Image: Glastonbury by Jason Bryant
FESTIVAL SEASON is upon us!
The days are getting longer, if not warmer, and the cider is flowing. Soon it will be time to dust off that cowboy hat, pull out those wellies and dig out those short denim shorts to let them make their one and only yearly appearance at the festival of your choice.
With so much on around London, the UK and Europe — the only question is, which festival are you going to go to?
LONDON is kicking off the party, with some great staples — Hard Rock Calling and Wireless — moving to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. All the more room to fit in huge international headliners like Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Bruce Springsteen.
See Living large in London for the full list of London festivals.
When it comes to a music festival, the rest of the UNITED KINGDOM may not have the weather — but it sure does have the energy, enthusiasm and contacts to put on one hell of a show. With some great Aussie acts like Karnivool, Matt Corby, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Jagwar Ma making appearances at a number of festivals, 2013 is a great year to be an Aussie festival goer.
See Kicking it in the Kingdom for the full list of UK festivals.
For those keen to get a big of travel with their ticket, going to a music festival in EUROPE is a great way to combine your tunes with some sun, sand and sangria. Or beer and bratwurst if that’s more your thing.
See Electrifying Europe for the full list of European festivals.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
We want to send you there for free!!
We’ve got two tickets to give away to these fantastic festivals:
- Camden Rocks — Over 100 bands in a day packed in to 12 sweaty, boozy N1 venues. If you want to see them in London before they are big, then this is most definitely for you!
- Super Bock Super Rock — catch a few perfect waves on Portugal’s golden Atlantic coast before catching the awesome riffs from what is easily one of the best line-ups this festie season, with Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, BRMC and the mighty QOTSA to name a few.
- Bilbao BBK – One of the highlights on the European summer festival calendar and its proximity to Pamplona makes it a favourite with the Running of the Bulls revelers.
First time festival goer?
Here’s our handy guide to surviving the summer with our Top 5 To Do guide for festival season
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