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Are you planning on going to a summer music festival in Europe this year? If so, you’ll be one of the lucky ones to enjoy performances from many of the biggest names in the music industry. But with the unofficial first weekend of summer fast approaching do you still need to buy tickets? Do you know what artists will be at which music fest? Likewise, will you be camping or desire more comfortable overnight accommodations? To get you on the right track, here are just a few basic facts about the best music festivals going on in Europe this summer.
London Road, Writtle
Chelmsford CM2 8WQ, United Kingdom
Dates: August 25-28, 2022
One of Europe’s largest electronic music festivals, Creamfields is already sold out. However, you can still purchase day and camp tickets through secondary markets. For instance, Ticketmaster, Skiddle, Ticketline and Ticket Quarter have resale tickets. Even though prices are higher, this is Creamfields 25th anniversary. In other words, this is going to be one of the top music festivals this summer in Europe. In fact, the list of featured performers is like a who’s who of EDM. With that in mind Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and Tiësto are among the marquee names.
How To Get There
Creamfield lists several ways to get to its 25th anniversary electronic music festival. If you’re driving by car, you can prebook a parking pass or pay upon arrival. In case you want to take a bus you might like is the Big Green Coach, with stops in 55 locations. To point out a few locations, Cambridge, London Victoria, Portsmouth and Southhampton. What’s more, you have the option to take a shuttle bus from designated spots in Liverpool, Manchester and Warrington. The town of Daresbury is about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester.
The original electronic music extravaganza has been so popular it added a second festival this year. However, Creamfield South begins June 2, so time is running out for last minute tickets. On the other hand, there will be some big names appearing at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. In particular are top EDM acts like David Guetta, Fat Boy Slim, Calvin Harris and Idris Elba.
Worthy Lane, Shepton Mallet
Somerset, England BA4 4BY
Dates: June 22-26, 2022
If you had to pick just one European music festival to go to this summer, it might be Glastonbury. One of the largest and certainly most famous, Glastonbury is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1970. In fact, that first event was held the day after rock icon Jimi Hendrix died in London. Whether or not you can find a resale ticket this year is questionable.
Who Will Be Appearing
This year, two of the headliners are from that era, along with two wildly popular contemporary artists. Namely, Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar. If that’s no enough, there are other acts that could be top billing in other venues. For example, Crowded House, Doja Cat, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion and Olivia Rodrigo. Of course, there are even more acts, like Pet Shop Boys, Robert Plant and Allison Kraus, Rufus Wainwright and St. Vincent.
As one of the biggest summer music festivals in Europe, Glastonbury sells out quickly. Moreover, official resale tickets through See Tickets have already sold out. There may be tickets available through secondary markets but event organizers will not make recommendations.
How To Get To Glastonbury
In order to reach the event, you have several transportation options. You can take your own car, rideshare, take a bus or a train with a shuttle transfer. At the Castle Cary train station, there will be a free shuttle bus to transport you to the festival grounds. The historic town of Glastonbury is approximately 13.2 km (8.2 miles) from the festival
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Are you thinking of taking an unforgettable trip to see some of the top attractions Hong Kong? If so, have you decided upon which places you hope to see? This fascinating city whose name is translated as Fragrant Harbor, is one of the best places to visit in Asia. Moreover, it possesses a unique cultural fusion of Chinese and Western influences. While there’s something for everyone, here are some recommendations.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Located on Lantau island, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is by far the largest theme park in Hong Kong. First opened in 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland is slightly smaller in size in comparison to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. However, there are seven themed areas that are nearly identical or quite similar to the original. For instance, there is Main Street U.S.A., as well as Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. There are also familiar attractions like Jungle Cruise, Sleeping Beauty Castle, It’s a Small World. If that’s not enough, there is also Star Wars: Command Post.
Additional Hong Kong Disneyland Attractions
You will also like Grizzly Gulch, similar to Disney’s Frontierland and Mystic Point with its haunted mansion Mystic Manor. That’s not to mention Toy Story Land, with Woody and Jessie from the Toy Story movie. Disneyland also features live entertainment daily and spectacular parades. For example, there are “Disney Paint the Night” and “Flights of Fantasy Parade”.
Hong Kong Disneyland Dining and Lodging
Hong Kong Disneyland also features an array of dining options and world-class accommodations, particularly the 5-star Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel that looks remarkably like the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
How To Get To Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland can easily be reached from Hong Kong via the MTR subway/light rail system. Both the MTR Green Line and Orange Line serve Hong Kong to the Sunny Bay Station. From Sunny Bay Station, visitors then take the special Disneyland Resort Line to Hong Kong Disneyland.
One of the two most popular street markets in Hong Kong, the Ladies’ Market is a must see for anyone visiting the city for the very first time. The Ladies’ Market is not only great place for shopping, it has the famous neon lights.
What To See At Ladies’ Market
Although this lively street market runs along a 1km stretch along Tung Cho are dazzling neon lights. Of course, this makes it one of the most Instagram-friendly spots in Hong Kong. After all, Ladies Market has more than 100 stalls selling all sorts of items. Indeed, the majority appear to be souvenirs. For instance, you will find t-shirts, handbags and traditional clothing. There are also backpacks, low cost watches and electronics like chargers and adapters.
Negotiate Your Price With Vendors
Ladies’ Market is a spot where you can bargain with vendors to get the best price. Vendors generally start with a high asking price. You can then negotiate the price two or more times before settling with a prospective buyer.
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