AccountingWEB's top summer festivals

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A summer festival is like an exclamation mark, a set event where we finally shake off the grim winter (unless the famed British summer refuses to co-operate). But we’re optimists here at AccountingWEB, we know that the days will be long and beautiful.

The challenge then is to now to fill those long days. Luckily there are tonnes of events and festivals. Here’s AccountingWEB’s brief overview, we’re most likely missing countless other amazing events, so let us know which one you'll be putting at the top of your wish list by clicking the "vote" box beside the picture. And if we've missed out your favourite, tell us in the comments! 

About Francois Badenhorst

Francois

I'm AccountingWEB's business editor. Feel free to get in touch with comments, tips, scoops or irreverent banter. 

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30th Apr 2015 12:51

No Creamfields?

A classic in the Dance genre... not that there will be very many fans on this site though!

Surprised V and Leeds/Reading aren't on there too! They're much bigger than most of those festivals.

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30th Apr 2015 13:34

Yep

I looked at all of those, but I decided to branch out a little, y'know? But those are certainly some really good, established festivals. 

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30th Apr 2015 15:57

What about

the Greifenburg Valdfest? Bit like the Munich beer festival but smaller.

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30th Apr 2015 16:07

That sounds really cool.

johnjenkins wrote:

the Greifenburg Valdfest? Bit like the Munich beer festival but smaller.

Where's that then? Sounds really interesting. Thinking of going to Oktoberfest this year, actually. 

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30th Apr 2015 16:09

Austria!

I see it's in Austria. I love the place, my girlfriend is Austrian so I've been a few times already. Really stunning. 

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30th Apr 2015 17:27

I don't think

you can beat Austria. The people have virtually the same sense of humour as us. The pubs are like the UK used to be, although my mates out there say the EU is ruining everything. Well there's a surprise.

For a single youngster the Munich beer festival is something else. You will need a week to recover.

Then there's the tall ships race in Falmouth. That's a great week.

For a firework display I've not seen much better (apart from London New year this year) than St Tropez. One night the towns take it in turns. When you in a small boat in the middle of the bay - wow.

One place I've promised myself is the Edinburgh Tattoo. Seen it on telly but I have been told the atmosphere is hair raising.

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30th Apr 2015 21:24
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01st May 2015 12:15

Greenman

It shocked me how brilliant it was last year! Occasionally you get the odd person who ruins a festival but this one had fantastic music and people there. It was smallish & we were helping a mate out in the kids area/workshop which was fun (believe it or not).

We're playing Bloodstock & Bristol Harbourside this year...so they naturally get my vote! You should all come...

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01st May 2015 13:27

Greenman

is that the Wales thing near Brecon?

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01st May 2015 15:09

Sure is!

It's probably got one of the best main stage back drops with the hills directly behind. It seemed a like a really family friendly festival with some decent food. The highlight for us though was the comedy tent - we probably spent about 12 hours all up in that tent for the weekend. Highly recommended 

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03rd May 2015 17:16

We cycle along

the Brecon canal and Taff trail. So have listened a few times, never daring to go in because after a few beers we probably would end up lost. However I think we will take the plunge this year. You won't be able to miss me I will be wearing a daffodil.

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04th May 2015 19:25

I am going to Oktoberfest

Hi Francoise

I am going to the Oktoberfest on the Glasgow September weekend to celebrate one of our friends final Oktoberfest as a waitress for 30 years.  This is my fifth time but some of my friends from England , Scotland , New Zealand and Australia have been over 22 times.   I am a beginner, however looking forward to reunion we went there for our honey moon with all our friends and various times since, but we have not been for a few years kids and all that.   Will celebrate our anniversary again there 16 years married .

You will have a fantastic time , it is really good fun.  I love the German bands.  It is a very big festival so make sure you know want you doing and take time drinking that beer.  It really is a great festival for partying and leave some days to recover. 

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