Illustrated Moodboard's guide to the best British summer festival of 2013 - JULY -





July 5th-7th
Blissfields
A small festival with 'film' as this year's theme
Where: Vicarage Farm, Winchester
Programme/Line up: Includes Bastille, Mystery Jets, Theme Park, Friends
Price:  £85 Weekend ticket
They say: "Fantastic! Filled with great musical frivolity and a familiar sense of team spirit from the crowd" Strong Island

July 5th-7th
Cornbury
An eclectic and eccentric musical carnival
Where: The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
Programme/Line up: Keane, Van Morrison, Echo and the Bunnymen, Amy Macdonald
Price:  £175 weekend camping ticket
They say: " The three-day, children-friendly Oxfordshire bash (...) lives up to its self billing as a cross between an English country house garden party and a rock festival."  Thesun.co.uk

July 5th-7th
Godiva
The free festival
Where: War Memorial Park, Coventry
Programme/Line up: Echo and the Bunnymen, Maximo Park (tbc), Amelia Lily
Price:  Free!

July 12th-14th
T in the Park
www.tinthepark.com/
The 20-year-old festival that never disappoints
Where: The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
Programme/Line up: Keane, Van Morrison, Echo and the Bunnymen, Amy Macdonald
Price:  £175 weekend camping ticket
They say: " The three-day, children-friendly Oxfordshire bash (...) lives up to its self billing as a cross between an English country house garden party and a rock festival."  Thesun.co.uk


July 12th-14th 
Wireless
The best of pop, rock, R&B and dance music in the amazing location of London's Olympic Park
www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Programme/Line up: Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Ke$a
Price:  £190 three day ticket
They say: " Wireless has found its selling point in dance and R&B, making it the festival that most closely mirrors mass taste." The Guardian


July 18th-21st
Latitude
More than a music festival. Music meets art, cabaret, theatre, poetry...
www.latitudefestival.com
Where: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
Programme/Line up: Bloc Party, Maccabees, Foals, Cat Power, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Tallest Man on Earth, Beach House, Cocorosie
Price:  £190.50 weekend ticket
They say: " Latitude, it was clear, is still much more than a music festival." The Telegraph


July 19th-21st 
Lovebox
Music for every taste in East London's green heart
mamacolive.com/lovebox
Where: Victoria Park, London
Programme/Line up: Flying Lotus, Goldfrapp, Hurts, Ms Mr, Plan B
Price:  £99 weekend  ticket
They say: "You can count on Lovebox to coax the most fashion-conscious of music lovers to come out from under their enormous mounds of clothing, pull on a pair of high-tops and trek down to Victoria Park in London to parade their cookie cutter interpretation of festival style to the masses. " Glamour UK


July 19th-21st 
Tramlines
Sheffild's inner-city festival
Where: The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
Programme/Line up: Includes Lianne la Havas, Toddla T Sound, Maurice Fulton, Shangaan Electro
Price:  £15 weekend ticket
They say: Winner of 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards


July 25th -28th
The Secret Garden Party
The independent music and arts festival that will bring you four days of hedonism and magical delights
www.secretgardenparty.com
Where: Mill Hill Field, Cambridgeshire
Programme/Line up: Regina Spektor, Django Django, Bastille, Modestep. Plus paint fights, naked trampolining, mud wrestling, potion making, the kissing den and much more
Price:  £185 tier 4 ticket
They say: "That’s how I felt after the Secret Garden Party. Like there was a little part of my soul still there, dancing, smiling, being part of something bigger than myself in a world where the sun’s always setting and everyone’s in love with the world." Festivalmag.com


July 25th-28th
Womad - World of Music, Art and Dance
A festival that celebrates the world's many forms of music, arts and dance.
Where: Charlton Park, Wiltshire
Programme/Line up: Workshops and acts from all over the world! UK, Italy, Norway, Jamaica, Japan, France, Congo, Russia, India, Brazil...
Price:  £145 weekend ticket
They say"There's an atmosphere… that transcends what and who is cool… WOMAD is about more than the music… it's about bonhomie and the feel-good factor." The Independent on Sunday


July 26t-28th 
Kendal Calling
An innovative independet festival featuring pioneering music and art
www.kendalcalling.co.uk

Where: Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria
Programme/Line up: Primal Scream, Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, Public Enemy
Price:  £115 weekend ticket
They say: " The people at the festival are the nicest ever. Food is delicious and the site is beautiful - can't wait to come back" Summer Camp

July 26th-28th
Lounge on the Farm
Arts, culture and creativity meet in an idyllic setting
www.loungeonthefarm.co.uk
Where: Merton Farm, Canterbury
Programme/Line up: Comedy, spoken word, cabaret, and live music by Seasick Steve, Jessie Ware, Tribes, Lucy Rose
Price:  £100 2nd tier tickets
They say: " "A perfect weekend" Daily Star Playlist


July 26th-27th
The Wickerman Festival
 One of Scotland's leading independent music festivals
www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk
Where: Dundrennan, Scotland
Programme/Line up: Primal Scream, Amy Macdonald, The enemy, KT Tunstall
Price:  £95 weekend ticket
They say: " There is much to love here musically and the resolutely cheery atmosphere make it almost impossible not to have that prized yet quicksilver quality – a good time." The Scotsman


July 27th-28th
Vintage Festival
A celebration of seven decades of British music, fashion, film, art, design and food.
www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk
Where: Mechant City, Glasgow
Programme/Line up: Music, dance, head-turning fashion and period cocktails from the 1920s to the 1980s.
They say: " Loved the atmosphere, the amazing attention to detail, the music, the fashions....everything was so inspiring. Our new favorite festival”  The Independent


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