The May bank holiday weekend has been wonderful!
Little K’s birthday party and a festival. Not only a festival but I went as a VIP.
Upon arriving at the venue we saw a massive queue! We walked straight to the front and said we had VIP tickets and were shown to head to the left for priority entry. (Walking past the long queue we got a little abuse from a few people thinking we were pushing in) For future events it may be an idea to have a sign at the entrance pointing into a queue for standard entry and an entry for VIP.
The VIP area was decorated with a Tiki hawaii style theme. Pink flamingos, flowers and wooden bamboo style decor, there was a massive amount of seating including deck chairs, garden sets and bean bags. The was a free photo booth in the corner and a bar which sold premium spirits.
Alcohol choices were limited in the standard area. In the VIP area we were luck to be able to purchase premium brand alcohols. Of course prices were expensive it is a festival after all! I had a fishbowl of Sex on the beach cocktail for £25 it was huge!
The music was fantastic, our favourites were Kaiser chiefs, DJ Luck and MC Neat and Lucy Spragan. Kaiser chiefs are amazing showmen… they put on a high energy show which was thoroughly enjoyed.
The lockdown tent was interesting… lots of people off their heads by 2pm in the afternoon. In the end they kicked everyone out and asked that only over 18’s entered the tent. This caused a bit of a stir as the festival was ‘family friendly’ therefore teenagers who wanted to listen to the music weren’t allowed in unless they had ID showing they were over 18.
The VIP toilets were lovely, clean, well stocked and like standard bathroom toilet areas.
We also enjoyed the free photo-booth in the VIP area get dressed up and posing was fun.
I took my own bio-degradable glitter with me in case I was feeling brave… a few hours in I was smearing my face with glitter.
I enjoyed a lovely portion of cheesy chips and half a pizza in the rain when the weather changed. Luckily in the VIP area we had a marque but everyone else got very wet.
It was a lovely event, although we saw lots of people in the lockdown tent clearly on drugs. We didn’t see any antisocial behaviour, there were loads of security and the children who were there all seemed to be having a great time.
Unfortunately my phone battery died whilst I was there and there wasn’t any chargers in the VIP area meaning I missed out on photo and videos.
I would highly recommend Sunday sessions and I hope to attend again next year, the line up was fab! The only things I’d recommend to help improve the event would be phone chargers and some more bands or performers for the inbetween bits on the main stage.
Thanks for reading
*Disclaimer I won these tickets in a competition. All opinions are my own.