Festival Season in the U.K.

Festivals are one of the most popular summer activities in the U.K.. The majority are based around music, but there are also food, art, and spiritual festivals, plus many more. As well as the main acts, festivals are full of entertainment, stalls and food carts, offering unusual items that may not be available everyday. So, what are the top ten festivals in the U.K.?


Glastonbury - This is probably the most well known festival and has some of the world's biggest music acts headlining. It is held on a farm in Somerset every June.

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Boardmasters - This started s a surf festival but is now also known for having top music acts. It is held in the coastal town of Newquay in Cornwall, which boasts some of Europe's best surfing beaches.

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Glasgow International Jazz Festival - Held in the Scottish city of Glasgow, this music festival offers attendees the chance to listen to top rnb, funk, soul, blues and jazz artists from around the world.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival - This is a festival of creativity and the arts. The Scottish city hosts top acts from theatre, magic and comedy and is also a great opportunity for up and coming artists to get their big break.

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Jorvik Viking Festival - The city of York is steeped in history and is proud of it's Viking past. The festival includes re-enactment battles and the telling of old sagas.

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Southwark's Firework Festival - This London based festival attracts more then 30k visitors a year to watch the beautiful light displays.

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St. Ives food Festival - This Cornish festival shows off foods and drinks from the county alongside displays from the country's best chefs.

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Festivals are a fun way to socialise, relax and get an insight into U.K. culture. Will you be attending a festival this year?


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