Festival Season is Here!Thu, June 07, 2012
Are you off to a festival this summer? Don't forget the snorkeling gear...
I woke up this morning, took one look out the window and saw the weather. I saw the rain smashing against the glass, the trees blowing in every direction trying to free themselves from the ground. I saw umbrellas blowing inside out as their owners battled to get them right again while their clothes were soaked through in seconds. Miserable cyclists pedalled against the wind looking like they were going nowhere fast and the pedestrians were almost walking horizontally into the gales just trying to get to their destination one cold, windy, wet step at a time. Do you know what I thought as I watched?
Summer festival season is finally here.
I know watching Coachella videos on YouTube makes it look like festivals are all about flip flops and sun tans but those Americans just don’t know how to do it right. They’re new to all this and they just haven’t seen the glory of a Glastonbury mud wrestle. They’ve never watched Rolf Harris in a hurricane, they just wouldn’t understand, it’s not their fault. This is Britain and this is how it’s done here. We love it.
Not only do we love it but there’s more choice than ever this year, and that’s without Glastonbury turning up. So where will you be going?
Here are my own personal top 3 choices, but there really are so many to choose from it would be extremely rude of you not to get involved. Very rude indeed.
It might be all the way up in Scotland and “that’s a nightmare to get to” I hear you say, but this year, they’re putting on a special train all the way from London straight to the festival. And yes, the train has its own musical entertainment, it’s like going to Hogwarts but without the annoying wizard kids and music and fun instead. What’s not to love?
Headliners: Mumford & Sons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNy8llTLvuA&ob=av2e
2. Hard Rock Calling
Does sleeping on the hard ground give you a bad back? Getting a bit too old for the all night partying? Try Hard Rock Calling. Set in Hyde Park and with no camping, just a nice warm bed in a hotel, you can see some of the great bands in a slightly more comfortable setting- perfect for families and old people!
Headliners: Paul Simon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULjCSK0oOlI
3. If you love Hip Hop, come to London!
So Jay-Z and Kanye came to the UK and now apparently the whole rap world wants a piece of the action. Between the Hackney Weekender in Victoria Park and Wireless in Hyde Park, London will be seeing Nicki Minaj, Drake, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna to name but a few. So if Hip Hop is your game, get to the capital, it’s where it’s kicking off.
Headliners: Too many to choose from!
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