Festival Quickfire: Nina Nesbitt On Being Inspired By Rolling Stones & Debbie Harry

16 August 2013 by

V Festival is upon us! The musical fun is set to kick off in less than 24 hours and we're prepping our wellies and umbrellas as we type. To get us in the spirit, Grazia Daily caught up with some of the performers at the event, including the adorable Nina Nesbitt. The singer from Edinburgh with fluffy blonde hair has a kooky sense of style that never feels try-hard - see the beanie hats, printed jumpers and biker boots that make up her wardrobe. So in anticipation of watching her perform this weekend, we grilled the up-coming starlet on her festival inspiration...

Grazia Daily: What are your festival fashion failsafes?
Nina Nesbitt: I always wear denim shorts. I bring a big flannel shirt with me to keep me warm at night or some kind of jacket. Big heels don’t work unless you’re on the stage and you can take them off afterwards. It's all about being laid back at festivals.

Grazia Daily: What about your stage wardrobe?
Nina Nesbitt: I like '90s grunge and I'm inspired by Debbie Harry's style. I love vintage finds so I'm always shopping in Rokit or Beyond Retro.

Grazia Daily: What’s been your festival highlight so far?
Nina Nesbitt: T in the Park. I played there last year on the BBC Introducing and this year it was on the King Tut’s stage and 8000 people showed up, it was just incredible and an amazing experience. Any festival since then hasn't been the same. T in the park was really special.

Grazia Daily: Is there a festival that you dream of performing at?
Nina Nesbitt: Glastonbury, I’d love to go there next year. As for abroad, Coachella or South By South West looks good.

Grazia Daily: Who's your festival icon?
Nina Nesbitt: The Rolling Stones, I watched them at Glastonbury. I like that they jam out together so I've put a bit of that in my set where at the end of one song we all just have a jam. It works well at festivals because everyone just wants to dance about. It’s very real and it’s not like where a lot of artists use samples or backing tracks. It’s very live and I like that.

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