Festival season is almost upon us and if you haven’t already booked your tickets, it’s probably because you can’t decide which are the best festivals to attend. That’s why we have put together a list of our festival top picks for 2015 to help you choose. Find out who’s performing and how much the tickets cost here and we have even thrown in some money saving offers on festival essentials and travel to help you save!
1. Isle of Wight – 11th – 14th June
With a varied mix of acts performing, the Isle of Wight Festival is a brilliant choice if you and your friends have a difference in music taste or if you are looking for a weekend full of varied entertainment. Headline acts at this year’s event include Blur, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys and The Prodigy with big name supporting acts including Pharrell Williams, Paolo Nutini, Kool and the Gang, Jessie Ware, Courteeners and more.
There are no day tickets this year so whether you are camping or not, you will get access to the festival for the full weekend. Campers from 12pm on Thursday and non-campers from 2pm on Friday.
Weekend with camping – £195
Weekend without camping – £185
Students – £180
Teen – £145
Child – Free
Whether you want to rough it in your own tent or fancy a bit of glamping for the weekend with boutique and VIP accommodation, you can at the Isle of Wight Festival or alternatively, buy a weekend ticket without camping and stay at a nearby hotel. Book a hotel room from Discount Hotel Reservations and you will also get 8% cashback on your booking!
2. The Calling – 4th July
If classic rock music is your thing, you won’t want to miss the Calling Festival held in Clapham Common on 4th July. This festival, formally named Hyde Park Calling, has some big names in rock music including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Ryan Adams and the Shining, The Hives, Wolf Alice, Modest Mouse and with bands still to be announced, this year’s festival is set to be a must see event.
£64.00 (£57.50 plus a £6.50 booking fee per ticket)
Book your train to this one day event with thetrainline and get 2% cashback on all train ticket sales.
3. Glastonbury – 24th – 28th June
Pitch up in Somerset for a muddy five days at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The line-up includes the Foo Fighters, Kanye West, Florence and the Machine, Lionel Ritchie, Pharrell Williams, Motorhead and Paloma Faith plus a whole lot more cool bands and performers. As well as great music, there will also be comedy, bars, a circus and more. This festival donates to three great causes which are Oxfam, Greenpeace and Water Aid, all who have a strong presence at the festival providing services such as clean drinking water, toilets, entertainment, food and more. If you’re lucky enough to already have your tickets to this brilliant festival then enjoy! Unfortunately tickets are now sold out and are unable to buy elsewhere.
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4. T in the Park – 10th - 12th July
T in the Park has moved this year and will now be held at Strathallan Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. This Scottish festival, named after its main sponsor, Tennents, is a three day event with big names in music as well as fairground rides, fancy dress Friday, a healthy eating area and refresh – a place to get pampered and spruce yourself up with hair washes and the use of straighteners, hairdryers and even hair products. Performing at this year’s T in the Park are Kasabian, David Guetta, Sam Smith, Fatboy Slim, The Script, The Libertines, George Ezra, Fuse ODG, The Prodigy, Stereophonics, James Bay and other great acts.
Thursday & Weekend Camping – £205.00
Weekend Camping – £194.00
Weekend (no camping) – £184.00
Day tickets – £82.50
5. Wireless – 3rd - 5th July, Wireless10 June 28th
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Wireless Festival held at Finsbury Park and to celebrate there will also be an additional party named Wireless10 taking place the week before. Headline acts at this year’s Wireless Festival include Drake, Avicii, Kendrink Lamar, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj with supporting performances from Mary J Blige, Jessie J, Clean Bandit, Labrinth, Jess Glynne, Damage, Duke Dumont, and Lethal Bizzle to name but a few. Wireless10 is the warm up to the main event with artists including Drake, Rita Ora, Katy B, Chance the Rapper and Big Ink. You can still buy tickets to this as well as the main event but tickets are selling fast so buy your tickets now. You can buy one, two or three day tickets but there is no camping at Wireless so you will have to find accommodation elsewhere.
3-day ticket- £209.50
2-day ticket- Friday & Saturday- £143.50
2-day ticket- Friday & Sunday- £143.50
2-day ticket- Saturday & Sunday- £136.50
6. Brownstock – 10th – 12th July
One of the most popular small music festivals in the UK, Brownstock, is held on Morris Farm not far from Chelmsford in Essex. With live entertainment across six different stages, head to Brownstock for a glimpse of some up and coming names in the in a range of music genres including house, dance and country. There are also some big names topping the bill and this year is no exception with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Sigma, DJ Fresh, Lethal Bizzle, Hoosiers, The Darkness plus other great acts.
Weekend camping ticket – £73.00 – £140.00
Camper van pass – £37.00
The nearest train station to the festival is South Woodham Ferrers with trains travelling there from London Liverpool Street. Buy your train tickets in advance from Raileasy and you will also get 2% cashback!
7. Download Festival – 12th – 14th June
Download Festival is one of the UK’s biggest rock festivals and is held at Donington Park in Leicestershire. This Year’s mammoth line-up includes rock legends Slipknot, Muse, Kiss, Slash, Billy Idol, Motley Crue, Faith No More and lots of other big names. Other attractions at this festival include an inflatable church, speed dating, wrestling, a comedy tent, silent disco, laser tag, bingo and more.
Weekend Arena only- £190 including booking fee
Weekend Arena & 3 night camping- £215 including booking fee
Weekend Arena & 5 night camping- £225 including booking fee
Day tickets – £82.50
Kids day tickets: £30, Kids Weekend Arena Only: £80, Kids Weekend Arena with 3 Night Camping: £90, Kids Weekend Arena with 5 Night Camping: £95
All luxury camping accommodation is sold out at this event but you can still take your own tent and camp at Download Festival. Buy a new tent and other camping equipment from All Outdoor and you will get £5 off a £75 spend plus 6% cashback!
Check back next week for even more great festivals taking place in the UK this summer including Lovebox, V Festival and Creamfields. Find out how you can save money on more festival essentials when shopping with GetPaidTo!