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Festivals


I love a festival.

As the UK’s longest standing festival blogger, I’ve been to 61 different festivals 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. 

Scroll down to see the list of all the festivals I’ve been to!


weather at Wilderness Festival

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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 are all the festivals I’ve been to, month by month, for all the f.

January

Best Festivals in January

Sapporo Ice Festival, Japan ♥ Otaru Snow Light Festival, Japan Dosijin Fire Festival, Japan ♥ Hogmanay, Scotland ♥ Tet, Vietnam

February

Best Festivals in February

Kumbh Mela, India

March

Best Festivals in 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

Best Festivals in 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 ♥ Le Mercé Festival, Barcelona

October

Best Festivals in October

Halloween at Dracula’s Castle, Romania

November

Best Festivals in November

Day 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!