The Festival Planner - 4 of the Best Indie Festivals in the UK

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The Festival Planner - 4 of the Best Indie Festivals in the UK

When it comes to UK music festivals, there is more to life than Glastonbury.

Of course, this remains the poster boy for festivals in the UK, while it has also become an icon across the globe. It has also inspired the rise of several, similar indie festivals throughout Great Britain, which have earned a cult following and become increasingly popular with every passing year.

Even with guides like in place, you will need some help when identifying the best festivals and planning your activities.

So, here are four of the best festivals currently scheduled for the remainder of 2017:

1. Camp Bestival, Dorset (July 27th - 30th )

Camp Bestival, Dorset (July 27th - 30th )

We start with an event that is set to commence shortly (the 27th July to be precise) with any remaining tickets likely to set you back an estimated £197.50.

Camp Bestival is a truly unique and stunning festival, which has been inspired by the halcyon days of previous summers spent in classic, 1960s holiday camps. Packed full of nostalgia and indie stars old and new, the sight of Bestival Bluecoasts and other thrilling throwbacks is sure to appeal to anyone with a love of music, sunshine and adventure.

This year will see a particularly diverse list of artists perform, including classic acts such as Madness and Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds along with more contemporary artists like Leftfield, All Saints and Mark Ronson.

2. Leefest 2017, Warlingham (August 10th to 13th)

Leefest 2017, Warlingham (August 10th to 13th)

Between 10th and 13th August, Warlingham in the UK will also host a stellar music festival that has become a firm favourite in South London.

Leefest offers a different proposition to Camp Bestival, however, delivering a more contemporary experience and more affordable tickets at just £99. It is also an award-winning, nonprofit event, and one that boasts a superb line-up for 2017.

Indie star Jake Bugg will headline with the incomparable Annie Mac, with acts such as Moxie, Wild Beasts and Jungle offering more than adequate support. This is certainly a must-see for residents in the South of London, whether you have a love of all things indie or simply want to support a charitable cause.

3. Leeds Festival, Leeds (August 25th - 27th)

Leeds Festival, Leeds (August 25th - 27th)

No list of this type would be complete without referencing Leeds Festival, which takes place between 25th and 27th August and has become a key part of the British music calendar.

This festival has retained a cult following ever since its inception, meaning that it is always able to deliver a superb indie line-up. Muse are headlining in 2017, for example, while Leicester’s Kasabian are also a welcome addition after 13 years in the industry.

This years’ event will also see the return of the legendary Eminem to the UK, with 23 top 10 singles and seven number one UK albums to his name. There is also a broad range of music accessible at the Leeds Festival, so there should be something to keep everyone happy.

4. The End of the Road Festival, North Dorset (August 31st to September 3rd)

The End of the Road Festival, North Dorset (August 31st to September 3rd)

We close with a festival that is often overlooked by UK music lovers, despite the fact that it is indie to its very core. It is also an exceptional showcase for new and emerging indie acts, so every set plays out like a true journey of discovery!

This event starts on August 31st and ends of September 3rd, all against the backdrop of a sun-kissed, North Dorset coastline.

Indie starts Band of Horses are headlining this year, while Car Seat Headrest, Gold Panda and the intriguingly titled Father John Misty added some depth, flair and diversity to proceedings!

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