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    Hello fellow festival fans,

    I've been going to Coachella for the past few years, but I am now going to be spending at least a year in Aberdeen, Scotland working. I'm sad to miss Coachella this year, but I am excited to get to some other festivals in the UK. I was wondering if people could help me track down the names of the other major festivals in Scotland and the rest of the UK? I know of Glastonbury, Rewind, and Rockness.

    I know there must be more in the UK. What are the big ones?

    Also, I guess since Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden are all pretty close, anything located over there would be appreciated too.

    I appreciate any help in advance!

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    We went to Bestival in September and had fun.
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    Just browse through the location section of this comprehensive list: http://festival-outlook.consequenceofsound.net/
    9/21: Khruangbin @ The Independent
    9/22: Moon Duo, Cold Beat @ The New Parish
    9/24: Dolly Parton @ Shoreline
    9/30: Omar-S @ TBA
    10/9: Midland, Erika @ The Midway
    10/14: Margo Price @ GAMH
    10/15: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Shea Stadium BK
    10/16: Anthony Naples, Justin Carter @ Nowadays
    10/21: Screaming Females @ The Night Light
    10/25: Hiss Golden Messenger @ The Independent
    09/28: Nicolas Jaar @ Taub
    11/16: Neko Case @ The Fox Theater Oakland



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    Roskilde is supposed to be great. It's a week of partying then a 4 day festival at the end.

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    In addition to the CoS list, there's a uk website called "efestivals" that keeps up to date information on all things festivals. Particularly Euro festivals.
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    Thanks for all the help! I'm starting to read through all the websites you guys recommended.

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    T in the park always looks like a good line up. Crowd looks fun and into the music. Only downside is that there are a lot of NEDS and the festival gets a bit trashy, from what i have heard and read.

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    if you're into riots and moshing, then Reading is the place

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    Boomtown Fair looks like a fun party.
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