I am a huge fan of music festivals, and have been attending them since I was a teen with bad eyeliner and huge skater jeans. They were a rite of passage, a yearly pilgrimage to celebrate live music in all its raw, unadulterated glory. I’ve been lucky enough to attend some of the best festivals the UK has to offer including Glastonbury, Reading, Boardmasters, Download, Field Day and V Festival and I’ve lusted over many more (Kendall Calling & Bestival – I’m coming for you!). For the last 6 years I have attended Reading Festival without fail and its something I really look forward to every Summer.
For many of those 6 years, it was the only break I had. I have spent a good proportion of my twenties and thirties saving for something – a wedding, a house, house renovations – and so proper holidays were off the cards. However a festival was just about manageable and I would treat it like my summer holiday.
But can a music festival be a holiday too? Really?
Here are some things you might not have considered: