The ultimate guide to the top three festivals of the summer, from typically British, to bespoke and exotic. Are you ready?
What? The ultimate festival, Glastonbury is one of the biggest events of the music calendar offering up a stellar list of international acts alongside comedy, theatre, incredible food and countless celebrity-spotting opportunities.
When? 25-29 June 2014.
Where? Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.
Who? The three headlining Pyramid acts this year are Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian, but with 64 stages across the near on 1000 acres of festival, you can dance along to just about anything and everything.
Wear? Once you’ve got your ticket, it’s all about your wardrobe. Think like festival fashion favourites Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Jamie Hince and Alex Turner and keep it effortlessly cool in denim, crew necks and leather.
FESTIVAL NO 6
What? Surrounded by surreal Mediterranean architecture and sub-tropical vegetation, it is the stunning Welsh town setting that has made No 6 the award-winning boutique festival since its beginnings three years ago.
When? 5-7 September 2014.
Where? Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales.
Who? Headlining acts include the legendary Pet Shop Boys and Beck, but there’s plenty more alternative acts including London Grammar and Neneh Cherry as well as DJs Laurent Garnier and Todd Terje.
Wear? Okay, you may not be on the actual Italian Riviera, but it sure feels like it so turn your usual festival wardrobe up a notch with statement-making footwear and jackets against European-chic, simple separates – bello!
What? A week-long music and arts festival with five days and nights of live bands and DJs nestled in the quaint old town of Rovinj off the beautiful Adriatic Sea –it would be impossible not to have a good time.
When? 8-12 September 2014.
Where? Rovinj, Croatia.
Who? You’ll be dancing all night to amazing headline sets from the likes of Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Disclosure as well as performances on and off shore from acts including Jamie xx, Wild Beasts and Chvrches.
Wear? Think practical style for a warm festival abroad and work sunshine-ready pieces with a fun splash of colour or hint of exotic florals. Fail-safe shorts and T-shirts, essential sunglasses and sandals – and you’re sorted.