Festivals That 2016 Will Take Me To (Part 2)

Festivals That 2016 Will Take Me To (Part 2)

Due to the expanse of my summer of festival plans I had to split the posts so welcome to part two. If you haven’t found out my May- June plans you can read them here. For me summer and festivals go hand in hand and I spend a reasonable amount of time in fields, not in my own bed and listening to music, but this year see’s that be taken to a whole new level.

9th July- Warped Tour

Anyone who reads my blog regularly will probably be sick and tired on me going on about Warped Tour but I’m just so damn excited about it. Warped Tour is an annual tour in America and Canada which takes place across two months across 42 different venues covering a whole host of states. The travelling music tour is intense for the bands performing and the summer highlight for most American kids, and this time I’m going to be there.

On Saturday 9th July in Wantagh, Long Beach, New York I am going to be standing in the boiling heat outdoor and screaming my heart out to some of the best bands out there and I could not be happier. Fortunately as it’s a day festival I can jump on a coach back to Manhattan and sleep in my hotel room that night hooray!

Bands I can’t wait to see: Against The Current, Issues, State Champs, Falling in Reverse

12th-14th August- Boardmasters

For the last few months (and a few more going forward) I have been working with the Boardmasters team to create content for their website in exchange for some tickets to the festival. I was instantly interested because it’s somewhere I’ve not been to before and I love the idea of all the sports as well as the music. Being down in Cornwall (eek long drive) there are loads of surfing events and I fancy giving it a go and just generally experiencing a completely different type of festival than what I am used to.

I also love the thought that there should be amazing weather *fingers crossed* for this festival due to it’s location and time of the year, although I’ve probably jinxed it now. It will be nice to experience something new, perhaps discover some new favourite bands and just have fun while I’m there.

Bands I can’t wait to see: James Bay, Craig David, Deadmau5

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20th-21st August- V Festival

I’ve been to V Festival twice before back in 2010/11 if my memory serves me right but then I wasn’t interested in it years until this summers’ announcement of Bieber playing. I am not ashamed to admit that I bloody love the new Justin Bieber album and think he’s an amazing performer so when the announcement was made a few of us knew we had to go. Sadly day tickets sold out straight away so we made the last minute expensive decision to go for the whole weekend as the lineup in general, is so strong.

The great thing for me as it’s only two days is I don’t have to take time off work as I can leave Friday evening after work and come home Sunday evening, yes i’ll be tired but it will be so much fun. I’m starting to embrace pop music again and realise that there is room to like plenty of things at the same time and it will be refreshing to have two days which doesn’t involve screaming! I am a little worried about the crowd as I never was fond of it before but I’m sure I can get over that.

Bands I can’t wait to see: Justin Bieber (obvz), Little Mix, Bastille, Jess Glynne, Years and Years, Lukas Graham

26th-28th August- Reading Festival

The final festival of my summer is almost always Reading as it holds a special place in my heart. 2008 Reading was the first festival I ever went to and I’ve been every summer since even though I always say this year will be my last. Last year I discovered you could stay in the uni halls for like £18 a night which made me realise that the festival doesn’t have to be grimy. Hello, a bed, a shower, electricity and a nice quiet nights sleep. God I sound like such an old woman, but by this point I won’t have spent a weekend in my own bed during ALL of August!

This summer I don’t know what I am going to do about the festival as to whether i’ll do the whole weekend or just a day, I’m debating just a day because I’m not loving the line-up enough to buy a ticket, but I can’t miss the Fall out Boy/ Biffy Clyro co-headline slot as they’re two of my favourite bands out there. As a festival Reading has changed so much over the 8/9 years I’ve been going and I definitely think it’s time to fly the nest soon.

Bands I can’t wait to see: Fall out Boy, Biffy Clyro, The 1975, State Champs

Are you heading to any festivals this summer?


  1. May 10, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    I have never been to a festival, and I would really love to go to one, but I would have to stay in a hotel as I love my comfort too much x

  2. Nikki Hamilton
    May 10, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I think i am a bit old for festivals but I have been to T in the Park several times and loved it!

  3. Corinne C
    May 10, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to a festival, but I think I’m past that now haha. The idea of waking up hungover in a tent terrifies me!

    Corinne x

  4. Codie Louise Austin
    May 11, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I did not know you could stay in halls?! I went to Leeds in ’13 and although it was muddy and wet, it was the best experience! Biffy & FOB played then too and they were amazing. It sounds like an amazing summer but I’m sure getting back to your bed will be pretty great too! Xx

    • May 11, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      I didn’t know until I went last summer after braving camping for 7 years before that! x

  5. May 11, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Your life sounds so exciting. No festivals for me this summer x

  6. May 11, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    Oh wow you have such an amazing line up ahead of you this year! Have an amazing time. x

  7. Kacie
    May 11, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Wow, you have a fun schedule lined up! I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never been to a festival before, although I am considering Boomtown this year!

  8. May 11, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I’m not going to any festivals this summer, but I will be doing lots of traveling. My daughter is headed to several music concerts, but they’re not festivals I don’t think.

  9. Beautyqueenuk
    May 11, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Wow is all I can say, what an amazing line up you have ahead of you x

  10. May 11, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Sounds like you’re going to be having a fantastic Summer, a bit jealous of your trip to the States and the “boiling heat”, have fun!

  11. Laura
    May 11, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    This all sounds so cool. I haven’t been to a festival before and I suffer with panic attacks so I dont think I could manage one unfortunately 🙁 I’ll look forward to your posts about them! xxx

  12. Melanie Edjourian
    May 12, 2016 / 6:27 am

    You seem to have a busy year ahead of you. Have fun 😉

  13. May 12, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I love a good festival and try to attend a couple a year, sadly I already have a packed out summer doing so many things but I am going to V xx

  14. Anthea
    May 12, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Boardmasters is a new but interesting one for me. We’ve only been to a few since my girls were born as they come with us now but it’s meant they’ve been able to see people like Prince, Bob Dylan (they absolutely loved hid pib style music!) Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Imelda May etc Your Trip to The US sounds awesome!

  15. May 12, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about Boardmasters from friends and it seems like a pretty unique festival. Reading is always a must, I can’t make it this year which is a real shame as I love it!

  16. Reclusive Fox
    May 14, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Not going to a festival but if I was I guess I would go to Download to see Korn, Baby Metal and Deftones 🙂

  17. Laura
    May 16, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Wow you’ve got a lot of festivals planned! I always wanted to go to Warped Tour when I was younger! I’d love to go to Leeds this year & see FOB x

  18. May 16, 2016 / 10:38 am

    You have lots planned, how fun! I’m not really into festivals anymore (all the ones I went to aren’t a thing anymore!), but I deffo want to go to Glasto before I die xo

  19. May 16, 2016 / 10:39 am

    I am so jealous of all the festivals you will be attending this year. I am hoping to attend Reading festival for the first time ever

  20. May 16, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Wow what a busy festival season you have planned! I love that Beiber is becoming more acceptable for adults to go watch rather than just teeny kids. Have a great time.

  21. Laura - dear bear and beany
    May 19, 2016 / 11:35 am

    You are going to have the best summer! I’ve only been to Reading festival and that was back in 1999, I feel old!!! X

  22. Cliona Kelliher
    May 20, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Wow, it sounds like it’s going to be an exciting summer! I’m a bit old for festivals (well, in my head anyway!) so they won’t be part of my Summer but my daughter has planned a few here in Ireland, including one where the venue hasn’t even been announced yet 🙂

  23. Emma Haverty
    May 21, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Wow, what great summer plans! I’d love to go see of these bands in play live too, hope you’ll write plenty of posts on the experiences!

  24. Evelina
    May 23, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Fantastic summer plans! I love going to festivals, so much fun!

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