If you’re strapped for cash this summer but are still craving some festival action, never fear – there are plenty of freebie events taking place across the country. Grab your wellies and give one of these a try…
Dates are yet to be released for this year’s Shoreditch Festival but a quick scan of the official Facebook page shows that plans are very much afoot. In previous years the free annual event has taken place across a weekend in June and featured musical performances, street theatre shows and circus acts. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Brixton Splash 2014 will take place on August 3 with the action kicking off at midday. The annual music event puts the focus firmly on local talent and you can expect anything from reggae to r’n’b and house. The festival finishes at 7pm, but there are normally after parties held at local clubs.
Feel Good Festival
Full details are yet to be released but Rochdale Council has confirmed that the Feel Good Festival will hit the north-west town on August 29 and 30. Once again the free two-day food and music extravaganza is likely to welcome a host of celeb chefs and well-known artists. Past performers include Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Martha Reeves, The Lightning Seeds and Badly Drawn Boy.
Clarence Park Music Festival
Why splash out on Leeds Fest tickets when you can see some musical talent just down the road in Wakefield for free? This year’s Clarence Park Music Festival will take place on July 26 and 27 and will feature a range of local and national bands. OK, the line-up may not be as star-studded as at Leeds, but the food stalls will be cheaper!
South Tyneside Summer Festival
This event lasts all summer, with the seafront hosting a range of acts over three months. Acts are definitely on the cheesy side, with Liberty X, Toploader and Rick Astley all featuring last year.
Monmouth Music Festival
This nine-day event is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK. From July 25, the Welsh town will be welcoming a range of musicians covering pretty much every genre you can think of.