For live music fans it’s important to plan ahead and decide which music festivals you want to attend in the coming year. If you are a keen music fan you’ve probably already researched the festivals to see which acts and bands are playing where, how and when tickets need to be purchased and whether camping or accommodation nearby should be booked. For those of you undecided about which music festival is for you, we’ve highlighted some of our favourites below:
A music festival with a difference – Cheltenham Jazz Festival
People often overlook smaller music genres when looking to attend a music festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival is one such event. Attracting over 17,000 people, it’s a hive of activity and not only can you listen to jazz but you can also see some of the most entertaining fringe acts in the bars around the town. Eventful Stays believe if you are looking for an event which is different from those you have attended in the past you should give the Cheltenham Jazz Festival a go, as you won’t be disappointed.
A family-friendly music festival – Wychwood Music Festival
Wychwood Music Festival has been voted the best family festival six years in a row. The event has workshops for children as well as comedy acts and a cinema and of course fabulous music. While staying on the festival ground is great fun, finding accommodation nearby is a great idea when you have kids in tow. They won’t be disturbed by late night music and you get that little bit more comfort when you aren’t sleeping in a tent.
Must-see music festival – Isle of Wight Festival
The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the more widely known annual music festivals and tickets for this year’s event are already sold out (so if you want to go next time, note that tickets need to be booked well in advance). It is easy to see why this event sells out year after year as this year the line-up includes some seriously big names. Travelling to this festival gives you a real buzz and excitement and sets the festival mood, as you travel with other music fans on the ferry and then on buses to the event. Eventful Stays has the Isle of Wight Festival marked down as a must for all music fans and a great way to spend a weekend by the sea.
Must-see music festival – Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival is the most renowned music festivals to be held annually. Again, tickets to this event are already sold out as demand to attend this festival grows year-on-year; made worse this year by the fact that Glastonbury is having a well-earned sabbatical in 2012! The festival isn’t going to announce its line-up until spring 2011, but you can expect great acts as in the past the stages of Glastonbury have been graced with acts such as the Gorillaz, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Faithless, Groove Armada and Jack Johnson. We feel that all music fans should visit Glastonbury at least once to experience the atmosphere, the great acts and witness the largest outdoor performing arts festival in the world.
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