When looking back at some of the fantastic occasions I’ve had at festivals over the years, it’s tricky to pick one that stands out more than any of the others. Perhaps it was this moment at Bestival when I grabbed some bloke out the crowd who looked like he wanted to jump in my mate Paloma’s (inflatable) wedding photo. It wasn’t til just before the shot was taken and I’d made a new alcohol fuelled best mate that I looked at him properly and realised it was Suggs, who it turned out was playing a ‘secret set’ with his old band. If I do decide on this one then my outfit for our Big Festival Fancy Dress Party would probably be some classic Madness style suit and tie, as the idea is to come dressed up as your favourite festival moment. This could mean digging out or recreating the costume you had on when it happened, dressing up as your favourite festival band, covering yourself in mud or even trying to recreate a replica of the Giant Ninja Hamster that spoke to you during a DMT hallucination. If your interpretation needs to get abstract that’s probably quite fitting.
To help you recreate the moment we have a fantastic festival band in the shape of Sicknote, whom I have enjoyed jumping around to in fields across the country on many occasions and who always bring that party vibe with them wherever they go. Plus Funk-Ska troop King Louis Collective will be returning for some foot stomping fun and frolics.
We’d also like you to email us with your festival moments, we shall print these out which will save you from having to retell the story and explain your costume too many times on the night. Send it over, either quick or epic to:
The Big Festival Fancy Dress Party
Saturday 19th June
10pm – 4am
£2 Before 11pm (Free with Regulars Card) // £4 After (£3 with Regulars Card)