Summer will soon be here. This is the time of year when students can really let their hair down and have some fun. End of term means a well-earned break from studies and all the things students have to think about. If you’re a student on a budget, don’t worry, there are many fantastic music festivals for you to enjoy which won’t cost the earth. With such a wide choice, it depends on the type of music you love, how far away the venue is and of course the cost to get there. A good tip is to book festival tickets, travel and camping spot well in advance. Get the picture? Here’s a review of a few UK festivals to enjoy.
Reading and Leeds
With a day pass costing £65 and a weekend camping pass at £205, the Reading and Leeds Festival is well worth a visit. Held late August, usually on a bank holiday weekend, it’s one of the longest running music festivals around. The venue alternates between Bramham Park in Leeds and Richfield Avenue in Reading every year. The music at this sensational festival has changed quite a lot since it started out. There used to be metal, punk and rock music but just lately hip hop and dance music is more popular. Artists expected to perform at the Reading and Leeds Festival this year are Muse, Major Lazer, You Me At Six, Fatboy Slim and Kasabian. What a line-up!
At such reasonable prices, Blissfields Festival in Winchester is one date to definitely put in your diary. Expect to pay about £20-£65 for a day pass (depends which day you go) or for the entire weekend £110, not too bad. From 6th-8th July, the Festival is the summer event many students can’t wait for. It takes place on Vicarage Farm and this year you can even have a hot shower or a dip in a wood-fired hot tub! There are plenty of fabulous acts to see so you can dance the day and night away. Join in with DJ Yoda, Metronomy and the Cinematic Orchestra who are there to entertain you.
Field Day, London
Day passes at Field Day cost around £65.50 which is OK if you’re on a budget. Taking place on June 3rd this exciting festival is running for one day only instead of a full weekend, so tickets are being snapped up quickly. This yearly outdoor music festival promises to be one of the best held in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Although ticket prices have risen, the line-up of bands is definitely worth paying the extra cash for. Get ready to rock with a great mix of bands at Victoria Park like Abra, Moodyman, Aphex Twin, Nina Kravitz, Arab Strap and Flying Lotus.
As well as these fantastic festivals, find out more about Parklife in Manchester, Nass in Bristol, Beautiful Days, Devon and Boardmasters, Newquay. You can camp at most of the festivals so make sure you have all you need for a great few days!