It’s pretty hard to choose which festival to set off to this summer. There’s the Big Guns: Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Isle of Wight; the Bespoke Creations: Secret Garden Party, Latitude, Download; the Small Yet Beautiful: Beatherder, Swingamajig, Nas.
Here at CUB however, we want you to focus on one word: Intimate.
It’s not a word you hear associated with a lot of festivals lately. Attempting to appeal to larger crowds, English festivals are shirking detail, design and heart for big name headliners and flashy attractions. One festival however has carved out its own, small piece of brilliance in the middle of the countryside.
And the name? Festibelly
Found in the New Forest, Festibelly is one of the UK’s most exciting festivals this year. Fusing a genuinely eclectic, interesting lineup with a beautiful location and charm not to be found elsewhere on the festival scene. Now in its sixth year, Festibelly remains true to its grassroots heritage – a festival which allows music lovers space to breathe and time to appreciate the class acts hand picked by organisers.
This year’s lineup is especially exciting, with dance legends the Cuban Brothers and Dave Rodigan topping the bill. Ask yourself, what is more exciting than the prospect of dancing away the small hours in the middle of a beautiful forest to some of the best beats in the world? Well probably a dash of Irish superstars Hudson Taylor.
Aside from these whopping headline acts, CUB favourite FEMME features high on the set list, showing a true attention to detail when it comes to sourcing new, interesting acts. Of course, CUB also heartily encourages festival goers not to miss out on fan favourites Mausi, Amber Run and Artful and pushes students to look out for up and coming acts Skinny Lister, Little Giants and Plastic Mermaids.
So, this year, if your spoilt for choice then get swallowed by Festibelly and lose yourself to an truly amazing festival.