Not a fan of mud, big crowds and camping? Don't let that put you off the idea of enjoying a festival this year.
Around the UK, there are loads of grown-up festivals going on this summer that are a world away from the mud-splattered stories you might have heard from other festivals.
From foodie feasts to music festivals featuring the dreamboats of our past, arts and culture gatherings to festivals to bring the grandchildren along to, take a look at our pick of the best alternative festivals taking place this year.
Best for music...
Get on your glad rags and rewind back to the Seventies and Eighties with the help of Chaka Kahn and The Pet Shop Boys at the UK's most glamorous boutique festival. Over five nights, the quaint town of Henley-on-Thames comes to life as a Floating Stage takes up residence on the beautiful riverside blasting out the hits from the past.
Grab a glass of Pimms and soak up the music while overlooking a twinkling flotilla of boats passing along the river. Jess Glynne, Goldie, All Saints and Mel C also headline the festival, while there's gaggles of comedy gigs, cabaret artists, foodie delights and even sessions from the world-famous Ronnie Scott's All Stars to keep you more than busy for the rest of the evening.
West End shows, The Human League, fireworks and baking with The Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle – there's so much going on at this Bedfordshire event, you'd hardly believe it was one of the UK's smallest family festivals. What's more entry to Sunday's gala day is completely free.
For something a little different and a moment of hush, take yourself off to Ampthill's Best of British LitFest where you can hear from the likes of Barry Cryer.
Like the sound of lots of jazz and plenty of pampering? At Glynde Place in Sussex, the Love Supreme Festival serves up three days of jazz, soul and R&B from The Jacksons, Gregory Porter and George Benson to name a few.
After all the music, take yourself off for a relaxing dip in Glynde Pool or enjoy a yoga class and pamper at the Supreme Wellbeing area.
Relive the summer of ’69 with the help of headliner Bryan Adams who’ll be bringing The Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire to life as part of the last ever Cornbury Music Festival.
Twinkle-fingers Jools Holland, Chrissie Hind’s The Pretenders, Leeds lads The Kaiser Chiefs and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are among the other big names ready to get you dancing in this beautiful corner of Oxfordshire. There's comedy, fairground rides, campfire sessions and a vintage mobile cinema to enjoy, too.
Nestled in the magical Welsh town of Portmerion, this intimate festival welcomes the likes of the Liverpool Philharmonic and The Bootleg Beatles to its Mediterranean-inspired, fantasy village stage, surrounded by estuary, mountains and woodlands.
Best for a bit of culture...
Come along to this beautiful corner of Cornwall for a festival of culture, words, food, flowers and nature. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, dancing away to the Park Stage, catching an intimate gig in the church or watching a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen, there's a little bit of something for everyone.
Where else could you get your fill of more than 2,000 events of music, theatre, dance and film in one city? Now celebrating its 70th birthday, this year's festival opens with an amazing live art installation, Bloom, as large-scale illuminations project onto Edinburgh's iconic buildings.
And now for something completely different...
Get an early glimpse of the new Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, in cooking action, alongside Levi Roots at this biggest foodie festival in the north. There's lots of tasty Yorkshire treats to try alongside cookery demos and a vintage fairground for you and the grandchildren.
Get your little one's imaginations fired up for an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other at this unique camping festival in Cheshire dedicated solely to children and their families. There will be tall tales to tell, lots of mischief and mayhem to get up to plus midnight feasts, a spellbound forest theatre, curious creatures, raucous follow fights and hidden retreats as well as top notch food and drink for the grown-ups. You'll find us at the glorious lakeside Silver Screen where you can recreate famous dance scenes from iconic flicks, join a musical chorus line and get ready for Hollywood with some film star styling.
Wildlife presenter Kate Humble, Masterchef winner Thomaisna Miers and Children's Laureate Michael Rosen join the lovely Cerys Matthews in Flintshire for three days of music, literature, craft, design, pit cooking and the natural world. Featuring dozens of demos and lots of enthusiastic artisan makers, you could pick up a new skill, whether it's country dance lessons or foraging, wild swimming or cider making.
There are few things in life quite so comforting as a homemade patchwork quilt, made with love by a friend or relative. And this fabulously unique festival in Birmingham celebrates the art of this timeless skill with a host of events. For seasoned quilters there's competitions galore and an Aladdin's cave of fat quarters, quilting machines and kits. Or if you're just keen to find out more, there's lots of demos and workshops to get you having a go.