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Five festivals for summer fun

Glastonbury

25–29 June 2014, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England. Perhaps the most epic music festival on the planet. Glastonbury is certainly world renowned for its incredible line-ups and immense scale and is often synonymous with rain, mud and the best five days of your life! Tickets sell out fast but if you don't manage to get your hands on one then you can always watch the coverage on the BBC. Check out the Glastonbury website for more details of the event.

Henley Royal Regatta

2–6 July 2014, Henley, England. A classic old school English rowing race. Competitors compete throughout the day on a 2,112 metre course along the Thames, however the rowing is often a sideline to a rather spiffing riverside party that continues to grow as the lesser talented rowers bow out of the competition. It's a great day of quintessential British partying and an even better excuse to polish off a few glasses of Pimms.

La Tomatina

27 August 2014, Buñol, Spain. Climbing greasy poles to reach a ham, water fights and tomato chaos! Sound fun? Well the Tomatina festival in the Valencian town of Buñol is exactly that! Get prepared for an hour of full blown, semi-naked, tomato-launching action. The streets of this normally sleepy little town flow red with tomato juice on the last Wednesday of August every year. Get yourself a cheap flight and get out there!

Ibiza closing parties

The last 2 weeks in September, Ibiza. After a full summer of partying, the 'White Isle' prepares to close its doors on the dance scene for another year. The closing parties of clubs like Space and Amnesia are respected as some of the craziest dance-based parties on the planet. If you are after mind-blowing sunsets, all night dancing and lots of beautiful people the closing parties are a 'must do' this summer.


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