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Festivals

I love a festival. As the UK’s longest standing festival blogger, I’ve been to 60 different festivals in 22 countries.

Have a browse of my experiences for top festival advice, and tips on getting the most from your festival life from Glastonbury to Tomatina to Coachella. I’m always interested to hear about new festivals, and to revisit old ones so let me know if there are any you think I should check out!


Want to read more about Latitude, Glasto, Isle of Wight, and other UK Festivals?

I’ve been to Coachella, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and a festival in Canada’s Yukon too!

I’ve spent over a year of my life in Asia, so makes sense I’ve enjoyed their festivals too!


Blogs about festivals


UK Festival Blogger

VickyFlipFlop’s Festival History: Month by Month

All the festivals I’ve been to around the world.

January

Best festivals in January – 

Sapporo Ice Festival, Japan

Otaru Snow Light Festival, Japan

Dosijin Fire Festival, Japan

Hogmanay, Scotland

Tet, Vietnam


Having fun at Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, Wales


February

Kumbh Mela, India

March

Las Fallas, Spain

SXSW, USA

April

Coachella, USA

New Orleans Jazz Festival, USA

Hogs for the Cause Festival, USA

French Quarter Festival, USA

Seville Feria, Spain


50 questions, 50 answers – do it with friends, or by yourself!


May

Cannes Film Festival, France

Manly Food and Drink Festival, Australia 

VIVID Sydney, Australia

June

Parklife Festival, England 

Glastonbury, England

Isle of Wight Festival, England

Eroica Britannia, England

Hayling Island Kitesurfing Festival, England

Field Day, England

Primavera, Spain

Follow me on Instagram Stories for the latest from the festivals!

July

EXIT Festival, Serbia

Latitude, England

British Summer Time Festival, England 

Lovebox Festival, England

Henley Festival, England

Bilbao BBK, Spain

Dour Festival, Belgium

Global Gathering, UK

Dawson City Music Festival, Canada

Knysna Oyster Festival, South Africa

Warriorfest, England

Atlas Festival, England

READ THIS
40 World Festivals for Your Festival Bucket List

August

Sziget Festival, Hungary

Victorious, England

Wilderness, England

Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

The Gin Festival, England 

Neverworld, England

MS Dockville, Germany

A Summer’s Tale Festival, Germany

Tomatina, Spain

FloVibe, England

Rock en Seine, France

Reading Festival, England

Leeds Festival, England

Notting Hill Carnival, England

90s Festival, England

September

Oktoberfest, Germany

Bestival, England

Festival No 6, Wales

Saas Fee Culinary Mile Festival, Switzerland

Bardolino Wine Festival, Italy

Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi

Voorkamer Festival, South Africa

October

Halloween at Dracula’s Castle, Romania

November

– Best festivals in November  –

Day of the Dead Festival, Mexico

December

Coolest festivals in December

The Best Alcohol for Festivals


MUSIC: A SUMMER’S TALEBESTIVAL | BILBAO BBK | COACHELLADOUR | EXITFIELD DAY | GLASTONBURY | LATITUDE | NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL | SZIGET

Healthiest Festivals in the UK

CULTURAL: BARDOLINO WINE FESTIVAL | BLOGSTOCK | CANNES FILM FESTIVAL | DAY OF THE DEAD | DOSOJIN FIREHOGMANAY | OKTOBERFEST | OTARU SNOWSAPPORO ICESEVILLE FERIA | TOMATINA | VOORKAMER


CRAZY AMERICAN FOOD FESTIVALS


If you’re looking for more festival blogs, check out this list from feedspot.com. You can find tip offs about some of the biggest festivals, and festival blogs, in there. But if you’re looking for the best overall advice, from someone who’s been there and done that, then stick with me!

Checking the Field Day Line Up

FESTIVAL TIPS: BEAUTY | FOOD | ALCOHOL | FASHION | PACKING


CRUEL FESTIVALS YOU SHOULD AVOID! 


8 years of travel bloggingWhy I blog about festivals

Funny story: back in many, many years ago I started a blog about festivals as my high school computer project. I was 16 and doing my GCSEs. I set up a geocities blog about festivals and wrote online about my experience at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival.

It was something like geocities.com/vixakillah. 

Unfortunately Geocities got rid of all the blogs. Makes me sad that I’ll never get to access that festival blog. Who woulda thought I would end up being a festival blogger for a career? Definitely not my computer teacher, that’s for sure!

But now I travel the world, bouncing around from festival to festival. I feel very lucky that I can say I’ve been to so many festivals as a blogger, and that I often get to go as press too. I love festivals, from the planning to the final act – maybe not so much the coming home. 

I’m planning an epic summer of festivals for 2020, so if you don’t see the festival you want to go to on this page right now, then come back next year and hopefully I’ll have been!


Volunteering at Festivals

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The Best Backpacks for Festivals

Ultimate Festival Packing List (90 Things!)

How to Find the Best Place to Camp at Festivals

Vishal Gavit

Monday 30th of September 2019

Knowing about new festivals is really great feeling thank you so much for this article.

VickyFlipFlop

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Ah no worries. I love writing about them!

Adrian Bold

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Reading Festival is my favourite.

Ang Pickering

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Would absolutely love to go to Glastonbury, it is definitely top of my list - although would go to any! Your list has inspired me!

Cara-Jane Hunter

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

Coachella looks epic and is so on my list!

Kristyn Harris

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I've only ever been to one festival which was V Festival and it was amazing! Being born in the 70's I would love to go to Back to the 80s & 90s Festival! I love Doctor and The Medics and would love to see them live - along with all the other amazing artists of course!