Friday, June 21, 2024

Garden Symphonies: Hosting a Garden Music Festival

The summer is a season for enjoying music outside with friends, but you don’t necessarily have to shell out hundreds of pounds for a festival ticket for this experience. If you have space in your garden, you could host your own music festival as a way to enjoy live music and bring together your nearest and dearest. Here are a few tips that will help with the planning of your garden music festival.

Plan Early

With an event like this, you need to give yourself enough time to plan. The early stages should involve sending out invitations, deciding on a theme, and arranging the entertainment—this could be hiring a band or two, getting friends to play, and/or even a karaoke evening. To make the festival feel more authentic, you could make up wristbands or lanyards for your guests.

Prepare the Space

You want to make sure that your outdoor space is comfortable, practical, and appealing for your guests to create the right atmosphere. You will want to have comfortable seating for your guests, so bean bag chairs, benches, and camping chairs are all good options that mean people don’t have to stand all day. You can also hang bunting and balloons to create a festival-like feel. Outdoor garden lights will help you keep the party going once the sun goes down and help to add to the atmosphere.


Of course, no festival is complete without a good selection of food and drink for all tastes. It is hard to beat figuring up the BBQ for outdoor food, which also gives you the chance to offer a range of dishes for your guests. A sweet treat station like Pick n mix can also be a nice touch. For drinks, it is a good idea to encourage guests to bring their own and then have jug cocktails or a DIY cocktail stand, as well as beers, wine, and soft drinks on hand.

Things to Consider

There are also a few key considerations when it comes to hosting a garden festival. First, you need to have a backup plan if the weather lets you down! You should also let the neighbours know and perhaps invite them. Make sure that you have plenty of bin bags dotted around so that guests can dispose of their empty drinks and other rubbish. And have plans for guests to use the toilet—you could hire a portable restroom if you are going to have a lot of people!

Hosting your own garden music festival is a great way to celebrate during the warmer months of the year and bring your friends together. Hopefully, the advice in this post will be useful and help you to plan an event that will be a complete success and the highlight of the summer.