Not to Miss Great UK Festivals This Year

When it comes to going out and about, we all like to enjoy new experiences. Sometimes we opt for casual days and nights out such as dinner at a local restaurant or a trip to the cinema to see the latest movie release. However, other times we feel like pushing the boat out a little and heading to a live event such as a theatre performance, concert or festival. Over the course of 2017 there are many great festivals that will be taking place in the UK making it easy for people of all ages to enjoy a unique and exciting day or night out. Whether you are into music or movies, culture or crafts, literature or live entertainment, or anything else, you can find the ideal festival from amongst the wide selection scheduled to take place.

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Some of the festival options for 2017 

While the cost of festival tickets can be high depending on which one you are planning to attend, bear in mind that the cost can vary based on which ticket provider you use. Make sure you check out the deals at getmein.com, which has a dedicated section for festivals and offers some great deals. Also, remember that you can make additional savings on the cost of your tickets at VoucherBin, and these discounts can make a big difference to the overall cost of your purchases particularly if you are planning to purchase a more number of tickets to the event.

If you are considering attending one of the many festivals around the country this year, here is a rundown of some of the top ones that you may want to add to your list:

• Blackpool Soul Festival

The Blackpool Soul Festival will be taking place over a four day period in June this year at the famous Winter Gardens and Opera House in Blackpool. You can enjoy some fantastic live performances when you attend this event and you can also enjoy taking some time out to explore the other attractions in the area from the iconic Blackpool Tower to the thrilling Pleasure Beach.

• Barclaycard British Summertime

Also taking place in June and part of July is the Barclaycard British Summertime 2017 event. Music fans will love this event, which is jam packed with world famous talent this year. Some of the acts you will be able to see live on stage when you attend include Phil Collins, the Kings of Leon, and the Killers to name but a few. The festival will be taking place at London’s famous Hyde Park.

• Reading and Leeds Festival

A much loved and popular annual music event, the Reading and Leeds Festival offers a weekend of incredible live entertainment as well as an electric atmosphere. Take some time out to spend the weekend over in Reading where you can enjoy the talents of a wide range of musical acts at one of the biggest music festivals in the UK.

• Magical Lantern Festival

This is a must for those who want to explore different cultures and are looking for a unique event to attend. Taking place at Chiswick House & Gardens over the course of February 2017, this is a fantastic celebration of the Chinese New Year and a truly magical experience for anyone that visits. Take in the stunning illuminations that form part of the display and explore the wonderful transformed gardens as you stroll through taking in the incredible lights and displays.

• V Festival

The hugely popular V Festival is a hotly anticipated annual event with many heading over to Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford for great music, excellent live entertainment, a great ambiance, and the fun of camping with friends. Bear in mind that tickets do sell out quickly for this event so make sure you get yours early to avoid disappointment.

• Wild Life

The winner of a UK Festival Award for Best New Festival in 2015. Wild Life is a fabulous and exciting music event that takes place at Brighton City Airport in June of this year. You can enjoy two days of incredible musical entertainment when you attend this festival with a line up that includes James Bay, Skepta, Ice Cube and Busta rhymes amongst others.

• Ramblin’ Man Fair

Offering an eclectic range of musical entertainment to cater for different tastes and preferences, the Ramblin’ Man Fair will be taking place at the end of July 2017 at Mote Park in Kent. This event is known for its excellent range of contemporary rock, classic rock, blues and country music.

• Carfest

The exciting Carfest event will be taking place over July and August this year at Bolesworth Castle in Chester and Laverstoke Park Far in Hampshire. This is an excellent choice for a family event, as it combines music, live entertainment, fun, activities, and cars. This is a great place for people of all ages to have some fun and enjoy a unique day out packed with entertainment and activities. You also get to enjoy some excellent music entertainment this year including Manic Street Preachers, Texas and Rick Astley.

The huge choice of festivals and events set to take place in the UK this year makes it easy to enjoy live entertainment, fun and excitement no matter where you are located.

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