2010 looks like it's going to be a great year for music festivals. The big festivals such as Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading festival and V festival have announced some huge artists and continue to add some of the world's best bands to their line up. However, with over 400 organised UK music festivals to choose from, smaller festivals such as Cropredy, Download, Cambridge Folk Festival and festivals specifically for genres such as blues, country, metal, world music and folk festivals there’s a lot to choose from. There are also some very interesting eclectic events occurring such as the Mighty Boosh Festival, Hop Farm and Green Man or the beautifully located Hydro Connect Festival. This looks set to continue as younger generations are brought into the festival atmosphere with family orientated, better managed and more diverse festivals to choose from, including underage festivals. To help you find the best festivals in your area, budget and to your tastes, you can compare our unbiased reviews of music festivals and see what other music lovers had to say about festivals they've attended. If you're a little more adventurous you can also read reviews of musical festivals in Europe and the USA such as South By South West, Benicassim and Roskilde.
With so much choice, which one to go to, or in many cases, which ones, writing a review of your festival experience can really help others choose the best one. Make sure you include factors such as, atmosphere, toilet facilities (always a cause for concern) and what you got out of the festival, be it seeing some of your favourites bands, laughing at great comedy, finding the odd hidden gem, or just soaking up the atmosphere.