This year's Glastonbury has been hailed by many as the best ever, as the King of the UK Festivals staked a claim to regain its crown after a few troublesome years.
Well, it's certainly still the biggest. But is it the best? In the past few years, several music festivals around the country have sprung up and have gained large loyal followings as they seek to remain faithful to the organic festival experience.
Shambala in Northamptonshire is a relative newcomer to the scene but has a growing reputation among those who desire a return to the more simplistic, less corporate, nature of the music festival.
Another, which started in this way is the Big Chill, set in the beautiful surrounds of Eastnor Castle Deer Park, in Herefordshire.
In 15 short years, it has seen a huge expansion in both size and reputation, bringing in some of the most critically acclaimed artists around and continuing with its policy of artistic diversity.
For anyone who finds Glastonbury too large, or Reading too gig-based, or Global Gathering too one-dimensional, The Big Chill could just be the answer.
This year the big musical names performing musically include David Byrne, Basement Jaxx, Spiritualized and a reformed Orbital.
As is often the case, it's the support roster that has the potential to throw up some festival highlights - British Sea Power, Calexico Lamb, Noah & The Whale and Friendly Fires are just some of the stand-out names among the fifty-plus artists providing the sounds.
It wouldn't be a festival without the DJ stage. Dozens of top names are lined up including Norman Jay, Annie Nightingale, Don Letts and the semi-legendary DJ Derek.
Also, this year gives early arrivers a unique opportunity to take part in the world's first and largest audience participation zombie film.
The filmmakers are looking for Big Chillers to play the undead in the downloadable movie, which will be available at the end of the festival.
It will also serve as a record-breaking attempt to capture the largest-ever number of zombies on camera.
Elsewhere, there's a healthy dose of comedy, with star names including The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding, Sean Hughes, Dylan Moran, Graham Fellows and John Hegley.
There's also a Film4 cinema tent, the Nofit State Circus and several family friendly zones.
And just to top off the festival vibe, Michael Lang, creator of Woodstock in 1969, will be present to introduce the Words In Motion stage.
This year's Big Chill takes place at Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL, August 6 - 9.
Tickets cost £145, £110 concessions, £60 for 13-17 year-olds, with Sunday tickets available for £70. Buy them here.