For the uninitiated, festivals can be crazy, chaotic, and loud. Just picture a music festival and these impressions seem to fit to a T. This is probably one of the reasons why some people avoid these types of gatherings. But for those who have experienced it, there is more to festivals worth experiencing. And the UK has some of the best ones waiting to be explored. Here’s a list of some of the festivals across the UK you wouldn’t want to miss:
1. Barn on the Farm
Barn on the Farm is a music festival held at Over Farm in Gloucestershire. The venue features different barns where indie talents and some popular acts perform great music to delight festival goers. Ed Sheeran is just one of the many talents that have graced Barn on the Farm over the years.
2. Chinese New Year
The Chinese community in Liverpool is purportedly the oldest not only in UK but also in Europe. And every year, they celebrate the Chinese New Year in a grand scale. In the morning the New Year, the celebration begins featuring the spectacular shows like dragon and lion dances. There are also many activities, demonstrations, and exhibitions that showcase the cultural heritage of the community. Revelers can also enjoy the scrumptious food and the splendid fireworks that are all part of the party atmosphere.
3. Larmer Tree Festival
The Larmer Tree Festival in Dorset is a family-friendly arts and musical event. There is music for everyone spanning generations which ensure that adults and children alike will find something to enjoy in the numerous stages set up at the venue. There are also several arts and crafts activities as well as other interesting attractions that make it one of the most fun gatherings for entire families.
4. Robin Hood Festival
Robin Hood Festival is celebrated in different locations at the Sherwood Forest Country Park. Get transported back in time as you experience the fun and adventures like jousting tournaments, educational activities, and performances. Hear stories of the legendary outlaw and other characters like the Sheriff of Nottingham and have fun encounters with various characters of the endearing tale.
5. Secret Garden Party
The Secret Garden Party unfolds in the midst of a picturesque backdrop that features beautiful gardens and lakes in Abbots Ripton in Cambridgeshire. This festival celebrates creativity through arts and music. Taking part in this event is like finding yourself in the pages of a storybook. There are plenty of things to do with lots of music, dancing, fireworks, and even yoga lessons.
World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival is an event that showcases arts, music, and dances from around the world. It is a great place to see international talents perform. It is a festival for all ages with so many attractions and experiences to look forward to.