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What? No Glastonbury?! Here’s Where You Should Go Instead

NEWS / June 19, 2018 / BY Lily Drewry

Glastonbury is our highlight of the year without a doubt, but as we all know, every handful of years Michael Eavis decides that the cows need a rest and there is a fallow year.  However, we can’t help but feel like we are missing out on our Shangri-La fix this year so we’ve formed a list of our favourite festivals of all shapes and sizes to fill the Worthy Farm hole in our hearts. And wherever you decide to go, don’t forget your Magic Mirror. Our foldable full-length travel mirror was voted number 1 genius festival gizmo by Cosmopolitan and you can take it safely to every festival!

 

Port Eliot Festival

26th – 29th July 2018

St Germans, Cornwall

Ticket Price: £170

Daily Capacity: 7000

Originally started as a literary festival, Port Eliot provides a host of culture, workshops, activities, music, comedy and a picturesque setting on the South coast of Cornwall. This year music acts include Baxter Dury, Gaz Coombes and Gwenno with comedy from Shappi Khorsandi and words from Robert Webb and our friends on The Cocktail Caravan will be representing!

 

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

29th June  – 1st July 2018

Glynde Place, Sussex

Ticket Price: £159

Daily Capacity: 15000

With a line up this good, Love Supreme would be amazing wherever it was but thankful it’s setting is the gorgeous countryside of Glynde Place. This 3 day festival has 5 stages which will this year be graced with the presence of Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Tom Misch and none other than Earth, Wind and Fire. Lily, our Brand Assistant is going and is particularly looking forward to a Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club boogie! Love Supremium camping is an amazing experience but don’t forget your Magic Mirror so you can get truly festival gorgeous in style.

 

TRUEFEST

3rd – 5th Aug 2018

Baskerville Hall, Hay-on-Wye

Ticket Price: £95

Daily Capacity: 600

Starting as Troyfest after an amazing birthday bash that got turned into a yearly festival, TRUEFEST’s home is a 19th Century Castle near Hay-on-Wye. Taking the title of smallest festival on our list, TRUEFEST holds 600 lucky people on it’s 3rd year with 6 stages overlooking the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Headlining is Beardyman along with Mungo’s Hifi, Dr Meaker and Boy Azzoga. There’s also a pool and sauna to enjoy, hot showers and indoor stages playing music until dawn! It comes in as the most affordable festival on our list at £95 a ticket. Liesel will be popping in and will report back to us on the grooves. 

 

Festival No 6

6th – 9th Sept 2018

Portmeirion, Wales

Ticket Price: £190

Daily Capacity: 1200

2018 will mark Festival No 6’s 7th year. Referred to by the telegraph as ‘the oddest and most magical of the lot’, Portmeirion village provides the landscape along with a range of boutique experiences. There’s a dance floor that floats on a lake, tangled woods and wood fired hot tubs available to hire. This festival looks like it will soon become one of the most sought after tickets in the UK. Our friends Soul Works will be there, check them out!

 

 

Love International

27th June – 4th July 2018

The Garden, Tisno

Ticket Price: £135 (Sold out, but now you know for next year!)

Daily Capacity: 2500

Croatia is probably one of the most beautiful countries in the world and The Garden, Tisno is the location of some of the best festivals in the world. Soundwave Festival, Defected Festival and many others all call this glorious area of coastline their home along with Love International and let me tell you, it is an experience like no other. There’s a stunning beach, gorgeous rocks and all sorts of different accommodation to tickle your taste buds. Glamping this close to the sea is a dream! Four Tet and Joy Orbison are the icing on the cake. Love International is run by Team Love who also run Love Saves The Day in Bristol and are long time friends of Magic Mirror. Liesel will be there, along with most of Bristol. It’s a Tisyes from us! 

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