Highlights of 2018 Festivals

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UK’s music festivals are amongst the greatest and most famous as this is one of the most saturated festival markets in the world. Whether we are talking about a week-long affair ore a one day, England is bursting with its live gigs always shaking young talents. The constantly evolving music scene features a spectacular array of iconic music venues which is why we picked out some of the best top events that have been certainly worth your time.

Since Secret Garden Party was not organized this year and Glastonbury as well, we were forced to turn out attention towards the ones that were able to snatch the coolest artists for the benefit of the festival goers. So, here they are:

  1. Wilderness

After the last tent wad packed up, we started to think about the Wilderness’ reputation and how its eighth edition rolled. We should firstly say, regarding the organization, that the Atrium stage was bigger, the bandstand stage was removed and the lakes provided a welcome respite at 35c. The nights in The Valley presided over by a floating DJ booth and stuttering lasers filtered through the pine trees.

A photo of David Cameron on a hen party was instantly posted on Twitter, summing up the 10,000-strong boutique festival that was definitely the cleanest and friendliest one this year. The food was delicious and there were more activities to enjoy than the previous year (we have to mention the cricket pitch and paddle boat). The oak trees of the steep-sided wooded forest were a nice touch, as Groove Armada, Peggy Gou and George Fitzgerald could be seen performing their best.

  1. Standon Calling

Although the fans had to put up with a windy atmosphere, the weekend was, overall, successful, as the organizers pulled off some fantastic performances. However, the music had a temporary delay on Friday due to the rain, and many of the attendees were forced to huddle under beer tents until the thunderstorm threat passed and the sky was clear once again. The Amazons and Pale Waves were soon rocking, while Morcheeba had an incredibly standout act, with a truly rapturous buzz.

The site didn’t get too churned up by the storm; hence people’s spirits weren’t damped. The show was fairly well organized and seemed to be great for families with children as well as pet owners, as the whole festival was dog-friendly. They had refreshingly different attractions from a typical festival and there was rarely much of a queue for the food stalls.

Adrenaline fans had a merry-go-round at their disposal. Homecomer George Ezra had the sea of fans singing along to his hits whilst the steampunk-themed Flying Machine Café offered a great place to relax and chill after the performance.

  1. Leeds Festival

Another fantastic and entertaining weekend that took place this year, with headline performances from Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, The Vaccines, Brockhampton, Wolf Alice and Dua Lipa. Therefore, the live music at this year’s event in Bramham Park was absolutely surprising as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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