Jump onboard to this summer’s festivals

Pick your favourite line up and head to one of the handpicked festivals happening at destinations on our network.

Synonymous with the British Summer Time, the festival season has arrived! We have shortlisted real gems for you, so read on! The eagle-eyed amongst you might even spot some prizes to be won.

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Africa Oye Africa Oye Festival logo

Sefton Park, Liverpool (2hours 21minutes from London)

22-23 June

Head to Liverpool to celebrate summer at the UK’s largest festival of African music and culture. Rock out to sounds of headliners Def MaMa Def, Florence Adooni and Fulu Miziki or visit the Oye Village for storytelling, face painting or drumming workshops. Kids can explore the FREE music, dance art and craft workshops while Freetown and Trenchtown bring top Afro-centric DJ sessions, so there is plenty of opportunity to dance the weekend away!

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DJ Edu at Arica Oye

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Godiva Festival Godiva Festival Logo

War Memorial Park, Coventry (54 mins from London)

5-7 July

25 years of tradition (just 10 minute walk from the station), the Godiva Festival is celebrating its milestone year with an enviable line-up across five stages. Chill to the stylish summer sounds from Paloma Faith, Beverley Knight or Sam Ryder or head to The COV Stage and discover Coventry and Warwickshire's next big artists. Suited to all, it is a great family day out too. Keep an eye on our socials in the run up to the festival, to snap up your festival tickets & travel with Avanti.

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Hidden Festival 

Fred Roche Gardens, Milton Keynes (31 mins from London)

28-30 June

Find yourself at the Hidden Festival! Set in quirky, unusual spaces, this year’s funky festival takes place in the hidden gem that is Fred Roche Gardens. With headliners including Paul Oakenfold, Riot Noise and Judge Jules, that’s our kind of a summer garden party.

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In the Park Festival

Sefton Park, Liverpool (2 hours 21 mins from London)

11-13 July

Your ‘summer-in-the-city’ festival that spans across three nights – you will need a separate ticket for each. Catch Rag’n’Bone Man, Tom Grennan, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Cream Classical over three days in this laid back festival, with plenty of food options on offer – what sounds better?

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