Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull!

My amazing mother somehow managed to score two pairs of Saturday tickets and she very kindly offered the spare pair to me and Stephen!

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On the main stage performing were Katy Perry, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sande, Galantis, Imagine Dragons, James Arthur, Kasabian, Lorde and Zara Larsson.

On the Where It Begins stage were Plan B, Haim, JP Cooper, Lana Del Rey, London Grammar, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Amazons, Two Door Cinema Club and You Me at Six.

And on the BBC Music Introducing stage; Zuzu, Krrum, Flawes, Shells, Scorpz, Declan McKenna, Stevie Parker, The Modern Strangers, The Hubbards, LIFE, Superfood and Chiedu Oraka.

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I have no words for HOW EXCITED I WAS FOR HAIM MY GOODNESS!!! As soon as we got there I found this huge poster and insisted that Stephen take my photo…

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Let’s start with the transportation situation…

I am terrified of buses. And of course, the only way anyone could get to Burton Constable Hall was via bus. It was incredibly well organised, we queued through Hull Paragon Station for a while but the line was constantly moving forward and buses were leaving to get to the festival every few minutes. Then after 25/30 minutes we arrived at the unorganised part of the day… We got to Burton Constable Hall and stood in a herd of thousands of people for over half an hour, not moving, missing the first two acts of the day. Considering security was ‘upped’, I didn’t feel like it was. Armed police were walking around the whole time but on the way into the venue my bag was barely searched and nobody was patting down women, only the men. I thought some female security would have been hired to ensure the safety alongside the guys, which couldn’t pat women down for obvious reasons.

Once we were through all of the ticket checking, bag searched and safety precautions I popped over to have a look at the merch available, as we all know, you didn’t really see live music unless you bought the t-shirt. I picked this vest up for an extortionate £20 but it’s cuuuuuute (and everything else available was in a gross blue colour).

Glamorously modelling it in my Primark men’s joggers and no bra amongst the mayhem of my bedroom at my parents’ house!

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What I wore…

It was so ridiculously hot, and I do not handle heat well. I didn’t do my hair, I barely did my make up and the only thing I considered when picking my outfit was I needed to be the least sweaty possible but also prepared for rain.

Dress – New Look

Boots – Doc Martens

Backpack – Miss Selfridge

Stephen’s Raincoat – Primark

Sunglasses – Primark

Necklace – Regal Rose

Earrings – Topshop

 

Who we saw…

Galantis – 4/10, never heard of them before, fab energy, I’d probably enjoy their music more in a nightclub than an outdoor festival.

Lorde – 8/10, witchy woman, I love her.

LIFE – 10/10, HULL FUKIN TALENT OI OIIII!

Imagine Dragons – 7/10, when I was 18 and working in a pub I used to put Night Visions on our jukebox every day so hearing some of those songs live was really nostalgic.

Rag’n’Bone Man – 9/10, his voice is just insane really isn’t it, soulful AS FUUUUCK.

Lana Del Rey – 9/10, ANGEL.

And of course, HAIM eeeeeeeeee which obviously played the most incredible set of the day!!!

Me and Stephen left early, straight after Haim finished their set we left to join the bus queue home. We were both exhausted and I had Slam Dunk in Leeds the next day!

Hull is home x

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