Monday, 18 September 2017

READING AND LEEDS 2017

Reading and Leeds is one of the biggest music festivals in the UK, it takes place every year in August over the bank holiday weekend. This year, after years of watching the highlights on tv in awe, I decided to gather a small group of my close friends and head down to Reading. 

On Thursday 24th, my friends and I loaded up my car and set off at 6am, arriving at the festival car park at 8am. By this point, I was knackered from 2 hours of straight driving but little did I know I was about to endure a walk 30-45 minute walk to the campsite with 6 heavy bags. We opted to camp in Green camp as it was quieter than other surroundings camps and close to the toilets, water station, the stages and food trucks. After setting up camp, we went to the fair ground to explore. I am not a fan of heights so I did multiple rounds on the dodgems and one walk around the funhouse. 

After two months of talking online, I finally got to meet Lucy from Forever September whilist at Reading. We took a few cute photos for the gram and of course, I selected my favourite as the image for this post.

Living in the UK, the weather can be quite unpredictable but for the entire 5 days, it was 25 degrees or more and there were no clouds in sight. Over the weekend I saw: Young Fume, Fekky, Anne Marie, Lethal Bizzle, Bastille, Migos, Major Lazer, Eminem, Lotto Boys, Young T and Bugsey, JHUS, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher, Halsey and Haim. Incase any of you are wondering, yes I was there when Giggs brought out Drake and Lethal Bizzle brought out Skepta and Stormzy. 

A little side note for anyone thinking of going to Reading next year, everything is expensive. If you do plan on buying food, drink or going to the fair, you will need quite a lot of money.

I throughly enjoyed the 5 days I spent at Reading. I had never camped before and I felt a bit uncomfortable at the thought of not showering for 5 days especially since I am such a germa phobe and clean freak but I managed it and I am ready to do it all again next year!  

Fran

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