From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...

Lifestyle Music

Where Olivia Went: Reading Festival 2012

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(Jacket: Whistles, Shirt: Miss Selfridge, Dress:Olive Clothing, Boots: Topshop, Bag: Mulberry, Necklace: Accessorize)

Having attended only Field Day earlier this year, it seemed my yearly festival agenda had been somewhat sparse until yesterday! Usually lapping up as much field filled live music each summer as I can, spending weekends in tents, living on Nutri-grain bars and smelling more of mud than Marc Jacobs is something I’m more than happy to be familiar with. So, when the idea popped up that I should take my little brother to his first ever festival for the day I did a little leap- I was pretty darn excited to show him the action behind the BBC3 coverage, and listen to some of our favourite bands live in person.

Arriving early afternoon, clad in warm boots and arguably less weatherproof clothing than was appropriate (or so we would later find out) we headed straight for the Dance tent to catch Grimes, before cosying up in the Festival Republic tent with Nottingham’s finest Jake Bugg and Dog is Dead. After enjoying some warm-up sing a long’s and a reminiscent stay at Enter Shikari’s set, we went in search of some tea time snacks (a pre main stage feast if you will) and dined on tasty pizza as The Vaccines began. Following their set we moved in for our last act of the day (damn you last train!) Florence and The Machine, who despite being soaked through (both her, and us) was amazing- I may have even shed a tiny tear…

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Overall we had a really lovely day, and despite having to miss my faves Metronomy and Kasabian (sob sob) saw some amazing acts, and now I can only eagerly await tonight’s BBC3 coverage (expect some serious tweeting!)

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