Every year hundreds of thousands of music fans turn up to festivals up and down the country for a weekend full of music, comedy, camping and great fun.
This year will be no different, with many festivals selling out in short spaces of time, there is a lot of excitement for the big, and small festivals to kick off. Across the board there are some huge headline acts amongst well established artists and up and coming newbies hoping to win over potential fans during this years array of festivals.
Next Thursday on the 12th June, Isle of Wight festival begins. The festival has been running annually since 1968 and has grew from 15,000 people to 65,000 people attending. In 2007 the Isle of Wight festival was awarded ‘Best Major Festival’. This year headlining the rock and alternative festival will be Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings of Leon.
Shortly after Isle of Wight festival commences, Download festival will begin on the 13th June, held at Donington Park in Leicestershire. The heavy metal and rock festival has only been running since 2003 but is one of the most popular festivals around. This year headliners include, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.
Later this month on the 25th June, Glastonbury festival will take place. This is a hugely popular festival and attracts a wide range of music lovers including rock, pop, electronic, folk and reggae music fans. The festival has ran on and off since 1970 with tickets to the first festival costing only £1. In recent years ticket prices have gradually increased to a jaw dropping £205. Headlining acts this year include Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica.
Many people choose to camp at festivals in order to get the most for their money and enjoy every minute of the festival atmosphere. Camping can be great fun but at festivals there is limited spaces and safety issues to bare in mind. Turning up early is an ideal way of securing a good camping spot and being mindful with your belongings is crucial to ensure you keep any valuables safe, or don’t take valuables in the first place. Tents, sleeping bags and other essential camping equipment are all available from fieldandtrek.com to help prepare festival goers for their next event.