Summer is arguably one of the best times to visit Great Britain. Like Ireland, Britain really comes alive in the summer. Not only are the British Isles blessed with beautiful countrysides and delightfully temperate weather in the summer months, they’re also home to some of the best summer events and festivals in the world. These are just a few picks from my own bucket list of fun, must-see summer events in the UK that everyone should check out on their next visit!
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend Ireland’s biggest music festival, Electric Picnic.
To say I was excited about the weekend is an understatement. Tickets had been sold out for months so when I was finally able to get my hands on one a few weeks ago, I was so so so unbelievably pumped!
According to Urban Dictionary, the definition of the “meat sweats” is: To consume an obsene amount of meat resulting in profuse sweating.
I swear this is a real thing. It happens to me all the time! And it was especially real last weekend at Dublin’s Big Grill Festival, where I consumed an absurd about of meat. But it’s ok because I also had an absurd amount of fun!!!!!! (OK, so that was really cheesy…)
OK, so I PROMISE this will be the last music festival post for a while. I know I’ve been posting a lot of music festivals lately, but it is festival season after all! But for those of you who would rather my travel posts, do not fear! I will be back to my regularly scheduled, absolutely awesome, and incredible witty travel posts soon enough!
I’ve mentioned before in a few posts how much I adore Lisbon. I absolutely fell in love with it when I visited last summer and am already dying to go back!
There is SO much to see and do in Lisbon (check out this post) and I could go on and on about recommendations! But when we went, there just so happened to be a major music festival happening! So (OF COURSE) we had to go for a day! So just a few short weeks after having an amazing day at the Isle of Wight music festival in England, our last stop in Lisbon was to see my favorite band (which is the Arctic Monkeys FYI) headline Nos Alive music festival, right outside of Lisbon city centre!
With this year’s NOS Alive having been recently, I’ve been reminiscing on my time there last year!
Let me start off by saying that if there’s some unspoken rule among bloggers as a limit to how many pictures should go in a post, this will DEFINITELY be going over that limit.
So a coworker of mine had an extra pair of tickets to a music festival she was trying to get rid of, since she was now going for free as a volunteer. She kept asking me if my friend and I wanted to buy them from her. I had never heard of this festival, and only recognized 2 names on the whole lineup.
But I figured “why not?” Who wouldn’t want to spend a weekend outside on the grounds of an Irish castle listening to bands with names like “Goat,” “Savages,” “Nightmares on Wax,” “Shit Robot,” and “Meltybrains?,” (yes the question mark is part of the name)? Basically, we’re in Ireland for a year and want to live it up! Get out of our comfort zone and experience werid/random things! Besides, I LOVE music festivals and I had never camped out at one before. And so, I found myself at Body & Soul during the weekend of the summer solstice.
If I had a ridiculous amount of money, I think I’d spend all of my time at music festivals. There’s just something so wonderful about spending a gorgeous day/weekend outside listening to great live acts, surrounded by people who are (usually) friendly and have the same interests. When planning my post-grad Europe trip last summer, I knew that I really really wanted to attend a foreign music festival. So once we had our dates I started to research music festivals and found Isle of Wight Festival in England. A music festival on an island off of the southern coast of England? Um….sign me up please!
Summer is upon us people, which means it’s music festival season!
How appropriate that my last weekend in the US before my big move was spent at my favorite event in my hometown – Festival International de Louisiane. I’ve been dying to share with ya’ll about this festival because it really is my favorite thing about where I live!
It was a weekend filled with family, friends, music, food, and so much happiness before I really cracked down on finishing up packing and cleaning before my big move tomorrow!
Today, I sit in my desk at work. A year ago, however, I was on my way to New Orleans for BUKU Music + Arts Project, a 2-day music festival with an EDM, hip-hop, and indie pop heavy lineup.
I recently did a post for Helene in Between about my experience at BUKU 2014, but for those of you who missed it, and because I haven’t done a music post in a while, AND because I can’t stop thinking about it as I sit here at my desk, here’s another little recap.