Festivals 2016

The Best Student-Friendly Festivals

A good festival is a vital part of any education.

Welcome to the Ministry of Sound festival guide 2016

All this week we're going to be running through a list of our favourite festivals. Today we're kicking off with our favourite student-friendly festivals. All the festivals we'll be looking at this week will have a banging lineup, a great location and an excellent vibe, but to make the cut in the student-friendly category, there were some specific criteria that they needed to fulfil.

Firstly the festival had to be in the UK, secondly the ticket price had to be on the right side of £100 and thirdly the site had to be in the vicinity of a major student hub. It wasn't easy, but we've managed to narrow it down to nine festivals, presented below in chronological order.

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Where: Portsmouth

When: 28th - 29th May

Who: Steve Angello, Riton, Groove Armada, Kerri Chandler, Low Steppa, Sub Focus

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Where: Essex

When: 28th - 29th May

Who: Fatboy Slim, Amine Edge & DANCE, Claptone, Craig David, Loco Dice, Armand van Helden

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Where: Manchester

When: 11th - 12th June

Who: The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Jamie xx, DJ EZ, Black Coffee, Kaytranda, Stormzy

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Where: Brighton

When: 11th - 12th June

Who: Disclosure, Rudimental, Ice Cube, Skepta, Four Tet, Todd Terje, Jackmaster, Eats Everything

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Where: Bristol

When: 8th - 10th July

Who: Andy C, Caspa & Rusko, Oneman B2B My Nu Leng, Redlight, Preditah, Zed Bias

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Where: Cornwall

When: 10th - 14th August

Chase & Status, Deadmau5, Kano, Jackmaster, Kurrupt FM, SG Lewis, Sigma, Wilkinson

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Where: Norfolk

When: 2nd - 4th September

Who: Amine Edge & DANCE, Redlight, Blonde, Low Steppa, Artful Dodger, Chase & Status

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Where: Cardiff

When: 27th August

Who: DJ SKT, Random Mandem

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Where: Leeds

When: 19th - 20th September

Who: Sven Vath, Maya Jane Coles, Route 94, Tiga, Paul Oakenfold, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Kiwi

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Written by Matthew Francey

09 May 2016