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Top Three Festivals for 2009

It can be confusing eh? All these festivals to choose from and not enough funds to go to every single one. Take a look at our top three recommendations for the festival season of 2009.

Richard Dyer

Date published: 11th May 2009

It can be confusing eh? All these festivals to choose from and not enough funds to go to every single one. The summer is a tricky balancing act of party juggling.
Over in Skiddle headquarters, we were all in a muddle too. So, we all sat down around the table and had it out. We looked at every festival and decided which ones were the best. Here is what we came up with, an arts festival, a chilled family festival and a dance festival. Take a look at our top three recommendations for the festival season of 2009. 
Futuresonic Festival 2009
Futuresonic is to Manchester like Sonar is to Barcelona. The urban festival is a combination of art, music and industry conferences. Now in its 14th year, it is the UK's leading festival for digital culture. This year the festivalís theme is the Environment so there will be hanging musical plants that sing when stroked, a public recital of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, and a project with the Met Office engaging the population of Manchester in monitoring climate and biodiversity, amongst other installations. And thatís just the art. There will also be some fantastic music events around different venues in Manchester, with artists playing music across the spectrum.

Futuresonic 2009 Lineup
Murcof & AntiVJ, Jůhann Jůhannsson, Denis Jones, Toddla T & MC Serocee, Hudson Mohawke, Daedelus, Tim Exile, DIY Soundsystem, Soap&Skin, Daniele Baldelli, James Holroyd, Cosmic Disco DJs, Kode 9, Zomby, Actress, Tobias, Efdemin, Move D, Me&You DJs, Faktion DJs

Futuresonic Festival Tickets
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Wickerman 2009
For those looking for that Ďuberí chilled out atmosphere Ė Wickerman is back and itís going to be bigger and better than ever.
The Wickerman Festival takes place at East Kirkcarswell, near Dundrennan, South West Scotland, in some of the most beautiful and idyllic surroundings. 
Wickerman is a firm favourite with the crowds due to a varied policy that covers everything from to dance, pop, rock and everything in between. And, of course it all ends with a 30ft high wicker man being burnt!  What else could you want?
Wickerman offers a completely different experience, open to everyone young and old Ė no frills and completely diverse.  You can even bring your campervan for that true hippy experience. Or, alternatively, Wickerman is offering the option of yurts, tipis and bell tents this year for the complete experience Ė all you have to do is bring your sleeping bag. Much less hassle than spending hours putting up your own tent!

Wickerman 2009 Lineup
The Human League/ The Zutons/ Danny Rampling/ Joe Goddard & Felix Martin (Hot Chip)/  Candi Staton/ Idlewild/ The Magic Numbers/ Billy Bragg (Scottish Festival Exclusive)/ Dreadzone/ Utah Saints/ Kid British

Wickerman Tickets
Tickets for Wickerman 2009 are on sale now with Skiddle - purchase online, at the guaranteed lowest rates. There are packages for the whole family so everyone can share the festival experience.
And as an added incentive to buy early the first 500í Wickeruniansí to purchase tickets online will be automatically upgraded to VIP status, with free showers, flushing toilets and a VIP bar so get in there fast!

Creamfields 2009
Get ready for one of the biggest outdoor electronic music festivals in the clubbing calendar: itís Creamfields 2009.
One of the first and only festivals to pull off dance and indie at the same festival, fans can expect  guitar-wielding bands at the same event as the world's greatest DJís and mixers.
Taking place on August bank holiday Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, over 40,000 clubbers will embark on Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire, for the largest outdoor event of its kind.
After the success of last year, the newly extended two-day event will return with camping for the second year running. 

Creamfields 2009 Lineup
Tiёsto / Mylo Live / David Guetta / Luciano presents ∆ther Live / Laurent Garnier Live / John Digweed / Pete Tong / Sven Všth / Steve Angello / Axwell / Sebastian Ingrosso / Erol Alkan / Basement Jaxx / Paul van Dyk  / Dizzie Rascal / 2manydjs Live / Calvin Harris Live / Erick Morillo  / Sasha / Ferry Corsten / Deadmau5 / Dubfire / Timo Maas / Annie Mac / Sander van Doorn / Special Guest: Laidback Luke / Judge Jules / Crookers / James Zabiela / Boys Noize / Friendly Fires Live / Hernan Cattaneo / Kissy Sell Out / Danny Howells / Andy C / Hype / High Contrast / Chase & Status / Mark Knight / Dirty South / Dave Spoon / Skream & Benga / Busy P vs DJ Feadz / Nick Warren / DJ Marky / Friction / Filthy Dukes / Funkagenda / MC Beardyman / NTYPE

Creamfields Tickets

There are a variety of different packages available: you can bring your own tent, hire one or even hire a pod pad for complete boutique style festival experience.
Tickets on sale through Skiddle include Weekend, Weekend with Camping tickets and Day Passes.
Tickets for Get Creamfields are on sale now with Skiddle - follow the link below to purchase online, at the guaranteed lowest rates.


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