Festivals

4th April 2013

Polka Dots & Potions ultimate guide to music festivals 2013

Adam Gasson / threesongsnoflash.net

Credit: Guardian

By Lucy Howell

Including who’s playing where, useful tips and what it will cost you.

Top 5 UK Festivals:

1. Glastonbury

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When: 26-30th June

Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton

Price: Weekend ticket- £205

Line-up: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, Mumford and Sons, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Chase & Status, Johnny Marr, The Courteeners + more

Tips: Take your wellies and raincoat.

You can take alcohol into the arena itself.

For more information, click here.

2. Reading/Leeds

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When: 23-25th August

Where: Richfield Avenue/Bramham Lane

Price: Weekend ticket-£202.50   Day Tickets -£90

Line-up: Green Day, Eminem, Biffy Clyro, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Chase & Status, Foals, Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, Peace + more

Tips: There is a large Tesco store near by if you need to stock up on anything.

As well as live bands, the festivals has its own fairground, cinema tent, and a silent disco.

For more information, click here.

3. T in the Park

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When: 12-14th July

Where: Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland

Price: Weekend ticket- £194  Day Tickets – £82.50

Line-up: Mumford and Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Chase & Status, The Script, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Kraftwerk, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Beady Eye+more

Tips: Pack your waterproofs!

Recharge your phone for free at the Vodafone VIP Recharge Truck

For more information, click here.

4. V Festival

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When: 16-18th July

Where: Hylands Park/Weston Park

Price: Weekend ticket- £185  Day Tickets – £89

Line-up: Beyoncé, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Olly Murs, The Courteeners+more

Tip: If you’re up for a bit of ‘glamping’ then V Luxury Style Camping won’t disappoint. There are premium loo’s, showers and complimentary hairdryer’s and straighteners at your disposal .

For more information, click here.

5. Isle of Wight

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When: 13-16th June

Where: Newport

Price: Weekend ticket- £197.50  Day Tickets – £80.50

Line-up: The Stone Roses, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Paul Weller, Emeli Sandé, Jake Bugg, Ben Howard, Bastille, The Script, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees +more

Tips: When you have a gap between bands, check out Penny Lane, the Cabaret Club, The Intoxicated Tea Rooms or the Bohemian Wood.

Over the last few years there has been plenty of rainfall so be sure to pack your wellies and raincoat!

For more information, click here.

Top 5 Festivals in Europe:

1. Benicàssim

benicassim_2013When: 18-21st July

Where: Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

Price: Weekend ticket- £160   Day Tickets – £75.20

Line-up: Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers, Primal Scream, Jake Bugg, Kaiser Chiefs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Palma Violets, Dizzee Rascal, Beach House+more

Tips: Leave your wellies and coats at home and pack your suntan lotion, sunnies and best frocks!

Try to camp in the shade as the sun can get pretty intense!

For more information, click here.

2. Pinkpop

Pinkpop-2013-Logo-500x230When: 14-16th July

Where: Landgraaf, Netherlands

Price: Weekend ticket- £139  Day Tickets – £72

Line-up: Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon,  Ben Howard, Miles Kane, Palma Violets, Kodaline, Phoenix, The Script, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stereophonics, Gaslight Anthem, +more

Tip: Keep your passport and valuables safe. All festival campsites have lockers to store valuables in. Rental Price is € 6 per safe for one day, € 8 for 2 days and € 10 for 3 days plus deposit for the safe key.

For more information, click here.

3. Optimus Live

fullsize-optimus-alive-2013When: 12-14th July

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Price: Weekend ticket- £103  Day Tickets – £45

Line-up: Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala, Phoenix, Jake Bugg, Two Door Cinema Club, Biffy Clyro, Editors, Band of Horses+more

Tips: The site is easily accessible by public transport. Night buses and special trains run after doors close at the venue everyday.

For more information, click here.

4. Heineken Open’er

opener-festival-2013-logo-675-675x342When: 3-6th July

Where: Gdynia, Poland

Price: Weekend ticket- £111   Day Tickets – £38

Line-up: Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, Editors, Animal Collective, Alt-J, Tample Impala, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds+more

Tip: Check out the Fashion Stage at Heineken Open’er Festival It features collections from the hottest new designers, you might discover the next Vivienne Westwood!

For more information, click here.

5. Rock Werchter

biffy-clyro-festival-rock-werchter-2013When: 4-7th July

Where: Werchter, Belguim

Price: Weekend ticket- £170   Day Tickets – £68

Line-up: Green Day, The Hives, The Script, The Lumineers, Sigur Róss, Bloc Party, Biffy Clyro, Jessie Ware, Palma Violets, Dizzee Rascall, Django Django, Tame Impala+more

Tip: Drink/food coupons are issued instead of handling cash. You to purchase them both in the Festival Park at 2.50 euro for each one.

For more information, click here.

(All images: Press)

Check out our festival fashion hot picks here

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