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Posted on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 12:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Last week, Gigantic reached out to the public to ask what makes a festival special for you? We have had a great reponse to our #GiganticOpinions once again!


We heard from Dom Gourlay (@domlikesrabbits) who tweeted us to say “Being treated as a customer rather than cattle is key for me.” and Jade (@jadeu11) commented on our Instagram pic “Atmosphere I have probably been to 50 festivals in my life.” So, for these guys festivals need to be more than just a stage in a field. A good festival needs real character and a distinctive feel which only comes about by selecting the right location, careful curation of the acts selected to play and dedication to adding appropriate additional activities and attractions.

Wilderness takes place at Cornbury Park from Thursday 2nd of August till Sunday 5th of August and offers a unique experience to enjoy the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. With a dedication to hosting excellent theatre and art events in addition to the great music, the award-winning four-day festival is fast becoming a firm favourite for many returning fans. Wilderness Festival 2018 tickets are currently available.




Andrew Bainbridge also tweeted us (@AMB280) with a shout out to his regular Download Festival crew; “The craic with my DL fam @paulrich91 @Ang0506” reminding us that makes festivals so special are the people. Coming from near and far, there is nothing quite like the shared experience that comes from spending days and nights, enjoying the same unique performances and developing a tribal mentality with your fellow revellers. Its these special days and crazy nights that turn friends into your festival family.

This year, Download will be running from Friday 8th till Sunday 10th of June and the headliners are true rock royalty with Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osborne tipping the bill over the three nights. Plus, you can expect the very best hard and heavy bands from right across the globe to rock Donnington Park once again. Download Festival 2018 tickets are currently available.



In addition to the many gig tickets we have on offer, Gigantic also brings you a wide selection of the very best festivals which you could be enjoying this year. Take a look at some of the big weekenders and premier festivals on sale right now.



110 Above

110 Above is a wonderfully intimate festival with a real community feel. They have announced that their headliners for 2018 are Saint Raymond, Marika Hackman and Eliza & The Bear.

110 Above tickets are currently available.




Lovebox is the London based party celebrating the best of British music and art. Get to Gunnersbury Park on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of July to see Childish Gambino, Skepta and much more!

Lovebox tickets are currently available.




Latitude has unveiled a fierce line up which features The Killers, Solange and alt-J as their headliners with The Vaccines, Wolf Alice and Rag ‘N’ Bone Man all performing for your pleasure. Taking place at Henham Park from Thursday 12th till Sunday 15th of July, tickets are selling fast.

Latitude tickets are currently available.




Citadel boasts Tame Impala’s only UK show this year. To enjoy this exclusive performance plus further acts to be announced, head down to Gunnersbury Park on Saturday 15th of July.

Citadel tickets are currently available.



Penn Festival

Penn Festival is perfect for fans of indie, with cheeky chaps Kaiser Chiefs and the mighty Manic Street Preachers both thrilling audiences at The Big Park in Buckinghamshire. Plus, look forward to catching Feeder, Starsailor and The Bluetones plus much more!

Penn Festival tickets are currently available.


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