Here we have a selection of gifts and must-have accessories for the Festival goers.
In Britain throughout the summer from May to the end of August are a plethora of outdoor music events and festivals.Covering all aspects of the musical sphere, festivals have been a focal point for people of all ages to gather together, eat, drink, listen to their favourite bands play live, meet up with friends and make new ones.
Many of the festivals happen over a series of days and involve camping and simple outdoor pleasures. Sleeping outdoors and braving the weather (and the mud!) are almost a right of passage here in Britain.
*Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2012– 2nd May Cheltenham
A week-long indoor festival part-curated by Jamie Cullum - who also performs - and featuring the best of British and international jazz stars around today: Steve Winwood (Wed), plus Bill Frisell's Beautiful Dreamers, Paloma Faith And The Guy Baker Orchestra, Marcus Miller Band, Trondheim Jazz Exchange, Jamie Cullum.
*Camden Crawl 2012– 4th - 6th May London
This indie music festival takes place at several venues in Camden Town area, north London: Death in Vegas, Alabama 3, Glasvegas, The Cribs, The Futureheads, The Raincoats, Spector, Clock Opera, Gaz Coombes...
*The Great Escape 2012 – 10th May Brighton
Brighton's answer to the Camden Crawl kicks off once again for three days and nights of avowedly leftfield, quality music across 30 venues and featuring over 300 upcoming new acts: Mystery Jets, The Temper Trap, Africa Express Sound System, Niki And The Dove, Maximo Park, Jimmy Edgar...
* Lovebox Weekender 2012 ~ 15th-17th June Victoria Park, London
This festival covers all the bases in one of London’s most beautiful parks. Acts representing every genre and era: Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Toddla T Sound System, Magnetic Man, P Money (Fri); Kelis, Bobby Womack, Emeli Sandé, Friendly Fires, Azealia Banks, Little Dragon, Lana Del Rey, Grace Jones, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Mika, Holly Johnson, Sam Sparro, Azari & III, Niki And The Dove, The Rapture... .
* Isle of Wight Festival 2012 - 22th - 24th June Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
Known as the first great rock music festival, IOW started in 1968 and was revived in 2002 after a thirty two year gap. This famous gathering takes place on the Isle of Wight, an island just off the south coast of England: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Elbow, Example, Noah And The Whale, Feeder, Pearl Jam, Biffy Clyro, Tinie Tempah, Jessie J, Labrinth
* Wireless Festival 2012 - 6th - 8th July Hyde Park, London
One of the coolest festivals around, Wireless has an amazing mix of acts: Deadmau5, Maverick Sabre, The Roots, Ms. Dynamite, Santigold, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Nero, Example, Tulisa, Wiz Khalifa, Professor Green, Knife Party, Rihanna, Jessie J, Pitbull, Labrinth, Calvin Harris, Rizzle Kicks, Cher Lloyd, A$AP Rocky, Madeon, J Cole
* T in The Park 2012 - 6th- 8th July
Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland
Scotland’s premier festival, T in the Park is already sold out but for those attending will be amazing: Snow Patrol, Tinie Tempah, Florence And The Machine, The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Elbow, Nicki Minaj, Chase And Status, Skrillex, Orbital
* Latitude 2012 - 13th-15th July
Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk Billed as being “so much more than a music festival”, you can enjoy cabaret, theatre, literature, film and poetry arenas as well as listening to many acts: Justin Vernon's Bon Iver, Metronomy, Janelle Monaé, Dexys, SBTRKT, M83, Battles and Alabama Shakes.
* Vintage Festival 2012 ~ 13th-15th July Southbank Centre, London
Billed as “the world’s annual holiday for lovers of cool popular culture”, this festival aims to celebrate fifty years of British creativity. Art, fashion and of course music all feature as they attempt to turn back the clock and capture the very best of British history.
* V Festival 2012 - 16th July Weston Park, Staffordshire
Boasting a mix of rap, rock, pop and indie, the V festival is one of the most popular in Europe. This summer they can boast The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gracing their stages.
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