Top 10 Festivals
Festivals are a special place to take a camper, whether it be a weekend or a week, in the UK or Europe, the easy access and luxury makes staying in a camper throughout a festival a great experience. Here is our top 10 festivals throughout Europe.
10) Isle of Wight Festival (Newport, Isle of Wight)
Formally 'Woodstock', the modern day reincarnation of the UK's first ever festivals continues to pull in the world's biggest guitar players, best artists and some expert electronic genres. Family friendly event, with lots of activities happening throughout the day and night.
9) The Big Feastival (Alex James' Farm, The Cotswolds)
A unique weekend of music, fun and food. Whether the kids are busy crafting or tree climbing during the day, the party doesn't stop until late into the evening where 2017 acts have included Olly Murs, Madness and a Faithless DJ set. Your August Bank Holidays won't be the same after you've experienced The Big Feastival!
8) Boardmasters (Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, Newquay)
Located on the beautiful Cornish coast, access to the beaches and Newquay town is very simple. Great medium sized festival that often basks in the summer sun, in great company with a pint of Cider. Now a qualifier for the world Surfing championship, the best riders from around the world compete over the weekend, whilst you spectate, cocktail in hand. Very easy to turn the weekend festival into a week away in Cornwall.
7) Camp Bestival (Lulworth Castle, Dorset)
The younger sibling to the naughtier 'Bestival', Camp Bestival offers the same fancy dress experience, but with the family. Taking place in beautiful Dorset, it is a weekend packed with medieval jousting, face painting, live music and comedy. It's a great weekend for the entire family, young and old to enjoy!
6) Sziget (Budapest, Hungary)
If you're an adventurous person, you have to experience Sziget. One of Europe's biggest festivals, it has been growing and evolving itself over the last 20 years. Acts including Muse, Kasabian and The Verve have performed at the multi-genre week long festival so it is definitely one to tick off the list of any festival goer.
5) WOMAD (Charlton Park, Wiltshire)
WOMAD is a family friendly festival that brings together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world on seven separate stages and workshop areas. WOMAD is aimed at the whole family with free entry for all children under 13 years old. The famous children's parade is something for all the family to get involved with and there are always a great range of workshops for children so it is not to be missed!
4) Baleapop (Saint-Jean-De-Luz, France)
Located in a beautiful seaside village in French Basque country, Baleapop is more of a secret gathering. Numbers are limited, but despite the low key set-up, the festival organisers still attract a great calibre of artists. Add this to the gorgeous Biarritz coastline and it's the perfect combination, a true gem of a festival!
3) Bestival (Lulworth Estate, Dorset)
A heaven for big kids and little kids alike. Finish the Summer on a high and explore the wonderful world of Bestival. With comparisons to Glastonbury, there are plenty of surprises to be found including fire shows, trapeze artists and fireworks! While previous headliners include The Cure, Chemical Brothers and Duran Duran, this festival is much more than the music - there is an attitude of happiness and an easy-going atmosphere, making it a truly wonderful place.
2) Glastonbury (Worthy Farm, Somerset)
The Daddy. A festival heaven. Glastonbury is a must. Every year, the pinnacle of UK's festival culture provides a slice of Somerset for a week of mischief and music, with a whole lot of Cider and ale. From pop to reggae, every corner you turn something will surprise you and you will stumble upon things that will shock and surprise you. Glastonbury remains imperious and an experience not be missed.
1) Benicàssim (Spain)
Idyllic Mediterranean beaches, warm seas and a weekend of some of the best music around. Whether it is Beyoncé or The Who headlining, 'Beni' will always provide a great variety of music. A very cosmopolitan festival with a contemporary outlook, this festival has arguably the strongest line ups of the calendar. People here have the free spirit and easy-going attitudes and you will be transported into a world of surrealism and relaxation.