You maybe looking to try new out new experiences, from music and dancing, to food and arts. Festivals offer the perfect place to try out a variety of new activities in a fun atmosphere (and hopefully sunny environment). So, here are a pick of the best festivals for over 50’s to enjoy so you can plan ahead for next year’s summer of fun!
24-26th August 2018 (2019 TBC), The Cotswolds
If you’re foodie family and avid Jamie Oliver fans, then the Big Feastival at Alex James’ Farm is the summer event to add to your calendar. Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, this all-food-all-music festival is the perfect opportunity to gather the family together and head to the picturesque Cotswolds for a big weekend of family fun.
The 2018 music line-up included Basement Jaxx, Craig David, Paloma Faith, Tom Odell and Clean Bandit, so you can feast on delicious local delicacies’ and street food, then dance the weekend away with some of the UK’s top music artists.
Weekend tickets start a £159.50 for adults and £32.25 for children under the age of 12. It’s time to get packing, and get hungry, for the food adventure of the summer.
Chelsea Flower Show
21-25 May 2019, Royal Hospital Chelsea London
Stroll through award-winning garden designs and show-stopping creative floral artworks at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as you soak up the atmosphere within one of London’s most affluent and charming neighbourhoods. Expected to attract no less than 150,000 visitors, the Chelsea Flower Show is the perfect festival for any individuals with an interest in all things horticultural.
Get inspired by innovative garden designs and prestigious flower arrangements, then stroll along the Kings Road up to Sloane Square as the celebration expands out from the Royal Hospital and across the heart of Chelsea.
Due to high demand, tickets usually sell out quickly so check for more ticket information at the beginning of 2019 to confirm your place at this famous event.
10-14th July 2019, Henley-on-Thames
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Henley Festival is a quintessential British festival, celebrating the best of what British and International music/arts have to offer. Over the five-day festival, you will have an opportunity to see talented artists from the world of pop, blues, classic, jazz, and comedy.
Since 1983, Henley Festival has brought a celebration of culture to the picturesque town of Henley on Thames. Situated along side of the river, it’s a wonderful opportunity to follow the black-tie dress code and celebrate the best of what the festival has to offer. Check out the highlights gallery from 2018, to see if it’s the event for you!
18-21st July 2019, Henham Park, Suffolk
Winner of Best Major Festival 2017 at the UK Festival Awards, Latitude’s 2018 line up included the likes of The Killers, Jessie Ware, Solange, Rag’n’Bone Man and The Vaccines. With late night DJs, street feasts and lake swimming, Latitude offers a large range of music and art, so you can be sure to hand-pick your weekend activities from your personal favourites.
Based in the beautiful countryside town of Southwold, Latitude has something for all of the family. Tickets for the 2019 event are yet to be released, but with the festival’s growing success you can be sure that the line-up won’t be one to miss!
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25-28th July 2019, Lulworth Castle Dorset
Also known as a festi-holiday, Camp Bestival is Bestival’s family-orientated sister. Situated on Lulworth Estate alongside the beautiful Jurassic coast, Camp Bestival offers everything you’ll need for a jam-packed weekend of fun away with your grandchildren.
Beyond the amazing music line-up, you’ll find hidden performances of spoken word, contemporary theatre, street food, gourmet treats and much more, all encompassed with the magical Bestival atmosphere.
Tickets for 2019’s event are already on sale. Adult weekend tickets start at £160, and children under the age of four can attend the weekend’s festivities from just £9.
For many, a UK summer isn’t complete without attending at least one festival of your choice. While we’re graced with luxurious weather, gather your loved ones, dig out your tent from the attic, and head to one of many festivals taking place over the summer to experience the best of music, art and culture on offer!