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Festivals in Swindon

Located in Wiltshire, just off the M4, Swindon is a charming county town set in some gorgeous English countryside.

Living in Swindon is all about quality of life but as relaxing and lovely as life can be here, the area also knows how to put on a party.

Over the summer months, the area comes alive with events, festivals and activities for all ages, meaning there is always something to do in Swindon. With plenty of property for sale in Swindon, you too could become part of the community.

Swindon Music Festival

Founded way back in 1909, the Swindon Music Festival was set up and is run to advance the arts in the area. The festival provides a platform for amateur musicians to play alongside professionals, and encourages the love of music for all ages. As well as performances, there are classes in a range of instruments and styles suitable for all ability levels.


A festival celebrating South Asian arts and culture, the Mela festival showcases food, music and more from this vibrant part of the world, with both local and international acts taking to the stage. It’s a really interesting and important cultural exchange, and one that anyone can enjoy.

Reading and Glastonbury

If you like your music a little rockier, then Swindon is ideally placed to visit both the Reading and Glastonbury music festivals. Held every two years these days, Glastonbury is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious festivals, attracting the biggest names in the business. This year sees country legend Dolly Parton headlining.

Reading is aimed at a younger crowd and is also one of the UK music scene’s biggest events.

Local festivals

The surrounding area is also home to countless smaller scale festivals and fairs. Events such as the Chippenham Beer, Cider and Perry Festival take place throughout the year, so keep your ears and eyes peeled for local events.

These smaller, community-based events are a great way of getting to know local people and integrating into the community.

With so much going on throughout the year across a range of different areas, Swindon is a lively and thriving place to live. So, why not dig out your wellies and get ready for a summer of festival fun? Just don’t hold your breath for good weather. This is the UK after all.

Disclosure: This post is published in association with Linden Homes.