Two mammoth summer festivals i.e Hideout and Glastonbury are taking place this weekend, and if you’re wondering which you should pick, here’s our comprehensive comparison of the two in terms of their line-ups, locations and vibes. Maybe this will help you make the seemingly *tough* choice.
1. The locations – Island Of Pag vs Somerset
Much like it’s counterpart festivals The Hideout Festival takes place on the stunning Island of Pag in Croatia – a dreamy sunny tropical wonderland all set to make your wildest desires of a *raging* summer come true. The Island is known for its night-life as well as flora and fauna, making it a perfect summer destination.
Somerset on the other hand is representative of the typical British countryside – vast, green and incredibly lush. However, weather during the summers brings in unpredictable torrential rain – which leads to having to deal with a whole of sludge and mud. Even though we love the British countryside, Hideout’s Island of Pag wins this round, solely for having impeccable weather.
2. The line-ups – tropical house vs all the music in the world
Hideout is essentially a party festival, with a lineup very suited to that. You will be treated to the best of tropical house, club and techno at this festival courtesy Loco Dice, Nina Kraviz, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Maceo Plex and the like.
However, TBH the Hideout line-up is no comparison to the Glastonbury’s – which is so loaded, you need a magnifying glass to read its line-up poster. Going to Glastonbury is like taking a musical pilgrimage of sorts, finding yourself amongst the mud and filth as the world’s best musicians all play at the same festival. Florence+The Machine, Kanye West, Flying Lotus, Chet Faker, Django Django are only a few of the many artistes that are playing at the fest this year. Glaston wins this one, quite flawlessly at that.
3. The vibe – relaxed vibes vs messy fun
Comparing the vibes of each festival is a bit tricky, since they’re both special in their own way. Hideout’s vibe is more of a relaxed one. Picture sipping cocktails by the beach and grooving to your favourite DJs. Let’s not forget Hideout’s infamous boar parties either. Perfect for anyone just looking to unwind on their trip to Croatia.
On the other hand Glastonbury’s vibe is more on the messy side, and by messy we mean actual trudging through the mud to find a perfect camp spot. Even though this may seem like a lot of work, Glastonbury’s vibe is all about getting messy and letting go. You can even take part in random mud dancing. Plus apart from the music their is SO much going on at the festival like poetry reading, workshops, costume parties and general camping fun.
Our verdict? Pick Hideout if you just need a break and Glastonbury if you’re up for a musical pilgrimage of a lifetime. Either way, you’re gonna have a smashing weekend!