If you love music, but the thought of crammed crowds, environmentally questionable campsites, and getting lost somewhere on a huge field sounds off putting, then you're not the only one. For some, music festivals can just be way too much: even though it's an opportunity to see some of your favourite musicians back-to-back, sometimes it doesn't feel worth the anxiety. But the big festivals aren't the only way to immerse yourself in a weekend full of goodness. In fact, there are festivals for everyone, including the biggest of homebodies. Here are some small music festivals in the UK to prove just that.
Seriously, it's fine to be fussy. Not everyone can stand to go several days without a shower or a working toilet — and some music festivals make you go through that intensive, SAS style experience. Rest assured, these ones aren't like that. A smaller festival usually means a more boutique experience, as well as friendlier people. They're calmer, so you don't have to worry about getting caught up in a mosh pit — if that isn't your thing — and they're probably a lot safer too.
You'll also find that location plays a more essential part in these festivals. Rather than just lumping you on an indistinguishable muddy field, the setting plays a big part in these distinctive, and naturally stunning music festivals. So, let the festival planning commence.