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Grass Roots Festivals - The NEW alternative

Beyonce headlining Glastonbury! Rihanna second on the bill at V!


Sometimes it's nice to go back to the roots, where it all started... stripped back to just the music, a field and good company. With all the giants of the festival world around: Glastonbury, V Festival, Reading & Leeds (to name a few) it is hard to know where to go and sometimes things may get that bit too much . . .


Below is a list of the best grass roots festivals from around the UK

( The capacity of all of these festival put together equals under 30,000 capacity)




12 - 14 Aug

Beacons festival is the new kid on the block. In it's first year and taking place in North Yorkshire. Beacons comes from the people that brought you Moor Music Festival and Field Day. This festival boasts a broad range of diverse genres and can provide something for every fan of alternative music.  

Line Up Picks: Jamie Woon, Tom Vek, Jamie XX, Willy Mason, Mr Scruff and Benjamin Francis Leftwich



12 - 14 Aug

Wilderness with its folk-heavy line up is proving that this genre is on the up. Set in the famous Cornbury Park and from the people that brought you Secret Garden Party, Wilderness will bring together music, food, learning, literature and rejuvenation.

Line Up Picks: Anthony & the Johnsons, Mercury Rev, Gogol Bordello, Laura Marling & Guillemots


Just missed, but one's to catch next year...


2000 Trees

The modestly sized 2000 trees festival takes place in the beautiful countryside just south of Cheltenham. With a limited

capacity this festival feels very intimate and has a big focus on 'grass roots' and also the festival joined the likes of  Glastonbury & Latitude in winning the "A Greener Festival" award. 

Line Up Highlights: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobious Pip, Frightened Rabbit, The King Blues, Twin Atlantic and The Cape of Good Hope


Y Not

A similar offering to 2000 Trees, taking place in the Peak District in August (it's no surprise that these festival

are twinned). The festival boasts a vast array of music from country folk, to indie rock and everything in-between and, as

the sun goes down, the lights go up for an evening in the dance tent.

Line Up Highlights: Feeder, Maximo Park, The Rifles, Viva Brother and Tellison