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England - North West Festivals in 2012 (18 festivals)
 Sefton Park, Liverpool, England
 Yellowman, Samba Mapangala, Dele Sosimi, The Endless Journey
With too many negative representations of Africa entrenched in images of war, disease, poverty and famine, Oye seeks to redress the balance and highlight the fantastic range of cultures, foods, music and artists that make this great continent one of the most vibrant and inspiring in the world. The [ more... ]
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 Beverley Leisure Centre, HU17 0LT, England
 Chumbawamba, Ian McMillan, Luke Carver Goss, Peatbog Faeries
Folk festival near Hull with music, dancing, kids tent and late night fun. There is a festival village this year with stalls and ethical traders throughout. There is also face painting and crafts alongside musical activities in this picturesque market town. The festival is musically diverse, [ more... ]
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 Kelsall, Chester, England
 Chris Wood, The Churchfitters, Steve Tilston, Jim Causley
A full weekend of music, comedy and dance. It's only 8 miles from Chester and you can catch a bus easily. This is the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and organised by the Folk Survivors [ more... ]
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 Chester Racecourse, England
With crowds of 30,000 expected for the brand new two day festival Chester Rocks is set to become one of the biggest outdoor music events in the North West. Festival-goers will be treated to two full days of performances from national and international stars of pop, rock, indie and dance. Both days [ more... ]
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 Cleckheaton, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England
 Cara Dillon, Vin Garbutt, Grace Notes, Nancy Kerr and James Fagin
Folk dancing and street entertainment, and fringe events for all the family. Includes concerts, singarounds, workshops, music sessions, ceilidh, fringe events, dance sides, street entertainment, Craft Fair, Family Fun Day on Sunday, etc. It attracts visitors to Cleckheaton, not only from the local [ more... ]
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 Love Lane Farm, Cheshire, England
 Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Yousef, The Whip, Rich Reason, Virginmarys
2 stages, 2 dance tents and a house party. There is also a family zone and a chill out area. Set in the ridiculously beautiful and lush Cheshire countryside, Cloud 9 Festival is bringing some serious summer fun to Love Lane Farm. One day festival for all the family. There is camping for Saturday [ more... ]
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 Tynedale Rugby Ground, Corbridge, Northumberland, England
With an eclectic mix of great bands spread over two stages, loads of entertainment for kids and grown-ups alike, including street theatre, stilt walkers, acrobatic displays, story tellers, magic shows, great local food and their very own Festival ale. Camping is open on Friday. [ more... ]
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 Daresbury, Cheshire, England
 Avicii, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Steve Angelo, Pete Tong, Above and Beyond
This a the sell out dance event of the UK. All the big DJs and producers play here and the focus is very much on electronic dance music. The venue is not particularly pretty but the point is having somewhere remote where loud music can take place.....an airfield is perfect. Creamfields has [ more... ]
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 Dewsbury, West Yorks, England
 Extra Curricular, Ryan Spendlove
A very fine day out in West Yorkshire. Live music, bands, organic food and drink, lots of kids stuff and a craft market. Indian dance workshop, archery and the best news is that it's FREE. Donations welcome. It is run on renewable energy and boasts an Urban Area this year to showcase hip hop [ more... ]
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 Lowther Deer Park, Kendal, England
 Dizzee Rascal, James, Maximo Park, Feeder, The View
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Set in the deer park of Lowther Castle in the Lake District. Kendal Calling is an innovative, independent festival based in the Lakes. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. It is small, intimate and bundles of Cumbrian fun. Take our word for it [ more... ]
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 Moira Miners Welfare, Ashby de la Zouch, England
 Seth Lakeman, The Unthanks, Peatbog Faeries, Emily Smith, Lucy Ward
Either buy a weekend ticket or the concerts are individually priced. This is good rustic fun and there's an after hours Magical Disco Ceilidh. It's in North West Leicestershire in Moira. Nearest town is the strangely named Ashby de la Zouch. Camping is a very reasonable fiver [ more... ]
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 Trimpell Sports & Social Club, Morecombe, Lancs., England
 Anti Nowhere League, The Business, The Minx, Natural Rhythm
Named after a classic Stranglers' track, this small punk/new wave festival has 2 stages and free camping. There will be ska bands and comedy to help balance things out a bit. One of the few festivals not to lump on a booking fee. Can't say fairer than that!  [ more... ]
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 Oswestry Showground, Shropshire, England
 Razorlight, Dappy, Hard Fi, Levi Rots, Goldie Lookin Chain, Stooshe
There is a variety of local and national acts. The whole thing is organised by a management company so they have their finger on the pulse where bands and talent are concerned. Takes place next to market town of Owestry [ more... ]
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 Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, England
You must be over 18 for this weekend bumper dance music event. 16-18yrs can go if accompanied by an adult. There's no camping, it's an inner city festival, but on the plus side the line up is better than most and it does not cost an arm and a leg to go. Transport links are plentiful and [ more... ]
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 Pendle, Lancashire, England
 Camp Circle, Fireplay, Story Telling
Every now and then on the festival calendar there are special events that are hard to put into words. This is quite simply a pagan festival to celebrate Summer Solstice. However it needs to be experienced to understand it. There are ceremonies, talks, drumming and fire dancing. Ancient shamanic [ more... ]
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 Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England
 Bow Wow Wow, UK Subs, Rancid, DOA, Snuff, Zero Boys
This is one of the world's largest punk events and with 4 days of music spread across 6 different stages plus stalls selling records, CD's, DVDs, books, clothing, memorabillia and more Dig out those old T shirts and studded belts and head to Blackpool for a riotous weekend. Dave Barb., [ more... ]
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 Tarnside Farm, Tarns, Cumbria, England
 Waterboys, Adam Ant, Big Country, Katy Tunstall, Billy Bragg
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This particularly family-friendly event, held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and located on the edge of the Lake District, is one of the more wonderful music and arts festivals nestled in the north of the country, tucked between the Solway coast and the Cumbrian fells. It offers a very [ more... ]
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 Butlins Resort, Minehead, England
 Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Trevor Nelson, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope
Twice a year this holiday camp gets the cream of the music scene, past and present for a regal knees up. This is the stuff of legends and not a weekend you're likely to forget for a long time. The line up is a roll call of who's who on the cutting edge dance scene. There are very few [ more... ]
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All 2012 Festivals
UK  (181 festivals)
England - South East (48 festivals)
England - South West (40 festivals)
England - Central (34 festivals)
England - North West (18 festivals)
England - North East (14 festivals)
Wales (12 festivals)
Scotland (10 festivals)
Channel Islands (2 festivals)
England - East (3 festivals)
Europe  (106 festivals)
North America  (22 festivals)
Asia  (4 festivals)
Australia & NZ  (26 festivals)
South America  (3 festivals)
Africa  (6 festivals)
 
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