The UK's best festivals
Escapist hedonism for grown-ups – kids also welcome
It would be easy to write off Wilderness as a posh playground, but the reality is much more magical. The thoughtfully programmed roster of acts from around the world has grown in calibre and breadth year-on-year, with Björk headlining in 2015. But it’s the awe-inspiring performance art, debates and mouthwatering feasts that have firmly positioned Wilderness as a carnival for the senses, and much more than just a music festival. Just be aware that few of the luxurious activities are included in the basic ticket price, and add-ons can quickly add up.
Line-up includes Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury.
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire. Aug 2-5. From £179.50.
Birmingham's best live venues
From the very biggest names touring at the big venues and clubs to those up and coming artists on the cusp of greatness honing their craft at awesome little independent venues and bars, Birmingham has some seriously good live music on offer. We've picked what we think are Birmingham's best places for doing just that, so take a look and cock an ear.