Festival Fashion 2012: What To Wear To A City Festival And Which Ones To Go To

It’s May in literally a FEW DAYS TIME! We haven’t booked our holiday, got tickets for the Olympics or fake-tanned our pasty pins. Oh dear, oh dear, what a disaster we are. One thing that is bound to cheer us up this pay day weekend is buying some nice new summer clothes (as always) but why not pop some festival tickets in your basket too so you have got somewhere fun to wear them?

Of course, the pictures from Coachella have been keeping us entertained for the past week or two. Grazia Daily are nothing if not on the ball with the very latest trends and if Kate Bosworth or Rihanna has worn them while wafting around or raving it up in the Californian desert – well so much the better!

The basic combo of sawn-off shorts or a maxi skirt teamed with a rock chick jacket and a flash of colour can’t be bettered. This season though, we suggest you add in something tie-dye and some fierce studded shorts into the mix! Take a look at our top shopping picks in the gallery above.

This summer's inner-city festivals

Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of DestinyBeth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny

  Apple Cart headliners Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny

Land of Kings – Kingsland Road in Dalston 4th 5th May

This multi venue, multi discipline festival takes place at the heart of hipsters spiritual home, Dalston in East London. Over the course of two nights in various bars and venues on and around Kingsland High Street (hence the name) DJ’s like Dan Beaumont of Disco Bloodbath fame and To the Lazer Cave as well as wicked bands like Slow Club (check them out you need their wistful crooning in your life!) all entertain you, as you gain admission to all 11+ venues with your trusty wristband!

Lady Rock festival – Manchester 26th May 

The first time it’s being held, this urban festie is a one day tribute to girl power in musical form! Although in its first year, Lady Rock is organised by some of the people who promoted Manchester Pride festivals – and won awards for doing so, no less! Headlined by KT Tunstall and New Young Pony Club as well as tonnes of brilliant up and coming musical (female) acts.

 Apple Cart Saturday 3rd June Victoria Park

If you’re looking for chilled out fun and a large helping of cultural delights with your festival, then Apple Cart in East London’s Victoria Park could be for you. Not only to they have such girl crushes of us as Beth Jeans Houghton and Lianne La Havas performing, but amazing cabaret like Borgeouis and Maurice, Ryan Styles and radical drag queen Timberlina!

Dot to Dot – first weekend of June in Nottingham, Bristol AND Manchester

If you don’t live in London but do want to go a fun, trendy festival which you won’t need to pack a tent for then Check out this one!

Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey

LOVEBOX headliner Lana Del Rey

LOVEBOX is 10! 15th-17th June

London’s best loved festival is 10 years old and the line up this year is just as mind blowing as ever with Lana Del Rey headlining the Sunday! Plus Azalia Banks and Emeli Sande on Saturday! The atmosphere and glamour factor is ALWAYS turned up to 10 – and it’s certainly one you’ll want to dress to impress for!

Wireless 6th - 8th July in Hyde Park

Rihanna’s ONLY UK live date this year – buy tickets by the day for this always-mega London festival held in the picturesque environs of Hyde Park.



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