The sun is shining, the beers are flowing and fringing is everywhere, which can only mean one thing… Festival season is creeping up on us. It’s now time to roll around in the mud, let go of your personal hygiene and bask in the natural odour of yourself and pretty much everyone else around you.
So with the wise words of Natasha Beddingfield we present you with Spindle’s Festival Edit, the May Edition and prompt you to “release your inhibitions” and feel (the probably torrential) “rain on your skin”. So get those cobwebbed wellies out the cupboard, cover you self in glitter and be on your way!
When? May 14th-16th What? Europe’s leading festival for new music based in Brighton. So if you’re one of those people constantly searching for undiscovered bands on YouTube, this festival will play host to your favourites and with this year being its tenth anniversary it’s sure to be spectacular. The line up boasts an array of musical talent from the likes of Alabama Shakes, Kate Tempest, Skepta, The Bohicas and Happyness to name just a few. £€$? Weekend ticket: £59.50
When? May 3rd What? A day of celebration for new music, arts, creativeness, dance and sports. Now take a breath and get yourself down to Tobacco Dock, East London to get involved in this celebration. The festival will see Kutmah, Isaiah Dreads and more on the Adidas Stage as well as Orph Gang, Ruinz Ason and Kemi Aneke performing on the Unsigned London Stage celebrating new talent. The festival will celebrate over 50 international graffiti artists with live art events, have a dance performance stage curated by b.supreme and StreetFest’s biggest sports area to date. Click here to win tickets. £€$? Day Ticket: £20
When? May 30th-31st What? For two days Upminster’s airfield plays host to some of the worlds best electronic dance music acts and it’s set to have you shuffling your socks off all weekend. With massive names such as Steve Aoki, Hot Since 82, Hannah Wants, Knife Party, Sven Vath, Route 94, Shadow Child, Dixon, AME and Carl Cox on the line up. We really shouldn’t need to convince you further. The festival sold out last year and was awarded the Best New and Medium-sized Festival Award! We can only assume this year will live up to those expectations. £€$? Saturday ticket: £65.00 Sunday Ticket: £57.50 Weekend Ticket: £110.00
When? May 28th-30th What? If you fancy flying the nest for a May getaway and jetting off to a chilled out weekend festival with guaranteed sunshine then this one is for you. This Barcelona festival is set to give you an array of amazing acts such as Chet Faker, ALT J, Albert Hammond, Ariel Pink, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Damien Rice, Tori Amos, Panda Bear. And once you’re done with the music you can head out sight seeing and visit your old friend Antoni Gaudi! £€$? Weekend ticket: £180.00
When? May 2nd What? This festival is for all you who love deep house, trance and drum and bass. We suggest you shuffle yourself down to Southampton and get ready to cut some shapes to – Gorgon City, Hannah Wants, Green Velvet, Shiba San, Fricton, DJ Hype and many more – this set will keep you dancing all night long, or until the curfew, and then there’s a host of after parties you can attend with DJs such as Route 94 and Zinc. £€$? Day Ticket: £30