Where? Hill Farm, Oxfordshire
What? This small, independent, family-friendly music festival last year featured headlining performances from The Libertines, The Vaccines and Franz Ferdinand. Expect a similarly impressive roster for this year’s event, which takes place on Hill Farm in Oxfordshire.
Where to stay? The Wild Rabbit, Kingham, Oxfordshire. Just a few fields away from sister enterprise Daylesford, the organic farm shop, café, deli and Bamford Haybarn Spa – the wellness retreat of Carole Bamford, it draws well-heeled locals and weekenders in equal measure to meet, eat, party, chill and – if they want – bed down for the night in great comfort. The restaurant – think boho-chic farmhouse kitchen – lies behind, with its pewter-hung dresser, long wooden tables and busy chefs in view. Tim Allen is the culinary mastermind and his food takes diners on a gourmet taste adventure. This Wild Rabbit is sophisticated, convivial and informal and the 12 bedrooms and three cottages – symphonies in designer cream and taupe – are sanctums of rustic-chic. Doubles from £175.
Found out more in our round-up of the best small & boutique festivals of 2018.