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The Spindle Festival Edit: August & September

Tuesday 28 April 2015

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Words Ailis Mara

Last but not least in the Spindle Festival Edit we have August and September combined. Following on from May, June and July, safely classifying them as the busier festival months, we reach our finale.

It’s that time where you’re almost ready to pack the tent away for another year, allow your wellies to gather dust in the shed and are close to saying you never want to drink another cider again. Until next year at least.


When? 5th – 9th August Why? Surfing, skating, music and hopefully not another downpour of rain causing the festival the close early. This beachside festival held at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay is your English Benicassim, kind of. The lineup includes Bastille, Rudimental, Lower Than Atlantis, Circa Waves, Sunset Sons, High Type, Rhodes and Prides. £€$? Long weekend ticket £149


When? 6th – 9th August Why? Wilderness promises an escape, with a more chilled back vibe than most festivals. Headlining the weekend is Björk and Ben Howard, with performances by Nick Mulvey, Benjamin Clementine, Frances and more. You can also get involved in talks and debates, theatre and the arts at this cultural event held at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. A true space where arts, music and culture can be celebrated. £€$? Weekend ticket (accurately) £175.94


When? 10th – 17th August Why? This festival held in Budapest is named the Island of Freedom. Who can resist that kind of title? Especially with Florence + The Machine, Kasabian, Alt-j, Foals, Marina And The Diamonds, Knife Party, Nero, Milky Chance, MØ and way more performing at this year’s festival. £€$? 7-day ticket €229


When? 22nd – 23rd August Why? The pop music that you either admit to enjoying or keep it as a guilty pleasure, either way it doesn’t matter because you can find it all at V Festival. Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Hozier, Courteeners, The Script, The Kooks, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Jessie Ware and loads more take it in alternate turns to perform at the Chelmsford and Stafford festival locations. £€$? £195.95


When? 28th – 30th August Why? Despite it’s tradition to get rained off most years, Creamfields is still a favourite for those dance-lovers out there. The 2015 lineup promises to fulfill your needs, with Avicii, Knife Party, Alesso, Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Seth Troxler, DJ S.K.T plus loads more, so get your party wellies ready. £€$? £200


When? 28th – 30th August Why? To relive your 16-year-old dreams? Maybe? Despite it’s slightly younger target audience, Reading and Leeds consistenty provides a lineup full of emerging and established artists. This year includes, Mumford & Sons, The Libertines, The Maccabees, The Cribs, Palma Violets, Wolf Alice, Alvvays, Coasts and many more. £€$? £213


When? 29th – 30th August Why? If you’re wanting to stay local to London on August’s bank holiday weekend, but still crave those festival vibes, head on down to Clapham Common. Dance the weekend away to Fatboy Slim, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Eats Everything, Example, Hot Since 82, Shift K3y, and loads more. £€$? £115


When? 3rd – 6th September Why? Belle and Sebastian, James Bay, Metronomy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Kate Tempest, Stornoway, Young Fathers will perform amongst many others for a weekend at Portmeirion. Enjoy what this boutique festival is offering up, including arts and culture performances from theatre groups, comedians, plus talks and discussions to enhance that brain of yours. £€$? Weekend ticket £150


When? 10th – 13th September Why? It’s magical, it’s mystical, it’s unforgettable and it’s the best festival. Truly leaving the best until last every year, Bestival finishes the festival season off perfectly. This year the Isle of Wight is greeted by Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Mark Ronson, FKA Twiggs, Charlie XCX, Boy Better Know, Future Islands and a whole array of other artists. £€$? £195