The Best UK Music Festivals for Food Lovers

The Best UK Music Festivals for Food Lovers


Right, we've all been there: up partying till 4am the night before to our favourite artists, only had a few hours sleep and now have a banging headache and a dry mouth.

Grim, eh? Yes, we agree. But then saviour arrives in the form of an organic, locally sourced burger (dripping with melted blue cheese, please) and suddenly, you're refreshed and raring to go again.

As music festivals continue to evolve and develop, food is becoming an even bigger part of the festival experience. And let's be honest: who doesn't enjoy listening to some quality music while chowing down on some delicious food.

Here are our favourite picks of UK festivals where food is almost as big a part as the music. Tuck in!


Wilderness

It's easy to forget there's music on when you're confronted with a huge culinary dilemma at Wilderness. Not only does the festival invite some of the world's most innovative chefs to Cornbury Park for a selection of banquets, workshops and tasters, Wilderness' food truck list reads like an encyclopedia of world cuisine. 

On it are a host of brands we're all no doubt already fans of: The Breakfast Club, Patty & Bun, Bangwok and Meantime Brewery, but there are also some inspiring surprises that are sure to dazzle your tastebuds. 

When & where: August 2018, Charlbury

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Festival No. 6

Festival No. 6's culinary delights are as diverse as its music, arts and culture lineup.

Festival-goers can choose between experiencing a bespoke banquet from a Michelin starred chef, exploring the immense selection of independent festival food stalls, and picking up a few local delicacies from the Welsh Produce Market.

When & where: September 2018, Portmeirion

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Glastonbury

When you're a festival this big, it's pretty much inevitable that the choice of food and drink will be pretty overwhelming.

Covering every cuisine, and then some, a few Glastonbury highlights 100% worth sampling are: Le Grande Bouffe, Le Rac Shack, The Famous Welsh Oggie, the Somerset Cider Bus, Anna Mae's Mac N Cheese, Square Pie and Voodoo Rays.

And because this is Glastonbury, wander a little off the beaten track and there's no limit to what you might find.

When & where: June 2019, Pilton

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OnBlackheath

With its own Food Village, festival-goers at OnBlackheath can watch demonstrations from celebrity chefs, enrol at the cookery school and savour delights from the variety of pop-up food stalls.

Guests include former Masterchef winners as well as restaurant owners and TV chefs, who will conjure amazing meals live on stage and inspire you to do the same at home.

When & where: September 2018, London

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Latitude

Similar to Glastonbury, Latitude's refined vibe and outlook means it takes its food offerings seriously.

Inviting brands and independent food-maestros most of us will already have tucked in with, as well as a few undiscovered and local treats, Henham Park blossoms with smells usually associated with different parts of the world. 

When & where: 12-15 July 2018, Southwold

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Farmfest

Just as its name suggests, Farmfest is all about organic, free-range produce. First up, you have the mouthwatering treats of the festival's home – Gilcombe Farm – and their famous hog roast, but festival-goers can also delve into a host of other foodie offerings.

There's Pyramid Organic's vegan and vegetarian burgers and baked potatoes, Stone Baked's infamous pizzas, and South Street Kitchen's divine crispy chilli squid. The latter's known for bringing great flavours to life through wood, coal or smoke.

And to wash it down? The Wild Beer Co. is just a mile from the festival and serve up their wide range of craft beers on site, while cider lovers will be in their element. This is Somerset after all.

When & where: July 2018, Somerset

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