I could probably have told you the answer to this question before even attending the festivals but the best festival of this summer has to be Glastonbury. Having experienced the world of Glastonbury once before I knew I was in for a treat but it seriously was the best musical part of my summer.
I was lucky enough to go to the festival with four amazing girls all of whom I love dearly so we had enough of us to split up and do different things should we need to, and we also met four other people who were friends of one of the girls I went with so we had a nice group of us.
We spent the extra money and got a campervan which is definitely one of the best spends of my summer. We were in the fields for five days (could have been five if we stayed until Monday) and the weather was a bit mixed so we had the luxury of a warm dry van. We had real beds with duvets and pillows (the thing of festival dreams), we had a real toilet so we didn’t have to make the mad middle of the night dash, we had a shower so didn’t feel smelly and ickly and we had electrical plugs so could charge our phones. If it wasn’t a logistical nightmare (and expensive) I would definitely buy a campervan of my own and use it at every single festival I went to.
On to Glastonbury itself though and wow. It’s one of those things which won’t seem as amazing unless you experience it yourself but it is magical. The site itself is huge and you can explore for days and not see everything but with art exhibitions, light and fire shows, clubs and DJ’s, cave raves, waterfalls, trapeze classes, comedy, game playing and so much more. You can spend your whole five days there and not see any music and not even feel like you’ve missed out.
Some of the best things we did was play silly games in the rain with some ‘play ninjas’ which ended in me slipping in the mud, going to a day of the dead Mexican bar and dancing to some awesome music, exploring the political art of Shangrala and watching the fireworks and ceremonial fires on the opening night.
Plus what other festival can I see Bring Me The Horizon at the same festival as Cyndi Lauper, Adele and Craig David?! Seriously? I pushed myself out of my musical comfort zone and saw acts like Stormzy and Sigma who I might not have otherwise seen. The festival is certainly an experience and one I want to experience again and again although sadly 2017 isn’t likely to be the next one.
What’s been your favourite thing about the summer?