I bloody love a good festival. Having grown up in Chelmsford, I spent my summers frequenting V Festival at Hylands Park, and that was where my love affair with music festivals began.

Admittedly, as my music tastes have changed over the years, so have the type of festivals I love, and therefore attend. This year, we decided to go to Latitude Festival. We went to Latitude for the first time in 2014 as traders selling frozen yoghurt. Latitude tradition, as I have learned this summer, seems to be that the weather is always incredible; 2014 was no exception, and as you might expect, the frozen yoghurt trade was booming, so we didn't actually get to see very much of the festival that year.

2016, however, was an entirely different affair. Myself and Harvey, and his brother and girlfriend bought weekend camping tickets and had the full Latitude experience!. To say 2016 was entirely different is probably technically incorrect; there were some big similarities, namely that we were all there in 2014, and the weather was amazing for the festival on both years.

I don't intend to ramble too much about the festival, as you can watch the video below and see for yourselves what our experience was like. I do just want to say though, that I had an absolutely incredible (long) weekend, and saw some amazing bands, some of which I already knew and loved, and others which I am now listening to daily.

I've deliberated for hours over my musical highlight of the festival, and it's apparent that I can't make a decision, so I've settled for letting you in on my favourite 3 shows of the weekend. In no particular order, they were Highasakite, Fickle Friends, and Of Monsters and Men - if you haven't listened to these bands before, you seriously need to check them out.  (Someone else you should check out is Isaac Gracie; he was a new discovery of mine, and his voice is magical.)

We were so lucky to get to meet Fickle Friends after their show; they are a band that Harvey and I had previously seen play in Norwich before Latitude Festival, and so it was amazing to get to meet them, having followed/supported/listened to them for a number of months now. If you ever get the chance to see these guys or to say hi, make sure you do - they were so lovely!

I'm going to call it a day there. Hopefully I managed to film some decent footage of the festival, and the video will be a lovely way to round off the experience, and something amazing to look back on in years to come.

As always, thank you so very much for reading and watching.

Laura xx



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