Midsummer Music in the Midlands
So you missed out on Glastonbury tickets (again) and the bank balance won’t stretch to Szyget. That
doesn’t mean you have to miss out on festival frolics this year. From Download and Detonate on your
doorstep to Simon Says and Supersonic for surething summer shenanigans, SIXTY9°’s Tiffini Castle
looks at some of the best midlands festivals.
22nd July @ Wollaton Park
Nottingham’s own, the day long Splendour Festival returns to the gorgeous Wollaton Park for another year of fun, with a great line-up including Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Tony Hadley as well Billy Ocean. The Acoustic Room Stage and Comedy Stage will also be providing an alternative to the bigger shows!
Tickets £50.60 or £39.60 for City Card holders.
Coventry Godiva Festival
7-9 July @ War Memorial Park, Coventry
The Midlands’ biggest three-day FREE festival, attracting over
100,000 people to an eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop, folk, comedy, poetry, and world music returns.
This year’s line up includes The Stranglers, Example & DJ Wire, The Darkness, plus Cast, Carl Barat & The Jackals, The Amazons, Mallory Knox, Tom Clarke as well as the ever popular Godiva Unsigned line up showcasing fresh, local talent.
19th – 20th August @ Clumber Park, Nottingham
Something for the littel ones. This truly family festival is set in the glorious site of Clumber Park, surrounded by picturesque parklands and a peaceful lake, a festival of music, arts, theatre and entertainment for grownups and their little ones. The Chuckle Brothers, (retro!) The Killerz and Andy Day will all be there as well as a fair ground, Morris Dancers and so much more throughout these 2 days of family fun.
Tickets for weekend camping £52.25 for adults, £19.80 for Children, and those under 3 go Free!
24- 27 August @ a secret location near Market Harborough.
Four days of fancy dress fun, with woodland antics, crazy carnivals, roaming theatrics, and a unique soundtrack that you won’t find elsewhere, handpicked to perfectly complement the vibe, atmosphere and rhythm of your weekend. Expect workshops, an Imaginarium, Harmony Yurt, Smoking Puppet Cabaret, Enchanted Woods, Healing Meadows and much, much more.
Tickets cost £90 for a 3 day pass 18th – 20th August @ @ Thoresby Estate
A festival made for any 60s, 70s or 80s enthusiast but catering for all with a great atmosphere and offering camping or glamping alternatives! Featuring Trevor Nelson’s ‘Old Skool Classics’, OMD and The Human League, you can bring along your own picnic and relax at the lovely Thoresby Estate.
Weekend tickets £99 and Day tickets £85.
6 -9 July @ Coney Woods, Noseley Hall
Noisily returns for the 6th year with an alternative to mainstream festival culture offering an inclusive haven where underground music thrives and self expression flourishes. Whilst rooted in the electronic music scenes, Noisily is a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul, offering spiritualism and opportunity for reflection in equal measure; a place where hedonism and self awareness go hand in hand. This year’s line up includes Michael Mayer, Beardyman, LTJ Bukem and Atmos.
Early bird tickets have sold out, phase 3 tickets are now priced at £145.
No Man’s Land
28th-30th July @ Eridge Park, Sussex
No Man’s Land returns to a hidden location deep within the wooded Sussex countryside for a musical
fantasy land of the weird and wonderful. An eclectic fusion of sounds and rhythms, the
lineup is specifically designed to provide a platform for the new, the legendary and the obscure whilst
creating a safe haven for festival goers to come lose themselves, discover new friends and be found…
This years line-up includes The Skints, Dubpistols vs Freestylers and Skazi.
Standard adult tickets are available from £85 including camping.
29-30 July@ De Montfort Hall & Gardens
With 40 bands including headliners Jah Wobble, Jim Bob, Smoove & Turrell and Uncle Frank, the Simon
Says… 2017 festival brings together De Montfort Hall, The Donkey, Firebug and The Musician in a celebration of local music and artistry. Must see acts include Paul Weller collaborators Stone Foundation, Stone Roses and Simply Red guitarist Atzim Ibrahim, Glastonbury first-timers Hymn for Her, a tribute to Quadrophenia featuring The Specials Drew Stansell and the return of Let’s Play… 2016 which will close the festival on Sunday night, featuring a range of local musicians celebrating the work of some of the artists that the music industry has lost over the last year, such as Prince and George Michael.
Weekend tickets cost £40 for adults, £30 for students, £5 for under 16s and under 10s are free but will still need to have a booked ticket.