2018 – a year of ‘Amazing’ festivals

The waiting is nearly over, the long winter is finally at an end, festival season is upon us and we can’t wait!

At Amazing Tent Co, we work across the whole event industry whether that is covering outdoor trade shows, corporate events and exhibitions, concerts and gala events, or festivals.

Over the years we have covered more and more amazing festivals across the UK and beyond. In the last decade hundreds of new festivals have popped up as the nation’s appetite for them grows. And in the UK and Europe, we have some fantastic festivals – not just music festivals but food, comedy and family ones too.

So, we thought we’d do a whistle-stop round-up of some of the amazing festivals we’ll be visiting this year to provide SaddleSpan tents, and we’ve picked out five of them to preview that we think are well worth a look this year – most of which still have tickets left if you’re quick.

(And if you’re organising a festival and you need cover for stages, bars or food areas this year or next, get in touch to discuss your requirements with us).

Festivals in 2018

We’ve picked out a few great festivals we’ll be providing cover to below – but these are just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll just mention that we’ll also be at Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, Lounge Fest, Cornbury, Latitude, WOMAD, Blood Stock and Creamfields!

Electric Castle Festival – Romania

This is the first time we’ve provided cover for this festival in Romania and we’re very excited about it. It says it is one of Europe’s very few true 24-hour festivals. It is set in the grounds of the stunning Banffy Castle, in Transylvania and it is an eclectic mix of music, arts, technology, street performers and stand-up comedy. Headliners include Damian Marley, Jessie J and London Grammar.


Standon Calling – Hertfordshire

This is a fantastic festival, that has a dressing up theme every year – this time it’s ‘The Future’. It’s on a great site, not far from the M25, and has stunning and unusual boutique camping options available. The line-up includes Paloma Faith, George Ezra and Bryan Ferry. For electronic fans there is a big DJ line-up, plus there is comedy and plenty for children to do too – perfect for families.


Big Feastival – the Cotswolds

This festival is held at Alex James’ farm (former Blur band member) in the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswold countryside. It’s a mix of a food festival and music festival, hence the name. You’ll find plenty of amazing street food stands, chef demonstrations and talks, cookery schools, tasting sessions, family activities and a huge fun fair. It’s a great family event and you can go for the weekend or just for a day. The 2018 line-up includes Raymond Blanc, Marco Pierre White and Mark Hix on the food side, and Basement Jaxx, Craig David and Clean Bandit for music.


House Festival – Hampstead, London

This has been dubbed one of the ‘poshest festivals in the world’ and the ticket prices are certainly not cheap. However, this is set in the beautiful grounds of Kenwood House in Hampstead and the organisers make a donation back to the owners English Heritage each year to go towards upkeep of the grounds. And you can expect the price tag to be matched with high-end food and drink, ‘well-heeled’ clientele, a chilled vibe and a great line-up.


Latitude – Suffolk

We thought we’d sneak in this old favourite, a festival with a big following and rightly so. It returns this year to Henham Park in Suffolk and it is such a fantastic mix of music, kids fun and family activities, food, comedy, poetry and more. We cannot think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to go to Latitude. The line-up this year includes The Killers, Alt J, Solange and The Vaccines. Expect late night DJ sets, lake swimming, street food and much more.

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