Festival Guide 2010


Welcome to SCAN’s Festival Guide 2010. We’ve taken our pick of some of the fantastic festivals taking place this Summer. From Kendal Calling up North, to Wakestock in Wales, Glastonbury down South, and all the way to Croatia for Stop Making Sense! Here you can find details and previews for our choice of the biggest events to check out from around the world.

June  11-13

The legendary rock/metal music festival Download returns once again this year at Donington Park, Derby from 11th to the 13th of June, offering as usual a fantastic range of bands and entertainment to suit rockers from all over. Read more »

June 19-20
Africa Oyé

So you say you want to do something different, experience something new, but do you really? Yes? Then this festival is for you. Africa Oyé is a celebration and exhibition of African music and culture in Sefton Park, Liverpool on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, so right at the end of exams for all. Read more »

June 23-27

350 performers are booked to play over the weekend, meaning there’s something for everyone. The festival plays host to other acts such as The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Lightening Seeds, Slash, Groove Armada… Read more »

July 2-4

Situated in the beautiful coastal town of Abersoch, North Wales, Relentless Wakestock is Europe’s largest wakeboard music festival. Combining the worlds of Wakeboarding and weekend music festivals, sea, surf, sand and sounds in an idyllic location. Read more »

July 15-18

Latitude returns for its fifth year with one of the broadest line-ups around. With hundreds of acts appearing across more than 15 stages including poets, directors and comedians, this festival looks set to be an amazing event. The Obelisk Arena boasts headliners Florence and the Machine,  Belle and Sebastian and Vampire Weekend. Read more »

July  30-Aug ust 1
Kendal Calling

KC 2010 boasts Calvin Harris, Doves and The Coral as headline acts on the Main Stage for the three nights. These are ably supported by the likes of The Futureheads; Chicago’s OK Go; UK hip-hop legends Dub Pistols; local heroes Wild Beasts; British Sea Power; the return of one of last year’s festival revelations The King Blues; The Subways; Stereo MC’s and Kid British. Read more »

July  30-August 1

The travelling Sonisphere festival started just one year ago at the legendary music/festival venue of Knebworth. After its great success with headlining acts Linkin Park and Metallica and a great rock festival atmosphere that’s smaller and friendlier than some of the bigger festivals, it’s back. Read more »

August 6-8
Standon Calling

Standon Calling features an on-site nightclub, a swimming pool with an UNDERWATER disco, all-night bars, secret stages where you are led to them when least expecting it, highly acclaimed market-style food outlets and themed fancy dress. Read more »

August  13-15
Boomtown Fair

Anyone like a bit of ska and reggae? Like your music infused with the vibrancy of the Caribbean? Boomtown Fair is the festival of choice for you my friends. Boomtown Fair features the Town Centre Stage where the likes of Toots & the Maytals, Bad Manners, Dub Pistols & Smiley Culture. Read more »

August 27-29
Reading & Leeds

Originally finding its roots as a Jazz event in 1961, this festival is one of the longest running in England and always a popular choice for youngsters and adults alike. Whether you go for just a day, or the whole weekend, it is ‘that’ atmosphere that really makes a festival unforgettable, and Reading/Leeds has plenty! Read more »

September 3-5
Stop Making Sense

Fancy going further afield for a festival, want some guaranteed sun for the weekend’s festivities, do you love your dance/trance/electronica alongside some soul, funk, jazz and house? I’ll see you at Stop Making Sense then. That’s if you come and join me in Petrçane, Croatia!! Read more »

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