The covid pandemic has affected the festival season in 2020 and 2021, as many festival events were forced to be cancelled. As we move on to 2022, things are finally looking up as many festivals will be resumed this coming summer. If you’re a festival goer and are looking forward to 2022, below are a list of music festivals that you can look forward to.
The download festival is a popular music event for rock and heavy metal fans. It’s confirmed the download festival will resume this coming summer in Mid June and will be held at Derby Donington Park. The lineup bands include Korn, Iron Maiden, Deftones, KISS and many other famous metal bands.
Glastonbury is one of the biggest and most famous music festivals in the UK. It’s making its comeback on the 22nd of June at Worthy Farm Somerset. Billie Eilish is one of the top singers who will be performing in Glastonbury. If you’re a big fan of Billie Eilish, you wouldn’t want to pass this up.
Secret Garden Party
The secret garden party is back after a 5-year break. It was previously one of the UK’s biggest festivals, with over 30,000 attendees during their last festival back in 2017. Tickets were sold out in a couple of weeks after they were available. It will be held on the 21st of July, 2022, in Huntingdon Cambridgeshire.
Y Not Festivals
The Y Not Festival is known for its indie, rock and alternative music lineup. It will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this summer in Peak District. The festival will be held on a weekend from the 29th to the 31st of July in 2022. The lineup bands include Nothing But Thieves, Blossoms, Pales Waves and more.
BST Hyde Park
The BST Hyde Park festival is best known for hosting some of the biggest music artists in the world. The festival will e held in London Hyde Park from the 24th of June until the 10th of July. You can expect to see some of the most famous artists and bands, including Duran Duran and Elton John.
As we finally head into summer, many people are starting to think about hosting outdoor parties when the weather improves. Although we had some fantastic weather in the UK just before Easter, the Bank Holiday weekend itself was a little disappointing this year in comparison, so most of us are still waiting for the first proper garden party of 2017.
If you fancy doing this yourself, there are a few things to consider…
Accounting for the weather
Realistically this has to be one of the main things you consider. Although it’s usually possible to judge a week or even a fortnight in advance when the weather is due to be good, you never know for sure when you live in the UK. A good solution might be to have some kind of covering erected outside, or in the worst case scenario, let guests come back inside to avoid the rain for a while.Continue Reading
November is approaching, and traditionally we like to kick off the month with Bonfire Night celebrations! It’s a popular way to add a bit of warmth to the early winter, although safety shouldn’t be forgotten in the process. It’s easy to get distracted by the fun of a fireworks display or a bonfire, but there are some general safety tips you have to keep in mind, especially when there are children around.
Firstly, when it comes to actual fireworks, these items are not toys! They are subject to certain laws in the UK, so make sure for a start you only buy legally safe ones and don’t try to customise them in any way. Nominate someone to be responsible for fireworks and their safety if you are hosting your own display. They should have a dedicated area and the correct equipment for launching them, with a bucket of water and first aid kit on hand, plus all the correct wearable safety gear.
Sparklers are another common feature of bonfire night celebrations, and they’re especially popular with kids, although remember they’re far from harmless! In fact, while it may be close to freezing outside, the tip of a sparkler can easily reach 2,000°C which makes it more than capable of giving you a nasty burn. Again you’ll need a bucket of water nearby to put them out if necessary. It’s essential to always wear gloves when handling sparklers, and never to do so in a crowded area.Continue Reading
Hosting a Halloween party this year, or maybe just thinking about it? Maybe you’ve been trying to come up with an unusual theme that’s appropriate for your guests’ age group – it can be just as tricky to find something fun and original that’s suitable for adults as it is for kids! Here are a few ideas that you might not have tried yet…
After the massive reboot movie that launched worldwide in July, Ghostbusters is cool all over again and this Halloween is the perfect time to take advantage of that. You can turn your house into the iconic team HQ and the guests can be your invading ghosts and monsters! This works especially well with kids if the adults take on the role of the Ghostbusters to keep them under control.
2) Comic Book Heroes/Villains
Always a great costume theme for grown-ups and kids alike because of the vast number of choices out there! You may opt for an exclusive villains theme this year if your friends are fans of Suicide Squad and other movies in the same vein. Harley Quinn and the Joker are favourites to appear at a few parties this October.Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day is considered by many to be one of the most romantic date nights of the year. Whether you are single, dating or you are half of a married couple, you’ll want to have a special date night on Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to settle for going to an expensive restaurant either. There are many choices to choose from when it comes to romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day.
One proposal would try recreating your first date or even just one of your favourite dates. Sometimes this is not even an exceptionally costly date, but it can bring back happy memories for the two of you. That first night is the thing that kicked your relationship off developing to where it is at present. Best of all, wherever your first date was, there’s a good chance it will be cheaper and quieter than where most people will be flocking to on February 14th.Continue Reading