The Top 10 Boutique Festivals in the UK this Summer 2014

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2014 is the year of the boutique festival. From independent, bohemian fancy dress weekenders to picturesque deserted woodland settings, all of the festivals on our 'Top 10 Boutique Festivals in the UK' list go against the grain of the larger, more commercial music festivals, with quality and customer experience first and foremost. If it's a change of scenery from the sloppy overcrowded gutterbaskets that you desire, then a boutique festival in the UK this year is right up your alley.

Photo credit: Danny North

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Secret Garden Party 2014 United Kingdom
24th Jul - 27th Jul 2014
Tickets from €220 (festival weekend ticket with camping)
Headliners:
Koven

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and magical festivals in all the land, the Secret Garden Party overflows with creativity, colour and mystery. Set in a 10 acre landscaped garden, bordering a river and a lake, the Secret Garden Party is a true escape from normality, with surprises and new experiences around every corner.

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Noisily Festival 2014 United Kingdom
11th Jul - 13th Jul 2014
Tickets from €85 (festival day ticket )
Headliners:
Slam, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Max Cooper, Tristan

Set deep in the rolling hills of Leicestershire in the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival of Electronic Music and Arts lies in one of the most beautiful wooded valleys in the country. Totally contained amongst the trees creating a safe haven where hedonism and escapism can flourish and thrive, Noisily Festival is an exciting woodland playground packed to the rafters with an eclectic mix of music and arts; with a diverse collection of performers laying down beats across three main stages, you can expect a soundtrack to your weekend like no other in the UK.

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Somersault 2014 United Kingdom
17th Jul - 21st Jul 2014
Tickets from €65 (festival single day ticket)
Headliners:
Jack Johnson

Somersault is a five-day summer camp, reimagined. Packed full of music, adventure and outdoor living, this is a bold new kind of experience.

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Love Saves The Day Festival 2014 United Kingdom
24th May - 25th May 2014
Tickets from €42 (festival day pass)
Headliners:
Annie Mac, SBTRKT

Pioneering Bristol music festival Love Saves The Day returns to the heart of the city for a third year in 2014.

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Jabberwocky 2014 United Kingdom
15th Aug - 16th Aug 2014
Tickets from €47 (festival ticket)
Headliners:
Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake

Jabberwocky Festival is the bringing together of 3 pioneering companies. ATP, Primavera and Pitchfork, to bring a lineup of a calibre all too lacking in the UK summer calendar.

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Field Day London 2014 United Kingdom
7th Jun - 8th Jun 2014
Tickets from €47 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Pixies

London’s Field Day is back for another stellar edition, expanding to two days for the first time ever in 2014.

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Lunar Festival 2014 United Kingdom
7th Jun - 9th Jun 2014
Tickets from €50 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Tim Burgess, The Polyphonic Spree

The Lunar Festival is a new camping event brought to you by the same production team behind Moseley Folk Festival & Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festivals, the Lunar Festival is an eclectic thr

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The Great Escape 2014 United Kingdom
8th May - 10th May 2014
Tickets from €33 (festival single day ticket)
Headliners:
Kelis

Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music.

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Green Man Festival 2014 United Kingdom
14th Aug - 17th Aug 2014
Tickets from €205 (weekend festival ticket )
Headliners:
Beirut

Green Man is a music festival set in the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales.

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We Are FSTVL 2014 United Kingdom
24th May - 26th May 2014
Tickets from €95 (festival day ticket)
Headliners:
Fatboy Slim, Disclosure, MK, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth

We Are FSTVL is perhaps the most exciting new festival of its kind around.