Summer 2013 Festival Highlights

Here we look at the bigger festivals and some of the line up highlights summarised for a quick, easy read in chronological order to see what you want to cover this year.

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Isle of Wight Festival – Seaclose Park, Newport

June Thursday 13th to Sun 16th

Line up highlights – The Stone Roses, Bon Jovi, The Killers, Paul Weller,  The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, Example, Wiley, Jaguar Skills, Emeli Sande

Our line up rating 3.5 out of 5

 

Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury

June Wed 26th to Sunday 30th

Line up highlights – Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, The Rolling Stones, Primal scream, Mumford and sons, The Vaccines, Chase and status, Example, Public Enemy, Vampire weekend

Our line up rating – 3.5 out of 5

 

Download Festival – Donnington Park

June Friday 14th to 16th

Line up highlights – Korn, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Queens of the stone age, Alice in Chains, Rammstein, Enter Shakari, Limp Bizkit

Our line up rating – 3.5  out of 5

 

T in the Park – Balado Airfield, Milnathort

July Saturday 12th to 14th

Line up highlights = Mumford & Sons, Rihanna,The Killers, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Bastille, Azealia Banks, Kraftwerk, Stereophonics, Beady Eye, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sande, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jake Bugg and Phoenix

Our line up rating – 4 out of 5

 

Wireless Festival – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

July Fri 12th to 14th

Line up highlights – Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Emelie Sande, Trey Songz, Will.I.Am, Rita Ora, Calvin Harris, John Legend, Flux Pavillion, DJ Fresh, Nas, Zane Lowe

Our line up rating – 4 out of 5

 

V Festival – Stafford & Chelmsford

August Sat 17th to 18th

Line up highlights – Beyonce, Kings of Leon, The Script, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Olly Murs, The Vaccines

Our line up rating – 2.5 out of 5

 

Reading & Leeds Festival – Reading & Leeds

August Fri 23rd to 25th

Line up highlights – Green Day, Eminem, Biffy Clyro, System of a down, Chase & Status, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Azealia Banks, Wiley, Wretch 32, Deftones, Fall Out Boy, Tomahawk

Our line up rating – 4 out of 5

 

Creamfields – Daresbury, Cheshire

August Fri 23rd to 25th

Line up highlights – The Prodigy, Avicii, David Guetta, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Groove Armada, Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Pete Tong,

Our line up rating – 3.5 out of 5

 

Bestival – Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

September Thursday 5th to 8th

Line up highlights – Elton John and his band, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy slim’s birthday bash, Franz Ferdinand, The flaming lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Sinead O’Connor, DJ sets from Rob Da Bank & friends

Our Line up rating – 2.5 out of 5

 

There is no particular stand out festival highlight in our eyes this year with just a couple edging ahead. Though taste in music does still play a major part here. Definitely a good season for the Hunter Wellies though!

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