Thursday, September 06, 2012

Festival Fun!

The last time I went to a festival, I told myself never again. However, 6 years since my last one, I am all packed and ready to go to one more. This time it's for Bestival over on the Isle of Wight courtesy of the awesome Echo Falls folk. They have been pretty brilliant and invited a bunch of bloggers (plus their friends!) down for a fun filled weekend where we'll get to hear some awesome music including the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sigur Rós, Florence and the Machine etc.
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I didn't have to buy very much in preparation for the festival but I did buy a soft new hoodie and then couldn't resist this floral rucksack. I also spotted the little floral garland for just £1 in the sale so I snapped it up - yeah probably the most stereotypical festival accessory these days but I couldn't help myself! I must admit, these are all things that would sit quite well in my 14yr old sister's wardrobe but they are pretty handy for festivals!
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Hoodie - Topshop, Floral Backpack - Accessorize, Flower garland - Miss Selfridge
The reason I didn't have to stock up on much else was because the Echo Falls guys sent us a survival kit. Inside are glowsticks, face wipes, antibacterial gel, dry shampoo, penguin torch, glowsticks, Echo Falls wine spritzers (of course!) but most importantly some awesome Havaiana wellies!
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I've actually never been that far south in the UK so I'm really looking forward to it. Plus, Bestival is pretty well known to be one of the most fun festivals - Saturdays is their fancy dress day and they've broken records most years for the most amount of fancy dress in one place. Wikipedia tells me that in 2010 they broke the record with 55,000 people in fancy dress! I'm off this evening down to Portsmouth before setting off to the Isle of Wight tomorrow afternoon so I can't wait! Festivals are well known for drinking (always drink responsibly guys!) and for someone like me who isn't a huge drinker, I have a nice old stash of green tea at the ready Yeah I know, I'm soooo rock and roll.

PS: We are all using the hastag, #echofallsbestival so you can follow us about on Instagram and Twitter!

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33 comments

  1. Have a wonderful time Winnie!
    I am sworn off festivals too, but Bestival this year seems like the one to go to!

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  2. Ahh so jealous, have an amazing time, love the snazzy wellies! xx

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  3. Have fun while you're there!

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  4. I'm so jealous! Although i'm not exactly a happy camper, I do love the thought of bloggers hanging out together at a festival! Have a great time xxx

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  5. oh that's so awesome that they invited you! i wish Australian festivals would invite me haha. one can dream!

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  6. Ah I hope you have an amazing time! That survival kit idea is awesome. I do love a good glass of Echo Falls (can't say the same about green tea though!).

    Charlotte xo

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  7. Hope you have an amazing time, are you dressing up for the saturday?
    Faye x

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  8. Is it weird that I have never been to a festival? They look terribly fun, but it looks a bit daunting to me for some reason.

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  9. i am so jealous!! i love sigur ros they are one of my favorite bands

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

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  10. So jealous! Hope you have a great time.

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  11. I really want to go to Bestival! It looks great this year and having to do fancy dress is so much fun :D
    xxxx

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  12. I was wondering if you'd have those boots!

    Oh, I'm sure it'll be a fab adventure!

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  13. So much fun! If only we had something like that. We had a local thing a few weeks ago one weekend..but the heat would have been unbearable.

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  14. Oh my gosh, that is so awesome you went to that festival!!! Florence and the Machine = Love. Really, I am ever so jealous. I hope you got some great pics. :)

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  15. sounds like so much fun - i haven't been to a music festival in years, or any outside of my hometown. your backpack and floral crown are gunna be SO cute on you

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  16. So jealous! I have been to Camp Bestival twice with the children but have never managed to make it to Bestival, sounds fantastic. I love the floral rucksack and the floral garland is a festie must wear. Have a fantastic time.

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  17. lovely floral backpack <3
    follow each other maybe?
    xoxo

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  18. Have an amazing time! Hope it isn't too muddy!

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  19. Hi Winnie, sooo excited for you and love the floral back pack, I think you must make for a pretty fun bf what with trips to the set of Hogwarts and the Bestival have fun! xx

    http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

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  20. Hello! I really like your blog! So interesting.

    Btw. Could we follow each other? :)
    http://moonlightdreams-miadra.blogspot.sk/

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  21. yay! souds like you'll have tons of fun o/ I just saw sigur rós live two weeks ago at rock en seine, it was absolutely the ost beautiful concert I've ever attended XD enjoy!

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  22. these adorable
    http://degeekyshinly.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hope you're having a fabulous time there! Can't wait to see pics and to catch uP! The weather must be amazing there because it's been sunny the last few days in Brum (miracle really lol)!

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  24. ahhh... I've never even been to a single festival - but I've loved what you've packed - and I hope you are going to have so much fun...It's okay - I'm a ea person as well ;)

    xx High-Stitched Voice

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  25. soooo jealous, hope you're having a great time! x

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  26. Hope you're having an awesome time Winnie! xx

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  27. I'm so, so jealous - I've been drooling over your photos on Instagram!

    Can't wait to hear more :D

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  28. I Hope you had a wonderful time, it sounded amazing!

    Maria xxx

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  29. this backpack+wellies+headband are fantastic!
    katie

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  30. I've always wanted to go to a festival like this. It looks like you had loads of fun! :) That floral backpack is super cute btw.

    Wish&Wear

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