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The best boutique festivals

These great UK music festivals may be small, but they're perfectly formed

Not all great UK music festivals are Glastonbury-esque monsters. Some of the most enjoyable summer festivals out there are little boutique affairs with a low capacity and a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Save your feet (and your budget) by booking this summer for one of these brilliant small music festivals.

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The best boutique festivals

In the Woods

The secret woodland get-together celebrates its tenth birthday

Despite growing year on year, In The Woods maintains its independent spirit. The line-up is always kept secret until the weekend itself, but illustrious alumni include Laura Marling, Drenge, Jack Garratt, Soak and Kate Tempest. It takes place in a secret woodland a stone’s throw (read: one-hour train ride) from the capital. It’s only be a one-day festival, but overnight camping is included in the modest ticket price.

Line-up includes: It’s a secret!

Secret Location, near London. September 2-3.

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Check out our full music festival calendar

Music festivals calendar

Live music, warm cider and anxious weather-watching: the summer music festival season has become a British tradition. To help you plan a fab summer we’ve rounded up this year’s biggest and best UK and London festivals in one handy calendar.

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By: Time Out editors