So over the weekend I was lucky enough to head along to T in the Park festival in Kinross, Scotland. After heading to Reading Festival in 2012 and having an awesome time I was really excited to give another festival a go, and after seeing the line up I thought I’d give Scotland a whirl.
On Friday we headed to Charlie XCX who was a pretty good way to kick off the festival then stayed for You Me At Six at my sisters insistence so that we could grab a good spot for Haim who were amazing, hands down one of my festival highlights.
Saturday was the wettest day with torrential rain for the majority of the day, but that didn’t dampen the crowd at Calvin Harris when Will Smith came out! Definitely added a party atmosphere to the night and with stellar previous performances by Pharrell, Paolo Nutini and Twin Atlantic it was a day of such great music that even the rain couldn’t bring us down.
Although by Sunday the sun was blazing down which was great to brighten the mood. We were camped out pretty much all day at the main stage to make sure we had the best spot for Arctic Monkeys and it paid off with us spending the majority of the day at the barrier. From Kodaline to Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Paul Weller, Jake Bugg and finishing with Arctic Monkeys it was hands down for me the best lineup of the weekend. Although I was sad to miss some bands such as Franz Ferdinand, London Grammar and Tinie Tempah it was completely compensated by the great performances on the main stage. Kaiser Chiefs were one of my highlights of the festival as they completely owned the stage, while Bastille are one of my favourite bands so I was incredibly excited to see them again. Although the night and the festival was completely owned by Arctic Monkeys who made me go from not being particularly fussed about their music to becoming undeniably obsessed.
All in all it was a great weekend spent with great friends, weather, food and music. It’s definitely convinced me of the worth of trying different festivals and although the ticket was £200, with me only spending £40 the whole weekend it was way cheaper than a holiday and so much more fun!