Posted 11 April 2016 by Andrew Gardner
Can we be thinking of festival season already? Well yes we can, and we have some excellent festivals in Sussex so if you don't fancy camping (or you do fancy making a longer holiday of it) then it's definitely time to book your holiday cottage with us. If you're bringing a large group, we can help too - click here to view our selection of large cottages.
New on the agenda is The Big Kahuna festival in August, taking place at Holmbush Farm near Horsham over the August bank holiday weekend. They tell us the line-up will include Happy Mondays, Paul Hartnoll from Orbital, Toploader, Cuban Brothers, Disco Deviant and 808 State to name but a few, and there's even going to be a silent disco (absolutely no comment!). The blurb assures us that 'little Kahunas' are equally welcome and plenty of fun will be available for all, including interactive arts and crafts classes, films and a 'kid-friendly' bar.
Before that, however, in May comes the annual Great Escape - Brighton's thrilling festival of new music, with the Alternative Escape running alongside. Forgotten Fields in early August at Eridge has Suede, Dizzee Rascal and Maximo Park high on the bill; and the Love Supreme jazz festival gets going at Glyndebourne in July.
If a full-on festival is not your thing, or you're visiting Sussex earlier in the season, have you checked out Sam Lee's Singing With Nightingales? Folk singer Sam Lee, with other musicians, will be hosting an intimate journey into the Sussex forest around Lewes for songs, stories, folklore and facts based around the elusive, evocative bird. This will be happening in April and May, by ticket only, and it promises to be a magical and ethereal experience.
Any of these wonderful events could be a perfect part of your Sussex self-catering holiday, so do have a look at the wonderful cottages on our website (click here to see the full selection) - including some fabulously quirky options - for the perfect festival base.