My monthly gig round-up seemed a bit null and void over the summertime when there are virtually no shows happening but it doesn’t mean there’s no music, it’s just festival season *yay*. I love festivals (most obvious statement) and this month I went to four straight after my slam-dunk duo weekend.
The first weekend in June saw me head to Germany for Rock Im Park. This was my first ever experience of the festival and despite lots of issues with travel (read more here) I thoroughly enjoyed the festival. I got to see some of my favourite bands aka Bring Me The Horizon, Biffy Clyro and Panic! At The Disco and I got to finally see Trivium *woop*. Red Hot Chili Peppers final night headline performance was also magical and made me realise how much I love them.
The following weekend saw me make my annual pilgrimage to Donnington Park aka Download Festival. Now the weather was shocking and it did sadly tarnish the weekend a little but my the music was amazing. I won’t go on too much about it as you can read more here but I love festivals where I can wander around and catch new bands I’ve been meaning to see for ages such as Black Peaks and Counting Days.
The following weekend I popped to the O2 Arena to Stone Free Festival and it was nice to be inside in the warmth for a festival! The main reason I was there was to see Mr Alice Cooper who I’ve been meaning to see for ages, but I also managed to catch The Lounge Kittens who are amazing (check them out if you haven’t!), Apocalyptica (who are a group of heavy metal cello players!) and The Darkness who sadly disappointed me this time. The day was a lot of fun and gave me the chance to catch up with a few friends and fail epicly at bowling!
As if I wasn’t knackered already the final weekend of June saw me head to the best festival in the world, Glastonbury, you can read more about my festival experience here. I love Glastonbury because it doesn’t matter what music you’re into your covered, and it isn’t just about the music, there’s so much more to explore and see across the festival from DJ’s, clubs, art, crafts, circus acts, comedians, trapeze acts and so much more. I managed to see a little music across the five days including my fav’s again BMTH, Craig David who was a personal highlight and Adele who I was dragged to see. I love this festival so much and can not wait to hit it back up again!