Vacation may perhaps gradually be opening up, but a lot of Brits are deciding upon to maintain things basic and remain near to residence this summer months. So, times out and domestic breaks are in substantial desire, and, following a yr-lengthy hiatus, festivals of all sorts are earning a triumphant return. For gourmands, the summertime calendar is packed with foodstuff festivals pairing summer sun with major-notch bites to eat — frequently provided by star chefs. As for the leisure, expect every little thing from chart-topping bands to defeat poets. Right here are 6 to consider this August and September.

1. The Major Feastival, Cotswolds

Blur bassist-turned-cheesemaker Alex James hosts this gourmand songs competition on his Cotswolds estate. Only Friday tickets now remain, so get in rapid: headline functions include things like Sigala, Ella Eyre and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, though Jack Stein prospects the roster of celeb cooks on phase. Road foodstuff choices consist of La Churreria and Oh My Pet dog! and there are also extensive-desk eating occasions, furthermore cookery lessons for small children and older people. 27-29 August adult Friday tickets from £82. 

2. Vegan Camp Out, Nottinghamshire

The world’s major vegan tenting festival will see 1000’s of herbivores descend on Nottinghamshire’s Newark Showground for a few times. The lineup contains poet Benjamin Zephaniah, vegan YouTubers BOSH!, comic Russell Brand name and Television presenter Chris Packham. Also on offer will be workshops, seminars, dwell audio, yoga and much much more. Road food options — all plant-based, of training course — vary from pizza and kebabs to green juices and curries. 20-22 August entire weekend tenting tickets from £64.