We’ve just got back from a wonderful weekend at Glastonbury festival!
We drove up on Thursday morning and arrived at our campsite. We decided to pay extra for a bit more of a glamping experience which was well worth it! Firstly we didn’t have to travel overnight, in traffic and fight with 200,000 others for the best place to set up a tent (in the mud and rain). Our tent was waiting for us as we arrived on Thursday which was so great as all the traffic had died down. Also we had loads of space inside our tent and around it which is lovely compared to everyone camping inside Glastonbury who set up their tents practically on top of one another. It was also much more quiet and at night and had a pretty spectacular view!
Day 1: We went exploring as its a good chance to see all the festival areas before the music starts on Friday. There were some late night acts on so we went to the Shangri-la and checked out some of the weird and wacky stuff around there in the evening.
Day 2: Oh boy did our legs hurt this morning. It has been a rather wet summer in England so the festival was very muddy. Although the weather was quite nice the damage had been done leading up to the festival and all the vendors, trucks and 200,000 people coming in during the week had turned the mud into sludge – great! Though it really is all part of the fun and we were just glad it wasn’t raining much at the festival. Friday we started our day seeing James on one of the main stages. Then we went to see Elle King who was pretty amazing live and someone we will definitely listen to more now. We then made our way to the pyramid stage for Skepta who made sure he mentioned at every opportunity possible that his new album ‘konnichiwa’ (yep konnichiwa!) was out. We stayed and watched Two Door Cinema Club, went to see the Lumineers and then went to see Jack Garratt who was definitely one of our favourites! He was so good and we didn’t realise he plays all the music himself. He had a keyboard, drum kit, guitar and a load of other instruments that made no sense to me and he managed to play them all together at once to make his music – how bloody fabulous! We then trekked back to the pyramid stage for Foals and Muse who were both obviously super great! We then went to Silver Hayes and watched some guy called KA who is apparently a legend in the grime game but I couldn’t understand him half the time – it was fun and something different though which is the beauty of Glastonbury, it’s so diverse and you see acts you usually wouldn’t. PLUS the whole festival just has such a cool vibe and atmosphere.
Day 3: We started our day with Nothing But Thieves, Baaba Maal, then Wolf Alice whose guitarist cut his hand so badly during the performance he had blood all down his hand and fretboard which is some serious dedication. Then all of a sudden the pyramid stage was absolutely packed while we waited for Madness to start – who were also really really great. We continued our day there for the Last Shadow Puppets which is a super group formed of Alex Turner from Artic Monkeys and Miles Kane, followed by Tame Impala. Adele was the headliner for Saturday night and she was absolutely brilliant. We ended our night in the Green Fields where I experienced quite a few falls in the mud and Charlie had to keep coming back to help me.. standard. Then finished in Arcadia which is a massive mechanical spider where the DJ sits up high in the body of the spider during there performance they have a laser and fire show coming out of all different parts of the spider – how fun is that!
Day 4: Sunday was our final day at Glastonbury and the last day of music. We headed straight to the John Peel stage where we would be for most of the day. We watched an Australian guy called Matt Corby and Charlie fan girled over him for a while before Mystery Jets, Bat for Lashes, Band of Horses and Of Monsters & Men. Our last band of the night was Coldplay on the Pyramid Stage who were brilliant and put on such an amazing show with heaps of fireworks and it just had a really cool atmosphere about it! They also gave out wristbands that flashed so the whole crowd was flashing and sparkling the whole time which was a pretty spectacular view!
Exhausted but so grateful to share another amazing experience together, it really is one of the best festivals!