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...Summer Music Festivals

Date: 01.04.11 Category:

“First line-ups have been announced, tickets have been released (and sold) and the weather has at last begun to hint (if only sporadically) that the British summer is nigh.”

Bound to set many a defining moment for the summer of 2011, here is my selection of the best outdoor music festivals across London, the UK and abroad…

LONDON:

Hard Rock Calling
25th-26th June
Hyde Park, London

Line-up highlights: Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks
Tickets: £66.25 - Saturday; £61 - Sunday
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Wireless Festival
1st-3rd July
Hyde Park, London

Line-up highlights: Black Eyed Peas, The Chemical Brothers, Pulp
Tickets: £130 or £48.50 per day
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Somerset House Summer Series
7th-17th July
Somerset House, London WC2

Line-up highlights: Eels, Blondie, Ellie Goulding
Tickets: £130 or £48.50 per day
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Lovebox Weekender
15th-17th July
Victoria Park, London E3

Line-up highlights: Snoop Dogg, Scissor Sisters, Blondie
Tickets: £99
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

South West Four
27th-28th August
Clapham Common, London SW4

Line-up highlights: Underworld, Pendulum, Magnetic Man
Tickets: £85
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

UK:

Isle of Wight Festival
10th-12th June
Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight

Line-up highlights: Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Pulp
Tickets: SOLD OUT
A limited number of VIP tickets are available exclusively for LB2B members via LadyBlonde.com. Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Glastonbury Festival
22th-26th June
Worthy Farm, Pilton

Line-up highlights: Coldplay, Beyoncé, U2
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Official Website

T in the Park
8th-10th July
Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland

Line-up highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Jessie J
Tickets: SOLD OUT
A limited number of VIP tickets are available exclusively for LB2B members via LadyBlonde.com. Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Latitude
14th-17th July
Henham Park, Southwold

Line-up highlights: The National, The English National Ballet
Tickets: £170
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

The Secret Garden Party
21st-24th July
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Line-up highlights: Blondie, Mystery Jets
Tickets: £155
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

V Festival
20th-21st August
Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire

Line-up highlights: Blondie, Mystery Jets
Tickets: SOLD OUT
A limited number of VIP tickets are available exclusively for LB2B members via LadyBlonde.com. Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Reading & Leeds Festival
26th-28th August
Richfield Avenue, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds

Line-up highlights: Muse, The Strokes, Pulp
Tickets: £192.50
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Creamfields
27th-28th August
Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire

Line-up highlights: The Chemical Brothers, Calvin Harris
Tickets: £115
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Bestival
8th-11th September
Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight

Line-up highlights: The Cure, PJ Harvey, Primal Scream
Tickets: £170
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

ABROAD:

Prima Vera Sound
Barcelona, Spain
25th-29th May

Line-up highlights: Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, The Flaming Lips
Tickets: From €70 per day
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Official Website

Roskilde
Roskilde, Denmark
30th June - 3rd July

Line-up highlights: Kings of Leon, Iron Maiden, M.I.A.
Tickets: From €118 per day
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Rock Werchter
Leuven, Belgium
30th June - 3rd July 2011

Line-up highlights: Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon
Tickets: From €76 per day
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Exit Festival
Novi Sad, Serbia
7th-10th July

Line-up highlights: Arcade Fire, Underworld, Jamiroquai
Tickets: £105
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Benicassim
Valencia, Spain
14th-17th July

Line-up highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, The Strokes
Tickets: From €118 per day
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

Soundwave
Petrcane, Croatia
22nd-24th July

Line-up highlights: Roots Manuva, Taste the Difference, DJ Format
Tickets: £89
Contact LBHQ for more information on tickets and bespoke festival packages.
Official Website

And if a baby-wipe bath in a rain-sodden tent isn't your idea of a thrilling festival experience or you simply couldn't fathom the stress of the ticketing process, Lady Blonde can organise bespoke VIP packages for most of the festivals listed (yes, even the sold out ones), exclusively for members of her concierge service. Email LBHQ or call 0207 221 0983 for more information.

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