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Five Of The Best Camping Festivals In The UK

It is well known that British music festivals are renowned the world over for their ability to attract the coolest acts around.

Brothers Cider, as you know, is intrinsically linked with one of the best camping festivals in the UK – Glastonbury, which is usually held in June each year. The 2023 lineup includes headliners, Artic Monkeys, Guns & Roses & Elton John and acts such as Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi and Texas to name but a few.

Glastonbury camping near the Ribbon Tower

If you are planning on going to Glastonbury Festival 2023, make sure you take some time to come and say hello and enjoy a refreshing hit of our famous fruit cider at the B-Bar, located in our usual place by The West Holts Stage.

But let's not forget some of the other amazing camping festival experiences that go on around the UK.

Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival 2023 lineup features some big names including Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers, Robbie Williams, Blondie, Nial Horan, James Bay and Courteneners. The festival began in 1968 and was one of the UK's first outdoor music festivals and is still going strong 50 years on.

David Guetta performs at the Isle of Wight Festival

Boardmasters Festival

The Boardmasters Festival is held in Cornwall during August and mixes the best surf boarders and skaters in the world to thumping soundtracks from the likes of Gorillaz, Foals, Jorja Smith, Sam Fender, Loyle Carner, Jamie xx, Lianne La Havas and Blossoms.

Boardmasters Festival

Reading & Leeds Festivals

The Reading and Leeds Festival is usually a sell-out event held in August each year so booking early is advised. The festival is a fantastic platform for both rising and already established indie bands, metal, dance and alternative pop acts.

You can expect to see headliners here such as Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, Imagine Dragons, Lewis Capaldi, The Killers and Foals.

Huge crowds at Leeds Festival

Download Festival

Download Festival is a rock festival held annually in June at Donington Park in Derbyshire. Since taking over from the Monsters of Rock annual outdoor festival, Download has become one of the most popular camping rock music festivals in the world.

The Download Festival features some of the biggest rock names, including Metallica, Slipknot, Placebo, Alter Bridge, Bring Me The Horizon and more.

Def Leppard performing at Download Festival Donington Park"Download Festival 2019" (CC by 2.0) by rockhatch

An Honourable Mention

While the above-mentioned camping festivals are incredibly popular, we never forget to appreciate the time and effort that goes into organising many of the smaller yet still amazing music festivals that go on around the country each summer.

So, we would like to give a special shout out to our favourite niche camping festivals that also showcase a range of up and coming and well-established artists, such as:

Don't forget that camping outdoors at any of these amazing music festivals can mean spending a few nights sleeping on the ground. Why not prepare yourself for your summer of fun with our helpful guide to Everything You Need For A Festival.

And don't forget to pack some delicious Brother's Fruit Cider to enjoy no matter which music festival you choose to experience!

Did you know?... All Brother's fruit ciders are vegan friendly and gluten free!

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