This year I decided to join the festival culture, and what an amazing experience I had. In total I’ve been to 4 festivals, and have had some of the best times of my life. From the excitement of the preparation, deciding what to where, travelling to the festivals, to seeing some of my favourite acts! Festivals have definitely become a part of my summer plans for the next few years.
This post is going to list the festivals I attended during this summer, the latest festival being first. I will also post some pictures and videos, so you can get a rough idea of what the festival was like, and will also tag where you can find my festival outfits – heads up, some clothing pieces may have come from the wardrobes of my housemates!
Hope you guys had a fabulous summer xo
1.ELROW: CLOSING CEREMONY, London (August)
Elrow was my final festival, which was the most recent festival that I attended on the 20th of August. Having missed out on going to an Elrow event in Southampton, when I heard they were doing a festival in London, I knew that I had to go. For those of you who have never heard of Elrow, they are famous for their house music, confetti, inflatable’s, bright lights, colours, costumes and enormous puppets. They can usually be found in major festivals with their own tents, or doing events in major venues across various cities in the world.
Either way, you are always promised an immersive experience that you will never forget.
During the London closing ceremony we were blessed with AMAZING music from the likes of Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Shadow Child and Idris Elba.
Yes I mean the handsome actor Idris Elba, who, before Elrow I didn’t know was a great DJ.
If you are a house head, or even if you’re not, I would 100% recommend experiencing Elrow at least once in your life. The best bit about Elrow is that they are all over the world. You can catch them in Ibiza, Barcelona, Brazil and this year they will be in Edinburgh for a Halloween special.
As Elrow is all about brightness, glitter and colours, I opted for this beautiful play-suit, unfortunately I don’t have an image of the back, but it crosses over and ties up, I promise it looks gorge!
2. PARKLIFE, Manchester (June)
Parklife was a HUGE festival up north in Manchester (putting manny on the map). This was a festival over two days with an amazing line up, that catered for all music tastes.
Unfortunately due to endless hours of getting ready and travelling on both days we arrived at the festival pretty late, meaning we missed a lot of acts *cries* but the ones we did manage to see did not fail to impress. Stormzy, I Love You!
Per usual, British weather was not out to support, and we were left dancing around in freezing cold rain, with mud up to our knees, but I guess that’s what festival life is about right? Come rain or shine, the fun never stops.
I would highly recommend anyone to go to Parklife Festival, but I would also advise you all to plan well in advance. Like myself if you’re not from Manchester, not only do you need to consider the cost of the festival ticket ( which is roughly £90-£100 for a weekend ticket), but you need to make sure you don’t forget about accommodation, the sooner these are booked the cheaper they will be, and higher chance of finding accommodation in a suitable area.
Over the two days I got to see performances from: J Hus, DJ EZ, Giggs, Chaka Khan, Anderson Paak, Elrow presents Far west and Wiley, Mura Masa, Stormzy and Frank Ocean.
I had one of the best times at Parklife, but if I do go again, I will defo be going much earlier in the day to make the most out of the festival 😀
3. Common People, Southampton (May)
Common People is a small festival which is in both Southampton and Oxford, and runs over two days as well. Common People is a smaller festival compared to the others, but one where you can chill out , sit on the grass, or provided seats and enjoy the music with your friends. It is also a family/kids friendly festival, and isn’t expensive at all.
As common people is a festival for everyone there is loads to do there, including fun activities for little ones. I also managed to get on one of the biggest bouncy castles I’ve ever seen in my life. Oh and got to go on the spinning swings about a trillion times!
Because of its small profile, common people isn’t a festival with big names, however I was lucky enough to see Sean Paul, Groove Armada Dj set, Fatman Scoop and My Nu Leng and M8’s: Goldie.http://herstylesecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_1741.mov
Hope you all enjoyed reading my post, and have got some inspiration to attend some festivals if you havent already. If you’d like me to do a post on festival makeup and hair, Let me know and I’ll make a separate post n festival looks only!
Amber Leaux xo
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