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Get the gang together for a vacay - 2019 is all about festivals and diverse cultures

Get the gang together for a vacay - 2019 is all about festivals and diverse cultures

 It is no wonder that festivals around the world are a window to the culture, traditions, language, people, music and rich history. Lastminute.com users suggest 5 places you must visit to experience the glory of festivals. This time choose from the extravagance of Kingsland festival in Amsterdam to the overwhelming Afrikaburn in Capetown. 

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1. Amsterdam, Netherlands Be there for the capital's outpost of the nationwide electronic music festival - Kingsland Festival

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Had an amazing time in Amsterdam for the kings day and went to Kingsland festival which was unreal would highly recommend going there in April as it is so beautiful around that time of year. Destressing tips: Went to visit the local coffee shops and the zoo and had a lovely shopping spree in the huge Primark. My friend's experience: Kingsland festival was my highlight. I liked the people, the food and the freedom."  

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2. London, United Kingdom Get to London in time for the All Points East Festival

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "My partner and I often visit London for the weekend, but we were especially excited to explore a different area. We stayed in the Leonardo Royal Hotel in St. Pauls which truly was lovely, the location was fantastic. There were lots of things to see around the area and also easy to travel around via tubes to explore different areas. We were situated right by St Pauls Cathedral, the views were amazing. There were lots of restaurants near, which meant there were no problems finding somewhere to eat during a busy May bank holiday weekend. We went to a festival in Victoria Park and found the whole experience of checking in before the festival, travelling and eating an enjoyable experience. The city was busy yet relaxed, with people having a nice weekend. I cannot recommend London enough, there is plenty to do and see for everyone. Every time we visit we come away wanting to stay at a different place!"   

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3. Manchester, United Kingdom Spend a glorious week enjoying the Manchester's King Street Festival

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was lovely, especially for February! We went to a Post Malone festival and had a lot of fun. There is always something to do in Manchester, whether it be going for a walk and popping into a few vintage shops, or going out for some nice food."

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Weather was warm and fine. We ate street food in Piccadilly gardens, we had a good look around the Arndale Centre and was interested to see the Manchester Flower festival being set up. Trams were a really good value for money."

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4. Alicante, Spain Head to the east coast for Low Festival, a 3-day rock, indie, and alternative music festival

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "We travelled to Benidorm for a long weekend. The weather was brilliant and even spent one day sunbathing and swimming in the sea. The RH Gastrohotel was absolutely brilliant. It was a small hotel but modern and clean. Breakfast was included and you had everything you could ever want for breakfast including limitless Cava. Eggs were cooked fresh as you liked them, fried, poached or omelettes with many fillings). All the staff were friendly and really helpful. We went to Benidorm for a two-day music festival. We normally do a music weekend at Butlins in November but this weekend in Spain actually worked out cheaper including return flights and transfers as well. Will definitely do it again and will definitely use last minute. Com again. I liked: Love Spain anyway because of the food. We would normally go to Butlins this time of year but when we saw that there was a music festival in Benidorm we decided to go there instead. Benidorm old town was a real surprise. The RH Gastrohotel was a real find. Would definitely go back. "

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5. Santorini, Greece Standing out for its artistic quality and remarkable impact Megaron Gyzi festival is not to be missed

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "The weather was fantastic, very good food. Made sure to visit a lot of the sights recommended and attended a festival that was taking place during the weekend. Santorini is definitely a place to visit, it is affordable, a short flight from London and amazing weather for all to enjoy. The island is small enough to get around and the local people are very helpful."  

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6. Cape Town, South Africa AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of a community of volunteers

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Weather in April may is variable but there is always a blue warm (20D) sunny day around the corner . AfrikaBurn at the end of April is a life experience festival in the desert, not for the light-hearted but a wonderful experience. Standard of food in Cape Town is always epic! A particular highlight is Bao Down."

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