Festival season is officially in full swing and it has us dreaming of hot sunny days, boho chic, chilled ciders and enjoying the best music, fun, food and frollicks. And if the beautiful British summer doesn’t guarantee you those hot sunny days, why not consider running away abroad? Combining your festival trip with a holiday as well means a foreign festival getaway needn’t break the bank! So click this way and discover our top festival getaways that will have you feeling festive in no time…the beers are on us!
Whether you are going this year or planning ahead for 2019, combining your festival experience with a cheeky trip abroad means you get more for your money we think! Getting there is super cheap if you check out sites such as Holiday Gems who have a fantastic selection of cheap holidays to most places on our festival hit list (head over to see what’s on offer at https://www.holidaygems.co.uk/cheap-holidays). If you’ve nailed your cheap holiday, well it’s time to get your festival tickets sorted. By signing up to get early bird ticket notifications for some festivals, you can nab a bargain of a ticket as soon as they go on sale – meaning more spending money once you get there!
With heavy hitters usually headlining this achingly hip festival, this is sure to be one to add to your lust list. Previous headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Radiohead, Arcade Fire – so this is the one for the cool kids to hang out! Plus it’s set up along Barcelona’s Parc del Forum which is on the glorious Spanish Coastline, so you can party on the beach all day before venturing into the cool Barca nightlife of bars and restaurants afterwards. This festival happens usually the last weekend of May.
Las Palmas de Grand Canaria:
With a different theme each year (this year’s being magic and fantastic creatures) which is decided by an online vote, this carnival basically takes over every corner of Gran Canaria! Enveloping the place in colour and celebration that last usually over two weeks – this makes for the perfect festival/holiday combo. With fabulous parades and ceremonies through January and February, it is one to add to your 2019 plans straight away.
If after something a little different and a lot more…squishy, then it’s time to head over to Valencia and check out La Tomatina! Yup, this is the infamous festival where thousands of people descend upon the town of Buñol and gather to…THROW TOMATOES AT EACH OTHER! Dubbed as the world biggest food fight, this has year on year become so popular it has now become a ticketed event. Happening at the end of August, there’s still time to get your ticket and perfect your throwing technique!
Festival Internacional de Bennicassim:
If you prefer your festival experience more lazy, chilled and beach-based, Bennicasim is totally up your sun recliner! With previous acts including Bastille, The Killers and Liam Gallagher, hazy days melts into hectic nights with the best rock, indie, alternative and electro has to offer. With its pedigree of top names and flawless Castellon sunshine, it’s obvious why this festival has been running for 20 years! Happening towards the end of July, it’s time to get booking before tickets are snapped up!
Whether you are wanting to party or drink in a bit of culture, you can be partying in the sun abroad for a fraction of the price if you are super savvy! So get to packing – that festive feeling doesn’t have to break the bank after all!
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Until next time fillies,
Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
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*This post is in collaboration with Holiday Gems – all choices and opinions are our own as always though fillies!