During the weekend I attended Radio 1's Big Weekend (my first & definitely not last music festival!). I got to see some of my favourite bands and artists perform live (some of the best including; The Script, The Vaccines, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Bastille, Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Bruno Mars & much more) as well as some of the Radio 1 DJs (Grimmy, Zane Lowe & Jameela Jamil). The venue was fantastic (and not as a big as it appeared on TV, but shhh! - that's between you and me!). I was lucky enough to get tickets for Saturday and Sunday (I was super surprised as so many people didn't even get tickets for 1 day!) which meant feeling a little groggy and tired on Sunday, but that didn't stop me from having
Everyone was so friendly and considerate ( I mean they even apologized if they elbowed you slightly whilst dancing! Seriously!) and the vibe was so chilled - perfect! It did rain and when I say it rained, I mean it poured and I was literally drenched! I also (stupidly) didn't take a rain jacket so I guess I was asking for it... Before The Script came on was the worst, as well as my hair being soaked, my 'not-so-waterproof' coat was saturated with rain water (but ahh well!) I battled on shivering and cold anyway What could I do?! I did eventually lose all hope of the rain disappearing and bought a very ugly rain poncho but almost as soon as I handed over the money, the rain stopped and did not return (I felt like I was in 'Just My Luck'!)!
Pictured above is the 'Rain Poncho' I never got to wear, the festival programme on a lanyard & tickets!
Outfit-wise, On Saturday I thought I'd keep it comfortable wearing black jeggings from H&M, an oversized tee from eBay and a camouflage style shirt from Newlook paired with gold rings and earrings featured in this post and brown brogue boots. It was light and kept me warm (thankfully, as it got quite cold)!
On Saturday I saw The Saturdays (no wayyy???) first, then Kodaline (they were really good!), Conor Maynard, The 1975, some of Ellie Goulding's set (not much though), The Vaccines (the highlight of Saturday in my opinion), Alt-J (another favourite of the day!) & Biffy Clyro.
On Sunday I wore a pair of skinny jeans from Next, a peter pan collared lace top from Internacionale, and a khaki utility jacket from Newlook paired with my brown brogue boots (nice use of alliteration there!).
I also saw Thirty Seconds To Mars' last song (we ran a little late), Little Mix, Wretch 32, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (they were amazing!!), Olly Murs ( he was great too!!), The Script (highlight of the day I thought), Bastille ( just wow!), Paramore & Bruno Mars ( I honestly didn't expect him to be as brilliant as he was! He ended the night wonderfully!).
If you were living in a hole last weekend and managed to miss some of the clips (it was literally being covered everywhere!) you can click here to see some of the best performances and pictures from the festival!
Have you ever been to a music festival?