The AccountingWEB summer festival planner
As a resident of Brighton, the end of May bank holiday comes as something of a relief after the relentless cultural adventure of the Brighton Festival. This four-week celebration of Bohemia-on-Sea’s creativity - curated this year by Brian Eno for extra cool value - now claims to be Europe’s second biggest arts festival behind Edinburgh.
But Brighton is just an appetiser for what has become a summer tradition in the UK. The “season” that used to include Ascot, Wimbledon, Glyndebourne and the Lord’s Test has now expanded to include Glastonbury and a wide variety of other festivals catering for every conceivable cultural and musical taste.
If you’re at a loose end this weekend and perhaps climate change and volcano ash have prompted you to think more about UK holidays this year, we have prepared this short guide on some of the festive possibilities in the coming months.
As always, this article is just a starting point and we look forward to suggestions and comments from members on the festivals they attend. Also keep an eye out for the entrepreneurial possibilities – you’d be surprised how many businesses and accountancy firms use festivals as an opportunity to promote themselves through sponsorships and partnerships. Insights from those with experience of this side of the festival scene would be welcome too.