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Festival season on the horizon

Published: 30 Apr 14, 02:25pm  |  Author: DG Music

As rumours fly this week about who will be the headline act for this year's Glastonbury Festival, thoughts are turning to warm summer days and the huge number of music festivals taking place across the country.

Organiser Michael Eavis is poised to make the big announcement in the next few days after dropping clues about it being “one of the biggest selling bands in the world at the moment” and a newcomer to the event at Worthy Farm.

While the lucky ticket-holders wait for the band to be revealed, thousands of other festival-goers are still planning their summer schedules and many people will be thinking about going to a festival for the first time ever.

This bank holiday weekend sees the start of dozens of small events across the country, which is the perfect place to start if you’ve never been to a festival before. Pubs may be hosting music nights and village greens could be staging live entertainment for the May Day celebrations so why not check out out what’s happening near you to get you started?

Near to us at DG Music there are several events coming up in the next few weeks to get music lovers in the mood for festival season.

Racing Rocks comes to Rockingham Speedway on May 17 and 18 for two days of entertainment including more than 50 live bands and nine motor racing series. Among the acts will be rock band The Quireboys who are taking time out of their 30th anniversary tour to appear at the inaugural event.

Later in the month comes Glastonbudget – a huge festival packed full of tribute acts which takes place at Wymeswold in Leicestershire. The festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with tributes to Green Day, Pearl Jam, Blur, Queen, Abba, The Beatles and many more.

If you look further afield the choice of festivals is endless. There are events to celebrate every style of music, from Download Festival which celebrates all things rock to the more family-friendly Shambala Festival which has children’s entertainment and a crèche.

We've put together details of some of the biggest festivals taking place this summer but this is just the beginning. Have a look around to see what's out there and join the millions of people who will be enjoying the festival experience this summer.

Racing Rocks

When: May 17-18

Where: Rockingham, Northamptonshire

Acts: Quireboys, Rick Parfitt Jnr and the RPJ Band, Army of One

Tickets: £39 day ticket or £69 weekend ticket




When: May 23-25

Where: Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, Leicestershire

Acts: The Bootleg Beatles, Abba Revival, Mercury, The Fillers, Kins of Leon

Tickets: £40 - £52 for a day ticket or £70 for a weekend ticket



Isle of White Festival

When: June 12-15

Where: Isle of White

Acts: Kings of Leon, Biffy Clyro, Boy George, Tom Odell

Tickets: £75 for a day or £190 for the weekend



Download Festival

When: June 13-15

Where: Donington Park, Derby

Acts: Aerosmith, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, Status Quo

Tickets: £82.50 for a day or £180 for the weekend



T in the Park

When: July 11-13

Where: Balado, Kinrossshire, Scotland

Acts: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Bastille, Elbow

Tickets: £82.50 a day or £194 for the weekend



V Festival

When: August 16-17

Where: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire

Acts: Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs

Tickets: £89 a day or £189 for the weekend



Shambala Festival

When: August 21-24

Where: A secret estate, Northamptonshire

Acts: Gentleman’s Dub Club,  Mulatu Astatke, Lisa Knapp, My Panda Shall Fly

Tickets: £140.99



Reading and Leeds Festival

When: August 22-24

Where: Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

Acts: Queens of the Stone Age, Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Vampire Weekend

Tickets: £99.50 a day or £213 for the weekend



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