All work and no play….well, gets you better grades.
But then again, it’s not a sin to blow off some steam after going through a ton of coursework, yeah?
Unilife is not all about studying. It’s also about creating lasting memories with friends.
And what better way to celebrate the gift of youth than by going to a music festival with a few of your best mates, yeah?
We at Hoodify had our share of music festival adventures, back when we were still in Uni.
And though we would be the first to tell you that you should prioritize your studies first, we don’t want to be hypocrites and tell you not to have fun…lots of fun.
And so here it is, our must experience festival list for the month of August.
One of the original open air raves in the UK, Creamfields has become an institution for EDM aficionados.
And just like the Creamfields of old, the festival still prides itself with a line-up featuring some of the biggest names in EDM within and outside of the UK.
And though tickets may be on the upper end of most student budgets, we ourselves had countless of unforgettable memories at Creamfields. And we’re sure you will too.
A highly recommended weekend escape from us at Hoodify.
Date: 23rd – 26th August
Venue: Daresbury Estate, Cheshire
Headliners: Diplo, Tiësto, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz
Ticket price range: £93.50 – £192.50 for a non-camping pass. And £203.50 for a two day camping pass, to £250 for a four day camping pass.
This festival has become one of our favourites here at Hoodify because of its focus on indie music.
Though not as well know as other UK festivals, Victorious has established itself as a festival that caters to a less commercial audience.
Plus the atmosphere of their “castle” stage, strategically using Southsea Castle as its backdrop, makes it one, if not the most picturesque festival stage in all of the UK.
Date: 24th – 26th August
Venue: Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth
Headliners: The Prodigy, Years & Years, Paul Weller, The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs
Ticket price range: £33 to £49.50 for day passes
Considered as one of the go to festivals in the UK calendar, this year’s Bestival boasts of top acts from Grace Jones to Chaka Khan.
Originally held at Isle of Wight, it has now moved to Dorset. And though the venue may have changed, the atmosphere is still one that shouldn’t be missed for music lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Date: 2nd – 5th August
Venue: Lulworth Estate, Dorset
Headliners: Chaka Khan, M.I.A, Silk City
Ticket price range: £162 for a student weekend passes
Reading and Leeds
As a badge of honor, the Reading and Leeds festival is one of the longest running music festivals, not just in UK, but worldwide.
Always held during the August bank holiday weekend, the festival grounds alternate between
Bramham Park in Leeds and Richfield Avenue in Reading.
What started out as a purely rock music festival has now morphed to embraced more mainstream acts.
From US trap artist Post Malone, dance punk act Panic! At The Disco to grime top boy Skepta, this year’s line-up promises a eclectic mix of acts that will surely cater to any music preference.
Date: 24th – 26th August 2018
Venue: Richfield Avenue & Bramham Park
Headliners: Kings of Leon, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar
Ticket price range: £76.50 for a day pass to £221.40 for a weekend camping pass
If you’re looking for a music festival with a beach setting, yes, such a festival does exist in the UK, then Boardmasters is what you’re looking for.
Set in Cornwall, Boardmasters is a festival dedicated to surfing, skating and good music.
And with an eclectic mix of acts headlining this year, Boardmasters is surely one event you shouldn’t dare miss out on.
Date: 8th – 12th August
Venue: Newquay, Cornwall
Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, George Ezra, Catfish and the Bottlemen
Ticket price range: £169 to £179 for weekend camping passes and £59 to £69 for a day pass.
This one is as “indie” as it gets.
One of a handful of festivals that doesn’t have any sponsors or advertisers, Beautiful Days is an ode to the original music festivals of old.
Created by members of the rock band The Levellers, Beautiful Days boasts of a more relaxed vibe that puts music at the center of everything.
Date: 17th – 19th August
Venue: Escot Park, Devon
Headliners: Feeder, Gogol Bordello, Shed Seven, Manic Street Preachers
Ticket price range: £142.50 for a full weekend camping pass
So, fancy going to any of them?
Anyway, if you do, we strongly suggest that you bring appropriate clothing while at the festival grounds. As you know, British weather can be quite a drag.
So yes, Hoodies should be a must for your weekend festival getaway.
And if you are looking for high quality hoodies for yourself and your mates, why don’t you hop on to the Hoodify store, grab a few for your squad, and customize them with your own unique design to commemorate all the fun you’ll be having at the festival grounds.