Fancy escaping the city to a festival this weekend, but haven't yet got yourself a ticket?
While most of the big festivals such as SW4 and Creamfields are sold out, there are still plenty of last minute festivalling experiences available at some of the UK's smaller - and arguably more interesting - festivals.
This weekend sees bijou festivals take place all over the country as the great British festival crowd squeezes the last out of the summer season. Here's our pick of some of the best small festivals taking place this weekend with tickets still available.
The two day Wizard Festival takes place at New Deer Showground in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside this weekend. It's a family music festival with four stages, fairground rides, carefully selected food and craft stalls and a village shop. It also has a dedicated children's area, family camping, and a full two day programme of activities for the youngsters.
Where: New Deer Showground, Aberdeenshire
Line up: The Stranglers, Cast, Magic Numbers, The Saw Doctors, Jon Fratelli, The Twang
Featuring 75 of the best D&B, dubstep and bass acts around, Oh My God's Dirty Weekender is set to make some serious noise over the weekend of the 27th August. The event is curated by some of the biggest players in the UK bass scene, including Oh My God!, Energy, SDC, G13 Records, Oh My Dub!, Unity Radio, Easy Records, Bassment, Just Skank, Definition, SmokeScreen Records, Hendre Hall, Breakout and Pandemik. Four stages will showcase a whole range of genres, from Drum & Bass to Old Skool Jungle, and Dub and Ragga to Breaks and Dubstep - all delivered over super high powered sound systems and accompanied by high quality laser and lighting shows.
Headliners: Futurebound, Heist, Sigma, Nicky Blackmarket
With three days of music, art, fashion, film and culture, The Limetree Festival is an indulgent treat for all the senses, with the gorgeous festival site even including its own stone circle and iron-age round house. The eclectic and expansive line-up spans numerous genres and features a diverse range of up and coming home-grown talent playing alongside some of the best musical and artistic pioneers of all time.
Where: Ripon, Yorkshire
Headliners: Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Adam Shelton, Transglobal Underground, Submotion Orchestra, Zero 7 (DJ), Portishead's Andy Smith (DJ)
Following on from the success of last years event, BB Fest returns this weekend with its fantastic blend of local folk, indie and acoustic. artists. All the summer festival essentials will be readily available including real ale and full bar, a hog roast, ice cream, CD's from your favourite acts, t-shirts and other merchandise.
Where: Brant Broughton
Headliners: Night Parade, Dlugokecki, Adam Burnage, Gina Stone
This one day urban music festival is set to shake up the sleepy Cambridgeshire town of March this bank holiday weekend. Headlined by Simon Webbe, Fenland Festival will bring together an impressive line-up of artists from the worlds of hip hop, drum n bass, dubstep and grime including DJ Target and MC manga from Roll Deep, Fugative, The Artful Dodger, DJ Luck and MC Neat.
Where: March, Cambridgeshire
Headliners: Simon Webbe, DJ Target, DJ Luck and MC Neat, The Artful Dodger, Fugative
A brand new event taking place this weekend, Lake Festival sees three days of music and family friendly activities near Hollingworth Lake in Milnrow, Lancashire. An eclectic musical line-up has been designed to appeal to all ages, with acts from the past 50 years taking to the stage over the course of the weekend. From rock n roll legends Pete Maclaine & the Clan to niche electro DJ Joe Barnes and Emmerdale's DJ Jeff Hordley (bad-boy Kane Dingle), there's something for all tastes at Lake Festival.
Where: Hollingworth Lake, Milnrow, Lancashire
Headliners: The Rain Band with Rowetta, Fast Cars, Northern Uproar, Girl Peculiar, Salford Jets with Mike Sweeney
Originally published: 23rd Aug 2011