In a little over six weeks Reading and Leeds Festival will roll around again, and this will be my eighth consecutive year of attending. Although i’m excited for it it does mean that the main bulk of festivals will be over for me.
I’ve never been a huge fan of camping, it’s uncomfy, the weather goes from freezing cold to melting and I end up aching when I walk up. So for the first time ever at Reading I have chosen to get alternative accommodation. Reading university opens up its halls of residence over the summer and for £20 a night I can hire out someone’s room in a shared block which means hello electricity, hello bed, hello a real toilet and hello not having to get dressed laying down.
Something which is always a little worrying regardless of how many festivals you go to is safety. I get quite paranoid about what type of bag I take, and I hate having too much money on me. This is especially so when I go to festivals with a group of girls – as is usually the case. This is also one of the reasons I don’t like getting drunk within the arena, that and I want to remember all the amazing music I am going to see.
I stumbled across an article by FemaleFirst full of tips which had been compiled by Pryers Solicitors, which perfectly sums up some of the best tips when it comes to festival safety. Each and every year I see people passed out on the ground or being dragged along by friends and it worries me. Yes having a nice cold drink at a festival is great, and having enough to drink that you feel free to dance like a looney is always good but you always have to be careful.
Reading is always a highlight of my summer and it holds some amazing memories for me. Plus Bring Me The Horizon are playing main stage this year which means I may get to hear new music live, and i’ll get a new fix of the band. Below is a playlist of some of the songs/ bands who I am so excited to see play the festival.