2015 Festival Guide | My Experiences

With a fresh new year comes exiting new adventures and whatever my year may bring, I always try to include at least one festival in my plans. I first experienced the wonders of a festival when I was 16, at a local hippy festival pot haven called EcoFest - this was my first taste of the festival pie and I soon became hooked on the unique atmosphere and feeling a festival creates. 

Unfortunately, EcoFest bowed out in 2012 but I was already moving on to bigger and better things...

GLASTONBURY - 24th - 28th June 2015

If you want to go big, then look no further than Glastonbury Festival. It's hard to explain just how magical this festival is and just how bloody huge it is. With over 100 stages and everything from tomato fights to healing fields to running clubs - there really is something for everyone. Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippy ethics in the 70's and you really get a feel for the whole free living thaang when you're there. 

You do need to register to get tickets and unfortunately the first lot of tickets have already sold out - there is a re-sale in the Spring though, this is how I  managed to get my tickets last year. 

The line-up hasn't been released yet but they have confirmed that Lionel Richie will be performing, so if that's not enough, I don't know what is... 

HURRICANE FESTIVAL  - 19th - 21st June 2015

If you fancy venturing further afield, Hurricane Festival in Eichenring, Scheessel (North Germany) is definitely worth taking a look at. Kurt and I loved it so much we went in both 2012 and 2013! It's similar to Leeds/Reading Festival in that it has a sister festival, Southside Festival, which is located in the South of Germany in Tuttlingen and is held on the same three days. 

The rad thing about going to a festival abroad is the experience of something completely new, granted it's just another festival but it's completely different to back home and the people in Germany are just the coolest. A personal highlight of mine was watching I Am Kloot in the rain with a very drunk German dude.

We arranged all of our own travel but if you do fancy an easier option, Planet Festival have got it covered - picking you up from one of four locations in the UK and dropping you right at the festival gates. I know Hurricane is getting increasingly popular due to the awesome line-ups so you have to be quick to get a ticket! 

BOARDMASTERS - 5th - 9th August 2015

If you're a fan of the surf life, Boardmasters might just be for you. It has a stunning beach side location in Cornwall and isn't strictly all about the music. There are surf competitions as well as skating, bmxing, festi-stalls, art exhibitions dedicated to the surf and loads more. The full line up is yet to be released but Rudimental has been confirmed for 2015.

I'm yet to visit Boardmasters (it's high up on my to do list) but I wanted to include it because it's such a unique festival and one that caters for the adventurous type who wants a little outdoor excitement while enjoying the music. Boardmasters also support Surfers Against Sewage, something I'm incredibly passionate about being from a seaside town - it's a big thumbs up from me! 


Leeds/Reading Festival - 8th - 30th August 2015 (UK)
Secret Garden Party - 23rd - 26th July 2015  (UK)
Horizon Snow Festival - 7th - 13th March 2015 (Bankso, Bulgaria)
Download Festival - 12th - 14th June 2015 (UK)

What festivals would you recommend?


  1. I've always wanted to go to Glastonbury, it looks amazing!! I would recommend Sziget in Budapest, it's the best festival ever with a really unique atmosphere and usually great weather as well :)

    A Blonde Moment

  2. I can't wait for Glastonbury! I looove it. :)

    Tara x

  3. Your festival photos are making me feel so nostalgic for festival season! I agree that if given the opportunity, then anyone wanting to go to a festival should try one abroad. They're a fun experience and a festival and holiday all rolled into one :). I spent an entire summer at festivals one year, but unfortunately didn't get any photos...so yours definitely make me jealous haha!
    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

  4. Now you are making me want to go to festivals ever more, aaahh!
    I hope you had loads of fun and that you have loads of fun this year!

    Much love xx
    Catarina // ohkori.blogspot.com

  5. Glastonbury is so, so much fun! You've made me want to get tickets for a festival this year - they are always so much fun! Oh and your photos are fantastic, looks like you had a great time x


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