The modern day festival goer is spoiled for choice when deciding upon locations and brands to put their pennies, inhibitions and trust into. While many of us Brits travel abroad to the likes of Croatia, Spain and even further afield (thanks in part to the widespread introduction of cheap air travel), it seems that we sometimes forget that our own shores have more than its fair share of reasons to maintain its claim as the home of festivals. As EDM blows up and rains down over-plumped ‘festivals’ across the states and beyond, it’s refreshing to see the UK carrying the torch for the more adventurous, escapist type – in the electronic music world, they’ve been trying to fill the void that the much-loved Glade electronic music festival sadly left behind a few years back.
With Glastonbury, Bestival and V festival aside, you could go as far as to say the UK market loves a small and intimate boutique festival, with some hitting their stride for their second or even third year on the trot. Noisily Festival of Music and Arts burst onto the scene last year with an unashamedly clear mission statement – to bring the most diverse and eclectic line up of global electronic music, both underground and overground, to the fore, mixed with cutting edge design and art installations, in amongst the beautiful and secluded Leicestershire forest, allowing for an event that’s driven on hedonism, escapism and most of all enjoyment for a full weekend that rises well above your average ‘festival in a field’ stereotype.
Lest we forget, the musical fare on offer isn’t half bad either… Greg Wilson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Session Victim and Gaudi all play, joined by the likes of sonic alchemist Max Cooper, Scottish techno titans Slam, Dutch breaks master 2562 and tonnes more heavy hitting music from all forms of music and beyond, playing across three stages (including one dubbed The Tree House Stage and the return of an old Glade festival favourite, The Liquid Stage), backed up by a further host of nano areas and zones included for your frivolously decadent pleasure.
It all sounds like the perfect way to wile away a hazy Summer afternoon doesn’t it? Well, you’re in luck as MEOKO are offering one lucky winner the chance to coolly bag 4 x weekend passes for them and their friends, to head down and enjoy the weekend bash, running between 11th – 13th July. To enter this killer competition, comment below the article with the artist you’re most excited to see at Noisily , plus email your answer and full name to email@example.com. Good luck!
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