The best festivals to go to in August

Its that time of year.  Pimms at the ready (Or orange juice if your under 18), sunshine, and outdoor festivals.

I want to take a look at some of the best and most exciting ones coming up.

V festival

Line up – Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Paulo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Chase and Status and more

When – 16th and 17th August

Why go – A really good and diverse line up.  Justin Timberlakes live band is killer and exciting live and Ed Sheeran is one of the best selling artists of the year.

 

Reading Festival

Line up – Blink 182, Jake Bugg, Disclosure and more

When – 22nd August

Why Go – A hugely popular and famous festival with a whole range of acts playing from Queens of there syne age and Paramore to  You and me at six and blink 182

 

Boardmasters

Line up – Snoop Dog,  Bastille, Chase and Status

When – August 7th – 9th

Why go – Two-day surfing and skateboarding showcase with a solid line-up of hip hop, drum and bass, punk, rock and UK bass vibes, located on the cliff overlooking Watergate Bay. Snoop Dogg takes a big headline slot, as do beat-throwers Chase & Status, while Belgian DJ wizards 2ManyDJs should get the dancefloor moving. Totally gnarly, dude.

Bloodstock open air

Line up -M egadeth, Biohazard, Amon Amarth, Lacuna Coil, Down, Orphaned Land, Emperor, Aborted, Hatebreed, Prong Carcass, Saxon, Floatsam and Jetsam, Satan, Rotting Christ, Decapitated + more TBA.

WHen – August 9th – 11th

Why go – A good sized festival due to it being not too big and not too small.  A great stop to spot up and coming metal bands or the next big thing.

In the woods

Line up – disclosed until you turn up

When – August 30th

Why go – It takes place in a secret woodland location (enchanted, of course) near London, revealed only to ticket holders. The line-up for this year’s festival won’t actually be announced before the festival – an innovative anti-hype manouevre – but past acts like Ghostpoet, Kwabs, Micachu and The Shapes, AlunaGeorge, Anna Calvi, Alt-J and more cutting-edge acts on the cusp of fame should give you an idea of what’s on offer.

 

 

 

 

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