I really really really regret getting to the ripe old age of 28 without going to a festival. It was a ridiculous decision because I love music. I decided in the earlier part of the year that I would love to go to Electric Picnic but by then it was sold out. Turns out my amazing friend Jade won 2 tickets through her job and decided to bring me. I was very apprehensive at the idea of 3 nights in a tent in September in Ireland. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not really the outdoorsy camping type. Thankfully I had nothing to worry about. We got a really dry weekend and the camping was a breeze. Okay, so the fact that I had a few drinks on board getting to bed each night (or rather morning!) probably helped too.
The highlights for me were the music (obviously) going on all day every day, hanging out around the campsite with my brother, friends and the new people I met through friends drinking cans, laughing & playing games, the rave in the woods (surprisingly, because it’s not my kind of music), the silent disco, the layout of the entire place and all the things to do and see, the carnival and all the silly banter and behaviour throughout the weekend.
The music that stood out for me was Florence & The Machine, The Riptide Movement and George Ezra.
The whole thing was amazing and I can’t wait to go again next year!