For me latitude moved past being a small festival this year. They let more people in, headliners were much more radio 1 friendly (Flo, Vampire Weekend, The xx) and for the first time in 3 years i heard people shouting "buttscratcher" (very much the moment when a festival jumps the metaphorical shark).
I still had a great time and the line-up was strong but it was a different experience to 08 and 09.
wireless is only £55 i think, and BEP are headlining? good times, i went to T4 last year which was £40ish, that was quite good, bit more poppy though? sessions stage is good cause its more its where the less known bands are. like last year there was plan b, example, skepta, tinchy strider it was quality!
Jessie J's there this year and she is AMAZING.
I've been to truck fest and it's very good. Pretty great line-ups for a small festival and a really good atmosphere. People are nice there. That's what I really like about small festivals like Truck, it's much easier to have fun. You can walk around without getting lost in massive queues, everything you want to buy is much, much cheaper (beer and food, and most other things too!) and it's easier to get to the front for bands you want to see even if you turn up late
There's another great small festival near to London called LeeFest - http://www.wikifestivals.com/wiki/leefest - that's really good too. Cheap as chips, great atmosphere and another great line up. No huge stadium acts, but that's not really my kind of thing anyway!
Bingley Music Live near Leeds/Bradford. 3 nights of music - the first is free and it's £35 for the other 2. Already confirmed this year are Feeder, Maximo Park, Chase & Status, the Fun Lovin' Criminals and Wretch32. Bargain for the price!
I don't have the money to go to any big festivals, but a do have a lil to play with so I was eyeing up Farr Festival, its only 35 mins on the train from me in london and its the music I like but in a small venue, I read about it here:
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Hi, I wanna go to a small festival this year, one thats cheap and small with decent music, where you can just relax. Anyone know any? I was looking at the HOP FARM festival but its still quite dear.
Redfest in Rehhill. £45. Got Ed Sheeran playing this year amongst others. And the atmosphere is great .
End of the Road Festival is pretty expensive but is very intimate with a capacity of only 5000 and has easily the best line-up of any outdoor festival in the UK this year. The atmosphere and the location (Larmer Tree Gardens on the Dorset/Wiltshire border) are great too