The ‘best of the fests’ summer 2016


Clear your diary. The festival season is back in full swing with a line-up that’ll hit the right note for music lovin’ daters and cover all genre bases.

So, grab your moist wipes, dry shampoo and pop-up tent for two (or three) and put ya fest foot forward as we list the ‘best of the fests’ 2016!

TheWhoIsle of Wight

When: June 9th – 12th

Where: Seaclose Park, Newport

Who: Queen, The Who and Stereophonics are confirmed as part of the line-up.

Tip: ‘When Nature Calls’ wristbands (£32.50) gain you access to well maintained, nice-smelling all flushing loos…



When: June 22nd – 26th

Where: Worthy Farm, Somerset (where else?)

Who: Adele, Coldplay and Muse to name a few.

Tip: Romantics may prefer quieter camping spots such as Cockmill Meadow and Dairy Ground…


FlorenceBritish Summer Time

When: July 1-3rd & 8-10th.

Where: Hyde Park, London

Who: Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine and Carol King. Take that! Sorry, and Take That!

Tip: You can head to some great traditional aftershow pubs in Belgravia  – not far from the festival.




When: July 8-10th

Where: Finsbury park, London

Who: Wanna dance? Calvin Harris will be spinning the decks along with Chase & Status and Sigma.

Tip:  Jess Glynne plays on Sunday if you tire of dance.


Kew The Music

When: July 12th – 17th

Where: Kew Gardens, London

Who: Simply Red, The Corrs, Jools Holland and Will Young.

Tip: Head to nearby Waitrose or Tesco to pick up some bubbly and tasty picnic treats.



When: July 14th – 17th

Where: Henham Park, Suffolk

Who: Josh Widdicombe,  Russell Howard and Paul Merton lead the comedy line-up, The Maccabees, Chvrches, The National and Laura Mvula do the music.


When: September 8th – 11th

Where: Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight.

Who: Back to the 80’s on the Saturday with The Cure headlining. Fatboy Slim, Katy B and Major Lazer are also up.

Tip: Want some quiet romantic solace? Head to the Solace Tea tent for some heavenly baked cakes. No really.


Which Fest do you love best? Tell us @Lovestruck








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