At team Year of the Yes we are not exactly festival experts. Although one half of the team is a regular at local festivals (on account of a composer / musician hubby-to-be), and the other half has lived it up for a whole day at Cornbury Festival, we have yet to take on one of the big shindigs. But it is on the yes to do list so we thought we would bring in someone that has actually ventured to a festival this year to tell us why we need to turn a yes to do into a yes done.
The lovely Dani recently attended a festival with a difference, Wild Life. The brain child of Disclosure and Rudimental, Wild Life has more of a dance vibe than the traditional festival. Here’s what our dancing diva thought to it…
I found out that Disclosure and Rudimental were curating a festival via Facebook, and in Brighton (one of my favourite places) so I knew I wanted to go! I went with my friend Marie-Therese who is a bit of a festival veteran and we both loved it.
Wild Life was a two day festival – you could go on both or either days. I only went on the Sunday and the music was mainly dance/house/edm with some rap thrown in. (Editors note: I had to google EDM and apparently it stands for electronic dance music. Just in case anyone else was wondering).
We saw a variety of acts including Annie Mac, Years & Years, Wu-Tang Clan & B Traits. The acts werespread out between three tents.
My favourite act was Disclosure who closed the festival, absolutely incredible and such a good energy!
I travelled by train to meet Marie Therese who lives in London and then we both caught a train to Brighton. Really simple journey made even better by some champagne on the train!
We stayed in the Premier Inn in Brighton city centre which was really well placed near the seafront and super cheap.
We’ll definitely be going back to Wild Life again next year (if it’s on) but my top tip would be to attend both days..there’s a massive variety of acts over the two days so I’d love to have seen more.
My other top tip would be to turn up on time… Unsurprisingly to those who know me, the gates opened about 2pm, but we didn’t get there till 5pm do missed some of the smaller acts!
make this one of your yeses
Wild Life might have been and gone, but the festival season is only just beginning, so if this has inspired you to indulge in a live music binge this summer, why not check out The Festival Calendar to track down the festival for you.
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