Everyone needs to get away. To change routine, switch off and clear their head. But sometimes lying on a beach just doesn’t cut it. A real break is anywhere you can truly escape – from the daily grind and your mental to-do list. Where you can reconnect with yourself and your friends over a Carlsberg. Enjoy the things you truly love. And stop watching the clock. In fact, we reckon there’s no better holiday than a festival. Here’s why:

You can eat your way round the world – Passionate about pad Thai but love Lebanese? There’s no need to choose at a festival, where you can find almost every type of cuisine possible. With no queues for the hotel buffet either.

You’re saving the planet – Forget long-haul flights and carbon footprints. With festivals as diverse as Latitude, Reading & Leeds and Download scattered around the country, there’s bound to be one nearby. Leave even less trace by travelling there by train or coach, enjoying your Carlsberg in a reusable cup at Latitude and recycling rubbish on site.

They expand your mind – If a change is as good as a rest then a festival is the equivalent to an intense six-month spa break. There’s simply nowhere else you can try, see and enjoy so many new experiences and artists or meet so many new friends in the making. From sampling our new rebrewed Carlsberg Danish Pilsner to checking out bands you’ve never heard of, small changes make the everyday better. No chance of that baking by the pool in Benidorm.

You can try before you buy – Debating a Danish city break? Sample Scandinavia first without splashing out on the air fare by heading to the Danish Quarter at Download, Latitude or Reading Festival. Join in workshops, check out the stylish Scandi décor or embrace your inner Dane by chilling out with friends over our new perfectly balanced Danish Pilsner.

You feel truly free – No one cares about beach bodies at festivals. You can be whoever you want to be, wear what you want and do whatever you like, with thousands of like-minded revellers. The best holiday ever? Probably.