Start the summer season with any of these fun festivals, coming in May and showcasing the very best in new music. Get 1/3 off train tickets with the GWR Group travel when you travel with more than two friends.
It’s that time of year again. Festival season is about to kick off, and if you’ve not bought your ticket yet, then don’t fret. Just take a look at our guide to May’s top events and discover which one best suites your musical tastes.
Gather some friends and ride the train for a relaxing journey with free Wi-Fi and at-seat plug sockets.
Victoria Park, London, 24–26 May, 31 May – 2 June
Taking place over two weekends in May and June, at London’s Victoria Park, this festival is the perfect alternative-music gathering. Headline acts include The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine and the Queens, and Mumford and Sons. There are still tickets available, so visit the website, if you fancy catching these class acts.
Take a GWR train to London Paddington station
Bristol, 25–26 May
Returning for an eighth outing is this Bristol-based festival with a diverse range of acts and 23,000 party goers.
At Eastville park in the city centre, during a single mammoth weekend, you can catch showstoppers, including Lily Allen, IAMDDB, Chase and Status, Maribou State and Jimothy Lacoste.
Take a GWR train to Bristol Temple Meads
Plymouth, 5–8 June
Formerly known as Ocean City Sounds, this festival has gone from being a modest two-day event to a huge four-day party, and includes a number of music-related panel discussions, workshops and talks, set around a series of top gigs.
On the roster are Ghetts, Jvck James, Ms Banks, Pale Waves, Snoochie Shy and The Amazons. What’s more, Kurupt FM will join the Club MTV night for a massive party at Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 8 June. Don’t miss it!
Take a GWR train to Plymouth station