With the 2013 festival season coming up, The River‘s Romina Rovira brings you alternative events that deserve to be on your radar.
Wolstenhome Square, Liverpool
Tickets: £60 (inclusive of camping)
Festinho is all about Brazilian culture, from the entertainment to the amazing barbecues and the friendly environment. It promises morning yoga, samba workshops, open-mic comedy acts and trapeze cabaret acts. It also offers a wide variety of fresh acts from all over the world that will be performing on four stages. At night you can expect tree lights and disco balls to ensure the party doesn’t stop until you drop.
The Great British Beer Festival
August 13 – August 17
Having over 800 real ales, ciders, perries and foreign beers to choose from, the 36th Great British Beer Festival is expecting to host over 50,000 people. On the first day the winner of Champion Beer of Britain will be announced, but you will have plenty of time to taste and come up with your own verdict. The festival also has live entertainment, including music and traditional pub games, as well as a diverse selection of food stands.
One Love Festival
Upminster, Greater London
August 16 – August 18
Tickets: £110 (all weekend with camping)
The One Love Festival is hosted in honour of Bob Marley’s One Love concert and its goal is to send a message of peace and love. The festival includes a bar, chill out cafe, picnic area and garden while keeping the laid back attitude it is famous for. It has been named the best reggae and dub camping festival. This year, acts include U-Roy, Black Uhuru, The Orb Sound System, Al Campbell, Joseph Cotton and Creole ft Dub Master.
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
Camp & Furnace, Liverpool
September 27 – September 28
Tickets: £30 (two day)
The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is the largest celebration of psychedelic sub-culture in the UK. The festival features not only music, but also visual art, film and performance artists, so it’s a good way to immerse yourself into a unique world. The venue,
formerly an industrial warehouse, will host over 16 bands of the best and most unique acts of psychedelia.