The line ups are out, the excitement is building, but there are some serious decisions to be made – which festival/s to go to in 2018?

Review of Victorious Festival

Glastonbury’s not on, so there are an extra 170,000 potential festival goers wandering around with a Glasto shaped hole in their schedule, and a spare £200, so where oh where to spend it?

Well, here are the festivals I’ve signed up to this summer, and a few debateables at the end, to hopefully give you a little inspiration.

March – Las Fallas

Valencia, Spain

I’m off to Las Fallas in Valencia!

Starts on Thursday, well my trip does. It’s a festival I’ve been intrigued by for a good few years. From what I can work out they make big effigies of people, parade them round the streets and then set fire to them all on the final night. Bonkers.

I’ve been to Valencia twice now – thanks to a little trip back on my big trip round Europe, and then Tomatina festival a few years ago. It’s SUCH a cool city, I’m excited to hang out in it again. Follow along on my Instagram Stories @VickyFlipFlop to see how I get on.

June – Smoked and Uncut Festival

4 locations in the south of England

I’ve been wanting to go to Smoked and Uncut Festival for years, but I’m always busy. This year though, it’s my year. I need to go to one of them – the dates I have left in my life are either the one in Bath, or the one in the New Forest (makes more sense).

They’re put on by the almighty hotel chain The Pig. I love these hotels / restaurants, and just have the one at Bath to eat at before I’ve completed the collection. Still haven’t stayed at any though – they are faaaancy.

The Smoked and Uncut festivals are all about meat, music and having fun. All my favourite things too.

30th June – Bath 
14th July – Lime Wood in the New Forest 
Check out Smoked and Uncut Festival for more information. 

July – Warriorfest

Portsmouth, UK

My Festival Summer

A dinosaur themed festival on a boat with locally brewed beers?


Saturday tickets for WarriorFest sold out quick, but lucky lucky me, Ben, Emily and Alanna from got our hands on some. It all happens on the HMS Victory, just up the road from my house-ish (about two miles away). It’s run by the Staggeringly Good Brewery – one of those backyard brewery type places that’s really cool, and genuinely a three-minute walk from my lounge.

Well excited for this!

Check out the Warrior Fest group on Facebook for more information. 

August – Edinburgh Fringe


I can’t write too much. I don’t want to jinx it. But, this needs to happen this year.

Check out for more information. 

Victorious Festival


My Festival Summer

Seeing as it was one of the best weekends of 2017 I thought I better go to Victorious again. It’s a brilliant festival on August Bank Holiday and just by the beach near my house. The weather and company was unbelievable last year, no matter what was going on at the festival, so I’m hoping for a repeat on that front. And the best thing is I get to sleep in my own bed. Yay.

It’s a great festival, a little smaller than the others, but with a fun atmosphere, a good range of food stalls, and last year, some much needed breeze by the sea.

Also, well excited to see Prodigy. Memories of going nuts watching them at Reading Festival years ago come to mind. And I’m SO good at singing along to Paloma Faith. It’s going to be Funnnnn!

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Read more: Why You Should Go to Victorious Festival 

My festival summer 2018

Food at Rock en Seine Festival

So, six festivals on the (hopefully) definite list for 2018, I’m sure one or two others will manage to squeeze their way in there. Quite fancy the Great Escape in Brighton, the Ventnor Fringe on the Isle of Wight and the line up for Latitude (my favourite festival) looks pretty sweet too. Also, Bestival has moved to August, and as of last year, Dorset, TEMPTING.

I’ll be keeping my eye out for small local festivals too.

Any you can recommend?

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