England is famous for festivals, particularly its music festivals which take place during the summer and attract some of the best dance and rock acts in the world as well as a vast amount of home grown talent. This year the impact of dance music’s prominence is shown with many festivals headlining with DJ’s rather than bands. Unfortunately Glastonbury will not be held this year but with so many other festivals taking place, there is no end to the choice whatever type of music you enjoy!
16 June in London at Finsbury Park this Celtic festival currently has Neil Young & Crazy Horse booked more acts to be announced.
27-29 July in Reading a festival of world music featuring Asian Dub Foundation, The Soweto String Quartet and Siyaya among others.
11 August at Knebworth, Hertfordshire with a Ministry of Sound Event with 11 arenas, 55,000 capacity and over 150 acts and DJ’s booked such as Jamiroquai and DJ Normski.
18-19th August in Chelmsford and Staffordshire with Coldplay, Texas, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Toploader and David Grey.
25th August in Liverpool with 8 arenas and featuring a massive line up including Fatboy Slim, Goldie, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and Seb Fontaine.
24-26 of August in Leeds and Reading headlining with Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Eminem, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Supergrass.
For those of you who enjoy something a little more relaxing, however, look no further. If you are going to spend some time in London and have a little cash to spare, then you have to get to West End show. One that we can highly recommend is the longest running musical in the world – Andrew Lloyd Webbers’s Cats. This particular show was responsible for the introduction of long term musical shows both in the UK and across the Atlantic in the States. The New London version is a unique one and takes place in a theatre that looks like it was purpose built, incidentally it wasn’t. It will be a memorable experience and one that you can take on your travels with you. Other favourites include Phantom of the Opera, Mouse Trap, Les Miserables, Whistle Down the Wind, Miss Saigon and Starlight Express.