This post is designed to give the low down on the festivals that we love and remind events businesses that yes, these are the exact scenarios where you’ll need to plan ahead and organise mobile refrigeration or portable cold storage space.
Whether you’re jumping on the nearest train with your backpack or stuffing your VW camper full of mates when the time comes, you just have to say “why not”, grab your wellies and GO!
From the mud at Glasto to the refreshing morning swims at Wilderness there are many things to see and experience. To help you make your decision have a gander at our Great British Festival guide and see which Festival ticks your boxes.
Our team of festival veterans bring you our recommendations for 2015 – Refrigerated Trailer Events Festival Guide
We hope you enjoy it.
Secret Garden Party
Back again for 2015. SGP is set to be one of the highlights of the summer. Each year a different theme is released, here is what organisers have to say “So in July we will create for you a 100-acre toy box of a party, complete with jelly, ice cream and sprinkles, so you can release and realise your inner child.” Acts confirmed include Jungle, Caravan Palace and Kate Tempest 23 – 26th July 2015 www.secretgardenparty.com
Before Wilderness, festivals’ didn’t offer forests or feasts.No one knew of a festival where you woke early to swim, or stayed late to learn. The story of Wilderness is one of gently rolling back the steel fences and quietly asking people of all ages to live together for one weekend. Headliners confirmed include Bjork and Ben Howard. 6th – 9th August 2015 www.wildernessfestival.com
Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it. The difference is that Glastonbury has all the best aspects of being at a festival in one astonishing bundle.
It’s like going to another country, a hip and thrilling Brigadoon that appears every year or so.
In our Opinion we here at Fridgerate believe this to be the greatest Festival in the world.
It’s widely known that The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year. But the Festival’s heritage reaches back over an extraordinary 45 years, is incredibly rich and varied and some facts are better known than others. Already announced for 2015 are The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams and Paolo Nutini 11th – 14th June 2015 isleofwightfestival.com
Reading & Leeds
The Reading and Leeds festival is one of the biggest rock festivals in the UK, second only to Glastonbury, and has received much acclaim, including the 2013 NME Festival Award. Both events consistently manage to organise all star line ups that include some of the biggest names in contemporary music. 22nd – 24th August 2015 www.readingfestival.comwww.leedsfestival.com
Latitude is back and bigger than ever on its 10th birthday. themed : For richer, for poorer, for better, for worse. The festival will bring together a number of performances around the theme from organisations such as Forest Fringe, Theatre Uncut, The Roundhouse and Clean Break – including a new performance from performing arts collaboration Action Hero. 16th – 19th July
Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill – a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight. Headliners include The Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Duran Duran. 10th – 13th September 2015 2015.bestival.net/line-up
Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. When summer came, it was time to take to the fields for a shindig that would grow so big the whole country would hear it calling!
Also Back for its 10th Birthday, this year is set to be its best yet with headliners including Elbow,Snoop Dog and the Kaiser Chiefs.
The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods in Anglesey,Wales . Gottwood is a critically acclaimed, independent, boutique, and intimate underground electronic music festival. Look out for Adam Shelton, Andrew Ashong (Live + Dj) and Artwork as well as many many others. 11th – 14th June 2015 www.gottwood.co.uk
Farr is a boutique festival held in a deserted woodland just a hop and a skip away from London. Farr has already achieved huge critical acclaim from party organisers, big name brands and world-class DJs. See the line up here at www.farrfestival.co.uk/lineup/
The festival returns in 2015 brighter and bolder than ever before, with 3 days and nights of music and dancing. Bygrave woods, Hertfordshire 16-18 JULY 2015.
The SW4 Festival, better known to some as South West Four, is firmly established as one of the capital’s very best music events, rounding up an impressive selection of DJs, artists, musicians, live performers and other entertainers of repute and taking them all to sunny Clapham Common. Joining them are some of London’s most wonderful revellers, donning their shades, supping on beer and generally getting ready for a right royal SW4 knees-up.
Acts confirmed include : Eric Prydz, Faithless, Bakermat, Gorgon City and Fatboy Slim to name a few. Takes place 29th – 30th August Clapham Common, London. www.southwestfour.com/lineup
X music festival Edinburgh
X Music Festival 2015 is two-day music festival featuring the UK’s most renowned and respected music artists taking place at two of the UK’s most iconic cities; Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Artists confirmed include Clean Bandit, Annie Mac, Andy C, Skepta, Sigma, My Nu Leng and DJ EZ. Occurs 22nd – 23rd May Edinburgh, www.xmusicfest.com
Love saves the day
Love Saves The Day is not just a festival, it is the culmination of many years spent in fields & clubs, in tents, on dance floors and stages across the UK and beyond – from the late nights to the early mornings, from lugging sound systems through muddy fields to booking amazing acts and watching them grow, everything has been moving towards this event.
Acts confirmed include AME, Artful Dodger, Arwork and many others. Occurs 23rd – 24th May Eastville Park, Bristol . lovesavestheday.org
Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, an amazing array of workshops, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully decorated venues. 27th – 30th August www.shambalafestival.org
Festival No 6
We invite you to join us for the fourth year of the Festival No.6. Set in the picturesque fantasy location of Portmeirion, No.6 is truly a festival like no other, and in just three years has cemented its position as the UK’s most unique music and arts festival. Receiving rave reviews across the board and awards including Best New Festival, Best Small Festival and Most Unique Location, No.6 has become the destination of choice for those looking for a more refined, music, arts and culture offering, in a stunning location. “This is the coolest, most surrealist, , funkiest, freakiest, best festival in the world…” Beck declared last year.
Artists include the amazing Grace Jones, Rae Morris, Belle and Sebastian, Young Fathers and many more. 3rd – 6th September 2015 www.festivalnumber6.com
One of the newest Festivals out there. Hijacked returns for its 2nd Year and Promises to be one of the best Festivals to hit the South West and its new waterside location at Powderham Castle is sure to impress. The Hijacked Festival series sprung from the desire to bring a finely curated, intimate electronic one day music festival to unique spaces. The organisers also have its premier festival launching in Oxford this year . Check out their website for more details.
Described as London’s own festival “Love Box is set in the heart of East London, against the backdrop of the city’s oldest public park, is Lovebox. Regularly uniting a whole host of various styles together in one beautiful venue, Lovebox makes a point of booking the very best acts for your viewing pleasure.” Team LoveBox
“In the breathtaking beauty of the Brecon Beacons,where mystical key lines converge amid ancient welsh oak trees,something magical is stirring”.Team GreenMan
First announcement includes: Hot Chip, St Vincent, Calexico, Goat and Mew . Breacon Beacons, Wales 20th – 23rd August www.greenman.net
“We are super excited to confirm that for the 2nd year running Eastern Electrics Festival will be taking place at the Historic Hatfield House. You gave us so much great feedback last year, that it was only right to make it our new home. The biggest celebration of underground house and techno will take place on Saturday August 1st, so block the weekend off in your diary, it’s going to be a big one!” EE TEAM Hatfield House. Saturday 1st August easternelectrics.com
What an amazing Line up for 2015.
Team Fridgerate are super excited to be heading to some of the best Festivals in the country this year. Are you going to be there too?
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