Festivals

10 Festivals You Should Go To In 2015

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For me, 2014 was the year of festivals. I went to six in total... and only one of them required wellington boots. In fact, I didn't even sleep in a single tent during all of my festival attending time. Call me boring, but this is exactly the way I like my festivals; with a comfy bed and a warm shower. The reason I attended so many festivals this year was [...]

Visiting Iceland Airwaves Festival

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Landing in Iceland, my first thoughts were ‘it’s actually not that cold!’ It was a fairly dark morning in November, and I was heading for the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik. I had my down jacket, wooly jumper and super warm socks on, ready for the freezing temperature. But it was actually pretty warm as we boarded the bus from the airport. We head[...]

The Leading Ladies of Dia de los Muertos

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a complex holiday full of colour, morbid humour, deep sentimentality, celebration, and heartache. On the eves of November 1 and 2, the dead are welcomed with open arms into the land of the living. Not only are the dearly departed invited back, but they are the guests of honor. In preparation, and to entice them to the party, tr[...]

Bestival Festival: Glitter, Fancy Dress & Hugs

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Walking into Bestival, a four-day music festival on the Isle of Wight, for the first time felt reminiscent of walking into my very first big-girl sleepover. I remember the sheer excitement of having a whole night of lax parental supervision that would be filled with eating too much ice-cream, playing truth or dare and talking to that cute boy. It was this[...]

Introducing our Travelette Bestival Reporter!

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With the end of summer looming in the UK, the only way we Travelettes could help ease the blues is by providing the fantastic opportunity to be our guest Travelettes reporter for the ultimate cool festival: Bestival! We ran a competition for one lucky reader to score press passes and we had a number of excellent applications for this, making it a toughie to [...]

Become a Travelettes Bestival reporter!!

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Bestival is the festival to hit up to celebrate the ebbing remnants of the UK summer. It explodes in a frenzy of glitter and fancy dress from 4th September – 7th September on the picturesque Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. And what better way to bid farewell to festival season then raving it up in this years fancy dress theme, Desert Isla[...]

UK Festivals: More than just the music

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The iconic Glastonbury festival kicked off on the weekend and all who couldn’t (or forgot!) to get a ticket wept in their bed and cursed all the happy festival-goers. I for one gave the finger to all the happy instagram shots and tweets about the festivities... #IdontCareButAmLying... But don’t despair as Glastonbury is merely kicking off the UK’s awesome fe[...]

My First Food Festival: Rota das Estrelas in Madeira

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In my quest to experience the finest mud-free festivals around I recently found myself in Madeira, Portugal's remote island out in the Atlantic Ocean. I was there to learn a thing or two about fine dining and food festivals at Rota das Estrelas - which translates less beautifully as "The Stars Route" - a gastronomic and culinary adventure featuring some of t[...]

Travelettes at North Sea Jazz Festival

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I love the Netherlands. I love jazz music. And I love festivals, though preferably the mud-free kind. I did something about all of the above by attending the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam last month. With the likes of Sting, Bobby Womack, The Roots and Dionne Warwick topping the bill, I had high expectations from the three day festival that takes p[...]

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