1. The Festival Book by Michael Odell
If you’re planning to go to a festival this year, this book is a must-read! It covers practically every aspect of festivals and once purchased will undoubtedly be your go-to festival survival guide. We guarantee that this book will answer any festival questions you have. So you can make sure you’re fully clued up so you can enjoy your festival experience to the fullest. And many festival tips and tricks to get your festival-ready! It also provides an extensive checklist so you don’t forget to pack anything important, handy, huh? Wellies? check? glitter? check? alcohol supply? check, tent? check. You will also read many hilarious and true stories of festival-goers to get you excited for your own experience.
2. Glastonbury 50 by Michael & Emily Eavis
As all festival-goers know, Glastonbury is one of the most popular festivals worldwide and attracts over 210,000 people each year! Micheal and Emily Eavis have attended every year since 1982, so there are no people better than them to tell the story of Glastonbury. And celebrate its 50 year anniversary of course! It revisits the thousands of musical artists that have performed on the Glastonbury stages over the years. With many contributions from a number of musical artists. They take you back to the very beginning of the festival and the development to where it is today. With many old and new photographs to give readers visualisation of the festival in all its glory throughout the years.
3. The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture by George McKay
McKay does an incredible job of covering practically every aspect surrounding festivals. If you haven’t already guessed by the book title, he gives insight into the history, music media and culture of festivals. All are brought all together to explore how the music festival acts as a key event in the cultural landscape. He particularly focuses on the culture that emerges from the festivals and the different communities that can form. He mentions various famous festivals from around the world and why their popularity continues to grow. And insights into the popular genres of music at festivals, such as pop, rock, jazz, techno and much more!
4. The Music Festival Guide: For Music Lovers and Musicians – Jon Pruett
This is another ultimate festival guide that all festival-goers will want to get their hands on. If you’re a first-timer, this book will cover all aspects of festivals that you need to know about before going to one. Such as essential things to pack (suncream, adaptable chargers, water etc), survival kits (plasters, paracetamol for the potential hangovers), appropriate clothing and much more! It even guides you on how to be strategic when picking the best spot to camp for the duration of your stay. This book covers an incredible 600 music festivals worldwide with in-depth descriptions so you know what to expect. It will guide you to find the perfect festival for you and your friends with dates, locations, ticket prices and much more.