Long gone are the days where Essex only had V festival to offer the world, nowadays there are LOADS of great Essex festivals popping up all over the place. Great for families, great for food and great for music….this list of the best Essex festivals 2014 is sure to have something for everyone.
Best Essex Festivals 2014
Brentwood Festival, Brentwood Centre – 18th, 19th and 20th of July
Designed for festival lovers young and old, Brentwood festival is fast becoming know as one of the best Essex festivals 2014. With the likes of UB40 and Alexander O’Neal taking to the stage over the weekend alongside some of the best local artists and cover bands on the festival circuit, Brentwood Festival is showing that it means business and is here to stay. brentwoodfestival.co.uk
Essex Food Festival, Cressing Temple Barns – 19th and 20th July
A real treat for all foodies in Essex, this fab event is one of the longest running food festivals in Essex. Often touted as one of the best festivals in Essex, this 2-day mouth-watering delight offers onstage demonstrations, market stalls, food areas and live music all set to the backdrop of one of Essex’s most beautiful and historic venues.
Kids Fest, Marsh Farm – 8th,9th and 10th of August
Fab fun on the farm returns this summer for what is set to be an even bigger event than last year. See your favourite Children’s TV characters and celebrities, watch the Big Top Circus , take part in games and competitions, see their famous birds of prey and eat lots of yummy food. With easy to access from the M25, A12, A13 and A127, free on site parking and an all-inclusive ticket price, this day out is sure to be a hit for all the family. www.marshfarm.co.uk
Lollibop, Hatfield House – 15th,16th and 17th of August
Following it’s move from London to Essex, Lollibop is set to become even better than previous years. LolliBop will be home to fab musical performances and TV favourites on the main stage entertaining the crowds. Deigned for families with under-10′s this big bash for little people is a fantastic way to introduced children to the wonder of festivals. After some poor reviews from its one year at the Olympic Park we are looking forward to seeing the changes that have been made. www.lollibopfestival.co.uk
Brownstock, Morris Farm – 29th, 30th and 31st August
Since starting as a small festival of only 100 friends and family a few years ago, Brownstock has seen the Brown family open the gates to their farm for three days every summer, and invite everyone in to their now VERY overgrown house party. This year you will see headline acts from Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, The Feeling and Pendulum as well as many of the annual favourites such as the Piano Bar and The Treehouse Stage. www.brownstock.co.uk
I cannot wait to check out each and every one of the best Essex festivals 2014 – bring on the sunshine!
No Jackdaw? Seriously, people! Jackdaw Festival is the greatest thing to happen in Essex ever – 2 days of awesome music, really laid-back atmosphere & free camping too. God of Hellfire ARTHUR BROWN is headline act on the Saturday, with festie favourites HERE & NOW on Sunday. http://www.jackdawfestival.co.uk