Britain's Best Summer Festivals That You Can Still Get Tickets To

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Make a date with our pick of the finest music, arts and food festivals in the UK this summer

Food fans will be flocking back to Wilderness Festival this year, with another delicious line-up. including household names like Raymond Blanc, Skye Gyngell and Virgilio Martinez. On stage you'll see artists including The Flaming Lips and Lianne La Havas , and plenty of talks, debates and theatre performances to get you thinking.

Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th August 2016

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Festival No 6

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Festival No 6

Since winning Small Festival of the year in 2012, Festival No 6 has become a cult event. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Portmeirion, the cultural line-up includes poets, authors, film makers, artists and musicians. This year you can see performances by Noel Gallagher and Bastille, and stand-up from Sara Pascoe and Johnny Vegas, among others. The pioneering concept brings together music, art and culture and is the only festival in the UK to boast its own annual carnival, resident choir and composer-in-residence. A true all-rounder. Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th September 2016 Click to purchase tickets to Festival No 6

Port Eliot Festival

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Port Eliot Festival

Tucked away in a little corner of Cornwall, Port Eliot is a truly special festival offering world-class music, comedy acts, food demos and adventure sports out in the wild. Swim in the estuary, dine under a tree, canoe in the river in the day, and dance the night away at the Park Stage at night - it's a festival experience not to be missed.  

Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st July 2016

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Rewind Festival

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Rewind Festival

Fans of 80s music simply must book their ticket to Rewind Festival, which will stage Rick Astley, Erasure's Andy Bell, Tony Hadley, Jimmy Somerville and Leo Sayer across the UK, so festival-goers from the North, South and Scotland can all catch their favourite acts. Be sure to check out the silent disco, funfair or any of the themed bars dotted around the festival - that is, when you aren't dancing the night away at the main stage! Rewind Festival Scotland - Scone Palace, Perth Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July 2016 Rewind Festival North - Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2016 Rewind Festival South - Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames Friday 19th - Sunday 21st 2016 Click to purchase tickets to Rewind Festival

Camp Bestival

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Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival, the "little sister" is Bestival held at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, is the ultimate family festival in the UK, with a programme boasting A-list headliners such as Fatboy Slim, comedy legends The Chuckle Brothers and X Factor finalists Reggie N Bollie. There's a wealth of activities on offer for the little ones, including a Kids Disco, bubble shows, a Science Tent and a focus on space and astronomy activities to coincide with this year's cosmic theme.

Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st July 2016

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Green Man Festival

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Green Man Festival

Not one for mainstream festivals? Get yourself to Green Man Festival, the acclaimed Welsh independent music and arts festival for a weekend of music to set your soul alight. Belle & Sebastian, James Blake and Laura Marling are just some of the names you'll find performing in the otherworldly surroundings of the Brecon Beacons.

Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st August 2016

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Barclaycard Present British Summer Time Hyde Park

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Barclaycard Present British Summer Time Hyde Park

Whether you?re looking to fill those lazy summer days with family fun, or an evening spent dancing to the world?s best live music, this is the festival for you. During the week, entrance to Hyde Park is free, and there will be plenty of activities on offer including badminton, ping pong, a horticulture show, outdoor film screenings and a street food market. Ticket holders visiting on the weekend will behold huge headliners including Massive Attack, Florence and the Machine and Carole King, Mumford & Sons, Take That and Stevie Wonder as well as a host of other big names including Patti Smith, Olly Murs and Pharrell Williams. Monday 4th - Sunday 10th July 2016 Click to purchase tickets to Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Latitude Festival

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Latitude Festival

The famously chilled festival returns for its 11th year to Henham Park, Suffolk, where for four days you can listen to incredible artists like The Maccabees, The National, Chvrches, Chet Faker and Laura Mvula. Children and families are also catered for, with a special kids area, an adventure playground for 12+ and an enchanted garden all set to keep them entertained. Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th July 2016 Click to purchase tickets to Latitude Festival

Kendal Calling

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Kendal Calling

The multi award-winning festival returns to Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District for another summer instalment of amazing live acts, including Rudimental, Jason Manford, Kelis and We Are Scientists, to name a few. Lovers of electronic music are also in for a treat as the programme is filled with world renowned DJs including David Rodigan and Toddla T. With 15 stages, food and drink markets and special areas for kids and families, this is one weekend to get excited for.

Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st July 2016

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Henley Festival

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Henley Festival

Music festivals needn't be all about mud and camping! For a boutique experience, head to the acclaimed Henley festival, where you'll be treated to some of the world's best live acts as well as a programme of art and fine dining. This year's line-up boasts none other than Sir Elton John and his band, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Bryn Terfel, Dame Shirley Bassey and Will Young. Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th July 2016 Click to purchase tickets to Henley Festival