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Fun Summer Festivals in the UK Featured

Have fun in the sun at some of the summer festivals in the UK

by Naomi Vakharia

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This summer, let loose at some of the hottest- pun intended- festivals happening in the UK. Ranging from culture, art, and music, these festivals have a variety of activities to offer its guests. Make memories in the countryside as you leave your worries behind and immerse yourself in the festival culture.

Music

Latitude Suffolk: Get Lost in the Music

One of the rising music festivals, Latitude has an amazing lineup that speaks to music fans across all genres. Not only does it feature famous headliners- like George Ezra and Lana Del Rey- but it has secret installations all over the surrounding woods. Located in the Henham Park in Suffolk, the backdrop for this event is stunning. With quirky installations like neon pink sheep to light shows over the lake, this festival is full of wonderful surprises.

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Lost Village: Eclectic and Energetic

A true hipster paradise, the Lost Village is unlike any other festival. Tucked away in the woods in Lincolnshire, England this event encourages visitors to let loose and immerse themselves in the culture. With secret sets, an abandoned chapel, a hidden library, and a retro arcade, everything in Lost Village is a secret adventure waiting to be uncovered. With delicious catered food and luxurious lodging options, you can experience this escapist, woodsy event without sacrificing comfort.

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ART

Bath Festival: Explore the Arts

A contemporary experience, Bath Festival features international music and literature exploration in a two-fold event. With a massive welcome- Party in the City- on the first day, this event takes place all over the historic city. Listen to live music and engage with celebrated authors as they flock to Bath to discuss their works. Perfect for a relaxed weekend with family, Bath Festival is worth a visit.

Shrewsbury Flower Show: In Full Bloom

Want to be surrounded by millions of flowers, firework shows, and medieval sights? Look no further than the Shrewsbury Flower Show. Dating back over a century ago, this show is full of history. Surrounded by the Shrewsbury town- a historic market town with a town structure dating back to the Medieval times, this festival is a sight to behold. Don’t miss this award-winning festival this summer.

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CULTURE

Greenwich and Docklands International Festivals: Cultural Excellence

Don’t mistake the local atmosphere of Greenwich for a small event- this festival is anything but. The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is a global and cultural experience. It won the Culture and Creative Excellence Award of 2019 which is well-deserved as the event features over 100 different performances. From acrobats and stunt performers to dancers and singers, you don’t want to miss one moment.

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Leicester Riverside Festival: Fun by the River

International food and cuisine is commonly found in this local event. Scattered across land near River Soar, the Leicester Riverside Festival is the perfect family getaway. From competitive boat racing to artisan craft stalls, you can treat yourself to a fun weekend with locals and tourists alike. Look out for the floating tea shop and the live jazz music- both are big hits at this event.

For more ideas on Do, Dine, and Spend in London, visit our Destinations page.