Top five music festivals 2014
Spring has finally arrived and temperatures are slowly but surely going up. This can only mean one thing, festival time! We have handpicked a top five of Britain’s best music festivals. Enjoy!
1. Edinburgh International Harp Festival – From 4 April to 9 April 2014
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival is in its 33rd year and known to be an exciting and welcoming event full of breath-taking and experimental sounds. The programme includes a variety of concerts as well as courses, exhibitions (the Harpmakers’ Exhibition is free!) and workshops. The event takes place in Merchiston, which is just four miles from the city Edinburgh and only fifteen minutes from Edinburgh’s International Airport.
To enjoy your stay at its fullest, book one of our amazing Edinburgh hotels. You can choose from; the Knight Residence, which has stylish private apartments in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, or Channings, you’ll be charmed by the staff at this country-style townhouse, or Holyrood ApartHotel, which has stylish serviced apartments in the heart of Edinburgh and last but not least Howard, a place where elegance and discretion are watchwords. For more information and to book, go to: Edinburgh hotels
2. The Deverills Festival – From 2 May to 5 May 2014
The Deverills Festival takes places in the Wiltshire valley. It’s an event full of music, drama, comedy, storytelling, street theatre and workshops! This wonderful event includes classical music as well as jazz, folk and world music. There is something for everyone to enjoy! For more information and to book tickets online, go to: www.deverillsfestival.com Psst Some of the events are free!
Stay at our Best Loved hotel in the area of Wiltshire! You can pick from Grasmere House in Salisbury, Wiltshire, a pleasant, personalised home that’s perfect for exploring historic Britain or Pear Tree at Purton in Swindon, Wiltshire, a peaceful retreat in the lovely Vale of the White Horse and last but not least Howard’s House in Salisbury, Wiltshire, a truly tasteful experience in every sense of the word. For more information and to book, go to: Wiltshire hotels
3. The Latitude Festival – From 17 July to 20 July 2014
Latitude Festival 2014 will take place at Henham Park, Suffolk. The Black Key’s will perform at the festival as will the Editors, Two Door Cinema Club and Lykke Li and many more great performers! There are plenty of other reasons to head down to this amazing festival besides great music though! You can also enjoy a comedy show by Dara O Briain. And if you are a poetry fan, you are in the right place. In the poetry arena performers like National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, Roger McGough and Kate Tempest will perform. For more information and to book, go to: http://bit.ly/1otrSvh
Make the most out of your stay in Suffolk by staying at one of our best loved hotels; the Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk, a chic and stylish country house experience with plenty of wow! For more information, and to book this amazing hotel, go to: Milsoms Kesgrave Hall
4. The Deer Shed Festival – From 25 July to 27 July 2014
The Deer Shed Festival is a kid and family-friendly music and arts festival, which takes place in North Yorkshire parkland. There are different music stages (check out the line-up here: http://bit.ly/1j3uzOA), workshops, art shows and science for you and your kids to enjoy. For more information, and to book, go to: http://bit.ly/1oteoPV
After a long day at the festival, head back to your B&B: The Old Coach House, located between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors. It is just a few miles north of the lovely cathedral town Ripon. The Old Coach House is an absolute gem of a B&B. This 18th century coach house overlooks the lake in the grounds of North Stainley Hall and effortlessly combines authentic period charm with a contemporary and modern atmosphere. Everything about the Old Coach House is of 5-star quality and a stay here is luxurious and tranquil. The helpful and friendly staff are always there to greet you with a smile and nothing is too much trouble for them. For more information, and to book, go to: The Old Coach House
5. The Military Tattoo Edinburgh – From 1 August to 23 August 2014
The Military Tattoo in Edinburgh showcases musicians and performers from all over the globe. In the past years, over 46 countries have taken part in the festival. The audience comes from all over the world as well, with around 30 per cent of the 200,000 people of the audience from overseas. In addition, 100 million people from 30 different countries will watch the festival on the telly. For more information and to book (be quick!), go to: http://bit.ly/1j3BUh3
Extend your stay in Edinburgh to explore the beautiful city during a long weekend in one of our charming Edinburgh hotels. You can stay at the Knight Residence, which has stylish private apartments in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle (the festival is held in front of the castle!), or Channings, you’ll be charmed by the staff at this country-style townhouse, or Holyrood ApartHotel, which has stylish serviced apartments in the heart of Edinburgh and last but not least Howard, a place where elegance and discretion are watchwords. For more information and to book, go to: Edinburgh hotels
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