I love a festival. As the UK’s longest standing festival blogger, I’ve been to 60 different festivals in 22 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. I’m always interested to hear about new festivals, and to revisit old ones so let me know if there are any you think I should check out!
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I’ve been to Coachella, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and a festival in Canada’s Yukon too!
Wherein is related the droll way in which Don Quixote had himself dubbed a knight.
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VickyFlipFlop’s Festival History: Month by Month
All the festivals I’ve been to around the world.
Sapporo Ice Festival, Japan
Otaru Snow Light Festival, Japan
Dosijin Fire Festival, Japan
Kumbh Mela, India
Las Fallas, Spain
French Quarter Festival, USA
Seville Feria, Spain
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Cannes Film Festival, France
Manly Food and Drink Festival, Australia
VIVID Sydney, Australia
Parklife Festival, England
Isle of Wight Festival, England
Eroica Britannia, England
Hayling Island Kitesurfing Festival, England
Field Day, England
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EXIT Festival, Serbia
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
Atlas Festival, England
Sziget Festival, Hungary
Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland
Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland
The Gin Festival, England
MS Dockville, Germany
A Summer’s Tale Festival, Germany
Rock en Seine, France
Reading Festival, England
Leeds Festival, England
Notting Hill Carnival, England
90s Festival, England
Festival No 6, Wales
Saas Fee Culinary Mile Festival, Switzerland
Bardolino Wine Festival, Italy
Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi
Voorkamer Festival, South Africa
Halloween at Dracula’s Castle, Romania
Day of the Dead Festival, Mexico
If you’re looking for more festival blogs, check out this list from feedspot.com. You can find tip offs about some of the biggest festivals, and festival blogs, in there. But if you’re looking for the best overall advice, from someone who’s been there and done that, then stick with me!
Why I blog about festivals
Funny story: back in 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 Festival and Leeds Festival.
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!
But now I travel the world, bouncing around from festival to festival. I feel very lucky that I can say I’ve been to so many festivals as a blogger, and that I often get to go as press too. I love festivals, from the planning to the final act – maybe not so much the coming home.
I’m planning an epic summer of festivals for 2020, so if you don’t see the festival you want to go to on this page right now, then come back next year and hopefully I’ll have been!
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