Music festivals with pop-up cinemas


Going to a music festival this summer? You might be interested to know that some of this summer’s big music events have also brought in pop-up cinemas.

We’ve previewed some of the best film events at music festivals so you don’t miss out!

Latitude (18th-21st July)
Latitude’s ‘film arena’ (sponsored by Total Film) will be full of premieres, Q&As and classic screenings accompanied by music. Highlights include a showing of A Field in England, followed by interviews with director Ben Wheatley and actor Michael Smiley, a Q&A with director Andrea Arnold and something called ‘Bowiefest’ – screening Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars with a special guest appearance from Spiders drummer Woody Woodmansey and Iggy Pop drummer Clem Burke.
For more information visit their website.

Wilderness (8th-11th August)

As well as having the legendary Sixto Rodriguez headlining their main stage, Wilderness are also showing the Oscar-winning documentary that inspired his revival ‘Searching for Sugarman’. They will also be hosting a Labyrinth-themed masquerade ball, with a sing-a-long version (a la the Prince Charles Cinema) in the background.
For more information visit their website.

Bestival (5th-8th September)



Bestival’s 4 day long ‘Films in the Forest’ programme features Cronenburg’s Naked Lunch, Dave Grohl’s Sound City, Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider and a screening of classic horror Suspira with a live score!
They will also be serving up Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn, in alternative flavour combinations like Olive Oil, Mozzarella and Tomato, Peanut Butter and Gin and Tonic.
Check out the full programme here.

Festival No.6 (13th-15th September)
NME’s ‘Best New Festival’ returns to Portmeirion for a third year, this time with a screening of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (read our 4 star review) and a Q&A with its director, Shane Meadows.
Check out their full line-up here.

Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015). She has an MA in Film Theory and an MA in Online Journalism. She has written for Screen International, Grolsch Film Works, Universal Film Magazine, The London Film Review, Best for Film, Next Projection, Metropolitan, Don't Panic and The Ealing Gazette.