Festival season is almost upon us. Yay! But which one is best for you?
We've sifted trough the hundreds of bashes taking place this summer to bring you a handy festival guide. Here, then, are 33 festivals that carry the NME stamp of approval.
Read on to watch live videos from headliners and find out why each one is worth digging out your wellies
Victoria Park, London; July 15-18
A very canny little event that’s been growing and growing over the past few years, balancing the populist mash-fest that Dizzee Rascal’s set will surely be with the queen of mean Grace Jones and effete lords Roxy Music means there really will be something for everything. Want refined, glamourous pop? Hercules & Love Affair and Hurts will ensure a solid presence of shoulder pads. A bit of indie familiarity to get drunk to? Hello, The Maccabees and Mystery Jets. Need some grindcore? Paloma Faith’s playing a Napalm Death covers set [Note: one of these is a lie].