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Festivals


I love a festival.

As the UK’s longest standing festival blogger, I’ve been to 60 different festival in 22 different countries.

Have a browse of my experiences for top festival advice, and tips on getting the most from your festival life, from Glastonbury to Tomatina to Coachella. 


weather at Wilderness Festival

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Staying Fresh

If you’re into your festival face paint, festival make up and festival fashion, I’ve got a lot of advice on looking good at festivals to share.


Festivals & Wellbeing

Festival wellbeing isn’t just about going to the healthiest festivals, and avoiding the gin – there are many ways you can make your festival experience healthier for you.


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UK Festivals

Want to read more about the Edinburgh Fringe, the 90s Festival, Wilderness, Neverworld and other top UK Festivals?


European Festivals

Want to read more about the Las Fallas, Cannes, Dour, Primavera, Rock en Seine and other top European Festivals?


North America Festivals

I’ve been to Coachella, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and a festival in Canada’s Yukon too!


Asia Festivals

I’ve written about festivals in Vietnam, festivals in the Philippines, Indian festivals, and been to a few festivals in Japan too. The Japanese Dosojin Fire Festival and the Sapporo Ice Festival were amazing!


Africa Festivals

From Voorkamer Festival in living rooms in South Africa, to Afrikaburn one day, Africa has some great festivals to explore.


My Festival Calendar

Here’s my festival advice, month by month.

January

Best Festivals in JanuarySapporo Ice Festival, Japan ♥ Otaru Snow Light Festival, Japan Dosijin Fire Festival, Japan ♥ Hogmanay, Scotland ♥ Tet, Vietnam

February

Kumbh Mela, India

March

Las Fallas, Spain ♥ SXSW, USA

April

Coachella, USA ♥ New Orleans Jazz Festival, USA ♥ Hogs for the Cause Festival, USA ♥ French Quarter Festival, USA ♥ Seville Feria, Spain

May

Cannes Film Festival, France ♥ Manly Food and Drink Festival, Australia  ♥ VIVID Sydney, Australia

June

Parklife Festival, England  ♥ Glastonbury, England ♥ Isle of Wight Festival, England ♥ Eroica Britannia, England ♥ Hayling Island Kitesurfing Festival, England ♥ Field Day, England ♥ Primavera, Spain

July

EXIT Festival, Serbia ♥ Latitude, England ♥ British Summer Time Festival, England  ♥ Lovebox Festival, England ♥ Henley Festival, England ♥ Bilbao BBK, Spain ♥ Dour Festival, Belgium ♥ Global Gathering, UK ♥ Dawson City Music Festival, Canada ♥ Knysna Oyster Festival, South Africa ♥ Warriorfest, England ♥ Atlas Festival, England

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August

Sziget Festival, Hungary ♥ Victorious, England ♥ Wilderness, England ♥ Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland ♥ Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland ♥ The Gin Festival, England ♥ Neverworld, England ♥ MS Dockville, Germany ♥ A Summer’s Tale Festival, Germany ♥ Tomatina, Spain ♥ FloVibe, England ♥ Rock en Seine, France ♥ Reading Festival, England ♥ Leeds Festival, England ♥ Notting Hill Carnival, England ♥ 90s Festival, England

September

Oktoberfest, Germany ♥ Bestival, England ♥ Festival No 6, Wales ♥ Saas Fee Culinary Mile Festival, Switzerland ♥ Bardolino Wine Festival, Italy ♥ Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi ♥ Voorkamer Festival, South Africa

October

Halloween at Dracula’s Castle, Romania

November

Best Festivals in NovemberDay of the Dead Festival, Mexico

December

Best Festivals in December


Why I’m a Festival Blogger

VickyFlipFlop Victorious Festival

Funny story: many, many years ago I started a blog about festivals as my high school computer project. I was 16 and doing my GCSEs.

I set up a geocities blog about festivals and wrote online about my experience at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

It was something like geocities.com/vixakillah. 

Unfortunately Geocities got rid of all the blogs. Makes me sad that I’ll never get to access that festival blog. Who woulda thought I would end up being a festival blogger for a career?

Definitely not my computer teacher, that’s for sure!

Checking the Field Day Line Up

Since then I’ve travelled the world as a festival blogger, revelling in all the festival experiences I’ve had. I love festivals, and I hope to inspire you to do the same!

Vishal Gavit

Monday 30th of September 2019

Knowing about new festivals is really great feeling thank you so much for this article.

VickyFlipFlop

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Ah no worries. I love writing about them!

Adrian Bold

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Reading Festival is my favourite.

Ang Pickering

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Would absolutely love to go to Glastonbury, it is definitely top of my list - although would go to any! Your list has inspired me!

Cara-Jane Hunter

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Coachella looks epic and is so on my list!

Kristyn Harris

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I've only ever been to one festival which was V Festival and it was amazing! Being born in the 70's I would love to go to Back to the 80s & 90s Festival! I love Doctor and The Medics and would love to see them live - along with all the other amazing artists of course!