Leeds Festival 2015 | #MakeItRight with Three

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If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m a real festival girl. To be honest, I’m a live music girl, but with loving live music comes loving festivals. I’ve been to Leeds Festival for the past 5 years in some form or another and I now go to Download Festival every year I can as well. And it may surprise you to know that even though I’m a massive festival fan, I hate camping. I hate it. I hate it SO much. Not only because I have a bad back, so can’t actually camp successfully whilst still being able to stand up straight, but also because I just outright hate camping. Having a bad back is actually quite convenient because it gives me an A+ excuse for not wanting to camp anywhere. (If you watched my Download Festival vlogs, you’ll have noticed we stayed in a hotel and took advantage of Download’s RIP package. This is because of my bad back and because I hate camping.)

I was contacted by Three, and asked if I wanted one of their festival packs to promote their #MakeItRight campaign and instantly said yes because 1. As we discussed earlier, I’m a festival girl and 2. I would do just about anything to make a festival easier. So, Three put together a festival survival pack and sent it to me so I could use it at Leeds Festival (sadly, Download had already happened because this would have been really handy for the weekend!). Having a phone at a festival is hard. Losing it, getting it stolen or just breaking it are all too common at festivals and it makes my heart stop just thinking about it. My phone is my lifeline, my camera, my everything. I don’t care how sad that sounds, I don’t know what I’d do without my phone.

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So having a full pack of things that would make my life easier (and more fun) at a festival like a fanny pack, a bottle of water, some portable speakers and a selfie stick (and not just any selfie stick, a selfie stick that looks like the fluffy hand of Three’s latest mascot – Jackson) grouped with things that will help me keep in touch with friends, family and social media over the weekend like a portable charger and a phone protector and screen protector, I absolutely love this kit! Three knows how important people’s phones are to them nowadays, so they’re campaigning to take on everything that sucks about the mobile phone industry. They now offer a service called Three Rescue that offers worldwide protection against phone loss, theft and damage to your phone (they’ll even replace your phone the next day, included with your contacts, music and photos), and they now have no data roaming costs so you can continue to enjoy the internet wherever you are in the world without incurring massive charges.

So what went down at Leeds Festival 2015? Well, we were only there for the day this year. This is purely because after having just graduated I’m a little short on cash at the moment, so the line-up just wasn’t quite good enough to warrant buying a weekend ticket when most of the bands I wanted to see were on one day. So we bought ourselves Sunday tickets and got on our way.

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  • We had a lot of cider (as is the norm for festivals/general life seeing as I hate lager).
  • It didn’t rain all day. I KNOW. I didn’t have to get ponchos out once! I don’t think this has ever happened to me at Leeds Fest before.
  • Alexisonfire were there and it was great that I finally got to see them live. I hope this means they’re back together, they’re being annoyingly vague.
  • A member of the crowd had a rubber dingy and George Petit took it and sang from it on top of the crowd. It was epic.
  • I took a photo of a guy stood on top of the crowd in AOF (see the first photo in the post). He saw it on Instagram somehow and messaged me saying it was him. I later emailed him the photo and he was so happy it restored my faith in the internet.
  • No Devotion are amazing and their “our bands went to shit and we love that you’re all here supporting us” speech made me cry a little bit. No shame.
  • Pvris are on track for really big things.
  • Katherine Ryan is my spirit animal.
  • Bring Me The Horizon weren’t good. Oli Sykes was miming, it was embarrassing, I don’t understand why everyone is saying they can headline next year. Just because a band is seemingly good live doesn’t mean they are worthy of the headliner slot.
  • Metallica are gods. Like legitimate gods. They were absolutely amazing live (even though I do think they could have had more of a show. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled seeing Kiss at Download).
  • Leeds Fest massively undersold this year and it was eerily quiet all day.
  • All was back to normal in regards to crowd chants. Last year, people were chanting “YOU WHAT? YOU WHAT? LEEDS! YOU WHAT? YOU WHAT?” and I didn’t like it because everyone knows the ONLY chant is YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!

Thank you so much to Three for the festival kit, it was SO handy for Leeds Festival and will be handy in the future for various events!

Are you a festival person? What would your essentials for festivals/camping be? Let me know in the comments!

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    • 8th September 2015 / 5:55 pm

      It’s amazing isn’t it!! xxx

  1. RCagz
    3rd September 2015 / 11:22 pm

    I’M SO JEALOUS YOU GOT TO SEE PVRIS GODDAMN. Anyway! I feel like I’m always too broke to go to a festival. I have contemplated volunteering a few times (my friends have done and loved it) but I can never find anyone who’ll go with me *sad face* Xxx

    • 3rd September 2015 / 11:24 pm

      It’s the second time I’ve seen them and they were even better – couldn’t believe it! I don’t think I’d ever volunteer just from the “I hate camping” perspective but I’d definitely try save up and go one year! xxx

  2. 3rd September 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I’ve never actually been to a festival before, maybe it’s because I’m always poor but I really do hate camping. With a passion!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • 3rd September 2015 / 5:11 pm

      They’re so expensive now, festivals are often my holidays haha! And yes absolutely, I never camp anymore for that exact reason – it’s lucky I live so close to Leeds Fest! xxx

  3. Cherie
    3rd September 2015 / 12:30 pm

    SO INTENSE. I’ve only ever been to one festival (Bestival) back when I was young and I thought festivals were da bomb and I could camp (thanks to £10 pink Tesco tent we locked ourselves in and had to cut our way out with my Swiss army knife) and pretend to be cool with face paint… NONETHELESS it looked like you had fun – I kept up with all your snaps! I think I wouldn’t mind so much if I could: eat properly, shower, have nice places to sleep – but we can dream! I’m seeing a couple of standalone gigs this month though, so that should be fun :)

    Cherie / sinonym

    • 3rd September 2015 / 5:12 pm

      I’d love to go to Bestival at some point, I always hear such great things about it! I absolutely detest camping, it’s the worst! So I’m definitely grateful I live so close to Leeds Fest! And ooo fun! Who you going to see? :) xxx

      • Cherie
        4th September 2015 / 12:19 pm

        Bestival is really fun – it’s a very colourful festival as far as I remember! I’m seeing Rachael Yamagata and Florence + the Machine :D :D

  4. Heather Mcknight
    3rd September 2015 / 10:39 am

    This looks like such a great little pack. I hate camping myself and so for that reason (and I’m always skint) I’ve never been to a festival before but I would LOOOVVEE to go. I’ve been drooling over the Download lineup for a fair few years now but can never bring myself to part with the cash, and my hygiene/bed for a few days!

    Lovely post!

    Heather, Porcelain Beauty xx

    • 3rd September 2015 / 5:13 pm

      It’s great isn’t it, I was so surprised when they sent me it! If you ever go to a festival, you definitely need to try Download! It always has (in my experience) the best lineup, the best food options, the best “glamping” options and the nicest people! Obviously they’re MEGA BUCKS, but if you saved up I’d definitely recommend one of their RIP camping packages!! xxxx

  5. Robyn Taylor
    3rd September 2015 / 9:22 am

    Love that little festival pack, that selfie stick is AMAZING.

    This is the first year I haven’t been to Reading fest for a while – just wasn’t 100% about the line up (oh and because I’m absolutely skint lol). Metallica looked incred though and you deffo picked the best day to go!!

    Robyn xo
    http://www.phasesofrobyn.com

    • 3rd September 2015 / 6:00 pm

      HOW COOL IS IT! Yeah that’s exactly the same reason I was only there for the day. Still can’t believe they’d cut the day ticket prices to only £65, it was well worth it! xxx

  6. 3rd September 2015 / 7:43 am

    That looks so much fun! Like you I love a good festival but I don’t do camping at them! I know a lot of people say it’s part of the experience, but for me turning up fresh as a daisy with a nice cooked breakfast in my belly is much more preferable (and it’s nice to use a toilet that only 1 other person has used that day haha!) x

    Laura | Loved By Laura

    • 3rd September 2015 / 6:01 pm

      I’m exactly the same, I flipping hate camping! So I’m very lucky that I live so close to Leeds Fest! xxx