Date for Your Diary: UV Festival

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Billed by the Evening Standard as one of London’s top five micro festivals, UV Festival is a must for electronic music fans. Held on a remote Surrey farm, it’s an eclectic mix of beats, body art and beer pong (yup, you read that right). Read on to find out what else you can look forward to at this annual event.

The Perfect Location
Although not technically in London, UV Festival is still close enough to the Big Smoke to attract the city’s most dedicated music fans. Trains run from London Bridge and Victoria to Gatwick and once you’re at Gatwick, it’s only a short taxi ride to the site. This makes it the perfect balance of being in the middle of nowhere but also accessible. It also means there won’t be any pesky neighbours telling you to turn the music down at 11pm.

World Class Acts
With the focus on underground electronic music, the organisers at UV Festival have been working hard to pin down some of the best acts around. Their efforts have paid off. With a line up including the likes of HIM_SELF_HER, One Bit, Suze Rosser, Santiago Street Machine and Chopper, this really is an event fans won’t want to miss.

A Like-Minded Crowd
As we all know, it’s often the people that make an event, and it’s no different at UV Festival. With a capacity of only 500 people (that’s 2,000 less than the behemoth that is Fabric), the festival has a friendly, boutique feel that continues to be a huge draw. Add to the fact that this isn’t a location you just stumble upon, as well as the incredible line-up, and you have yourself a festival full of very cool people. What more can you want, eh?

There’s Yoga… and Body Art
What’s a festival without an eco-friendly hippy practising yoga and a hoard of revellers covered in body paint? Nothing, we tell you. Fortunately, the people behind UV Festival are well aware of that and have organised not one but both. Even better, the body painting is all for a good cause. Carried out by Boudicca Blue Body Art, revellers can be decorated in beautiful UV designs from as little as £5. A percentage of the proceeds with go towards military charity Help for Heroes.

Find out more: UV Festival takes place at New House Farm, Burstow, Surrey on Saturday 9th August 2014. Standard tickets are on sale for £27. Click here for more information.

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