Secret Garden Party

Secret Garden Party

Time to get your geek on. The theme for this year’s Cambridgeshire-based event is “The Gardener’s Guide to the Galaxy”, which means you can expect such sci-fi-inspired activities as astronaut training, cosmic knitting, laser wars and (oh, yes) dance-offs on floating stages. As for the line-up? It’s as long and left-field as ever, with Caribou and Air as the headline acts. Whatever you do, don’t miss The Saturday Spectacle: an incredible fireworks display that has now become the stuff of legend. It all makes for one hell of a garden party.

Port Eliot Festival

Port Eliot Festival

What do Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, comedian Noel Fielding and feminist activist Gloria Steinem have in common? They’re all scheduled to appear at Port Eliot 2016. And, that’s what makes this festival so brilliant ‒ there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Staged on beautiful, Grade I listed grounds ‒ the historic seat of Lord and Lady St Germans ‒ in Cornwall, you could find yourself learning how to make clogs one minute and catching an intimate gig in a church the next. Think of it as the ultimate playground for culture-lovers.

Wilderness

Wilderness

Looking to get back to nature? To get in touch with your spiritual side? Or just to let your hair down for the weekend? Then Wilderness is guaranteed to be your cup of (herbal) tea. As well as theatre, dance and music (including exclusive UK sets from Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and psychedelic pop-rockers The Flaming Lips), there’s a whole host of outdoorsy pursuits from foraging and forest bathing to wild swimming and night kayaking. Plus, there’s quite literally the A to Z of yoga, from acro to yogic sleep (zzz) workshops. All together now: ommm.

The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival

Sure, there’s live music (from the likes of Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah and ‒ guilty pleasure alert ‒ The Proclaimers). But who are we kidding: the best thing about this festival is the food, glorious food. Watch top chefs at work, take part in cook-a-long sessions and fill your boots (or should we say wellies) at the seemingly endless array of street food stalls. Or, make like us and head straight for the Cheese Hub to sample Alex James’ artisan produce ‒ some of which is made on the very same Cotswolds farm where the festival is held.

Festival No. 6

Festival No. 6

From its magical setting (in the pretty coastal village of Portmeirion) to its stonking line-up (which includes Hot Chip, Bastille and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds), there’s something very special about Festival No. 6. And if there was ever a time and a place for glamping, this has to be it. Book one of the luxury yurts or bell tents and you’ll be treated to a 24-hour concierge, gourmet breakfasts and buggy shuttles ‒ not to mention hardwood beds (with crisp linen and proper mattresses) and hot showers. If only more festivals could be like this.

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