The festival guide 2016

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  • Where to go, what to do and who to see at the summer's best UK festivals.

    Wondering how best to get your festival fix this summer? Right this way!

    Love live music? Lost Village, Bestival and Secret Garden party offer the perfect storm of your favourite acts hitting the stage and fancy dress fun.

    Adele-headlined Glastonbury is also a sure thing when it comes to the picture perfect festival experience (rain or shine). See Mossy and Alexa Chung for your festival fashion inspiration.

    Or for any Beliebers out there, V festival has your name on it.

    And festival fun doesn’t have to mean negotiating muddy, rural fields. For those who want to sleep in an actual bed and boycott the babywipes, the Big Smoke boasts the Somerset House summer series and a Hyde Park music festival – no camping involved.

    If you’re more into your festival food there’s a whole host of mouth-watering options. Grillstock will keep meat lovers happy, Innocent Unplugged features banqueting events and you can enter the sausage competition at Ludlow’s foodie weekend.

    And if that hasn’t peaked your interest, the Blenheim or Oxford literary festivals just might. They give a platform to a starry cast of speakers and writers so you can immerse yourself in inspiring thought and big ideas.

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