2011 UK Festival Roundup
17 Mar 2011
The festival season is quickly approaching. The line-ups are always impressive but this year it seems everything has been supersized; longer line-ups, bigger names and extended festival sites. Below our own festival selection. More festivals can be found on our GET ME IN! site.
Isle of Wight Festival
10th – 12th June
The Isle of Wight Festival opens the season with blinding set of headliners. Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Kasabian and the reformed Britpop heroes Pulp are set to rock the festival revellers heading to the picturesque Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight.
11th – 13th June
Donington Park plays once again host to the premier hard n’ heavy fest. Download Festival’s set of aces includes the legends of Def Leppard, System of a Down, Linkin Park and North London’s glam-rock outfit The Darkness make their long-overdue live return. Not to be missed!
Hop Farm Festival
1st – 2nd July
Hop Farm, located in the beautiful countryside near Paddock Wood in Kent is one of the newer festivals and prides itself for being unbranded and offering a real alternative with its line-up. The Eagles, Morrissey, Brandon Flowers, and a whos-who NYC proto-punk get-together with Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Iggy and The Stooges. Hop on!
T in the Park Festival
7th – 8th July
Scotland’s leading festival. Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighter’s and Blink182 headline the massive T in the Park this summer. The rest of the never ending line-up holds surprises for all tastes and never disappoints. T in the Park Festival tickets tend to sell out quick. Secure your tickets now!
14th – 17th July
Britpop pioneers, Suede continue their glorious comeback with a headline appearance at this year’s Latitude Festival. Paolo Nutini, The National headline the other days. Cutting-edge poetry, comedy, film and politics round-up this ever-growing festival.
20th – 21st August
Britain’s most loved festival returns again this summer with a rare UK appearance by rap uber-star Eminem and girl-of-the-moment, Rihanna headlining the other day. Also rocking the always friendly festival crowd are the Manics, Bruno Mars, Ocean Colour Scene and Ellie Goulding amongst many more.
Reading & Leeds Festival
26th – 28th August
Festivals don’t come bigger than the annual Reading & Leeds Festival weekender. The Reading Festival with its twin-site in Leeds trumps up each year with a high calibre of acts. This year’s line-up is still undisclosed but fans of Reading & Leeds know this year won’t fail.