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. Festival No.6 2017 at Portmeirion

    Festival No 6 2017 at Portmeirion, 7–10 September 2017, 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 at this, the festival’s sixth outing, come from The Flaming Lips, Adam Buxton’s BUG and a Sgt Pepper’s-themed carnival through the village.

  • 2. Ramsbottom Festival 2017: Head for the Hills

    Head for the Hills festival - Image by Andrew Allcock

    Ramsbottom Festival 2017: Head for the Hills at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Manchester, 15–17 September 2017, from £8.00 - Book now

    The hills are alive with the sound of  … a magnificent music line up with headliners Maximo Park, Beth Orton and The Stranglers, theatrical adventures galore for families and curious visual art installations.


  • 3. 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.