7 Best UK Festivals to Road Trip to in 2021

If you’re ready to camp under the stars this summer, kick-back to live music and indulge in exceptionally good food – it’s road trip time!

Gather your friends, your children and even your pooch – we have handpicked the best UK festivals happening in 2021.

Isle of Wight Festival

DATE: 16th - 19th SEPTEMBER 2021
LOCATION: Newport, Isle of Wight

If Tom Jones, Liam Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs and Duran Duran is your idea of a dream line up, take your road trip via ferry to the Isle of White this summer, for the Isle of Wight Festival.

If you’re feeling anxious about the conditions festival camping can bring, it’s also worth noting the option to pimp your weekend! Thanks to the top-notch ‘Boutique Camping’ options you can ensure you don’t miss your home comforts.

More importantly, if you’re looking for a reliable and practical car to ferry the whole family, then 7 seater cars are among the very best. This is particularly helpful when you have an entourage of little ones and a camping kit to boot!

Latitude Festival, Suffolk

DATE: 22nd - 25th JULY 2021
LOCATION: Henham Park, Suffolk

With headline acts including Bastille, First Aid Kit and Lewis Capaldi, we’ll be packing the car and setting off early to make sure we don’t miss a second of 'The Latitude'.

The stellar line-up of acts from Thursday 22 July to Sunday 25 July at Henham Park. Plus there’s late night DJs, lake swimming, mouth-watering street feasts, and a creative kids area, all set to impress again this year.

Green Man Festival

DATE: 19th – 22nd August 2021
LOCATION: Brecon Beacons, Wales

The UK’s best music festivals offer much more than music alone, and the Green Man Festival is no exception. Brimming with live comedy, music and theatre, take your road trip to the Brecon Beacons for miles of forest, waterfalls and mountains from August 19th, to settle into the beauty of the welsh surroundings. Although food from home isn't allowed in the venue if you're planning on making a weekend of it, there are many beautiful picnic spots in the area.

The Big Feastival

DATE: 27th – 29th August 2021
LOCATION: Alex James' Farm, Cotswolds

For both food and music lovers, Big Feastival offers first-class food and top-notch live music for all the family.

This much anticipated festival will make its return to the Cotswolds on the August 27th, bringing with it award-winning street food, Michelin star chefs and chart-topping musicians including Nile Rogers & CHIC, Rag'n'Bone Man and Sigala.

Adventure in Utopia, Shambala Festival

DATE: 26th - 29th August 2021
LOCATION: Secret Country Escape, Northampstonshire 

Billed as ‘an end of season exhale for those who have partied all summer’ – Virtual Festivals, Shambala Festival is an experience as good for your soul as it is your ears.

With ‘Extinction Carnival’ as the theme of the last Shambala Festival in 2019, you can be sure to expect another bold and exciting theme this year. Prepare for audience participation, a vibrant carnival parade and lots of well-planned costumes!

Camp Bestival

DATE: 29th JULY - 1st AUGUST 2021
LOCATION: Lulworth Castle, Dorset

If you are looking to combine a family-friendly festival with an activity-filled camping trip, then Camp Bestival could be the perfect choice for you. It differs from its sister festival (Bestival) in that it focuses on providing entertainment for the whole family, as well as providing an extensive musical line-up.

Attendees can expect to see performances from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill and Friendly Fires. With a wide choice of camping options, ranging from the basic campsites to ‘Camping Plus’ and ‘Boutique Camping’, we see this as one of the go-to festivals to add to everybody’s road trip list!

Get your car road trip ready!

When setting out on your festival adventures this summer, remember to do your due diligence, making sure your car is properly prepared. Nobody likes breaking down. Or missing the show… Here’s 10 essential summer driving tips to ensure you stay safe (and cool) this summer. 

All set? Let’s get planning – set your route maps, prepare your road trip playlist, pack your camping essentials and make this a British summer to remember.

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