Now, I'm not conservative with my love for Glastonbury. I've promised myself I'll do my utter best to attend every year for the rest of my life, as long as that life will allow me. If I'm lucky enough to have tots one day, they'll come along for the ride too. 2015 saw in my fourth year at Worthy Farm after last year's horrendous failure at nabbing tickets, which led to alotta moping and avoiding social media for the majority of last June. I was so bitter I did not want to see my pals enjoying themselves drinking cider and catching Dolly Parton on the Pyramid Stage. I was a bitter old witch for the best part of 2014.
This year though we miraculously landed a pair of tickets upon the first release with about only two minutes to spare until they sold out. You can read about my guide to getting Glastonbury tickets if you're planning to try in October. This year was James' first Glastonbury, which meant I was a little anxious about him not falling in love with Worthy Farm like I have. However, I think it's hard not to fall in love with it. I've tried time upon time to vocally express that 'Glastonbury feeling', but no words do it justice. Instead of trying to paint of picture of my Glasto experience, I'll let the photos do most of the talking.
As I mentioned in my previous post this year saw me collaborating with one of my all-time favourite brands, Beyond Retro. As well as kitting me head-to-toe in some delicious bohemian garms (could a girl ask for anything more?), I also did a little social takeover on their Instagram channel throughout the weekend in where I recorded my highlights at Worthy Farm.
On the Friday I wore this whimsical, floral print maxi dress layered with one of Beyond Retro's own label embroidered waistcoats. Their own label is full of reworked vintage pieces meaning they are created in bigger quantities so you can find the perfect fit of a vintage inspired style. Genius!
The Friday night saw a secret set from The Libertines, which we were absolutely over the moon about. Sharing a mutual love for 'The Likely Lads' and having only seen them a week beforehand at another festival, James and myself were absolutely chuffed with their appearance. They had to be my highlight from the entire weekend. Pete and Carl sharing the microphone never fails to make my heart flutter a little.
Also despite what anyone says otherwise, IMO Kanye gave a pretty decent performance too.
Glastonbury Festival is a community; a population of 170, 000 people all looking for a few days of weirdly wonderful escapism accompanied by music. It's hard to explain that hole it leaves in your heart when you pack up your tent and leave the farm on Monday morning. I'm still heartbroken I'm not there right now living in a cramped tent and drinking strawberry cider for breakfast.
In the meantime though I'll be crossing everything I can that I manage to get a ticket for 2016's festival. Hopefully I'll see you on the farm next year!