In News by Elliot Thompson

5 funktastic music festivals for 2019’s flipside

Summer is finally here!

And what could be a better way of celebrating than throwing on your glad rags, grabbing your wellies and heading to a music festival?

And if you’ve not booked your festival fun yet, settle petal – because there are plenty of opportunities left between now and the end of 2019 to throw some shapes with fellow revellers in exciting and exotic locations at home and abroad.

Let’s get in the groove by looking at five funktastic festivals from across the globe that you should grab tickets for ASAP.

1. Body & Soul festival (21-23 June)

The Body & Soul festival is a vibrant, colourful and creative event in Westmeath, Ireland, that’s much more than just a music festival.

As well as fabulous music performances, guests can enjoy immersive art installations, thought-provoking discussions, circus acts and much more – it’s perfect for the whole family.

Guests are encouraged to shed their weekday skins and unleash their inner soul animals. ‘But how?’ we hear you ask – this tuneful transmogrification is achieved by by identifying with mystical figures like the Empress (queen of all things green), the Tower (who seeks to bring change and liberation to those in need), and the Alchemist (who has a strong sense of direction). Sounds pretty cool!

2. Roskilde festival (29 June – 6 July)

The Roskilde festival takes place in Denmark and is the largest and oldest festival in northern Europe, dating back to 1971.

It showcases music from a wide range of genres, so there’s something to please most – headline acts this year include Bob Dylan, The Cure and Janelle Monae.

The festival is a 100% non-profit event, with all the money made being to charities such as Amnesty International, Save the Children and The World Wildlife Fund (WWF). So while you’re partying, you’re also supporting superb causes.

3. Outside Lands (9-11 August)

Outside Lands is one of the most popular summer events in San Francisco and it takes place in the beautiful Golden Gate Park.

The 2019 line-up consists of artists from several musical genres, including Childish Gambino, The Lumineers and Blink-182.

And when your throat’s dryer than the Mojave Desert from belting out your favourite anthems, you can chill out in authentic Northern Californian style with craft beer, fine wine and bubble tea parties in the woods – wonderful.

4. Kaaboo (13-15 September)

Kaaboo takes place in San Diego and markets itself as ‘everything a typical music festival is not’. It’s an arts and entertainment experience that focuses on comfort, hospitality and fun, rather than non-stop adrenalin-fuelled antics.

Here, guests can enjoy activities including music, comedy, art and food tasting, resulting in an experience that stimulates all the senses.

One of the best facilities at Kaaboo is Humor Me – an indoor, air-conditioned comedy club where guest can take a break from outside and enjoy laugh out loud entertainment before heading back out to see performances from acts including Kings of Leon, Duran Duran and Wu-Tang Clan, to name but a few.

5. Great British Alternative Music Festival (4-7 October)

The Great British Alternative Music Festival showcases the best of punk, ska and new wave.

It takes place indoors at Butlin’s Skegness, so you can absorb awesome music in a warm and relaxed festival atmosphere without the need for wellies or tents.

The festival features new and upcoming performers, as well as acts that have stood the test of time like the Stranglers, Sham 69 and the Cockney Rejects.

Take a trip to any of these magnificent festivals, let the music move your feet and you’ll tap into the type of terrific vibes you only find amidst crowds of fellow fans.

And if you’re feeling mega-generous, grab us a ticket and we’ll happily tag along!

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