As some of you may know, I spent the long bank holiday weekend at Leeds Festival, a festival I am very attached to I must say. I spent every year from the age of 15 at Leeds Fest so it’s an event that opened my eyes to the world of music festivals once and for all, and for that I will always be grateful.
Having attended Reading Festival for the first time last year I was rather excited indeed to head to the Northern branch of the festival for old times sake.
However, I must say, Leeds Fest this year knocked last years stint at Reading off the top spot for best fest ever! I had the most awesome time and would highly reccomend that you check our Reading and Leeds Festival for next year as I believe tickets are already on sale… DUN DUN DUN!
With that I thought I’d share a few shots from the weekend. It was a rather muddy affair I must say so I didn’t get my camera out all that much but what I did capture are, of course my outfits from the weekend, a couple of bad ass shots of my main man Frank Carter… What a show that was! And some rather cute snapshots of friends, so I really hope you enjoy.
I truly love sharing this kind of post as not only is it great for me to look back on, but it feels like I’m sharing that little bit more with you. Snapshots into my life sometimes feel that little bit more fulfilling and of course more real than the editorial style outfit shots that I regularly share… As much as I love to share them too.
Whilst at Leeds fest we were lucky enough to stay in the guest camping area, which is just a glorified campsite with it’s own bar… So the wonders at Blacks hooked us up with the most awesome four man pop up tent! They were honestly lifesavers as just the day before we were due to head to Leeds we were totally homeless, or should I say tentless and they completely saved the day.
We normally opt for a cheap and cheerful two man tent so to have the extra room with this HUGE four man baby was the dream. It was super easy to assemble (not so easy to take down… queue George battling with a round peg, square hole kind of scenario) but it was the perfect way to do a festival and something I’ve deffo learnt the hard way. Two people will from now on warrant a four man tent, plus they opened my eyes to the wonders of a double sleeping bag, which for cuddlers like George and I, was really rather wonderful indeed.
Two of the bands that George manage were playing on the same day at Leeds this year which was totally awesome; both of which completely rocked it, but more on that in another post.
They played at the Jack Rocks Tent with This Feeling, a stage that is brimming with new, sometimes undiscovered bands that allows us festival goers to view them before they hit the big time… Which many of them go on to do after being championed by This Feeling.
It’s by far my favourite tent and is always full of genuine music fans who love to find that musical gem before the mainstream. What Jack Daniels and This Feeling do together is truly magic and I would urge you to check out some of the This Feeling acts and also head to any JD x TF events that pop up near you or at a festival you’re at, you certainly will not regret it.
Now for my outfits, I decided that I was going to go for comfort and warmth this time as I’ve made the mistake of festival dressing before and that was not something I was prepared to do again. Simple outfits such as this oversized Levi’s shirt dress from Label Online, teamed simply with a pair of Hunter Wellies are definitley the way forward, and you can always sass up your looks with some fishnets like I did, for the ultimate AW16 trend spin.
Layering lace with band tees was another new styling discovery and something I felt totally bad ass in. And of course, for those warmer days you cannot go wrong with a seventies inspired flared sleeve dress… Especially one as beautiful as this The Kooples baby.
However simple my looks may have been, they were each funked-the-hell-up with the help of some glitter. I’ve never been one to dabble into festival make up trends but I cant tell you how awesome it felt to douse my face in glitter every morning. The glitter I had was by Star Dust and it received SO many compliments from glitter loving ladies and fellas alike due to the sheer size of the flecks of glitter. It was really easy to both apply and take off and stayed on all day… Even better when you catch sight of your friends and somehow it has now attached itself to their faces… It went down a dream and I’m already missing applying it every day.
So there we go, my time at Leeds Festival 2016 in a nutshell, I really hope you enjoyed this post and hope that you’re keen to attend next years fest as honestly, it is one of the best!