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
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.
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.