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What Are the Major Music Festivals Left in 2017?

by Carlton Whitfield. Published Fri 18 Aug 2017 19:47, last updated: 18/08/17

While 2017 may be hurtling along at a frightening pace, there are still a number of high profile music festivals scheduled between now and the end of the year. This is great news for music lovers and festival-goers, who can look to indulge their passions even as the shadows draw longer the climate begins to chill.

Let's take a look at three of the best festivals scheduled between now and the end of 2017 and look at why they are so popular:

1. V Festival, August 19th to 20th

Let's start with the V Festival (or V Fest to you an me), which is one of the most popular, unique and accessible events of its type in the UK.

This event takes place across two destinations simultaneously, namely Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. The festival is unique in that these locations share the same bill, with two groups of artists alternating between the two venues on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

It is this that makes the event so popular, with an estimated crowd of 90,000 expected to attend the festival across both locations over the two days. This year will be no exception, with stellar names such as Jay Z and Pink performing live for a relatively affordable ticket price of just £189.00. The weatherman also says that there is just a 39% of rain over these two days, so the festival will also provide the ideal chance to bask in the summer sun!

2. Reading Festival, August 25th to 28th

As a quick look at the UK Festival Planner website will confirm, the Reading Festival remains a cornerstone of the British calendar. Hosted between August 25th and 28th, this event boasts an average ticket price of £205 and a stellar line up that melds the very best of indie, rock and R 'n' B.

Veteran indie Muse (with four top 10 singles and five number one albums to their name) are set to headline this year, with more than capable support being offered by Kasabian and the irrepressible Eminem. With a host of other acts the reflect the old and the new of the indie scene, Reading Festival is a hip and fresh event that attracts visitors from across the UK.

This event may also allow you to capture the last drops of summer, with an average temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius over the three days and a minimal rain probability of just 35%.

3. Bestival, September 7th to 10th

Last, but by no means least, we come to the wonderfully titled Bestival. A relative snip at just £175 a ticket, few festivals boast such an eclectic group of artists from across a diverse range of musical genres.

This years' set list includes the legendary Pet Shop Boys, who boasts an incredible 22 top 10 singles and 1 number album to their name in the UK. At the other end of the spectrum is A Tribe Called Quest, which has performed for an impressive 27 years and managed to build a cult following despite never penning a top 10 track or number one album!

Bestival will hopefully take placed during an Indian summer in the UK, with an average temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius and a rain probability of just 32.7%. An estimated 35,000 fans are set to attend this weekend, while it can also lay claim to being the coolest event in the whole of the festival calendar.


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