This summer, “Stay-cation” is sure to be a popular choice among many Britons, for the simple reason that the UK has many summer festivals lined up. This Year the North is hosting some amazing entertainment, from folky, family friendly fun to huge headlining acts. So why not gather your friends, hire an Avis car and go road tripping on the stay-cation of a lifetime.
Car hire is one of the best transportation options as many festivals can be quite remote and difficult to get too. Don’t forget to hire a car with lots of boot space to fit your tents, supplies and not forgetting of course your festival costumes! With Avis Home Delivery we can even drop the car off at your door beforehand and collect it when you done.
The first Northern festival of the summer is in June, far up in the Highlands near Inverness. This year, Rockness (www.rockness.co.uk/) is welcoming some big headliners such as the Chemical Brothers, as well as Scottish acts such as Frightened Rabbit and the Scottish wonder boy Paolo Nutini to please the home crowd. Driving through the Highlands with its beautiful mountainous terrain will ensure a scenery and road trip to remember.
Moving all the way down to Yorkshire, the Beverly Folk Festival (www.beverleyfestival.com/) to be held on June 17th promises entertainment for all the family. Heading up to Scotland again, T in the Park (www.tinthepark2011.com/) on the 8th of July is being graced with the one and only Foo Fighters for a weekend where good music just keeps coming. Next on the list is a choice between Cockrock (www.cockermouthrockfestival.com/) and the Wickerman Festival (www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk/ ) both on 22nd July – spoilt for choice.
Cockrock in Cumbria is a small festival with a friendly atmosphere versus the Wickerman which boasts good music, good vibes and a great atmosphere. Located beside Kirkcubright Bay on the west coast of Scotland, an amazing backdrop for the festival is guaranteed as well as a scenic journey.
At the end of July Kendal Calling (http://www.kendalcalling.co.uk/) arrives. This was the winner of the best small festival 2010 and with headliners yet to be announced, the excitement is building. Following this is Tribfest (http://www.tribfest.co.uk/) held in East Yorkshire, a festival containing fun for all ages starring the best modern tribute bands.
What better way to round up a summer of fun than hitting Leeds Festival (www.leedsfestival.com/) on the August bank holiday weekend. Headliners such as Muse, The Strokes and My Chemical Romance , Leeds never fails to deliver a monster line up.
There are plenty of other UK festivals happening this summer so get in touch with Avis and book the ultimate festival car for the summer road trip of a lifetime.