Are you going to a festival this summer? If you’re not, don’t close this blog down yet! Most festivals we hear of are extremely popular with thousands of people attending such as, T in the Park, V Festival, Creamfields, and Wireless; but what about the other hundreds of festivals that are occurring? Here’s more information about other quirky festivals you can go to plus our top five tips on how to keep safe at festivals.

Strawberry Fields Festival

This is for those out there who love local talent and listening to a diverse mix of musical styles! SFS is located in the heart of a beautiful National Forest in Leicestershire. Find out more here: http://www.strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk/about-sff/

BEATS Cornwall

Do you love drumming? This is a fantastic event located in Cornwall bringing the best of African & Brazilian drumming! You can find out more here: http://www.beatscornwall.co.uk/

Woolley Festival

Maybe you’re moving away from home again and back to Southampton, or maybe you just want to spend some family time; whatever the reason, there’s a festival for it! The Woolley Festival is the ultimate family festival with lots of acts for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more here: http://www.woolleyfestival.com/

Manchester Literature Festival

Whether you’re a book lover or just interested in performing arts, culture, and literature, this is a festival like no other. You can buy your tickets now for October here and find out more here: http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/

The Chocolate Festival

Ok, so this festival may be in December but we couldn’t help ourselves but let you know – it’s a chocolate festival after all! Find out more here: http://www.festivalchocolate.co.uk/festivals/london-2014/london-when-and-where/

Here are our 5 top tips on how to keep safe at festivals!

1)      Take a cheap phone that will have long battery life

2)      Don’t leave your drink unattended – Remember even soft drinks can be spiked!

3)      Split your cash into two stashes so that you have some back-up money

4)      Bring wellies and not your most expensive clothing or valuables

5)      Baby wipes are great for a quick, ‘hygienic ‘clean!

Most importantly…Have fun!

Words: Mayan Al-Shakarchy

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