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FanGirl's Best Festival Picks For 2023

Festival Season 2023 is in full flow and we are so here for it, and for you….


Suffering from crippling Glastonbury FOMO or Glastonbury Blues , well don’t be disheartened, you still have time babes!! We have all the info you need. We have picked our top 6 up-and-coming festivals that promise to keep that inner fire burning. Festivals are the magical gift that keep on giving. Let’s keep that cup full and give you a summer of unforgettable experiences music and memories to fill your heart for the rest of this summer’s season. Get it while its hot!


  1. Secret Garden Party
  2. Body Movement Festival
  3. We Are FSTVL
  4. Houghton
  5. 51 State
  6. Eastern Eclectics


  1. Secret Garden Party

When:20th-23rd July

Location: Huntingdon

Attendees: 35,000

Theme: The New Hope

Tickets: £250* https://www.secretgardenparty.com/book-tickets


Our Line Up Favourites: The Libertines, Fat Freddys Drop, Roisin Murphy, 2ManyDJs, Leftfield, Fabio /Grooverider, De La Soul, Peaches, Grandmaster Flash, Faithless, David Rodigan, Santana Oush, Molly D.



A boutique festival who’s focus is all about celebrating eccentricity and not the line-up. Famous for its random hedonistic acts which can happen at anywhere at any time, with no clear line between on and off stage. Secret Garden Party has always been a FanGirl Favourite. (We all heard the bad press about the loos, but they got the memo….don’t take this special number off your to do list).


FanGirl Fact: Secret Garden Party Get yourself on the hill on Sunday morning to watch the Dance-Off Finals… you want to sky + that shizz! The Saturday night spectacle gives London’s NYE a run for its money. Look out for a secret tent that says “No Shoes” you might just find your own personal nirvana…..


  1. Body Movements

When: 29th July

Location: Various Hackney Wick East London

Attendees: 6,500

Theme: Gay/Queer/LGBT

Tickets: From £25.90 including booking fee and £1 Trans Pride charity donation



Our Line Up Favourites: B*tch, Please!, Chapter 10, Fèmmme Fraîche, GGI, Inferno, Jungle Kitty, KAOS, Koodeta, Let’s Have A Kiki, LITTLE GAY BROTHER, Nite Dykez, Polyglamorous, Pxssy Palace, Queer House Party, Rat Party, TechnoMate,


Body Movements is returning for its third summer session this July. The festival, which was founded by producer and DJ Saoirse and Little Gay Brother’s Clayton Wright as a celebration of queer club culture, will bring together 29 LGBTQI+ collectives from around the UK and beyond for a full day of music and dance. This one will be to be flooded with talent from the queer underground.


FanGirl Fact: The festival’s line-up is the first to be entirely made up of under-represented artists, with 90% of those performing being women, trans and non-binary artists of various ethnicities.


  1. We Are FSTVL

When: 25th Aug -27th Aug

Location: Dyman Hall Aerodrome Essex

Attendees: 30,000

Theme:  Dance Electronic

Tickets: £38.30 https://www.wearefstvl.com/tickets/


A Few of Our Line Up Favourites:  Prodigy, Fisher (OZ), Annie Mac, Carl Cox, Enzo Siragsa, Sonny Fodera, Folamour, Joel Corry, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Vintage Culture, Andy C, & many more..


With a stellar line-up this is party not be missed for the younger crowd. This year celebrating 10 years of bringing the party.


FanGirl Fact: This one is partnered with Pretty Little Thing, Rizzla, Kiss &. Mixmag - Always worth checking out the branded areas for a little souvenir, load up on freebies or just a comfy place to cutch for a minute or two…


  1. Houghton Festival

When: 10th-13th August

Location: Houghton Hall Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Attendees: 10,000

Theme: A celebration of art & music: Electronic music

Tickets: £250* https://www.houghtonfestival.co.uk/tickets/


A Few of Our Line Up Favourites: Ben UFO, Horse Meets Disco Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Bobby, Sonja Moonear, Jane Fitz and Francesco Del Garda.


Created by DJ Craig Richards and produced by Gotwood, the hot ticket for those in the know, art and music lovers assemble: Houghton started in 2017. It was an instant hit with the underground rave scene and is now highly regarded in music industry as an important player the electronic festival calendar. If you’re serious about your tunes, you want to be at Houghton.


FanGirl Fact: Houghton has a unique 24-hour music license meaning no matter how late, or how early, in the day, there is always somewhere to find the dance.


  1. 51 State Festival

When: 5th August

Location: Copthall Playing Fields in Mill Hill / Barnet.

Attendees: 17,500

Theme: Soulful house, Gospel, Afrobeat, Garage

Tickets: *£50  https://www.51stfestival.com/pages/tickets


Our Line Up Favourites: Louie Vega, Todd Terry Norman Jay, Barbra Tucker, Heartless Crew, Mike Dunn, Bobby & Steve, MATT Jam Lamont


Get your dancing shoes on and warm up those vocal chords for this joyful celebration of house and garage at this spectacular London festival.  In its 5th. year and the largest to date. The music is a mix of old skool vibes, and modern bangers. Babes you’ll definitely need a fan (and a lozenge cos you gonna be singing gurl).


FanGirl Fact: Not to be missed, catch the legendary Roy Ayers  live on his farewell tour.


  1. Eastern Electrics

When: 25th August

Location: Lee Valley Showground

Attendees: 20,000

Theme: House, techno, Garage, Grime

Tickets: £200* https://ra.co/events/1595377


Our Line Up Favourites: Martinez Brothers, Mason Collective, DJ Minx, ARTBAT, Ben Block Crazy P


With its roots firmly in London’s underground warehouse party scene, Eastern Electrics has grown in to one hell of a rave with a ridiculous line-up to match. In such close proximity to London, it would be rude not to…


Interesting Fact: Check The Star of EE Pub… the pop-up boozer. A cheeky nod to founder and owner Rob Starr’s family of pubs which include the legendary Star of Kings Cross and Star of Bethnal Green. Both of which have earned their place in the London Hall of Fame, if you haven’t been to a cheeky rave up in either.. where have you been? Expect Surprise sets from iconic DJ’s and only good vibes. 








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