Essential local festivals

Essential local festivals

Now that 2016 is in full swing you might be considering what you are going to do over the summer. Obviously we advise that you make the most of having a summer through gaining work experience and completing your recommended reading list but do make some time for yourself! After all you should enjoy the perks of being a student. Below we have listed some of the top festivals we think are must see events.

Coventry Godiva Festival
Hosted at War Memorial Park this is definitely an event not to be missed and best of all it’s free! Brought to you by Coventry City Council this festival invites big names each year and runs over the course of 3 days. The Godiva Festival offers not only live music but family entertainment, international food and drink… delicious!

MTV Crashes Coventry
New this year MTV crashes Coventry already holds much promise. If you haven’t guessed from the name this event is in fact a music festival that will be hosted inside the Ricoh arena. MTV Crashes is similar to Glastonbury in the sense that you are unaware of the line up before you purchase a ticket, so do bear this in mind when buying! The event will take place over the course of two days, however individual day tickets are also available.

Fusion Festival
To widen our searches slightly we’ve expanded to Birmingham. This relatively new event has already seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, McBusted, Jessie J and Pitbull. Taking place over the weekend, this is the perfect way to spend those days off. One thing we must draw your attention to is to be mindful when buying a ticket, as there is a music festival with the same name held in Germany!

Download Festival
One of the more widely known festivals to make our list is Download Festival. This is a 5 day rock event that takes place in Donington Park located not far from Coventry. Thankfully for those of you without access to a car the event has partnership with the Big Green Coach which can drop you straight to the door.

Outbreak festival
For those of you who are interested in House music this is definitely one for you. Also held in Donington Park, Outbreak Festival brings you not only cutting edge underground music but remixes of popular tracks you love.

Lunar Festival
Set in Tanworth in Arden, the birthplace of Nick Drake, this festival is family friendly and suitable for all ages. With a very diverse and varied music offering this event is one that shouldn’t be missed. Consider this the perfect opportunity to dig out that floral headband and embrace the joys of being at a festival.

Big Feastival
If you are a foodie this is definitely one for you. Hosted by Jamie Oliver and Alex James, the Big Feastival not only provides you with some of the best food around but live music and family fun is guaranteed! Set on Alex James’ farm near Kingham Oxfordshire, we think this is the perfect opportunity to try new dishes and cuisines cooked by some of the top chefs Britain has to offer.