Lovebox, Latitude & Wireless: 11 UK Festivals Students MUST Visit in July 2018

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Summer holidays begin next week in most UK colleges (June 17), so it’s just about time you made some plans for July and August. The Typical Student team is here to help you make the most of the next couple of months! Previously, we covered 7 UK Music Festivals Students MUST NOT Miss in June 2018. It’s time to see what’s gonna be a blast in July 2018. Check out the festivals list!

#1 Farr Festival

farr-festival-ukLocation: Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire

Date: Jul 5-8, 2018

Cost: £150 (weekend ticket). £55.00 (day ticket)

Farr Festival is an up-and-coming boutique festival held in a deserted forest in Hertfordshire, on the outskirts of London. This year’s festival is meant to showcase the finest DJ talents, including top-grade DJs and electronic acts. Line-up includes the following acts: Mount Kimbie, Tom Misch, Daphni, Maribou State, Dixon, Moodymann, George Fitzgerald, Jah Shaka, Benji B, Lena Willikens.

#2 NASS Festival


Location: Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Date: Jul 5-8, 2018

Cost: £145 (weekend camping), £49 (day ticket)

NASS Festival is dubbed as ‘the UK’s only action sports and music festival.’ Just imagine, 7 stages of beat-based music and a variety of extreme sports stuff, including skate and BMX contests, live street art, etc. This year’s line-up includes Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC, Sigma, Friction, Flava D, Holy Goof.

#3 Wireless


Location: Finsbury Park, London

Date: July, 6-8, 2018

Cost: £55 - 62 (day tickets),  £160 (weekend 3-day ticket) - SOLD OUT

Despite becoming a strictly London affair as of late, Wireless is still among the most popular festivals in the UK. The event is a little over a month away, but the tickets have already sold out! This year, Wireless’ lineup is all about grime, hip-hop, rap and R&B with headliners Post Malone, PARTYNEXTDOOR, J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled, etc.

#4 Latitude


Location: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Date: July 12-15, 2018

Cost: £77.50 (Sunday day ticket), £197.50 (family camping weekend ticket)

Latitude is one of the most expensive British festivals, but it’s not for nothing. In 2017, it was awarded the Best Major Festival. If you want to have a great time with friends in Henham Park, Suffolk, purchase tickets for Latitude! This year’s lineup includes The Vaccines, Wolf Alice and Jessie Ware together with The Killers, Solange, alt-J, Rag'n'Bone Man as headliners.

#5 Lovebox 


Location: Gunnersbury Park, South Ealing, London

Date: July 13-14, 2018

Cost: £125 (two-day ticket), £64.50 (Fri day ticket)

Lovebox is one of the most-visited festivals held in London. The venue caters to both kids and adults in terms of entertainment. This year, it’s going to be an exciting mix of acts from DJs to eminent headliners like Childish Gambino and Skepta. The 2018 lineup also includes SZA, Anderson Paak, DAVE, Jacob Banks, Big Boi, Mura Masa, Jon Hopkins, Vince Staples, N*E*R*D.

#6 Bluedot


Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Date: July 19 - 22, 2018

Cost: £179 (weekend ticket),  £29 (Thursday ticket for weekend campers)

Bluedot is going to be a blast with a great Cheshire location under the stars with the Chemical Brothers and Flaming Lips as headliners. This unusual festival is a mix of music, science and tech, with the vast Lovell Telescope in the background! Just imagine a lineup of alternative bands, science experiments conducted live, ‘cosmic culture’ events, etc. This year’s lineup includes Future Islands, Public Service Broadcasting, Gary Numan, Little Dragon.

#7 Nozstock: The Hidden Valley


Location: Rowden Paddocks, Herefordshire, West Midlands

Date: July 20 - 22, 2018

Cost: £125 (Fri-Sun ticket),  £135 (Thu-Sun ticket)

Nozstock: the Hidden Valley festival is just the thing for those seeking the “feel good” atmosphere and fun country vibes. If you like feeling a little nostalgic for the coziness of folk and country music, the programme will also surprise you with arts, workshops, theatre and cinema. Here you will find a variety of genres - from drum ’n’ bass to folk. This year’s lineup includes: Chase & Status, Goldfrapp, Grandmaster Flash, The Selecter, Dub Pistols.

#8 Camp Bestival


Location: Lulworth Cove, Dorset

Date: July 26 - 29, 2018

Cost: £185 (student weekend ticket),  £197.5 (adult weekend ticket)

Camp Bestival is a child-friendly fest, that also caters for students and adults. No tickets are required for babies under 1 year old. Besides, it has an avalanche of exciting activities for kids aged 2-62! Here, parents can both enjoy their time, with activities and music suitable for both big and little ones. This year’s lineup includes acts like Clean Bandit, Basement Jaxx, Rick Astley, Simple Minds, Shed Seven, Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble.

#9 Kendal Calling


Location: Lowther Deer Park, Lake District

Date: July 26 - 29, 2018

Cost: Sold out, there’ll be end-of-June resale

No matter how strange its name sounds, Kendal Calling is one of the biggest events of the past few years. Here, you will see big pop, rock and indie acts. Apart from music, there’s a bunch of  workshops, craft booze, and film screenings. The 2018 lineup includes The Libertines, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Run DMC, Ocean Colour Scene, James, Shed Seven.

#10 Standon Calling


Location: SG11 1EE Hertfordshire, Collier's End

Date: July 26 - 29, 2018

Cost: Sold out,  £159 (adult weekend tickets now on sale)

Standon Calling is a festival with somewhat of a villagey vibe in the depths of Hertfordshire. Held for 13 years in a row, this year’s event delivers first-class performances by headliners like Paloma Faith, George Ezra, and Bryan Ferry. Apart from music, there are lots of activities to engage in: from a swimming pool to after-hours clubbing and a comedy programme. Also, you can bring your doggo for a celebrated dog show!



Location: Charlton Park, Wiltshire

Date: July 26 - 29, 2018

Cost: £225 (adult 4-day ticket), £95 (Sunday adult day ticket)

WOMAD UK is the UK branch of the New Zealand’s international festival. Ever since Womad began back in 1982, it has become a world-famous event with good vibes and inclusivity. This year’s lineup includes acts like Amadou & Mariam, Django Django, Camille, Ken Boothe, Sharon Shannon, Ezra Collective, Aeham Ahmed.

See, you won't feel bored this summer!

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