Summer festivals

Festival No.6

Summer Festivals

Creative Tourist

Summer is synonymous with music festivals, family festivals and the sorts of pop-up, weekend-long events that you can lose yourself in (we’re thinking in a good way here – long-lasting enrichment as well as hedonistic times – honest guv). Here’s our guide to the best festival experiences taking place in a field or on the streets near you.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Sounds From The Other City 2018 in Salford

    A billboard and people sitting on the pavement
    Sounds From the Other City 2015. Photo: Mike Hughes.

    Sounds From the Other City 2018 at Islington Mill, Chapel Street, 6 May 2018, from £27.75 - Book now

    Salford’s Sounds From The Other City festival showcases the best of new and avant-garde music, arts and performance. The festival conducts its usual sprawling takeover of venues along Salford’s Chapel Street strip, lending churches, art galleries, breweries and old mills its own brand of unpredictability.

  • 2. Just So Festival 2018 at Rode Hall, Cheshire

    Image courtesy of Just So Festival / Wild Rumpus

    Just So Festival at Rode Hall, Cheshire, 17–19 August 2018, from £20.00 - Book now

    The best family festival in the UK? We think so. Adventure together into a wonderland of the best outdoor theatre, music, comedy, literature and other curious creative escapades. 2017 was all about midnight feasts, pillow fights and the bonkers Tribal Tournament. Be sure to snap up a 2018 ticket fast.

  • 3. Festival No.6 2018 at Portmeirion

    Festival No 6 2018 at Portmeirion, 6–9 September 2018, from £120.00 - Book now

    Step into Portmeirion’s sleepy cobbled streets, Italianate piazza, sandy shorelines and pastel-coloured buildings as it makes its annual transformation to play host to one of the most imaginative summer season events. Highlights of last year’s festival came in the shape of The Flaming Lips, Adam Buxton’s BUG and a Sgt Pepper’s-themed carnival through the village.

  • 4. Kendal Calling Festival 2018

    Kendal Calling

    Kendal Calling at Lowther Castle and Gardens, Cumbria, 26–29 July 2018, from £20.00 - Book now

    Gotcha. Yes we know that this is actually next year but as Kendal Calling is so good that 2017’s edition sold out before the line-up was announced, snap up your tickets for 2018 fast.

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