Soundtrack Your Summer - Music Festival Guide 2023

9 June 2023

Unmissable Music Festivals near our Hotels

With the summer season upon us once more, music fans across the UK can look forward to a host of feelgood festivals and events showcasing popular legendary acts to exciting up and coming artists spanning a variety of genres from across the globe.

From the iconic status of the Isle of Wight Festival to regional favourites including Kendal Calling and Lytham Festival, our enticing hotel destinations are on hand to offer a comfortable oasis in which to return after a day’s festivities.

Whether you’re looking to attend a music event with a day ticket or enjoy a full weekend of live music, our comfortable accommodation coupled with exemplary dining and leisure facilities ensures you can rock and roll during the day and unwind in style of an evening.

Nocturne Live - Stay at The Bear

Arrive to our attractive setting in the charming market town of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, as Nocturne – Live at Blenheim Palace returns between 14th – 17th June as a striking spectacle in one of the most dramatic music venues in the world.

With our former 13th century coaching inn set just along the road from the festival, we still have some availability for the Friday night session with Gregory Porter and Emeli Sandé as notable headliners.

Nocturne Live

Henley Festival - Staying at The Compleat Angler

Stay in our tranquil hotel on the banks of the River Thames and enjoy a wide range of sumptuous seasonal fare with our new Riverside Restaurant and The Lawn menus, as you soak up the sunshine in style near Marlow.

Reachable in under 15-minutes is this year’s edition of the Henley Festival, taking place between 5th – 9th July, with tickets still available for Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Westlife and Sunday’s ‘Aretha Franklin – Queen of Soul’ tribute featuring original lead singer, Liz Mitchell.

Henley Festival

Lytham Festival - Staying at Tickled Trout

Our handily placed hotel near Preston means you can reach the renowned coastal spot of Lytham St Annes within half an hour’s drive, with Lytham Festival’s a decidedly summery setting on the beach a must-do when staying with us.

Running across 28th June - 2nd July, there’s something to suit all tastes in the form of Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Lionel Richie and Motley Crue appearing alongside a strong selection of support acts. Tickets for Lytham Festival are still available across all days.

Lytham Festival

TRNSMT Festival - Staying at Crutherland House Hotel & Spa

An increasingly popular Glasgow city centre festival, TRNSMT is the brainchild of Geoff Ellis, who was the former festival organiser of Scotland’s T in the Park until 2019. Our Crutherland House & Spa hotel represents an unspoilt countryside retreat just 30 minutes from the festival venue at Glasgow Green.

With day and weekend tickets still available, experience the very best of homegrown acts in the form of Sam Fender, The 1975, Royal Blood and Britpop megastars in Pulp – marking their comeback after a decade away from the live scene.


Also 2023 - Staying at Alveston Manor

Returning for its 10th anniversary edition, Also 2023 at Park Farm in scenic Warwickshire can be accessed from our decidedly Shakespearean retreat at Alveston Manor within a 20-minute drive from our peaceful Stratford-upon-Avon location.

Arrive between 14th-16th July and take in traditional and new music in glorious natural settings, with lakeside stages and more a backdrop for an eclectic mix of electropop, indie, folk, roots, reggae and more – while comedy acts and foot demos round off a unique event including family ticket options.

Also Festival

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul - Staying at The Burlington

Immerse yourself in the joyous cultural allure of Birmingham city centre, as you stay at our stylish hotel near Birmingham New Street station and the Bullring shopping centre.

A short distance away is Moseley Park, where the Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival will take place between 7th – 9th July as a family-friendly festival celebrating innovative grassroots music alongside acclaimed international acts in a stunning natural amphitheatre – with tickets still available across the weekend.

Mostly Jazz. Fun & Soul Festival

Doune The Rabbit Hole - Staying at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa

Our inviting hotel near the famous Kelpies and the historic city of Stirling sees you stay near this year’s Doune The Rabbit Hole festival when arriving over 21st – 23rd July.

Perfect for families journeying to the region, there will be a huge family area with kids entertainment and Play Zone featuring robot making, ice cream parlour and playdough crafting - alongside esteemed musical acts including Spiritualized, Thurston Moore Group and Black Grape.

Honeyblood - Doune the Rabbit Hole

Kendal Calling - Staying at Leeming House

If you don’t fancy camping out for the whole weekend and would prefer a hot meal and comfortable room to return to each evening after the festivities, our boutique Georgian mansion overlooking Ullswater is just 25-minutes away from the Kendal Calling site in Lowther, Penrith.

Purchase your tickets and get ready for a music festival seemingly made for alternative music fans of recent decades, with Kasabian, Blossoms, Kaiser Chiefs and others part of a line-up that is bound to bring back lots of nostalgic memories as you get lost in the music with friends and family.

Kendal Calling

Camp Bestival - Staying at Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

A newly formed sister festival to Camp Bestival Dorset, visit our leafy golf hotel near Whitchurch and attend Shropshire’s most notable festival in the calendar when arriving between 18th-21st August.

Weston Park transforms into magic meadows, enchanting woodland and kids’ gardens packed with entertainment – making it a treat for young and old alike, while the line-up featuring Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Human League guarantees plenty of danceable moments in the sun.

Camp Bestival