Where Olivia Went: Reading Festival 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

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(Jacket: Whistles, Shirt: Miss Selfridge, Dress:Olive Clothing, Boots: Topshop, Bag: Mulberry, Necklace: Accessorize)

Having attended only Field Day earlier this year, it seemed my yearly festival agenda had been somewhat sparse until yesterday! Usually lapping up as much field filled live music each summer as I can, spending weekends in tents, living on Nutri-grain bars and smelling more of mud than Marc Jacobs is something I'm more than happy to be familiar with. So, when the idea popped up that I should take my little brother to his first ever festival for the day I did a little leap- I was pretty darn excited to show him the action behind the BBC3 coverage, and listen to some of our favourite bands live in person.

Arriving early afternoon, clad in warm boots and arguably less weatherproof clothing than was appropriate (or so we would later find out) we headed straight for the Dance tent to catch Grimes, before cosying up in the Festival Republic tent with Nottingham's finest Jake Bugg and Dog is Dead. After enjoying some warm-up sing a long's and a reminiscent stay at Enter Shikari's set, we went in search of some tea time snacks (a pre main stage feast if you will) and dined on tasty pizza as The Vaccines began. Following their set we moved in for our last act of the day (damn you last train!) Florence and The Machine, who despite being soaked through (both her, and us) was amazing- I may have even shed a tiny tear...

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Overall we had a really lovely day, and despite having to miss my faves Metronomy and Kasabian (sob sob) saw some amazing acts, and now I can only eagerly await tonight's BBC3 coverage (expect some serious tweeting!)

x

47 comments:

  1. You look so pretty, I looked awful the last time I went to Leeds, I need to know how you did it! I wish I'd have gone this year, I really want to see The Cure. I love Florence, I'm glad that you had a lovely time! xx

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  2. You look amazinggg, like a little celebrity! Glad you had a good day xx

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  3. You look very lovely but still practical :D I've never been to a festival, I definitely couldn't tolerate the mud and wellington-wearing, but I am a big pansy! x

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  4. Looks like you had an amazing time! Going to Reading fest is on my list of things to do before i die, living quite far away though means i haven't been able to do it yet! Love your outfit, festival chic at its finest! xxx

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  5. Incredibly jealous right now, so wanted to go to this! You looked amazing, very festivally ;)

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  6. Cute outfit, plus I really love Jake Bugg :) xo

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  7. I love Jake Bugg! I was watching the coverage on BBC3 (The Vaccines and Flo seemed amazing) singing along whilst drinking a hot chocolate. I'm kind of glad I was not there because it did look VERY wet.

    Francesca xo
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  8. It was SUCH a good day - Florence was weird... But amazing.
    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com/ xo

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  9. looks like such an amazing day, so jealous! x

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  10. SO jealous... watched Florence's entire set and just wanted to be there. I've done no festivals this year :(. Can't wait for The Black Keys in a sec!! You looked gorgeous.

    e x

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  11. I watched some of Florence and the Machine's set on BBC3 and it looked amazing, if not a little wet! Love the outfit too, beautiful dress x

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  12. you don't even know, how much i'm jealous. i love grimes and florence *_* aw.
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  13. i LOVE florence and the machine like you don't even understand, such a good line-up for a one-day ticket! and you're a brave girl for wearing white x

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  14. This looks amaaazing! And so sweet of you to take your brother too! <3

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  15. Aw sounds amazing, I wish I had managed some festivals this year! I really want to go to one of the Croatian ones - festival atmosphere with guaranteed sunshine and maybe a tan at the end sounds amazing to me. Anyway, you look gorgeous, I love the denim & leather combo and love the shot of the girls all in wellies and denim shorts haha. Glad you had a great time :) X

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  16. So jealous, looks amazing!

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  17. Ahh you look so lovely! Watched the florence set at home and nearly had a tear too - so amazing! x

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  18. i love jake bugg! and i can't imagine being at a music festival all day in the rain.. where i live in canada doesn't get very much rain (only snow) so i don't know how to deal with the stuff! x

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  19. It looks so amazing, I always hear great things about Reading. Definitely wanting to go next year.
    - Keyta x

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  20. Wow! You looked great! I'm usually a mess by day one of a festival! I wouldn't even dare wearing a dress, let alone a white dress! Nor would I take my Mulberry. Knowing me it'll end up in bits, in a puddle. I swear, one day, I'll do festivals like you, like a classy lady, but for now, I'll stick to denim cut-offs and wellies. Haha!

    -Elodie x

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  21. Trust you to look gorgeous, even a muddy festival! I love your boots and your hair looks incredible!x



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  22. You look fab, love the leather jacket.
    Glad you had a good time xx

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  23. I love what your wearing, I need them boots!

    xx

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  24. You look lovely! And sounds like an amazing day. I'm so jealous, some of the festivals in Australia are great but compared to the ones in Britain they really do seem kinda laaame.

    x

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  25. Ohh, I love all the layering in this outfit! It makes me excited for fall & winter, I can't wait to pull out my sweaters and cardigans to layer as well!!

    -Sarah
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  26. You look lovely, and it sounds like you had an AMAZING day :)
    Just found your blog and LOVE it. If you fancy exchanging blogroll links I'd be honoured?

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  27. You look absolutely gorgeous! I love your boots! xx

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  28. You look great! I adore your style.
    I'm so glad you had nice time.
    P.S. I've sent you questions for our little interview :)x

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  29. Oh Wow! :)
    I absolutely love festivals and the feeling at festivals xx

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  30. You look amazing! I really really want to go to a real muddy British festival some day..
    -P.
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  31. I went to Leeds! They were great weekends weren't they? But where are your wellies!? I definite for me xxx
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  32. So jealous you got to go! I watched all the TV coverage and Florence was amazing as was Foo Fighters! x x

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  33. Perfect festival outfit - hope you had a great time

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  34. Looks amazing, I'd really love to go one of these years! And Florence sounds fab :)

    louisejoyb x

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  35. I don't know if I'm more jealous that you were at Reading or of your gorgeous mulberry. Hope you had a great time, Florence was amazing!

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  36. You look lovely! Glad you had a great time!
    I used to work with Jake Bugg's girlfriend :)
    xo

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  37. I can't wait to go to a festival, what would you recommend as your first one?xx

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    1. Definitely! It's the full on festival experience, but if you want to ease your way in just go for the day! xx

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  38. Great outfit - perfect festival attire!

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  39. wow, love the look :-)

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  40. Your outfit is so gorgeous :)
    I'm so jealous I wish I went Reading!

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  41. I had the best time but looked a mess after the downpour during Florence. I drank loads of wine and covered my face in glitter so I didn't care anymore :) Spector and The Maccabees were my highlights of the weekend x

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  42. I think I saw you at one point taking photos next to the festival republic stage! gorgeous pictures (:
    Amy x

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  43. Reading really was amazing! I was one of the people in the fluorescent orange jackets working the festival republic tent looking considerably less glamorous than you did! :)

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