Kick off the weekend with our top 5 festivals outside of London


The tube strikes may have caused mayhem this week but, as the pictures on Twitter prove, we’ve managed to maintain our British passion for queues and gather patiently around buses and taxes – and wait, wait, and wait. So why not de-stress this weekend and get out of the city to escape for a festival?

Here are our top 5 festivals to head to this weekend.

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival

10th – 12th July - Birmingham

Head to the second city for the Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival, at the Mosely Park in Birmingham.

Get your summer Jazz fix with a festival filled with live energy, from acts such as Tenors of Kalma ft Jimi Tenor, Public Enemy, Gregory Porter and more.

Nass Festival

10th – 12th July – Nr Bristol

Nass Festival offers something extra – known as the “holy grail” for BMX fans, Nass is an action sports and music festival. With one week to go, don’t miss out on your chance to meet skating legend, Tony Hawk, and artists like Public Enemy, Rebel Sound, DJ EZ, Hannah Wonts and more. All this, tucked away in bath and South West near Bristol.

Daisy Carnival

11th July – Milton Keynes

America’s biggest electronic music event heads to the National Bowl at Milton Keynes Bowl for its third year on Saturday.

From Tiesto to Paul Van Dyk, Mistajam and Sygma, there’s an incredible line up.


11th July - Stanstead

The perfect family festival, Cazfest is a small music festival taking place at Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

From Scouting for Girls, The Sugarbabes, SClub, Alexander O'neal, Rough Copy and The Hoosiers, there are acts all the family will enjoy.

Backwell Festival

11th July – Backwell

Another family friendly event, Backwell Festival delivers superior music, food, art and creativity in an idyllic setting, with stunning views across the Yeo Valley to Wales.

With Fun Lovin’ Criminal, Huey Morgan, headlining with his DJ set this year, Backwell Festivial is set to deliver an excellent line up this year with food, art and creativity. All this, in a beautiful pastoral setting.