Muddy fields, cold pints and, most importantly, a killer line-up. Whether you’re heading to a city day festival, getting stuck in to a four-day camping affair or going further afield for sun, sea and sounds, festival season is officially upon us. No matter if festivals are your jam or you’re a total newbie, these are our festival essentials and we’re not just talking about wellies.
From discovering a new band to hearing a special rendition of your favourite song, what’s more of a festival essential than making memories? There’s nothing quite like trekking up a muddy hill because of a word-of-mouth rumour that Radiohead were playing (and they did). Memories of secret sets and special guests last forever.
And what about the food? From Lebanese mezze when you need a health fix to questionable late night chips, we’ve all got memories of festival food, good or bad. And those little moments? From watching the sunrise and doing power ballad yoga the morning after a great first night to that irreplaceable feeling when the mud dries and wellies are replaced for trainers. This festival season, ensure making memories is your festival essential.
When it comes to festival styling, there’s really no need to change your usual aesthetic. Rather than buying a throw-away outfit, take your favourite summer pieces and make them festival appropriate. Pair a floral print dress with a leather biker jacket or a waterproof parka for cool-meets-practical points. For an ultra-relaxed look, throw on a slogan T-shirt with your favourite jeans and you’re good to go.
For mud-free days or festivals abroad, opt for a cute plimsoll or stomp-all-day leather sandals. When it's wet underfoot, but wellies can be avoided, our Amour leather trainers are an ideal choice. To finish the look, go hands-free with your usual cross body bag or a leather backpack. Accessorise with some boho hoops or add a pop of colour with some fun, tassel earrings. Festival dressing, sorted.
So, where are we heading? With Glastonbury taking a year off, we’re looking to other festivals to fill its boots. From big headliners at Isle Of Wight or Latitude to world music at Womad, the UK festival scene has got all bases covered. For more than just music, do a yoga class at Wilderness festival or take the kids to Camp Bestival for fun for all the family.
Not a camping fan? With the plethora of day festivals and outdoor gigs, you don’t have to miss out. British Summer Time takes over London’s Hyde Park for a series of day-long gigs in July or alternatively, head to Citadel for a chilled Sunday of music, art and food.