So yesterday I had the most incredible day at Parklife festival in Manchester's Heaton park with blogger Jessica of Forever Miss Vanity.
It all happened in a bit of a whirlwind when Jess invited me to attend the Saturday line-up at the weekend festival with her on Thursday evening. If a VIP press ticket to one of the best festivals in the UK (also happening to be in my city) isn't worth clearing your calendar for, I don't know what is!
I actually want to take this moment to say how hugely appreciative I'm feeling at the moment. This being the second VIP access high profile music event I've attended through my blog in the space of just a few weeks. I also haven't announced it on my blog yet but I've just landed a new job too which I'll be starting in two week's time. I'm literally on cloud nine right now and so thankful for everything coming my way.
Anyway back to the festival.
Despite having a bit of a nightmare arriving at and leaving the festival, the duration in between was so much fun, despite the typical curse of Manchester's rain!
Above; me and Jess arriving to a wet start. I got absolutely soaked in the queue to pick up my ticket and rushed out to buy a rain poncho as soon as I got it. I think I would have paid the guy I bought it from any money for it!
Thankfully the weather cleared up a bit a few hours later and it actually ended up being pretty sunny later in the day.
Hoodie- borrowed from boyfriend
Camo jacket- army shop
I was out on Thursday and Friday evening so didn't have any time at all to outfit plan. I threw the above on yesterday morning as I peered out of my window to be greeted with a downpour. I would've loved to have worn any number of hats or my gorgeous Rock n Rose flower crown but I was a bit scared of getting them ruined by water. My outfit was a bit on the safe side!
After getting a thorough soaking and a bit of a rave in the Hospitality tent, we decided to check out the press area. We were absolutely delighted to discover that Tigi had a styling tent; it was just what we needed for our limp, rain-ruined hair! Jess and I were equally excited about the whole thing, finding out that we're both massive fans of the Bed Head brand.
We had some fun in their photo booth and were given an amazing bag full of products. Mine included the Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray which is my absolute favourite styling product; I use it every time I wash my hair and my current bottle has almost run out so this came at the perfect time.
The stylists at Tigi gave our hair some much needed zhuzzing-up, I opted for extra volume and curls. You should be able to see the difference in my picture at the main stage below.
It was also amazing to spot super blogger babes Lily and Zoe who were in the tent promoting the Bed Head brand with Tigi. I had a chat to them both and they're such lovely girls.
After getting our hair did by the talented team at Tigi, we rushed out to the main stage to catch Katy B who we both were really looking forward to seeing. She didn't disappoint- her live version of 'Katy on a Mission' was amazing and really got the crowd going.
After Katy B, quite a lot of the crowd filtered out so we took the opportunity to get to the front which was the best decision of the day.
We watched Annie Mac, who I've seen a few times before and think she's just the most talented female DJ and achingly cool, and Rudimental from the very front.
Rudimental were absolutely phenomenal with bags of stage energy. They had some amazing vocalists and the trumpet player really added that extra dimension to make it a fantastic performance.
We then managed to get ourselves on the front row at the barrier for Snoop Dogg which was just insane. It's something I'll never forget. I can't believe how good he was live and his engagement with the audience was wicked.
The Snoop pictures are little blurry. Probably to do with me not being able to stay still while he was on stage.
A huge thank you to ID&C Brand for the festival wristbands and to Jess for taking me with her for our festival blogger date- I think we should have many more days like this!
Have you ever been to Parklife or were you there this weekend?