You love festivals, but you hate camping*… Dilemma right? Fear not, there are plenty of non-camping, day or weekend festivals across the south coast. Also, if the countryside isn’t your thing, then a lot of the festivals listed are city based or even near the sea! A lot of the festivals listed are affordable and have even better line-ups than the more well known festivals in the UK this year.
*we cannot guarantee good weather and no mud though!
This two day festival is based on Southsea Seafront across the weekend of August bank holiday. The line-up currently features the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, Mark Ronson (DJ Set) and many more to suit all tastes. Tickets can be found by clicking here.
Hailed by some as England’s answer to SXSW, The Great Escape is the largest festival for emerging new bands in Europe, showcasing 400 bands over 40 venues across Brighton. The festival takes place this weekend with some tickets still available to purchase by clicking here.
A family friendly, two day event across two cities Oxford and Southampton is now in it’s second year and has returned bigger and better than ever. Common People is the younger sibling of Bestival, also founded by Rob Da Bank. The festival showcases the best of well known and less known bands, so there’s something for everyone’s taste. Common People takes place across the weekend of he 28th/29th May 2016 and tickets for the festival can be purchased by clicking here.
Bristol Summer Series is a four day event and is returning to Bristol’s Harbourside for its second year. This year, headliners include The Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sigur Rós and James Bay. The festival runs from 22nd – 24th June 2016 and tickets can be bought by clicking here
If you can think of any other great non-camping UK festivals, then please feel free to leave us a comment!