One of the smaller UK festivals, but certainly not small in terms of offering. Blissfields is a festival of variety, and there’s something to please everyone – from families to the most discerning festival goers.
Headlined by indie darlings Bastille and Mystery Jets, Blissfields was a festival with a lot going on – aside from the all day music acts, Blissfields was packed with additional activities to enjoy; from a film festival, to a sports day, to pub quizzes and crafts.
We chose to spend the day, however, doing absolutely nothing beyond lying down, reading and getting sunburnt. (The festival has been lucky with incredible weather a few years on the trot).
Blissfields has cemented itself onto my go to festival for 2014 – and there’s three key reasons why.
Blissfields is a festival where there really is something for everyone. Dubstep and lazers sit alongside childrens party games and community camp fire sing songs. Whether you want to spend a weekend relaxing and enjoying the acoustic tent, or partying all night in the ‘Bliscoteque (A bus come all night club), then there was the option to do so.
The music acts are also very varied. Aside from Mystery Jets and Bastille the other music acts were less well known, however varied in genre to suit all tastes.
The pricing at Blissfields is very reasonable for a festival. As promised on the website drinks are pub prices (£3 cider) and the food is very reasinable with hotdogs for £2.50 and fry ups for £5.
Blissfields is a small festival (circa 2500 people), however there’s still an exciting carnival atmosphere. There’s an incredibly friendly atmosphere with none of the hostility that can sometimes be found in larger festivals.
All in all, Blissfields was an excellent weekend and triumphantly merges the relaxed, family vibe of a smaller festival with the exciting, party atmosphere of bigger festivals. An absolute must for 2014.
Early bird 2014 tickets are already available here.