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Festival Guide 2016

15th April 2016 | Posted in Festivals by H. Simpson

It's that time again when festival season is nearing upon us, so dust off your Hunters, shorts and Parka for another fun-filled year in the fields! Whether you're heading to Creamfields for a spot of dance or prefer rock-infuelled surroundings, this mini guide compiled by Masdings gives you a heads up on those upcoming events. Man-of-the-moment Craig David seems to be doing his rounds of the UK festival scene this summer and you can spot him at We Are Fstvl, Radio 1's Big Weekend, Park Life, T In The Park, Wireless, Kendall Calling and Bestival!



Lost Village (27th-29th May)

Set in a rural, undisclosed setting in Lincolnshire, Lost Village festival lets you indulge in the underground house scene as well as big name headliners such as Fatboy Slim and last year's Annie Mac.

We Are FSTVL (28th-29th May)

We Are FSTVL is a relatively new festival in Upminster that boasts an epic lineup of house favourites such as Sven Vath, Hannah Wants and Fatboy Slim.

Isle of Wight (9th-12th June)

A mixture of genres have been used as the lineup for this year's Isle of Wight festival. Headliners include The Who, Queen, Sterophonics and Richard Ashcroft. 

Download (10th-12th June)

Download festival is the biggest rock festival in the UK and held each year at Donington Park. The lineup this year includes Korn, Black Sabbath & Iron Maiden. 

Parklife (11th-12th June)

A range of the UK's biggest dance and urban acts take over Heaton Park, Manchester for a 2 day event that sees the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Hannah Wants and Years & Years perform. 

Glastonbury (22nd-26th June)

The biggest and most well known of all the festivals in the UK: Glastonbury. Glasto originates from 1970 making it the oldest festival in the UK and thus the most popular. The 5 day festival sees Adele, Disclosure and Coldplay headline this year.

T In The Park (8th-10th July)

Set in Scotland, T In The Park has fast become one of the leading festivals in the UK. With huge lineups such as The Stone Roses and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, it's wasy to see why. 

Wireless (8th-10th July)

The 3 day festival focuses on the urban music scene and day tickets are purchased depending on the chosen lineup preferred. This year Calvin Harris, Boy Better Know and Chase & Status headline alternative days at Finsbury Park. 

EDC (9th July)

The one day festival that stems from the Las Vegas original is being held at Milton Keynes Bowl and boasts Duke Dumont, Paul Van Dyk and Avicii as some of the top acts performing.

Latitude (14th-17th July)

The excitement spread across Twitter when the lineup to Latitude was announced. Based in Suffolk, the lineup includes The Macabees, Of Monsters and Men and The Luminees.

Lovebox (15th-16th July)

The Victoria Park based festival, originally formed by the Groove Armada duo now showcases the best in house music from the likes of Luciano, Hannah Wants, Joris Voorn and Heidi.

V Festival (20th-21st July)

Justin Bieber and Rihanna headline this year at the popular multi-genre festival held at two venues on opposing days. 

Kendal Calling (28th-31st July)

Set within the midst of the Lake District, Kendal Calling has managed to secure quite a following in recent years and reveals an attractive lineup consisting of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Pete Doherty and Madness. 

Creamfields (25th-28th August)

Set on the outskirts of Liverpool and Manchester, Creamfields has long been the dance festival of choice for the summer period. With acts this year such as Hot Since 82, Calvin Harris, Annie Mac & Fatboy Slim, you're sure to find a dance act that suits you.

Leeds & Reading (26th-28th August)

With a huge indie following, Leeds & Reading don't disappoint this year with acts such as Foals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Courteeners, The 1975 and Biffy Clyro.

Bestival (8th-11th September)

Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim add to the the lineup for September's biggest festival, set once again on the Isle of Wight. With fabulous props and decadent designs throughout the festival setting, Bestival remains one of the most popular year in year out.



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