Festivals are great, but also very very pricey. If you aren’t going to religiously watch all the headliner’s, then smaller festivals can offer an amazing time for a fraction of the price. I’ve picked out a range of festivals with a range of prices and durations for you to pick an choose from.

2000 trees is the first one that springs to mind. Close to my heart and to where I live, it is definitely on my list to go to this summer. It has featured some amazing rock and indie acts over the years, and always seems to spot the up and coming artists before they find the limelight.

Gottwood is an electronic music and art festival. Based in the most gorgeous surroundings, you can get lost in a sea of sparkly leotards and calm lakes and unwind in any way you choose.

Field Day has a bit of every type of music to choose from. If you don’t want an entire few days of jazz, dance, folk or indie, then this festival seems to mix it up with lots of genres. Perfect if you are going with a large group of friends with very different music tastes.

The Great Escape festival is a good one to kick of the summer with, happening in the middle of May, the tickets are cheap and the atmosphere is incredible, and the drinks and music are always flowing.

Brownstock is the one for you if you are planning to glitter up and go mad dancing to electro, dance and house. Nominated for the best dance festival, as well as best small festival, this is definitely is one to watch. Especially when you find out that a three day camping ticket is just £89.

Farm Festival is the type of festival that makes my heart melt. With a lovely ethos and welcoming to all ages. With a whole range of art, dance and music, this festival is brimming with things to do and memories to be made.

Brecon Jazz Festival may be more appealing if you are looking for a calmer atmosphere and enough jazz to last you a life time. Many of the acts are free and you can simply wander in as your heart desires.

Folk By The Oak is a one day festival, which usually features a whole range of ages, therefore perfect for a family day out. Bring a chair and a picnic, buy one of their unique cider or beers and unwind in the sun with your favourite people and some incredible music. And if that’s not good enough, adult tickets are just £33!

Leigh Folk Festival is another I would highly recommend. This may well be the largest free folk festival in the UK. But with many acts and artists free to see what have you got to lose? There is something for everyone at this vibrant event.

In The Woods festival has won the independent festival award in 2013 and never fails to deliver the perfect fairy light, beautiful art and newcomer talent combination which makes their festival stand out. It’s back this year as 2016 sees its 10th anniversary, and I can guarantee they will pull out all the stops to celebrate.

Happy Festival-ing!

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