Even though most people are already in Autumn mode, Summer is not yet over and this week’s supposed heatwave is proof of that. With temperatures reaching 30 degrees in some parts, it’s time to celebrate those last days of sunshine and what better way than a late summer music festival.
Music festival season is my favourite time of year and I refuse to let it go yet so here’s my top picks in the UK for those, like me, who just can’t wait that long until next May comes back around…
OnRoundhay Festival, Leeds – 17th September
This little gem of a festival in Yorkshire not only boasts a great guitar fuelled line up, but some great food to go with it. This family festival marks the opening of the new John Lewis flagship store in Leeds city centre and is related to London’s OnBlackheath festival which smashed it last weekend.
Line up includes James, Primal Scream, Wolf Alice (great band if you haven’t checked them out) and plenty more, but the thing that sets this one apart is the food line up (always important after a few drinks). The chef line up includes some great local restaurants to the festival, and well known faces Elizabeth Cottam from MasterChef and food stylist Olia Hercules. Check it out!
Boundary Festival, Brighton – 17th September
This boutique festival down south pairs together the best of electronic music to host 3 arenas, along with a Boundary bandstand completing a stellar line up of DJ’s. Elrow, London Warehouse Events, Mixmag, Concorde 2, Patterns and The Arch have got together to finish the summer off in style (in my opinion anyway).
Line up includes Jackmaster, Joy Orbison, Toddla T, Tom Trago and so much more bringing us in to the club season perfectly and showcasing the best of Brighton’s creative energy and lust for life. More info here. Decent if you’re heading to Brighton for uni too.
Hospitality in the Park, London – 24th September
Anyone who knows the Hospital Records crew will already be on this. The record label is home to drum & bass artists High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Camp & Krooked, Logistics and more, all of which feature at this party in London.
A must for any drum & bass fan (obviously) but there’s much more to this one, including street food, live graffiti, art installations and balloon rides making this one day festival and absolute must before the weather turns terrible and we start seeing premature christmas lights popping up! Tickets here.
Which festivals have you attended this Summer then? Let us know in the comments below and check out my recent playlist to get you in the mood.