To some of us, at least, the idea of a music festival is pretty much synonymous with camping, scraping by on pre-packaged food and spending everything you have left on beer/wine/spirits (delete as appropriate). But does it really have to be that way?
If you're feeling a little classier and one the look out for a more luxurious way to spend your hard-earned holiday time, here are some of our favourite VIP an Glamping packages to see you through the rest of the summer.
THE NON-STOP EDM PARTY...
The Festival: Ultra Europe takes place in perfect summer location of Croatia and every year welcomes unbeatable headliners from the world of electronica.
Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Hardwell
The Package Perks: Don't miss out on a single moment of fun with tickets to the opening party, beach party, boat party and closing party. Get to all of them and explore Croatia with the relevant shuttle and catamaran passes included, and VIP tickets at the main event gain you queue jumps, unbeatable exclusive views of the main stage, along with exclusive bars and restrooms. Relax inbetween in your own special Ultra Beachville Mobile Home, situated just 20 mins from the beach.
When & where: Split, Croatia
THE BOUTIQUE BONANZA OF BESTIVAL
The Festival: One of our favourite festivals in the UK, Bestival's madcap adventure gives a whole new perspectives on how to put together a weekend of music, art and performance.
Headliners: Missy Elliott, Duran Duran, Skrillex
The Package Perks: Kick back from the main festival in comfort while you sip a drink in the private chill-out bar, or return to your Luxpad after partying hard all day to enjoy the comforts of a foam mattress, carpeted floors and roomy storage. What's more, the days of no showers at festivals are over, as you can enjoy a warm shower and private toilets whenever you like.
When & Where: 10 - 13 September, Isle of Wight, UK
JOURNEY ACROSS THE DESERT TO OASIS
The Festival: A festival that basks in the beauty of Marrakech and the Atlas mountains could hardly fail to be an unbelievable experience. A star-studded electronic lineup just puts the icing on the cake.
Headliners: Âme, Nicole Moudaber, Ellen Allien
The Package Perks: Experience the event in style with the VIP treatment: that means private bars, food vendors, air conditioned lounges and drink tokens. And after you're all partied out, retreat to your five star suite at the Les Jardins De Zyriab Resort & Spa to admire the view of the Atlas Mountains from your private terrace.
When & Where: 11 - 13 September, Marrakech, Morocco
SPEND SOME TIME IN THE TECHNO EDEN
The Festival: Sonus takes over the famous Zrce beach, commandeers boats and invades Novalja's clubs for five days of all the sun – and techno – you could ask for.
Headliners: Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Dixon
The Package Perks: Sonus is a thrill enough as it is, but imagine chilling in the VIP areas of Papaya and Aquarius, enjoying queue jump, a private table and personal service. While away from the clubs though, jump aboard both the Valentino Kanzyani / Sedee and Pan-Pot / Steffan Deux boat parties with two tickets for each included in the package. Oh, and if you fancy some sleep, slip back to your four star apartment in the heart of Novalja, with shuttle bus passes all included.
When & Where: 16 - 20 August, Novalja, Croatia