Not Interested In The World Cup? Escape To A Festival!

If, like Ronaldinho you will be sitting out the World Cup in South Africa or simply happen to be to be a Scotland supporter who isn’t even aware that there is tournament going on, then we have a multitude of other ways to occupy your time this summer.

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Festival season is underway and there are plenty of tickets left to all the major jamborees around the UK with

The Download Festival takes place from the 11-13 June which means you can conveniently skip the opening ceremony of the World Cup as well as England’s first game of the tournament against the USA. Playing at the iconic Donington Park will be rock legends AC/DC and Aerosmith as well as other stellar acts such as Rage Against The Machine and Them Crooked Vultures. Tickets are still available for Download Festival from £46.

If heavy metal isn’t your thing then check out the Isle of Wight Festival which also takes place from 11-13 June on the, err, Isle of Wight. Confirmed acts include American hip-hop superstar Jay-Z, New York rockers The Strokes and Australia’s own Crowded House. Tickets are still available for the Isle of Wight Festival from £65.

Rockness 2010 will be getting the kids to shake their stuff from 10-12 June – just to be quirky – and will feature British dance gurus Leftfield and the one and only Fatboy Slim amongst a range of artists from an array of musical genres. Tickets for Rockness 2010 are available from £60.

But if its relaxation you’re after and you just want to immerse yourself in stunning surroundings while letting soothing sounds wash over you then what better than visiting the Hampton Court Festival that runs from 8-19 June. Headline acts include Jools Holland, Van Morrison and the gorgeous Katherine Jenkins (pictured) and tickets can be still be bought from only £46.

So forget about football for a month, get your dancing shoes on and head to to compare and buy festival tickets.

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