Saturday, 13 July 2013

Blissfields Festival 2013

Going to a music festival is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time, but I just never seemed to get round to it! However, that all changed when I attended Blissfields last week. Blissfields is a relatively 'small scale' music festival compared to some of the UK's most famous festivals (like Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, etc.) I think that the size somehow makes it more 'special' and friendly than some of the other festivals (from what I've heard!) The atmosphere of Blissfields was absolutely amazing! From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The festival was based this year at Vicarage Farm in the Hampshire countryside and was the perfect place to relax! We'd bought Thursday tickets in addition to our weekend ticket, which I would definitely recommend! We spent the evening exploring the site. I was excited about the 'Hidden Hedge', which had a 'party in a forest' kind of vibe with a big bonfire and sofas and cushions scattered around. The music on the Thursday evening was provided by bands from around the country who had won the 'Road to Blissfields' competition in their area. After spending the evening watching some brilliant bands, we headed over to the 'DocTent.' I'm not sure if this is something that's done every year at Blissfields, but as the theme of this year's festival was 'The Director's Cut', it was definitely appropriate! The DocTent acted as the Blissfields cinema. We caught 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' while relaxing on cosy vintage sofas.
Scattered around the site were 'props' from films, so I got a quick snap with Jaws! I was so excited to see both the headliners Bastille and Mystery Jets, Mystery Jets in particular as I've been a fan of theirs since I was about 12! Some of the other acts who really impressed me were Sam Smith, The Staves and Man Like Me. I'd recommend you check them out!
My first ever festival and my first ever Blissfields was incredible and I cannot wait to go back next year! &I'll be posting about my first foray into 'festival fashion' very soon.