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What Can Other UK Music Festivals Learn From Glastonbury?

Rachel McGrath | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

There are other fantastic festivals up and down the country, but none of them come close to beating the Eavis family's spectacular. What makes Worthy Farm so special? And how can the organisers of Reading, Isle Of Wight, V et al replicate Glastonbury's success? Fresh from another brilliant weekend, I've got a few ideas...

Missy Elliott Confirms UK Festival Headlining Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

This year’s Bestival Sunday night headliner has been announced, with Missy Elliott confirmed to be taking to the stage at Robin Hill. SEE MORE: ...

The 14 Music Festivals Not To Miss This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Festival season is officially upon us, and if you haven't already snapped up your tickets for this summer's hottest events, then there's not long to g...

Muse Frontman Reveals The Band Have Booked Another Festival Headline Slot

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Muse’s Matt Bellamy appears to have accidentally revealed that his band will headline this year’s Bestival, in one of the most unusual interview s...

Bestival Just Announced An All-Female List Of Line-Up Additions

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

As the debate rages on over where the ladies are on this year’s festival line-up posters, Bestival have revealed the latest acts added to their bill...

Duran Duran Confirmed For UK Festival Performance

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first wave of acts set to play at Bestival 2015 have been revealed by the event’s organiser Rob da Bank. IN PICTURES: Bestival 2014, From Th...

The 22 Most Stunning Photos From Bestival

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Over the weekend, Bestival took place on the Isle Of Wight, marking the end of the British festival season in its usual extravagant fashion. With ...

'My Teachers Told Me I'd Never Amount To Anything'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

With over 300 songs in her back catalogue and 28 studio albums to her name, Candi Staton is one of the last people you’d expect to suffer from recor...

Candi Staton Reveals Florence Welch Collaboration Hopes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Candi Staton has revealed what she thinks of famous cover versions of her tracks, revealing that she’d love to perform ‘You Got The Love’ with F...

Camp Bestival: Culinary Round Up

Lucy Self | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Before I begin the account of my first festival experience, it might be a good time to explain why my 28-year-old, party-adoring, find-any-excuse-to-drink-before-midday self has taken so long to get pitched. You see, I thought they were all about the music.

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Music Festivals Ban Sale Of Legal Highs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

A group of more than 20 music festivals has banned the sale of "legal highs" and will take part in a "digital blackout" on Monday to highlight the dan...

GUIDE: 15 Music Festivals Worth Buying A Ticket For

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The sun is finally starting to come in the UK which can only mean one thing - it’s time to start planning which music festivals to head to. Navi...

Lissie - Back To Forever

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

This folk-rock singer is nothing like anyone else in the charts and she's proud of it. I caught up with her at Bestival to discuss music, festivals and her love of Tequila.

Massive Festicals

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Ferdinando

As I returned from Bestival roughly two week ago, after an indulgent summer of dragging a beer and mud stained tent up and down the country, I came to a conclusion. Festivals are all, in a way, a bit like Glastonbury.

Phone-free at Festivals Signals Creativity and Expression

James Burke | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
James Burke

I've never understood how spending your precious time stacking icons of fruits on top of each other does much good for the world. Nor how, instead of watching live music, it is better to watch it through your phone screen, desperately trying to film it over the shoulder of the person in front of you.

Best Bits of Bestival

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

It turns out that Chic are the perfect cure to a horrendous hangover and zero hours of sleep.

Review - Bestival's 10th Birthday

Hanna Flint | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Summer doesn't really feel over without a ferry trip across to the Isle of Wight in the first week of September. And for the last three years I have been making that journey from London to Portsmouth to Ryde to the Robin Hill Country Park for all the musical glory that is Bestival.

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: Disclosure Are Not For Turning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

“That’s not something I would ever listen to,” says Howard Lawrence, one half of Disclosure. Backstage at Bestival the younger brother of arg...

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: Rudimental Happy They're 'Not The Hottest Boyband'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

In 2012 Rudimental had everyone dancing to their infectious breakout song ‘Feel The Love’, featuring John Newman, in the modest Replay tent at Bes...

Pictures, Videos And Gifs Of The Day: Monday 9th September 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures, videos and gifs of the day brings you the very best images, viral videos and gifs from around the world chosen and crea...

PICTURES: Sunny Start For Bestival!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Thousands of people have begun to arrive at Bestival, the last big music event of the summer, for Rob da Bank's festival's 10th year celebrations. ...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Josie da Bank, Creative Director And Producer At Bestival And Camp Bestival

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For Josie da Bank, creative director and producer at Bestival and Camp Bestival, festivals really are a home from home. Forming a large part of he...

Festival Essentials

Emily Sargent | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Style
Emily Sargent

Who do you think you are speaking to Re. 'Festival Essentials'? Since I'll be attending Bestival this September, I thought I'd see what you have to offer. Here are some of your suggested inclusions...

Sarah Dean

15 Of 2013's Best Festivals

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

For the 2014 Festival Guide, click HERE. Music festival season is almost upon us, and that means it's time for HuffPost UK's official guide to the...