#FestivalFever : A Festival Bucket List


With summer well on its way, there is so much to look forward to - Bastille day (I'm looking at you fellow Frenchies,) longer days and of course, festival season! Or as I like to call it, the second most wonderful time of the year. Because really, when are you going to unleash your inner flower child, drink more cider than is socially acceptable and dance like no one's watching if you don't do it at a festival? Never. 

So today I thought it might be fun to share with you the top 5 festivals on my bucket list. Can someone call a doctor? I think I have #FestivalFever.



1. GLASTONBURY

SOMMERSET, UK


The mother of all UK festivals, Glastonbury is a bit of a legend. If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know that I went a few years ago and absolutely loved it. I had the best time stomping in the rain, dancing to my favourite artists, watching Kanye pull a Kanye and of course, sharing all of it with some of my closest friends. For that reason alone, I would absolutely love to go back at some point. Same people, same location, different acts.

PROS : The line-up is always on point. 
CONS : Getting tickets can be a real hassle and they don't come cheap either. For more info, I highly recommend you give See Tickets a call on this number. They are the official ticket provider for the event and should be able to help with any questions you might have.
 They are the official ticket provider for the event and should be able to answer all your questions much better than I would.




2. COACHELLA

INDIO, CALIFORNIA


Most of us probably associate festivals with wellies, disposable ponchos and mud baths but Coachella is a whole different story. The festival takes place in the middle of the desert so the chances of it raining are 0 to none. The grounds are also incredibly beautiful and decked out in palm trees and fairy lights for the occasion. Chances are, you'll even be able to find your favourite beauty brand on site - quite the step up from your standard baby wipe shower and dry shampoo fix if you ask me. And do I even need to mention all the amazing acts headlining every year? Did I hear anyone say #goalz?

PROS : It takes place in the middle of the desert, duh!
CONS : It takes place in the middle of the freaking desert. Ha!





3. LOVEBOX

LONDON, UK

If I do love a longer, camping festival, there is something quite special about day festivals. First of all, it's a lot easier to fit in your schedule and if you live in London, it also means you have a lot of different ones to choose from. My favourite ones are definitely British Summertime at Hyde Park and Lovebox. I like to think of myself as something of a BST veteran, but I'm ashamed to say I have never been to Lovebox. The lineup is always so good, I don't know why I haven't checked it out... yet.

PROS : If you live in London, you get to go home to your own bed and shower afterwards.
CONS : If you're a fan of indie music and go to festivals to discover new bands, this will probably be way too mainstream for you. The crowd also tend to be a little bit young. 






4. PRIMAVERA SOUND

BARCELONA, SPAIN


It doesn't get much better than listening to live music on the beach - believe me, I would know. I spent every summer growing up religiously going to Les Voix du Gaou and doing just that. Sure, Primavera is quite the step-up from the small(ish) music festival in my hometown, but the idea's the same - good vibes, good music and a high risk of sunburn.

PROS : You get to squeeze in a festival and a holiday at the same time! 
CONS :This one definitely takes a little bit more planning than your usual British festival with flights and hotels being involved.



5. SXSW

AUSTIN, TEXAS

This one is a bit different since South by Southwest isn't only a music festival. It's a real celebration of talent - whether it is technical innovation, music, cinema or even comedy. For two weeks, you'll find many different conferences, showcases, gigs and even film screenings happening all over town, some of which don't even require an official SXSW pass to get in. Considering I've always wanted to go to Austin, I think I might have to check this one out at some point in the near future.

PROS : You don't actually need a badge to the actual festival to get the full SXSW experience.
CONS : Unless you already live in the US, getting there isn't quite as easy as jumping in the car.


Are you going to any festival this year? Is there a particular festival you'd want to check out this summer?  

- Elodie x

PS - Don't forget to check out my newly updated festival tab on my shop page if you want some festival fashion inspiration. 



This post was written in collaboration with Contact Number UK.
  1. There are so many awesome festivals out there! I hope you get to see some of those on your list this year.

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  2. I've only been to Glastonbury out of all of these but I'd love to tick them all of my list at some point x

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    1. Hope to bump into you there! x

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  3. I've not been to any of these festivals I'll definitely love to go Glastonbury one day though.

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    1. I hope you do get to go - it's so much fun! x

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  4. I've never been into festivals myself, just don't fancy them. But i think if i had to choose any from the list to go to it would be Coachella

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    1. Fair enough! I think you can get day tickets for Coachella too, so you don't even have to commit to going for the whole weekend. x

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  5. I've still yet to go to Glastonbury... I really need to... One festival I would definitely recommend is the Kaliakra Rock Festival in Bulgaria! I got to see Manowar and Alice Cooper headline, and the crowds were all really civilised!!!

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    1. Oh! I'm definitely taking note, thank you! x

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  6. Ooo this sounds like a very exciting list. I've never been to a festival, but maybe one day x

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    1. Do! Loads of them are quite kid-friendly too! x

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  7. Can you believe I still haven't been to a festival before and didn't know anything about the last 3 on your list!!!

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    1. You should definitely go to one this year - it's a blast! x

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  8. This list of festivals looks like so much fun! I've never even been to one...I may need to change that soon!

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    1. I think you might do. See you at one of those maybe? x

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  9. No festivals for me this year, sadly! I love the graphics by the way, great way to show the different vibes of each event!

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    1. Thank you for noticing, Emily! And no festival for me this year either, but it's not too late to book one... Ha! x

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  10. What a top list, for me Glastonbury is the one and I must o before I get any older lol :) x

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    1. Glastonbury is definitely the ultimate festival experience! Although don't worry about getting older - I literally saw a grandad in a wheelchair rocking out to The Who when I went. Ha! x

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  11. These all sound like amazing festivals, I have never been to one before but hopefully one day

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    1. I'm sure you will! And maybe I'll even see you there? x

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  12. I haven't heard of half of those. I don't get to go to festivals myself I don't have he time and wouldn't take the kids as they are to young.

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  13. I'd love to go to Coachella as well - it's the ultimate festival for me! x

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  14. These are all brilliant festivals, but I love the emergence of smaller ones. My husband is from Gibraltar, and there has been a Gibraltar music festival started a few years ago that is growing quite a bit. They teamed up with MTV this year, and hopefully going forward, and the line ups are getting better and better. It's called MTV Gibraltar Calling, and worth checking out. It's not a camping type festival, but it's a beautiful location and totally worth it! x

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  15. All of these festivals sound amazing! I am off to one this year, but am gutted to miss out on Coachella again!

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  16. I loved Lovebox because it's local but I'd love to go to all the other festivals you mentioned.

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