater during this festival, which will allow you to indulge in ciders and ales, therapies and spas, and more.

With so many great festivals held throughout the year all over the UK, you can attend at least one if you’re going to be traveling there. These festivals are unforgettable events that are a lot of fun, so take it all in while you can.

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