The Unique UK Festivals You Need To Know About
Glastonbury might be over, but worry not! Some of the best UK festivals of the year are still to come! If you want to try something a little different than the usual festival protocol, these are the ones you need to know about…
Where: St Clere Estate, Kent
When: 28 – 31 July 2017
What: The UK’s first boutique music & fitness festival is all about getting you moving. Music acts include Groove Armada, Jessica Skye and Danny Howard. Big name brands such as Ministry of Sound’s Ministry Does Fitness will hold workout classes, as will world class fitness personalities and instructors including Charlotte Holmes, Carly Rowena, Kim Hartwell and Callum Melly.
Think hot yoga in yurts, dancing to deep house in the forest, lake swimming and delicious healthy food (don’t worry, there’s booze too!) in a beautiful, laidback environment.
Tickets: Weekend camping from £140
ABODE in the Park
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: 24 September 2017
What: Lovers of house music, this one is for you. Well-known party hosts, ABODE Records, are for the first time putting on their own festival. ABODE will be taking over the main stage, whilst Sankeys will run the Warehouse and Do Not Sleep the Big Top. Expect the biggest and best sound systems, stage performers, LED displays, and a line-up of amazing DJs and artists, such as Darius Syrossian, Detlef, Infinity Ink (live), Secondcity and more.
Tickets: From £40. VIP from £50
Krug Festival – Into the Wild
Where: The Grange, Hampshire
When: 29 July 2017
What: Luxury champagne brand Krug has partnered with Argentinian culinary sybarite, Francis Mallman, to create an evening of discovery, featuring theatrical, open fire cooking and musical performances. Taking place in a stunning 18th-century heritage site, the evening will flow across three areas, moving crowds through the Palladian building and grand auditorium, out onto the lawn and down to the lake. Using sand pits, trenches and home-made dome-shaped frames, Mallmann and his team will smoke, roast and char the menu across the three sites on The Grange – pairing each dish with a champagne from the Krug portfolio; Grande Cuvée, Rosé and Vintage 2002. With mammoth fires reaching 10 feet high, cooking locally sourced meat and vegetables for up to seven hours, guests will be privy to a rough luxury style of cooking and spectacular show. This is definitely an experience not to be missed for foodies.
Tickets: From £395 (includes all food, drink and return travel to London at the end of the evening)
Where: Trebelsue Farm Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall
When: 9 – 13 August 2017
What: Boardmasters is a surf and music festival taking place across two stunning locations in Cornwall. The UK’s go-to surfing destination, Fistral Beach, will hold world class International Surf Competitions while live music creates a different kind of splash at Watergate Bay. This super-chilled five-day fest will see big-name acts Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai, Alt-J, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Stormzy, and more. For those that want to keep the party going, Boardmasters has a set of after parties going on until 4:40 am, featuring Shy FX and Jaguar Skills.
Tickets: Weekend camping from £174. Glamping packages from £150.