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Summer is all about music festivals, remember? This year, UK is starting its festival season in June, and there’s so much for you to see!
The Typical Student team already told you about Hangout, Sasquatch, Bunbury: Music Festivals US Students MUST NOT Miss in May 2018 and 4 US Music Festivals Students MUST NOT Miss This Weekend + 1 To Prepare For! The time has come to broaden our geography a bit.
It’s true, music festivals are not cheap. However, going to a festival can be a more attractive and affordable option for students in terms of seeing a line-up of favorite artists. Open-airs in the UK are not only about the artists: great vibes, food, surroundings, and great activities are definitely worth spending a few extra pounds.
Check out the list of the UK music festivals you MUST NOT miss this summer!
Location: Upminster, London
Date: May 25 – 27, 2018
Cost: £169.68 (weekend pass), £78.88 (day pass)
Just a quick reminder, We Are FSTVL, one of the best EDM festivals in UK, is this weekend!
The line-up is going to be stellar with Andy C, Carl Cox, DJ Ez, Eric Prydz, Jamie Jones, Gorgon City as headliners.
The festival location is on the Airfield of Dreams, London (Damyn's Hall Aerodrome) and it provides a full-blown camping experience to its visitors.
Location: Brockwell Park, London
Date: June, 1 – 2, 2018
Cost: £97.90 (weekend pass), £48.95 – £54.45 (day pass)
Field Day is back as a full-blown weekend event in South London's Brockwell Park.
Prepare for an insanely eclectic mix of acts with Erykah Badu, Four Tet, AJ Tracey, Loyle Carner as headliners.
The change of location for the event looks especially promising!
Location: Donington Park, Derby
Date: June 8 – 10, 2018
Cost: £189 (weekend day ticket), £216 – £226.80 (weekend camping), £88.45 – £102.60 (day pass)
Download is the go-to UK festival for rock, metal and punk lovers in Leicestershire. This year’s line-up includes Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson and Parkway Drive together with headliners Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne. Also, this year will see the return of the WWE NXT wrestling tent with Aleister Black, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, and Ricochet.
Location: Heaton Park, Manchester
Date: June 9 – 10, 2018
Cost: £131.45 (weekend pass), £71.50 (day pass) + £40 VIP upgrade
Parklife is one of the most popular UK music festivals among students largely because Manchester is a prominent student center. This year’s music acts list Lorde, Bonobo, Jamie XX and Chvrches together with the main festival headliners The XX, Liam Gallagher, Skepta, N.E.R.D. The early birds are already sold out! However, you can still purchase a weekend pass for £131.45 and a day pass for £71.50. Paying an extra £40 will provide you with a VIP upgrade and a pass to a backstage garden!
Date: June 21 – 24, 2018
Cost: £186.90 (student weekend pass), £69.80 – £80-50 (day passes)
In 2018, the Isle of Wight marks its Golden Jubilee, so there’s going to be lots of things to see, The location of the festival might not be very convenient (the Isle of Wight is situated off the South coast, near Portsmouth and Bournemouth), but the amazing line-up makes it worth going. This year’s headliners are Travis, The Wombats, Sigrid, and Rak-Su together with Kasabian, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher, The Killers.
Location: Royal Greenwich, Tower Hamlets
Date: June 21 - July 7, 2018
Cost: £18 for adults, £15 for concessions
Greenwich and Docklands international festival is an outdoor extravaganza which extends from Docklands to Mile End for almost two weeks. The open-air includes three major outdoor spectaculars: Prometheus Awakes (June 22), with a 27ft-high puppet and pyrotechnics. The re-creation of the Dickensian fair (June 23-24), and a Motor Show at the O2 (June 23-27). The events begin at about noon and finish around 11 pm.
Location: Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Date: June 29 – July 1, July 6, July 8
Cost: £260 (five-day pass), £164.95 (three-day pass), £65.45 – £70.95 (one-day passes)
TRNSMT has grown to be an extremely popular festival despite it began as just a replacement to T in the Park.
Located in the center of Glasgow, it lets visitors both enjoy the music and explore the city’s sights.
This year’s headliners are Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Queen & Adam Lambert, Stereophonics. Definitely worth seeing!
That’s all for now, follow Typical Student to learn more about the upcoming music festivals and open-airs in the UK. Summer 2018 is lit!
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