Lovebox 2018

I’ve heard great things about Lovebox over the years, but up until now I never had the opportunity (or money) to go.

Honestly this year is all about living my best life with the best people, and over the last 2 weekends I have done just that.

Everyone always asks me why am I so eager to go to concerts and festivals, and the truth is that it serves to be some what of an escape route. I can listen to my favorite artists in an environment where the people around me share that same love and energy (to a certain extent). Music is a such a subjective thing so when you are in the same room or vicinity as people who also like what you like, it’s truly something special.

I have been to 7 concerts/festivals so far this year and although I don’t blog about them much on here, I always try to capture visual content to post on my YouTube channel. I’m currently trying to put something together for Wireless & Lovebox with the small amount of footage that I actually have.

*update* there’s no video

Clearly, I’ve gone off on a tangent so lets actually get down into my Lovebox experience…

Love box is by far the best festival I have ever been to!!

In my wireless blog post, I highlighted the fact that there were no fun things to do. However at Lovebox they had (fake) Wedding ceremonies, funfair rides and a Karaoke tent. I actually spent the majority of my time in these areas & ended up missing a whole bunch of acts inc SZA 😦

Gunnersbury Park is the perfect home for Lovebox, there is an ample amount of space, which I guess is how they managed to have so many stages and food trucks. Once again I had the Jerk chicken rice box which was even more tasty the second time round.

The overall atmosphere was just amazing, everyone was so friendly & didn’t feel any type of way to startup a conversation. I would 100% encourage any & everyone to try to attend in the near future.

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Wireless 2018

The lowdown

IMG_4196Let me just start off by saying, I had no intention of attending Wireless festival this year. It was a really spontaneous, last minute thing; last minute as in we bought tickets online the day before from a third-party seller, and weren’t even sure whether they were real or not.

Luckily they were real and we made it in. I literally started hyperventilating when I could hear Majid Jordan’s set starting whilst we were still going through security.

THEY. WERE. AMAZING!!

It was my second time seeing them and they were just as great as the first, they were definitely the highlight of the day (I’m a tad bias), paired with Stormzy and Migos.

The energy was a little off, almost as though the crowd were scared to move. I mean I partially don’t blame them, someones wig actually went flying at one point.

Overall, Wireless was a fun day out. The food was just outstanding, we had a jerk chicken rice box from a Caribbean stand which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of. However, It isn’t high on the top of my list to attend again. I feel like there are other festivals (WooHah & Parklife) that offer much more such as rides, karaoke and other fun activities to break up the day.

Outfit Details:

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Cat eye sunglasses – H&M

Dress – H&M

Bum Bag – French Connection

 

 

 

WooHah 2017 

One thing to note about me is that I love to experience live music.

There is just something about seeing your favourite artist/s that you listened to in the small confined space of your room, on a huge stage not only performing to you but to the thousands of fans in the audience.

My first ever concert I attended was Avril Lavigne, when I was just 8 years of age. I’m not really sure how I stumbled across her music but thank God I did! As I’ve grown over the years, my appreciation for a variation of Genres have grown also. I have been to over 10 concerts within the last few years, from Drake to Justin Bieber to Paramore (January 2018!! I can’t wait).

With that being said, it comes as a shock that I haven’t been to much festivals in my life time.

After missing out on WooHah in 2016 due to being a broke student (lol) I made a promise to myself that I would most definitely attend the year after. I am pleased to say I did just that. WooHah was most definitely one of the best experiences of my life. The atmosphere was just so relaxed and chilled, much different to the Wirless festival in London.

My main highlights of the 2 day festival was seeing Princess Nokia and Travis Scott perform live. Both sets were equally mind blowing, with the artists diving into the crowd and giving the best performance they could ever give. It was truly a delight to see Travis re enact his lyrics & kick the camera man of his stage!!

I have posted a vlog on my YouTube channel documenting my WooHah experience which I will link below:

WooHah Festival 2017
Adina Ribena