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All the music without the mayhem – these are the best festivals for all the family in 2010


Posted: 20 April 2010
by Suzanne Milne

Girls jamming at festival site

1. JUNE 4-6 Wychwood, Gloucestershire
Nominated best family festival (every year!), the line up here includes the Levellers, The South and King Creosote. There will also be over 100 events and workshops including circus skills, puppet shows and yoga for chlidren. Visit www.wychwoodfestival.com

2. JULY 2-4 Blissfields, Hampshire
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, this festival won a Best Small Festival award in 2007; in 2010 there will be two stages as well as 'The Bubble Bus' with open air DJs and 'The Hidden Hedge' – a secluded hideaway with a chilled vibe and secret appearances. The line up for 2010 is yet to be announced. Visit www.blissfields.co.uk

3. JULY 14–18 Larmer Tree Festival, Wiltshire/Dorset border
There are usually only 5,000 tickets available to this eclectic line up of music from the likes of Jools Holland, The Roots Union, and Shooglenifty. Visit www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

4. JULY 15–18 Latitude, Suffolk
There is plenty to enjoy at this boutique festival located on an exclusive 120-hectare site. Tickets will go on sale March 5 and the line up is yet to be confirmed. Visit www.latitudefestival.co.uk

5. JULY 22–25 The Secret Garden Party, East Anglia
This is a very secret affair with the location yet to be announced - although rumour has it that it's at Mill Hill Field in Abbots Ripton, but the line up is still anyone's guess. New for 2010 is an entire land for young gardeners, featuring egg hunts, fancy dress, discos, kite flying, circus shows & workshops, and karaoke. Early bird tickets have already sold out, so get in fast for 2010. Visit www.secretgardenparty.co.uk

6. JULY 23–25 Womad, Wiltshire
This festival offers a world of music with performers from as far afield as Ethiopia, India and New Zealand. Meanwhile, the World of Kids and the Children’s Parade will be one of the festival highlights. Visit www.womad.org

7. JULY 30 - AUGUST 1 Camp Bestival, Dorset
This baby sibling to the Isle of Wight’s Bestival takes place at the idyllic Lulworth Castle in Dorset. This year Madness, Billy Bragg and Mister Scruff will be amid the line up. Tel: 08448 884410 or visit www.campbestival.net

8. AUGUST 6–7 Belladrum, Inverness-shire
All details for this event are yet to be announced. Tel: 08717894173 or visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk

9. AUGUST 20–22 The Green Man, Brecon Beacons
There’s a film tent, a campfire field, a science tent as well as The Flaming Lips, Cate le Bon and Billy Bragg. You’re even encouraged to bring your own instruments to join in jamming sessions around the campfire. Visit www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk

10. AUGUST 27–29 Solfest, Cumbria
There are only 5,000 tickets for this three-day festival. All line up information is yet to be confirmed (August is a long way away yet after all!). Visit www.solwayfestival.co.uk


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Actually, around my neighbourhood, there was this Mariachi Cali concert or a symposium. My friends and I planned to go there and to be honest, we had a blast in there.

Posted: 06/04/2017 at 08:42

Excellent Musical Festivals. The music is inspiring. Mariachi Juvenil Cali has always been passionate about keeping alive the traditional values of the mariachi and the music performed by this cultural icon of Mexican culture.

Posted: 18/06/2017 at 23:18

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