Travel Tuesday - International Festival inspiration

So as you probably know we love a good festival - the excitement, the camping, meeting of similar minds and of course the music and one way to push the experience even further is giving an european festival a try. For one you probably have more chance of good weather, as well as inspiring settings, different food and culture and if your worried about the language barrier don't be, music has no barriers.

Beautiful Lisbon
Beautiful Lisbon, Portugal 

I couldn't think of anything better to do right now than jetting off to somewhere hot, since all of this British sun is making me miss my time in the South of France, a european beach city festival break would be right up my street. So if you are equally looking for something different why not check out the amazing lineup at the Optimus Alive 2 in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 12-14th July, you would need to get a move on, although you can pick up some cheap flights to Portugal, so why not throw caution to the wind and just do it. Optimus includes Green Day, Vampire Weekend, Depeche Mode, Biffy Clyro, Stereophonics, Band of Horses and James Bugg to name a few and the ticket price includes camping at a beautiful campsite within walking distance of the festival. This would of been a perfect choice for us pre-baby although we do plane to do an european festival in the near future.

Lisbon festival
Optimus Alive

If your into a more chilled out vibe, which is exactly what I am into right now, and you want to have a deeper connection with the music and surroundings why don't you consider the inspiring Artmospheric Festival, set in the heart of the West Balkan mountains, Bulgaria, 60km north of the Capital Sofia. It has limited capacity, making this a small and intimate festival celebrating electronic music, art with installations, workshops and lectures and is also family friendly


Sofia scenes
Sofia street scenes

The festival has some real unique touches such as the Night Cinema, Board Games corner, Vegetarian kitchen, Chaishop, Eco toilets and Indian Teepee village to name a few. You can either camp at the festival or stay on the Biofarm next door. Best thing of all is the festival is in a country that perhaps you would not have travelled to before and it's super reasonable - only £30 from the 12-14th July. You can fly to Sofia from London Gatwick with Easyjet or to other cities in Bulgaria with airlines such as Wizz and British Airways. Being located in Cardiff you can fly to Bourgas in Bulgaria but we would be tempted to drive the car to London and use the Gatwick Valet Parking - knowing that we can drop it off and pick it up is an extra peace of mind especially when you travel with younger members of the family.

Bulgarian festival
Artmospheric Festival

If you cannot get the time off or you are looking for something a little bit closer to home - Camp Bestival, at Ludworth Castle in Dorset have just released their full line up and it caters for everyone's taste. At Camp Bestival not only are Kids king but so are their parents and we cannot wait for August as this will be our first family Camp Bestival and I am sure not the last. Acts we are looking forward to seeing are DJ Yoda, Labrinth, Grandmaster Flash, Billy Bragg and of course Mr A's favourite will be Mr Tumble. With tons of workshops and entertainment including an insect circus, Art town, Science Tent and jousting, this is going to be one action packed weekend and Kids under 10 go free - Bonus!


Bestival festival

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13 comments:

  1. very beautiful post and well written keep in touch!

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    1. Hi Jannat

      That's so kind, glad you like the post

      Laura x

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  2. I'd love to go to a festival! I feel like I need to visit some of these wonederful places

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    1. Hi Dora

      You should, festivals are great :)

      Laura x

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  3. Such beautiful photos, i love that festival one. I would love to go to Portugal, I've not been there or Spain yet and would like to see both. Thank you for linking up with us this week Laura x

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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    1. Hi Bonnie

      Thanks so much for stopping by and restarting the travel tuesday link :)
      Spain is such a wonderful place - I much prefer the more rural north or Barcelona than the touristy coast

      Laura x

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      Thanks for stopping by - will follow for sure :)

      Laura x

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