Summer is coming and with that brings festival season. Weekends of music, dodgy hygiene, too much cider, uncomfortable camping and a diet of burgers, chips and hog roasts- not that we would have it any other way. The Cornerstone team are pretty excited about the upcoming summer festivals and we thought we’d share our top picks with you, but we’re a pretty open bunch so if you have any recommendations of your own do let us know.
Held in August on Zcre beach on the Island of Pag, Croatia, Sonus is five days and five nights of partying on boats, golden beaches and in some of the world’s most renowned clubs. Don’t expect to find bands here though, it’s all about worshipping the world’s best DJs whilst catching some rays and enjoying the crystal clear waters.
Bukta Open – Air Festival
Admittedly this is a little left field and unless you’re into slightly unheard of indie and rock bands, you might not recognise the line -up but if you don’t mind discovering new music,
or just an indie music lover, then make sure you check out Bukta Open- Air Festival held in Telegrafbukta, Norway. Other than the beautiful surroundings, there is also no night. Yes you read that correctly, when the festival is held between June and July the sun doesn’t set which means no end to the partying.
Belgium’s biggest festival, aptly takes place in a town called Boom. With 16 stages and 400 DJs Tomorrowland is a weekend of continuous music, welcoming in revellers from all over the world. Now ten years old, last year it had to extend into two weekends to meet demands for tickets. This massive festival is home to some of the most elaborate stage designs- in 2012 the main stage was a huge volcano with erupting fireworks.
We couldn’t possibly talk about festivals and not mention Glastonbury. It is after all the world’s largest greenfield music festival, with over 100,000 people attending year after year.
The first festival was held the day after Jimi Hendrix died, 1000 people attended and tickets were £1 (!!) which gave you free milk and Marc Bolan performed- oh how things have changed. If you’re a Kanye West fan then you’re in for a treat this year…
Held on the east coast of Spain between Valencia and Barcelona, this year Benicassim is four days of the likes of Florence and the Machine, Jamie T, Blur and the Prodigy. Yes the name might be ridiculous, but go for the glamping – it comes with free breakfast served until 3pm, double thick mattresses, duvets, welcome cocktails and even an artificial grass carpet. What more could you ask for!