Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Festival Checklist and some Festivals you may have missed

LAST MINUTE FESTIVALS & YOUR ESSENTIAL CHECKLIST

I'm well into my festival season, I hope you've been to at least one, or are about to! I'm looking forward to reviewing all of the ones I attend but until then, here's a list to keep you busy - maybe you'll find a festival to attend? Or to pencil in for next year.



Belladrum (Tartan Heart festival), has been taking place in Inverness-shire since 2004. This year’s highlights include Northern Irish trio, Two Door Cinema Club; glam rockers, the Darkness; and local singer songwriter, Rachel Sermanni.

Need a break from the music? Then head to the Hielan Coo Club ViP area, escape the hurly burly of festival life and grab some monkfish wrapped in bacon with a fresh salad and then chill in a Turkish Steam room.

Green Gathering, which grew out of the Green Fields section at Glastonbury festival might not primarily be a music festival, but there is extensive live music performed across several small stages and venues, with other areas including a permaculture zone, a crafts area and healing fields.

Lytham Festival packs in 7 days of consecutive events. Everything from ex Oasis’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to Lemar and a variety of cultural events too, it’s by the coast near Preston way.

Wilderness Festival likes to think of itself as being the intellectual British Festival. Set in the picturesque Cornbury Estate in Oxfordshire. The Flaming Lips are headlining, other things to discover include the mystical woodland party, yoga in a yurt and banquet feasts provided by Deliciously Ella and Raymond Blanc.  <<I'm off to this one on Thursday - see you there?

Rewind Festival put simply Rewind Festival is the 80s festival.  This means Rick Astley will be performing, UB40 and Adam and the Ants. Oh, and there will be a giant inflatable church, or chapel of love. And the New York Brass Band, hailing from the mean street of York, promise a new breed of funky brass revolution.

Rebellion Festival in an indoor punk festival in Blackpool, it is celebrating its 20th year anniversary and regarded as one of the world’s biggest punk festivals.

Wickham Festival is a family friendly festival set in the rolling downland, two miles north of Farham in Hampshire. Line up includes The Stranglers, Chas and Dave, Red Hot Chilli Piper  (Yes Piper). Wickham Festival was a best festival winner at the 2015 Live Music Awards.

Supernormal Festival, an interactive festival for artists to experiment and musicians to collaborate. If you want to 'be the festival', head to Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. 

England's Medieval Festival - all the fun of time travel without a TARDIS, ale, wenches, jousting, stocks, hog roasts. Come and live in the past for a weekend! You can even bring the dog. <<I'm off to this one too! Who's with me?

This festival round up and festival checklist are brought to you by the Cuvva team. Cuvva are creating new ways to travel to and from festivals. Starting with hourly car insurance, which enables you to borrow friends’ cars fully insured, or share the driving on the way back from the festie. This strikes me as a brilliant idea! Your mate had a skinful and you don't want him to drive but it's his car and you are sober but not insured? or Your mate fancies a snooze after the next services but her cute VW isn't insured for you to drive it? Now you can use an app to get instant insurance for a short time! No excuse to not share the driving, happy festivalling!!

and to ensure you don't forget anything...