Book before it’s too late for 2010’s best rock, pop, indie and electronic summer music festivals at home and abroad
The festival season is nearly upon us, and it is time to grab tickets to the best parties while you still can, most will sell out well in advance.
There’s something for everyone on these shores so we’ve avoided the huge events that are likely to be sold out by now (Reading & Leeds, T in the park, V, Glastonbury), and interesting options are all over the Continent as the trend for travelling overseas to try out new destinations and cultures continues to grow.
Music festivals increasingly offer lazy and luxurious ways to camp in the great outdoors. Tangerine Fields has expanded to cover most of the UK & Irish festivals listed – their charge includes accommodation in pre-erected tents or yurts, sleeping bags, airbeds and lights, often in separate, rather antisocial, secure areas with extra toilets and showers.
Yurts and Squrts is newer and you can pay more to have your yurt or ‘cloudhouse’ beautifully furnished.
Scotland (June 11-13)This Scottish weekender for around 30,000 people kicks off the summer season claiming to be the most beautiful festival in the world. There’s no denying the breathtaking view when you climb over the brow of the hill into the arena, a natural amphitheatre with panoramic views of Loch Ness the backdrop to the main stage.
The lineup is, once again, surprisingly strong for the event’s size. The Strokes, Fatboy Slim, Leftfield, Vampire Weekend and plenty more indie and electronic stalwarts make it well worth the journey north.
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