Festival Guide 2019

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As festival season approaches, Clubs Editors Caris Dollard and James Dewar take you through four must-attend festivals happening across the UK and Europe in the coming months.

Wigflex City Festival (Nottingham, 5th May)

image: Art Fund

The inaugural festival from legendary promoters Wigflex, this one-day electronic music and arts festival brings the likes of Honey Dijon, Eris Drew and Peach all to the city of Nottingham for Bank Holiday Weekend. Taking over a really interesting range of venues and unused spaces across the city, including the elegant Nottingham Contemporary art gallery (above), this really is not one to be missed.

Gottwood Festival (Wales, 6th-9th June)

Located on the mesmerising Welsh Coast, Gottwood is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and with acts like DJ Boring, Crazy P and Palm Trax it will be bringing a non-stop euphoric atmosphere to the UK festival calendar. Kicking off on the 6th June, it’s perfectly timed with the end of exams, so bundle your house together and drive down to Wales for a student-filled, picturesque and intimate weekend.

Field Day (London, 7th-8th June)

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This two-day London festival will also mark the opening of new 10,000 capacity venue, The Drumsheds, which has been described as a ‘game changer’ by the festival’s director. Boasting a line-up that includes the likes of Octavian, Jorja Smith and Skepta at the top of the bill, as well as a new 3am license, Field Day 2019 looks set to really push on from last year.

Sónar Festival (Barcelona, 18th-20th July)

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If all your friends want a European city break but you are just longing to go to a festival, then Sónar Festival in Barcelona is your perfect compromise. The music takes over the city where venues range from clubs to roof-top bars and is divided by acts playing Day and Night; including the likes of A$AP Rocky, Saoirse to Rejjie Snow and a Leeds favourite, Mall Grab. With tickets at €185 and 100,000 guests attending, it will be an intense but memorable experience which should be on your festival list.

(Main image: Gottwood Festival)