Favourite Festival Of Summer 2016

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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?

September 9, 2016
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  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    I’ve never been to a festival and would love to go, but I know no one who would want to go 😀

  • I’ve heard Glastonbury is having some issues with next years venue. My friends have played pyramid stage and said the feeling is amazing.

  • I would love to go to Glastonbury. I love the campervan idea too. I think im too old to slum it lol.

  • WonderfullyBookish

    The idea of going to festivals scares me a little because I’d hate the crowds! I get claustrophobic so I think I’d freak out, haha. Getting a camper van sounds amazing though, I’d definitely want to do that!!

  • Elanor

    I hate the idea of festivals, usually because of all the mud – I had no idea you could use camper vans instead, maybe I will go at some point! :)

  • It seems that my friends who regularly go to Glastonbury aren’t enjoying it as much lately – but it looks great here!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

  • Jessica

    I want a campervan too when I attend a festival. Most of the festivals I attended this year were full adventures due to rain, but will definitely go again next year.

  • The weather and the holidays. Happy it’s Autumn now though.

  • fashion-mommy

    I would still love to go to Glastonbury, it’s the only festival I’d brave mud for.

  • Glastonbury always seems like the festival if you can only ever choose one it should be that one. I think for me the best thing has to have been moving :) X

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Never been glastonbury, I always went Download. Totally miss going to festivals, they were great!

  • CrookedFlight

    I would love to see more photos of your adventure, it’s been a dream of mine to check out Glastonbury someday! Seems like you had an unforgettable time :)

  • Fashion Du Jour LDN

    OOOOh I am so envious! Glasto is on my list of “must do asap” festivals. I have been to a fair few because a friend of mine worked for a music management companies, which was uh-mazing because we got to be in the VIP camping…but your campervan is another level! SUCH a good idea. I’m loving the mix of randomness and with great company too? Epic! Hope you get to go back again in the not too distant future…and maybe see you there!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh I have dreamt of going to Glastonbury for the last 30 years lol! I made it to Camp Besitval this summer with my children, and it was AWESOME! Our first festival of many I hope. Kaz x

  • Anthea

    We’ve been talking about taking the girls to Glastonbury in the near future. THis Summer we did Camp Bestival and Just So Festival both of which were brilliant. The summer winner was singing along to Tears For Fears with one of my twins.

  • I am still yet to properly go to a festival! Such a shame, they sound like loads of fun!


  • I still haven’t been to Glastonbury but it’s something I really want to do before I’m just too old completely. Honestly going in a campervan sounds like heaven, even though my teenage self would argue that going in a tent is better but what did she know…?! 😀 x

  • I’m desperate to go to Glasto! It sounds like it’s just the best. I’m hoping to go to Wilderness Festival next year! xo


  • Oh I’ve not been to Glastonbury, I’ve been many times to Reading though and once to Bestival a few years ago. It’s the camping that mostly puts me off these days, I’d be a lot more tempted if I could stay in a caravan like you did! x

  • I would love to go to Glastonbury at some point in my life! I almost went a couple of years back, when The Rolling Stones were playing, but I was unable to at the end because I had exams that week.

  • Ali

    I’ve never been to Glastonbury and I really want to go. You’ve made it sound amazing! My favourite thing about the summer was the lovely weather!

  • I’ve never been to Glastonbury but this sounds pretty amazing!!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

  • Jo Smith

    I’ve never been to a festival before. It’s one thing i’d love to do before I’m ‘past it’!

  • Going to a festival has always been on my list of things I want to do! I’ve heard so much about Glastonbury :)

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