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One Day Festivals

If five days of endless drinking, mud-soaked fields and questionable-looking toilet cubicles doesn’t quite float your boat, SL have rounded up the ultimate festivals to make a one-day appearance at this summer. Avoid the shower queues and lack of sleep, the whole tent situation and the risk of a four-day rain-out, but still experience the live music, exhilarating vibe and the very best of British entertainment.

British Summer Time Festival, Hyde Park, London

Now in its fourth year, British Summer Time brings a diverse line-up of talent to London’s Hyde Park, spread over ten days from 1st-10th July 2016. Whether it’s Florence + The Machine or Take That that get you dancing, or you’re more of a Massive Attack or Mumford & Sons kind of girl, head down for your chosen day or attend all ten if you can handle it.

Dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th July 2016
Prices: From £59.50

Visit BST-HydePark.co.uk

 

Citadel Festival, Victoria Park, London

Citadel Festival in East London is an arts-driven one-day Sunday kind of fest, held on 17th July, with huge names such as Sigur Ros and Caribou headlining. From the brains behind Lovebox and Wilderness, you can guarantee this is going to be a good day out with a seriously cool crowd.

Dates: 17th July 2016
Prices: From £49.50

Visit CitadelFestival.com

 

 

Field Day, Victoria Park, London

Now in its 10th year, Field Day is renowned for booking great acts and hosting a cracking two-day festival at Victoria Park. Including a range of genres from pop to indie, underground dance to folk rock, this year’s highlights will include the iconic PJ Harvey. Spread over the 11th-12th June 2016, surround yourself by like-minded festival-goers with world-class music and hopefully a touch of sunshine. 

Dates: 11th-12th June 2016
Prices: From £49.50

Visit FieldDayFestival.com

 

Kew the Music, Kew Gardens, London

For an alternative music venue (basically not in a field or a park) venture over to London’s Kew Gardens for Kew the Music, running from 12th-17th July 2016. Pick your preferred performer, be it Will Young, The Corrs, Simply Red or Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, pack a well-stocked picnic, and set up camp in the open-air arena. After six years of summer concerts, Kew have perfected their summer festival set-up to a T, creating a relaxed atmosphere full of artisan bars and food stalls, all topped off with a finale of fireworks.

Dates: 12th-17th July 2016
Prices: From £40 for adults and from £22 for under 16s

Visit KewTheMusic.org

 

Lovebox, Victoria Park, London

Spreading the love through DJ set danceathons, hip hop heavyweights, R&B classics and the best newcomers to the music block, Lovebox is London’s annual party weekender held in Victoria Park this July. With pleasing line-ups on both Friday and Saturday, choose between a day filled with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Katy B, Jungle, Major Lazer and Diplo, or simply opt for both. 

Dates: 15th-16th July 2016
Prices: From £65.45

Visit LoveBoxFestival.com

 

On Blackheath, Blackheath, London

Unsurprisingly held on south-east London’s Blackheath grass land, this family-friendly festival will play host to Primal Scream, Belle & Sebastian, Hot Chip and more for two days from 10th-11th September. Blackheath is known for having an emphasis on food, drink and family activities as much as the music, so bring the whole family down to experience live sets, demonstrations at the food village, and a whole lot of storytelling at the ‘magical stage’.

Dates: 10th-11th September 2016
Prices: From £62.10, from £37.80 for 13-16 year-olds, children under 12 go free.

Visit OnBlackHeath.com

 

Parklife, Heaton Park, Manchester

This independent music festival takes place from 11th-12th June 2016 and boasts a stellar line-up that includes The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Jamie XX, Jess Glynne, Diplo, Annie Mac, Busta Rhymes and more. Prepare to dance ‘til you drop.

Dates: 11th-12th June 2016
Prices: From £54.50

Visit Parklife.uk.com

 

South West Four, Clapham Common, London

From 27th-28th August 2016, Clapham Common is transformed into South West Four, an annual dance-music festival which boasts five stage arenas and a first-class line-up. Attracting DJ idols from across the globe, Armand Van Helden and Bakermat are set to grace this year’s stage. The closest Clapham comes to Ibiza, this explosive festival is the ultimate venue for dance-anthem lovers.

Dates: 27th-28th August 2016
Prices: From £59.50

Visit SouthWestFour.com

 

The Big Feastival, Kingham, Oxfordshire

Created by Blur boy Alex James and cheeky TV Chef Jamie Oliver, The Big Feastival is any foodie's dream three-day, family-filled music festival. Taking place on 26th-28th August 2016, the Feastival will be brimming with cooking demos, markets and pop-up stalls, while Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah and Ella Henderson (to name a few) perform for the well-fed crowd. Held in Kingham, the festival will house plenty of culinary talent from Tom Kerridge to Natasha Corrett, meaning you’ll leave stuffed, singing and extremely satisfied. 

Dates: 26th-28th August 2016
Prices: From £74.50 for adults, from £42.25 for teens and children under 12 go free.

Visit TheBigFeastival.com

 

Wireless, Finsbury Park, London

Taking place between 8th-10th July 2016 in Finsbury Park, the iconic London festival packs in headliner Calvin Harris, Miguel, The 1975 and many more.

Dates: 8th-10th July 2016
Prices: From £59.50

Visit WirelessFestival.co.uk