Dates: 29th June - 2nd July 2018
Location: Eastnor Castle Ledbury, Herefordshire
A brand new festival, El Dorado has had to think outside the box in order to stand out in an industry that already offers something for everyone. Luckily, they’ve succeeded in doing that – as attested to by the rapturous attendees from their first two events. Set in Eastnor Park, Herefordshire, this gloriously ebullient festival ticks all the boxes for a fantastic weekend. Created by the founders of Cirque du Soul (the creme de la creme of party planners), it features 90 different acts on no less than seven stages. Glitter, circus and bucket loads of fun are the order of the day; all day, every day.
Aside from the experiences you may by now have come to expect from a festival; great music, beautiful settings, seriously delicious street food, spiritual awakenings and communing with nature, there are a few other choice activities that might excite you. Disney karaoke, for one (and who doesn’t already know all the words?), treasure hunts and even space hopper races. The child in you is dying to go to this one.
2017’s lineup included Groove Armada, Goldfish, Jax Jones, The Sugarhill Gang and The Hot 8 Brass Band among many, many others. A thoroughly enjoyable mixture of established and up and coming artists – and a strong emphasis on dancing. 2018’s programme is sure to be just as exciting.
Eastnor Deer Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and a Site of Special Scientific Interest – and as such, the organisers ask that all guests take care to dispose of their waste responsibly in the many litter bins provided. The ticket price includes camping, and the campsites are fully equipped with everything you might possibly need; from a health clinic to a convenience store. There are charging sites and lockable lockers, hot showers and even a pamper area. For those, whoever, who like the finer things in life, (like not queuing, a little privacy, a comfortable bed, a good night’s sleep) there are of course, boutique options. As always, glamping at UK festivals is an experience in itself – and well worth the extra cost.