This weekend is that time of the year when people across the UK enjoy the final summer bank holiday before autumn begins.
The August bank holiday is believed to have been introduced in 1871 to give bank employees time to enjoy the cricket season.
The holiday was moved to the last week of August in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 1965, however, Scotland chose to keep the original date.
The long weekend offers many of us the chance to enjoy a little extra time off work to just relax and spend quality time with our family and friends.
Several festivals are happening across the UK and for those music lovers here are five music festivals that will certainly help you enjoy the 2022 August bank holiday.
1. Creamfields, Daresbury, Cheshire – Friday 26th / Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August 2022
Creamfields is an electronic dance music festival series founded and organized by British club promoter Cream, with its UK edition taking place on August Bank Holiday weekend, with several international editions held across various territories worldwide.
https://creamfields.com/ claims to be the world’s leading dance music festival and takes place in the Cheshire countryside between Liverpool and Manchester.
2. Reading Festival, Little John’s Farm, Reading – Friday 26th / Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August 202
The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe performing over the long weekend.
The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill.
The Reading Festival is held at Little John’s Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge. The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, on the grounds of a historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping.
3. South West Four, Clapham Common, London – Friday 26th / Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August 2022
South West Four is a London dance music festival held on Clapham Common every August bank holiday weekend. Known as simply SW4 to locals, the festival teams up with a host of promoters and brands to showcase the biggest names in electronic music across multiple stages.
4.All Points East 2022, Victoria Park, London – Thursday 25th / Friday 26th / Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August 2022
All Points East sees the iconic London festival return to its natural home inside London’s Victoria Park in the lead-up to the August bank holiday weekend with a variety of acts including Disclosure (who I’d love to see again!), Tame Impala, The National, Fleet Foxes and, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
5. Notting Hill Carnival, Notting Hill, London (and surrounding area) – Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th / Monday 29th August 2022
https://nhcarnival.org/ is a huge, free street festival celebrating the Caribbean community. It’s Europe’s biggest street festival, with loud music, plenty of street food, spectacular costumes, and parade processions.