Festival Dressing - City style!

07 May 2010

Goldfrapp will be at LED in August this year

If you love music but hate camping then maybe it’s a City Festival you should plump for . . .

This summer there are going to be loads of brills skills city festivals through the months (nearly all in London, but, there you go!) If you are excited by the thought of catching your favourite musical acts in the open air but the thought of wellies and tents give you the shivers then some tickets to an urban based event could be the solution to all your problems. Note – although the sun may not shine you can definitely get a taxi home therefore some heels and CERTAINLY a bit of glam is in order.


July 2-4  WIRELESS Hyde Park, W1 London, £110 or £47.50 per day
This year the vibe is poppy with a capital P! rapper Snoop Dogg on Saturday 3rd; the current king of hip hop, Jay-Z, will also be there on Sunday 4th, plus Missy Elliot! alongside will be Brit stars Chipmunk and Tinie Tempah. Grrrly rock will be provided by Pink on the Friday and disco punks from New York, LCD Soundsystem on the Saturday.

LOVE music hate Racism t shirt £9.99 from Republic Fur hat, £150 and BMX Gloves, £42 from I Dream of Wires


July 8-18 SOMERSET HOUSE SUMMER SERIES Somerset House, WC2. £22.95-£35.75 per show
Somerset House will be the place to head for the most sophisticated musical interludes this summer. Not only is it a venue elegant enough to host London Fashion Week, it’s super easy to find – just next to the banks of the Thames. We’re excited about acts like Air 9th July, Noah and the Whale, 10th, The xx, 13th, Corinne Bailey Rae, 16th and Grazia cover girl Florence and the Machine on the 15th.

Maxi Dress £140 by TBA from ASOS and Canvas boots by Where at fashion-conscience.com

Aug 27-28 LED Victoria Park, E3. £65.
Like dancing? Then you should fit in well at the London Electronic Dance festival, held in trendy trendy Victoria Park in East London. Glam emperors of electro Goldfrapp and indie-crossovers Friendly Fires will be playing as well as half of Leftfield LIVE and enough DJs to get you rocking out with your stockings out!

Festival Cape: £190 from I Dream of Wires Matthew Williamson/Linda Farrow sunglasses £155 from Doll Boutique

Lipsy -  Bleach Splash Leggings

July 16-18 LOVEBOX Victoria Park, E3 £99
We never fail to get excited about LOVEBOX, which is one of the longest-running London shindigs. This year like every other it has its usual mix up of music types; - there will be pop courtesy of Ellie Goulding and Paloma Faith, perfect shimmery electro from Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun, AND everyone’s favourite unusual crush: Dizzee Rascal! (Have you ever met anyone who didn’t LOVE Dizzee? No) and some ol’ act called Grace Jones. Ever heard of her?
Denim jacket by Killah £100 from ASOS and Lipsy splash leggings £15 from Doll Boutique

Aug 28-29 CREAMFIELDS Daresbury Estate, Halton, Cheshire £100.
This is the rave to end all raves and its been going strong since 1998! If you come here sleeping is definitely considered cheating, but you’ll still want to make an effort.  Music will be from the usual suspects including Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk and David Guetta. There'll also be Calvin Harris for the pop fans and a revival of live favourites Leftfield for the veteran clubbers amongst you.

Pendant £12 from Monsoon and Zebra print maxi £14.99 from H&M festival collection


31 July Field Day Victoria Park £33.33

This thoroughly trendy but simultaneously friendly fest in the heart of London’s Hackney is looking fairly tantalising already this year, what with Phoenix headlining, The Fall, Simian Mobile Disco, Beth Jeans Houghton, and loads more. We’re aiming to look cool but stay comfy at this one with the East end hipsters.

ECCO VEST £25 from Go Green M by M at fashion-conscience Scarf from a selection at Mia Jafari

- Naomi Attwood


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