Top Festivals in May
It’s here!! Festival season 2019 kicks off in 2 weeks time! In the UK we are notorious for being festival fanatics. We don’t care if it’s scorching hot and we’re sweating all day and night or if it’s pouring with rain, we embrace it and just have fun…for the most part!
With more and more festivals being added each year it’s getting tough to keep up and we just can’t keep raving about all of them year in year out. So this year we’re doing things a bit differently and focussing on the ones we are most looking forward to each month. That’s not to say we haven’t missed any REALLY goods one out, we know we have! We have had to battle it out amongst ourselves for the ones to showcase and bring your attention to some of the smaller and the newest festivals
So, don your best festival attire, crack open that glitter and get your dancing shoes and welly boots ready as we get ready for the summer of our lives!
The Masked Ball
In an overcrowded peloton of festivals in the UK and Europe, The Masked Ball which takes places just outside the stunning Cornish fishing village of Porthleven from 3rd – 5th May 2019 stands out for its cliff tops views out to sea and multiple micro venues.
The intimate 3000 capacity themed electronic festival is populated by dressed-to-excess “ballers” and a very European open door policy with admission meaning ticket holders are welcome in and out to go and sample the local pubs and restaurants a short walk away!
With a 24 hour license and exquisite programming, it’s a great start to the festival season!
Brand new open-air electronic music festival UNUM will take place on the Albanian coast from May 31st – June 2nd, 2019.
Albania in Southeastern Europe as the stunning Adriatic and Ionian coastlines, crossed by the Albanian Alps. The Albanian Riviera is the last untouched scenery in Europe, filled with isolated bays and golden beaches. Rana e Hedhun is situated at the northwest corner of the country. Combining music, sand, pines, the sea and the mountains, the festival will be held at Rana e Hedhun, in the town of Shengjin, on the idyllic Albanian coastline. with 50 international and local acts set to perform across 3 stages, over the course of 3 days and 3 nights.
We Are FSTVL
We Are FSTVL is returning for the 7th year and heading back to Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster from 24th – 26th May 2019.
The festival brings together the biggest names in House, Bass, Techno, and Drum & Bass, which in 2019 will include the first 20 acts from 325 acts to be announced. The headliners for 2019 include Basement Jaxx, Sigma, Solardo, Black Madonna, Andy C, Camelphat, Chase & Status, Craig David, Denis Sulta, Honey Dijon and Sonny Fodera.
Re-sale tickets: https://www.wearefstvl.com/tickets/
All Points East
After having great success in its inaugural year All Points East returns in 2019 brighter, louder and even more diverse, with a selection of bands and DJs at the very top of their game. Whether headline live electronic and guitar acts are your thing, or your ear is constantly locked into the underground up and comers on the cusp of blowing up, there is something for everyone. A running theme evident in the artists playing the festival are that many are not possible to pigeon hole under one genre and all offer plenty of originality.
Based in the heart of London at Victoria Park and taking place across not one, but two full weekends between Friday 24th May – Sunday 2nd June, All Points East is now one of the bigger festivals on the circuit to firmly jump out on the calendar. Alongside the outstanding household names on offer and digging deeper into the festival menu, exclusive stage curations and community activities will be on offer throughout the ten days.
Love Saves The Day
Love Saves The Day is back to Eastville Park in 2019 for the 8th edition of the festival! 2018 proved to be the biggest and most exciting year to date, with several brand new areas showcasing a diverse range of genres and music styles on some of the most ambitious stage builds to date. For 2019 they’re pushing on even further; expect more high-end stage designs, more top-tier Acts & DJs from around the world and more love-fuelled madness!
Headliners this year include Chase & Status RTRNIIJUNGLE, Camelphat, Bonobo, Palms Trax, Sub Focus, Lily Allen, Artwork and Maribou State