Summer Festival Rundown
Summer is just around the corner, and that means that festival season is almost upon us! We at Flightcase Warehouse love to support these great weekends out, and enjoy nothing more than knowing that our products help the event professionals who work tirelessly to deliver these spectacular events to you. With Radio One’s Big Weekend about to launch the festival season, we have compiled a list of some of the other most prominent festivals within the UK that you can enjoy this year.
1) The Isle of Wight Festival
Taking place on the Isle of Wight itself, the festival has roots that date back to 1968, undergoing a revival in 2002. The festival features an eclectic mix of acts, with artists from genres ranging from hard rock to pop, and many more scattered throughout the stages for the entirety. Winner of ‘The Best Family Event’ 2015 as well, this is a perfect festival to take your whole family along too-including kids, making for a perfect weekend where the whole family is entertained. And, with such big names as Fleetwood Mac and The Who headlining, you know that you are bound to have a fantastic time.
Whilst Bestival may not boast the icon studded line up the likes of Glastonbury or Download can shout about, Bestival has carved its place within the British festival scene nonetheless. This is thanks to the Dorset based weekends penchant for being an eclectic experience and what it lacks in massive headliners it makes up for with its incredible and well-designed specialised areas. The ambient forest for example is a professionally lit, meditative sound filled forest scene that is guaranteed to chill anybody out. Taking place from the 7th until the 10th of September, and with acts like Dizzee Rascal and Rag’N’Bone man to look forward to, Bestival is one for those who like to tread a little off the beaten path.
Download is the biggest name in rock festivals within the U.K. Held at Castle Donnington, the festival takes the place of ‘Monsters of Rock’ which was relaunched in 2003 as Download. With a history of booking some of the biggest names in rock and metal and an ardently supportive fan base, Download is one of the most popular festivals within the U.K. This year, Aerosmith, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down are all headlining the main stage, which promises to be a weekend of spectacle as well as incredible music.
Celebrating the best that Electronic and Dance music has to offer, the Daresbury located festival will this year be held from the 24th of August until the 27th. Creamfields has long been known as the U.K’s festival of choice for anybody who loves dance music. Winner of the UK Festival Award for Best Dance Event and the UK Festival Award for Best Major Festival, it deserves all of the recognition it receives.
Whilst nigh impossible to receive tickets, Glastonbury is possibly the biggest name when it comes to British Music Events ever, possibly even one of the biggest names worldwide. This year will see Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran all headline the incredible pyramid stage, and combined with the rest of the prestigious artists already announced, promise to deliver an unforgettable set. Much like many other festivals there will be extensive coverage of the acts on television and the internet, so be sure to go online and stay up to date with everything happening throughout the weekend!
These are just a few of the biggest festivals happening in the UK this year, there are many for catering to all different spectrums of musical taste. We at Flightcase Warehouse are massive supporters of the summer festival, and if there is any way that we can help your event go off without a hitch, then contact us on 0800 612 7097, email us, or visit our website.