7 transcendental festivals out in the middle of nowhere

Some festivals are about music; some are about food or culture; some are about just blowing off some steam built up at work or while studying. The holy grail though tends to be the ones aiming for a deeper experience, that reject the isolation of modern society and cherish togetherness.

Why Beach Boy Mike Love won't give up the game at 76

The Beach Boys are back in the UK soon. Founder member Mike Love talks to The Independent about the band's long and tangled history, the dark side of the Sixties dream and whether Scarborough could really pass for California