The Lindy Life's Guide to... Festivals

The Lindy Bop team love a good festival! Whether you’re planning on glamping it up in a yurt in Portmerion, getting muddy at Glasto, or settling into a chalet at Cambersands, read on to discover our guide to the best festivals with a vintage or rockabilly flourish in the UK and Europe.
What? A Rockabilly haven, Hemsby brings together some of our favourite rock ‘n’ roll artists and rockabilly enthusiasts from around the world.
When? From 8th to 11th May
Where? Seacroft Holiday Village, Hemby, Norfolk
Wear? Hemsby is the perfect opportunity to go all out – we recommend opting for one of our classic Ophelia dresses and ensuring that your favourite red lipstick is on you at all times!
What? Rockabillies from all across the globe flock to Cambersands holiday resort for the Rockabilly Rave. Expect escapism at its fifties finest, with plenty of cars, clothes, music and dancing to keep you entertained.
When? From 11th to 15th May
Where? Pontins Holiday Centre, Cambersands, East Sussex
Wear? Get ready to jive in one of our stunning swing dressestheir full skirts are
perfect for swooshing and the choice of bright colours and fun prints are sure to capture attention.
What? Only the biggest music and arts festival in the world! Glastonbury may have become more mainstream in recent years, but there truly is something for everyone. Our top tips? Head to Shangri-La for The Deluxe Diner,  The Field of Avalon for a crazy village fete atmosphere, or the Green Fields for quiet reflection.
When? From 24th – 28th June
Where? Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
Wear? Anything goes, but we’ll be wearing one of our Audrey dresses with a pair of  wellies and a rockabilly cropped leather jacket.
What? You don’t have to travel to The States to enjoy amazing music and dancing with like-minded individuals in the sun! Screamin’ presents a week of parties by the pool or at the beach, culminating in a long weekend of shows at La Fabrica Llobet and a classic car show. It’s the perfect combination of a festival and summer holiday!
When? 15th- 21st June
Where? La Fabrica, Calella, Barcelona, Spain
Wear? Alongside your swimwear, sunglasses and sandals, pack at least one of our halter-neck Myrtle dresses – perfect for both the beach and the bar.

Read our in depth guide to Screamin' Fest>

What? A traditional camping festival completely dedicated to vintage and rockabilly, Twinwood showcases the very best music from the ‘30’s to the ‘60’s. There are open air stages submerged in woodland, dance marquees with sprung floors, and cabaret performances galore. Don’t forget to sign up to enter the Mr and Miss Vintage competition!
When? 29th – 31st August
Where? Twinwood, Clapham, Bedfordshire
Wear? Channel war-time style with one of our elegant tea dresses during the daytime, then
vamp it up at night with a flirty swing dress

What? Quite simply put, Festival Number Six is the most perfectly located festival in the UK! Set in the fields, on the beach, in the woods and amongst the Mediterranean-inspired village of Portmerion, one of the main attractions is the setting itself. Discover secret performances in amongst the trees, laze on the beach, stumble across a surreal art installation, or listen to a diverse curation of music that spans sea shanties, male choirs and rock 'n’ roll. 

When? 3rd – 6th September
Where? Portmerion, Wales
Wear? Complement your breathtakingly beautiful natural surroundings with one of our floral frocks

What? Just because the summer’s over doesn't mean you can’t have fun!
Rhythm Riot is a ‘50’s rhythm and blues rock ‘n’ roll weekend featuring a huge variety
of DJ’s and bands,alongside a huge vintage clothing market, a tattoo parlour,
classic car cruise and much more.
When? 13th – 16th November
Where? Pontins Holiday Centre, Cambersands, East Sussex
 Wear? Pick your favourite swing dress and layer up with plenty of petticoats!

Do you have a fave festival, Lindy Boppers?

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