TOP 5 MUST-GO FESTIVALS IN 2016

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Festival season. I swear it's the only reason most of us look forward to the summer.
It's approaching us pretty fast right? There's so many amazing festivals to choose from.. So here's my top 5!
Last year I was fortunate enough to attend Latitude festival for the first time with Cat Footwear UK part of their #CATFESTIVALDIARIES campaign - It was a fantastic weekend, I had SO much fun there- curious about Latitude Festival? Check out last years Latitude Festival vlog.
CAT Footwear are a great choice of boots for your weekend at a festival. I bet you have the tan original work pair in your mind, right? Nope! Over the past few seasons CAT have had some unreal styles in for the more fashionable boot wearing crew. Check out the amazing styles they have in the 'New arrivals section at CAT Footwear - my favourite style has to be the floral pair, what are yours?

14TH - 17TH JULY - SPAIN

Benicassim Festival Map
Photo map from fiberfib.com

RIGHT, I'm going to kick it off with an all time DREAM. I've dreamt of going to Beni for a few years now, though I've never actually gone *kicks myself* - first of all the line up this year is INSANE. I was a huge fan of last years line up too, though this year is pretty damn awesome. My favourites The 1975 are playing on the Sunday, as well as some other must sees such as Kendrick Lamar & Jamie XX

Never heard of it? Maybe because this festival isn't based in the U.K, though it is a pretty known festival! This festival is based close to Barcelona. The tickets are super affordable in comparison to the main streatm UK festivals (and you get guaranteed sun pretty much!) though get in there quick since the flights will add a massive chunk on top of that! The airlines know festival go-ers will be on these flights so they make them SUPER expensive.  

GO IF YOU ENJOY: MAJOR LAZER - SKEPTA - JAMIE XX - 
THE VACCINES - THE 1975 - KENDRICK LAMAR - CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN

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11-14TH AUGUST - HAMPSHIRE UK

BOOMTOWN Fair Hampshire
Photo from www.boomtownfair.co.uk
I've heard SO much about Boom Town recently, I had only first heard of it last year, so I did a little research into videos on the festivals & ended up scrolling through amazing pictures for ages. This festival looks ridiculously cool. It's SO well put together in the sense of making it look cool. Y'know when you think 'festival' and just picture a boring old main stage, oh no, not when Boom Town is in town. The festival or 'fair' should I say, is split up into really awesome themes. I'm not sure how to possibly explain it myself, so DO check it out, like, now. There's hardly any main stream acts which makes it a little more cooler for the hipsters out there wanting to embark on a new festival location- why not give Boom Town a go this summer?

MUST SEE'S: MS DYNAMITE - SO SOLID CREW - 
WILL & THE PEOPLE -  THE KING BLUES - NEW TOWN KINGS  

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8-10TH JULY - SCOTLAND

What UK festivals to go in 2016
Photo from http://www.nme.com/festivals/t-in-the-park

Has T in the park always been up in Scotland?! I can't remember... I thought it was down near London way for a while- but hey! Still a cracking line up. What better excuse to head up to Scotland anyway? It looks like a great part of the U.K (which I'm dying to go on a road trip around!) 
For me, this festival has got some INCREDIBLE acts lined up for the summer, let's hope the Scottish weather holds up it's end of the deal! Jess Glynne will be performing, who I recently saw for the first time & she was AMAZING live. Kaiser Chiefs will also be performing, you'll be left feeling pumped for the headliner that's for sure! I'm yet to see Seth Troxler, though I've heard nothing but great things from all of his sets.

GO IF YOU LOVE: JAMIE XX - THE 1975 - JESS GLYNNE - 
KAISER CHIEFS - CALVIN HARRIS - SETH TROXLER

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15TH JULY - LONDON

Victoria Park LOVEBOX Music Festival London
Photo from www.loveboxfestival.com

The reason I love LOVE BOX is for how close it is. Perfectly situated in east London's Victoria Park.
LOVE BOX has had some really great artists perform over the years such as Snoop Dogg, Hot Chip & A$AP Rocky. I would be so very keen to see Kano perform there this year since he is back in the building with a brand new album, I bet the crowd will be mega excited to see him back on stage again. Tickets are running low so get in there quick!

FAVOURITE ACTS: MAJOR LAZER - DIPLO - KANO - STORMZY

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8-11TH SEPTEMBER - ISLE OF WIGHT

UK Favourite Festivals for 2016
Photo from http://www.bestival.net/

I've heard really frigging awesome things about Bestival over the years. It looks insane from pictures alone.
I love that this festival is right at the end of the summer season, it seems to be the perfect festival send off as we'd soon be hitting the glum darker days of the year.
This years line up looks truly UH-MAZING. Yep, you DID spot Major Lazer on there again... they're absolutely smashing the UK festivals this year so stay tuned for their awesome-ness. There are currently some early bird tickets still available, so get in there QUICK before the prices soar! I've also noticed a lot of festivals in the U.K this year have offered a pay-weekly/monthly plan where you can pay off your festival ticket as the weeks go on! Perfect right? Now you have no excuse not to go!

SOME PERSONAL MUST SEES: HOT CHIP - SKEPTA - WOLF ALICE - 
YEARS & YEARS - DIPLO - FATBOY SLIM - KREPT & KONAN - MAJOR LAZER


I hope this post has made it all a little easier for you to decide on which festival you will be attending this year! Got any lined up? Share your plans with me!

4 comments:

  1. Oooo this has got me excited! I also love little local festivals too :)

    Hannah | Oh January

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  2. I would say T was a uniquely Scottish festival! I've been the past 3 years and love it - be prepared for the mud though! <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  3. Oh hello festival season! So wana go to Love Box and YES to Kano, listening to him as I type!! xx

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  4. Bestival, Love Box and Boom Town definitely sound like my type of festivals! I'm attending my first proper festival this year at V fest! So excited!

    Isobel x

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