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Beautiful Days 2015 review

Daddy is this Glastobury? My daughter asked as we were walking into Beautiful Days.

Of course not I replied, but then I got thinking...on first impressions it did have a kind of old school Glastonbury feel to it...just a bunch of people rocking up to a field for the weekend with the single purpose of having a seriously good party! The theme for this year was ‘The Garden’ and everyone got suitably in the outdoors spirit, the ‘stag’ party dressed a bees was especially entertaining!

It has to be said that the weather wasn't looking kind for the weekend so in light of this and us living in close proximity we decided to skip the camping and make it a 'days only' festival this time.

We were lucky to arrive in time to catch the Levellers open the festival in The Big Top with a cracking acoustic set that really did set the tone for the next few days, the sun came out and it was now time to get stuck in and start exploring.

There really was so much to do in the children's area, we stood with jaws dropped watching some of the street performers and much respect to the lady turning the fairground carousel by hand with all of us sat on it!

Saturday came along and the sun shone again, one thing we did notice is that this is an active festival. Everywhere you looked people were moving, doing stuff, playing and generally having fun. Hula hoops seemed to be the activity theme for the festival, they were everywhere and we really got into it. A big thanks to the 'pros' up at The Bandstand who managed the almost impossible....yes, after almost 30 years we can again hula da hula!

Festival food is always something we look forward to, Beautiful Days didn't disappoint with a good offering of wholesome tasty treats to cater for everyone. Those in the know grabbed thier culinary choice and sat up on the hill taking in the atmosphere while refueling, the homemade veggi burgers from The Food Groove Café went down really well whilst we caught a seriously funky set from Syd Arthur on Saturday afternoon.

With the kids constantly running around wanting to be entertained and with so much for them to do we didn't really get the chance to catch many of the sets, everyone we spoke to were suitably impressed and We were told that on Friday, House of Pain and The Happy Mondays lived up to everyone's expectations rocking the festival into the night!

Will we be back? You bet, but maybe next year we'll leave the kids with a babysitter so we can get a little more involved with the 'fun' that's there to be had in the evenings!


  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review
  • Beautiful Days 2015 review

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