How to Find the Perfect Small Festival for You

There are so… many… festivals to choose from. Whenever I tell people I write about festivals the first question is usually whether I’ve been to Burning Man and the second is whether I’ve been to some obscure festival they love but I’ve never heard of.

The more you go to, the more you hear about.

– post in collaboration with Easy Car

The best small festivals

Festivals in the UK

The UK festival scene is awesome – possibly the best in the world? According to me anyway! I’ve been to a lot of festivals, all over the world, but I think my favourite is Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Southwold. Although, when I start thinking about the other ones, they soon become my favourite too. Glastonbury was incredible, Bestival awesome and I’ll always have a soft spot for my first festival, Reading, even if I’m too scared of the goths setting fire to the toilets to ever go again.

You need to click the pic to go to the interactive version!

The festival finder

The UK isn’t just all about the big festivals though. Easy Car have come up with an interactive map to help you find the perfect smaller festival for you. Perfect if you saw the Glastonbury coverage this year and questioned the sanity of the 170,000+ people who’d digitally scrambled to get a ticket.

Which festival is for you?


With categories like ‘What’s Cookin’ – food fests, obviously – and ‘The Golden Oldies’ – jazz, blues and folk, just decide which title you’re naturally drawn to and click away.

There’s also categories for Guitar Heroes, Culture Class, Street Beats and finally, Skin Tight and Drain Pipes.

If Dance, Grime or electronic are more your thing, you’ll find a virtual campsite for you. There’s lots of information on getting there, accommodation, the typical crowd the festival attracts and the top picks of this year’s line up too. You’ll also find information on dates, prices, even a little history and links to the coolest videos too.

Yay for Wilderness

Wilderness is featured – where I’m going in a few weeks! Sadly I haven’t actually been to any of the other ones so I can’t recommend them. Sure they’re all great though.

Those in the know have provided festival survival tips and tricks, making it a great source for discovering new festivals and then working out what you’re meant to do there once you’ve got your ticket.

Click on the pic above to take a look and find the perfect festival for you.

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  1. by Vicki Winters on July 22, 2016  12:07 pm Reply

    The mans burns in 44 days.
    Happy Burn day!
    Have a great burn!
    Welcome Home
    See you on the playa
    We're camping at 8:30 and k
    What's your playa name?

    Just a few of the key phrases we "burners" like throw around at Burning Man...the MOTHER of all festivals. I hope to see you there sooner than later! It's all you, you just don't know it yet:-)

    I'd love to check out some of the festivals you write about too!!

    Flirti with an i (my playa name)

    • by Vicky on July 25, 2016  7:37 am Reply

      Ha, I didn't know you got different names at Burning Man – that makes it all very exciting :). I hope I'll make it there one day. Would definitely be a fun adventure to hang out with you there :)

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