This legendary festival is celebrating it’s tenth year and with Sonisphere now out of the picture, Download 2012 is going to be the place to get your metal fix this summer.
The main stage this year has been dedicated to the late Jim Marshall and will see headline performances from The Prodigy, Black Sabbath and Metallica (who will be performing the legendary Black Album in it’s entirety!).
Soundgarden, Biffy Clyro, Megadeth and Slash are only a handful of names from the rest of this star-studded line-up (see the full list here).
Weekend tickets for the massive metal-fest at Donnington Park, Derbyshire are £190 including camping and can be purchased here.
The UK’s largest world-music festival held at Charlton Park, Wiltshire, will be celebrating it’s 30th year this summer and to commemorate this amazing achievement they have secured (what can only be described as) an incredible line-up.
Cuba’s Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club, Jamaica’s Jimmy Cliff, Northern Ireland’s Balkan Alien Sound and the Alaev Family from Israel to name only a few.
For a third year running, The Human Library provides festival goers with a ’living book’ and Children’s Workshops provide the festival with fun for all the family.
Weekend tickets including camping are priced at £135 and can be purchased here.
Old-School is the name of the game at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012. Headlining Friday night is Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Saturday night has Pearl Jam and gracing the stage on Sunday night will be the legendary Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
The Voice UK’s star judge Jessie J will also be ruffling feathers, as well as current pop sensation Lana Del Rey and UK hip-hop’s golden boy, Tinie Tempah. Performances from Noel Gallagher and The Darkness should also draw some attention.
Tickets for the event at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight cost £190 and can be purchased here.
Starting off this year’s festival previews is the first festival I attended at the tender age of 14; Reading, along with it’s counterpart, Leeds are part of a rare breed of festivals, in which they run at exactly the same time and share the same line-up (alternating days).
This year they have an exclusive, main-stage headline performance from Foo Fighters, along with headline slots from The Cure and Kasabian. Other highlights include performances from; Bombay Bicycle Club, The Maccabees and The Black Keys, as well as Dance Stage headliners; Metronomy, Katy B and Azealia Banks and Lock-up Stage headliners; Social Distortion and Less Than Jake.
Weekend tickets cost £197.50 including camping and can be purchased here for Reading and here for Leeds.
Here at inans.co.uk we love festivals and as the festival season is fast approaching, we have decided to give you a preview of some of this year’s highlights, in the only way we know how - In a Nutshell.
Whether you’re into folk, metal, pop, indie or fancy heading abroad or even with your family, there is a festival out there that is suited to you. Throughout the coming weeks, we will be showing you where to go to find the music you love, in the atmosphere you desire. Keep checking back for more information.