Glastonbury 2019 is still a sore subject for Team NL, half the team bagged tickets leaving the other half with sever fomo and an ever burning desire to get knees deep in both mud and music. If, like us, you’re looking to fill the massive gaping Glastonbury hole, you’ll be pleased to learn there are plenty of other festival’s happening all over the UK in 2019.
If all fails, there’s always the Glaso re sale next April or if you’re feeling brave you could perhaps even work there.
Love Saves The Day
LSTD returns to Eastville Park in 2019 for the 8th edition of the festival, after last years huge success organisers are promising next years fest will not disappoint. Word on the street says 2019 will be full of ‘ambitious stage builds’ and some new diverse ranges of genre. Cripes. Sounds interesting.
Pop, Indie, Soul, DJ’s Where: Eastville Park, Bristol When: 25th- 26th May Cost: Weekend Ticket From £71.50 Artists: TBA
Think Latitude, think cool, think culture. Latitude has been running since 2006 and has seen the likes of Elbow and The Pet Shop Boys perform and has hosted some pretty awesome comedians including; Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, Reginald D. Hunter, Rich Hall and Russell Kane. In addition, the Observer described it as “… a fine alternative to Glastonbury.“
Pop, Indie, Soul, Rock Where: Henham Park, Southwold When: 18th- 21st July 2019 Cost: Ticket info released soon Artists: Last year was: Alt- J, The Killers, Jessie Ware, La Femme, Fickle Friends
Wilderness’ four day festival is an experience combining music, art and an array of creative and ambitious performances. Wilderness aim to “inspire, challenge and enrich” lives. Sounds like my old school slogan. Indie, Pop, Love Where: Cornbury Park , Oxfordshire When: 1st – 4th August Cost: From £168.50 Full time up to be announced.
If you’re into slapping the bass head to Download where numbers have been growing on a huge scale since it broke onto the festival scene way back in 2003. Download have hosted some of the most iconic rock and roll bands including Kiss, Iron Maiden, Feeder, The Offspring and 2019 is set to be huge. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Metal Where: Donington Park When: 14th – 16th June 2019 Cost: From £210 for five days camping Artists: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Def Leppard, Reel Big Fish Full line up.
If you don’t fancy heading too far from home, why not pop to Finsbury Park to get your festival fix. Tickets start from £60 a day and no camping required. Wireless have hooked up with the Greenpeace events team in effort to reduce plastic waste, if you wanna help out collect 10x cups and bottle for £1 and a full bag for £5. Last year Last year festival goer’s returned 45,000 plastic bottles… Sir David would be proud. Where: Finsbury Park, London When: 5th – 7th July 2019 Cost: From £60 Artists: TBA, last year saw Post Malone, J Cole and Stormzy
During the Boardmasters week, Fistral Beach is transformed into a gnarly surf festival including pro surf competitions, skate and BMX competitions, art installations, workshops, gigs and a busy surf village. Surf all day, party all night. Pop, Indie, Easy Listening, Funk Where: Newquay, Cornwall When: 7th- 11th August 2019 Cost: From £164 Artists: TBA, last year saw the likes of Years and Years, The Chemical Brothers and Lily Allen.
Festival is full of fun, fancy dress and frolics. The four-day boutique music festival is held on the Lulworth Estate – situated on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Apparently you get a discount if you can prove you’re related to a T-Rex*. Last year saw London Grammar, MIA, Grace Jones and Plan B do their thang. Electronic, Garage, Hip Hop Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset When: 2nd- 5th August 2019 Cost: From £180 Artists: TBA
B-town, Boomy, Boomer, whatever you want to call it, Boomtown is the place to be if you have a passion for dancing your tits off with 66,000 other people. Boomtown is a concoction of underground and global music, including immersive art and performance through out all 14 districts there. Reggae, ska and funk through to garage, grime, jungle and drum and bass. Where: Winchester When: 7-11th August 2019 Cost: From £241 Artists: TBA
Lovebox was named after founders had a box of records filled with heart-shaped Post-It notes. The record box became the ‘Lovebox’, which became an album, and the first party went down in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road. Since then it’s grown to epic proportions and has hosted the likes of Blondie, Example, Groove Armada, Jurassic 5 and Chase and Status. DJ’s , Dance, Indie Where: Gunnersbury Park When: TBC, but last year was early July Cost: Yet to be decided Artists: Childish Gambino, Skepta, N.E.R.D, Annie Mac. Full line up.
Happy Festival-ling. Jem
Team NL x
*This is bullshit