As much fun as festivals are, things can sometimes get a bit rowdy. All responsible festival goers have probably wished at one point or another during their mud-and-music experiences that attending places like Glastonbury could be as relaxed as they were originally intended to be, and that the amount of aggro was nonexistent!
Fortunately, there are some low-key summer festivals all over the UK which place a high priority on creating a friendly, safe and completely chilled out environment, and this is definitely what you should get if you book up to attend the Lakefest near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, which this year will be taking place on the 9th, 10th and 11th August.
Lakefest would be the perfect opportunity for trying out some of the pairs of wellies which Mole Valley Farmers are looking to put to the test this summer through the Rock Your Wellies scheme, as you certainly won’t be bothered by any unruly types over the course of the weekend, whether you’re camping, ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping in chalets or tipis), or just watching the fantastic music that will be on offer!
Far from being just a quiet afternoon in someone’s back garden, however, Lakefest does manage to attract some truly big names from the world of music to its picturesque surroundings, despite its comparatively miniscule capacity of 4,000 revellers. This year, the headliners for the three days are Ocean Colour Scene, Levellers and Chas & Dave, with many other fantastically talented acts also confirmed.
It’s a testament to the fast growing reputation Lakefest enjoys that it was nominated last year in the UK Festival Awards in no less than four categories: Best New Festival, Best Family Festival, Best Grassroots Festival and Best Small Festival. The organisers of this magical little event can actually be contacted directly on their mobile phones via the website, which is just another example of how open, honest and downright welcoming Lakefest has been since it started in 2011.