Spring really put up its mind to bring some of the greatest festivals this year. If you are one of the many persons who enjoys live music in a field surrounded by a lot of other people, it is our pleasure to present you this May festival calendar. Whether you are looking for a week-long getaway or just a long weekend inspiration, here are some of the spring music festivals that are going to take place in London this May.
Live at Leeds (2-5 May)
Live At Leeds is the biggest, brightest and best musical festival where one can discover talent from across the globe. It is held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first bank holiday weekend of May from the 2nd of May to the 5th of May) The Line-Up includes Albert Hammond Jr., Clean Bandit, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Bipolar Sunshine, George Ezra, Tennis, The Bug, Lizzo, Kodaline, Johnny Flynn, Blood Red Shoes, Fair Ohs, Chloe Howl, Drenge, Circa Waves, Nina Nesbitt, Pulled Apart By Horses, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, The Hold Steady, Yuck, The Maccabees, Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and many other. There is also an ‘unconference’ for music industry types in the unlikely event in case one becomes bored of drinking and dancing. http://www.liveatleeds.com Tickets for at Live at Leeds are available from Luna Tickets
Riverside Festival (3-4 May)
This festival addresses to techno and house music lovers as the Line-Up includes legends such as French beat master Laurent Garnier or Belgian electro-techno 2ManyDJs and Derrick May. It also takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, by the water, in the Riverside Museum (100 Pointhouse Road Glasgow G3 8RS). There will also be after-parties in the city to allow the hardcore ravers room for all-night grooving. For more details visit: http://www.riversidefestivalglasgow.com
The Great Escape ( 8-10 May)
Pop and Rock, Alternative rock, Electronica, Indie rock, Electro-rock, Psych and garage rock are just some of the genres present at The Great Escape music festival. It will take place at different bars, clubs, halls and other venues in the city and it is considered to be the best chance to catch a lot of great upcoming bands and DJs in Brighton. The line-up consists of: Kelis, Chlöe Howl, Charli XCX, Ella Eyre, Arthur Beatrice, Future Islands, Fat White Family, Shy Nature, Benjamin Clementine, Circa Waves, Courtney Barnett, Denai Moore, Royal Blood,Traams, Woman’s Hour, Flux Pavilion, Flyte, Jungle,, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Marika Hackman, Rosie Lowe, September Girls, Shopping, Theo Verney and many more. For tickets and any other details, visit: http://greatescapefestival.com/
Love saves the day (24-25 May)
This music festival will be located in Castle Park, Bristol (Bristol BS1 3XD) and the line-up is of great interest and talent: Annie Mac, Clean Bandit,Jamie xx, Eats Everything, Craig Richards, Horse Meat Disco Neneh Cherry, Nina Kraviz, DJ Q, Hercules & Love Affair, Todd Terje,Moko, SBTRKT,Shy FX, Solomon Grey,Heatwave, Ms Dynamite, Greg Wilson, Congo Natty, Dan Wild, Livity Sound and many more. Bristol’s event of ecclectic electronics returns for a fourth year, looking stronger than ever. The city’s immense heritage for electronic music gives the festival a good grounding, and pretty much any genre you care to name is well-repped – the majority lean towards house, techno and disco, but bass-freaks will get their fix as well, from dubstep, drum and bass and garage. http://www.lovesavestheday.org/
Whychwood Festival (30 May – 1st of June)
Wychwood is known as The annual family festival, nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. There will be over 100 bands on 4 stages, over 100 workshops for all ages, plus a Kids Literature Festival, Great FoodComedy, Idyllic Camping Beneath the Prestbury Hills Real Ale Festival and many other attractions.
The festival will be held on in the lush green Gloucestershire countryside, with many activities to keep both adults and children amused. Music ranges from local folk acts to big names such as: Benin City, The Boomtown Rats, Bad Manners, Glitches, Bipolar Sunshine,Gentleman’s Dub Club, The Gaslight, Newtown FaulknerTroubadours, The Real Thing, The Stranglers, Wolf Alice. For details visit: http://www.wychwoodfestival.com