Hammock Friendly Festivals
Festivals can be frenetic, exciting and somewhat tiring events. Why not ease your festival going experience by taking a hammock along? Many festival sites are surrounded by trees and some have designated hammock areas. Our research has highlighted the following festivals as being particularly hammock friendly.
Latitude doesn't have an official policy on hammocks but festival goers are more than welcome to bring their own hammocks and portable hammock stands. If you can't manage this, there is a very cool hammock area with hammocks provided tucked away in the woods between the Alcove and Lavish Lounge (see signpost!). Be quick though, as these hammocks are very popular.
Rhythmtree is surrounded by trees that are perfect for hammock hanging! This world music festival has a diverse range of genres inlcuding afro-beat, Cajun drumming, blues and folk music. Rhythm Tree started off as a didgeridoo festival but has grown into one of the best world music festivals. Great campsite too.
WOMAD has a hammock stall, with hammocks for chilling. There are trees on the festival site so depending on whether or not you get the good spots first you can hang your own hammock up for a mid afternoon snooze. You’re best bet is get there early! WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) brings together many forms of music, arts and dance from countries and cultures around the world. Said to be the home of the ‘best music you never heard’.
Wilderness is a “celebration of the arts and outdoors in the wilds of England”. It is set in Cornbury Park which is an 800-year old deer park surrounded by 1,700 acres of forest, so there is no shortage of beautiful spots to hang your hammock. Besides watching great acts you can also enjoy great food. There is also a spa, wild swimming, foraging and hot tubs
Alchemy is set in a large park in Lincolshire that has a great many hammock hanging points. Described as ‘a festival for festival people, very grass roots and old school’, Alchemy's ethos is to try be as green as possible and to support fair trade. If you want a non-corporate, non-sponsored event, this could be the one for you.