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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Strawberries and Creem 2017

Last weekend marked the beginning of the festival season in my diary and kicking it off was Strawberries and Creem festival at Haggis Farm, Cambridge.

Strawberries and Creem 2017

With the festival only being three years old it is one of the smaller ones on the scene but as they say size isn't everything and it certainly packed a punch. With three main stages playing absolute bangers, the atmosphere was electric and emotions were high.

I met up with some of my local blogging pals Pippa from Clashing Time, Sian of Style with Friends and Becca from Rebecca Warboys. Together we all danced like tits and donned plenty of glitter on our faces, ready to party.

We were fortunate enough to have VIP tickets, giving us access to our very own bar area, deck chairs, toilets and more. It was also the perfect spot positioned to see the main stage acts but still have space to boogie.

The weather was gleaming on the day, in fact actually it was a bit sweaty Betty which meant we were forever heading to the bar for drinks. My only complaint about this was I don't think the festival anticipated the volume of punters so queues were pretty long. I however took to buying bottles of myself...yup! But this meant I didn't have to  queue albeit my drinks were a tad warm by the fourth glass and bubbles dissipated. With the drinking comes needing the loo and I'll be honest when I say that the toilets left a lot to be desired... again the queues were long even in the VIP. If there's anything I would change I'd say increase the amount of porta loos and bars at the venue to keep the crowds flowing and the party going.

Headlining the festival was the original Mr Lover Lover Shaggy which was pretty awesome. I'd forgotten how many songs he's released and his stage presence resonated really well with the crowd. It did make me laugh when he shouted "anyone here born in the 70s!?" *silence* "80s!?" *small rumble in the crowd* "90s!?" *crowd goes mad*. Watching him perform on a balmy summers evening as the sun went down was pretty perfect. Other great acts such as Wiley, Mike Skinner and Gentlemen's Dub Club were also performing throughout the festival too. Admittedly not all the music was something I would actively listen to in my day to day but it was perfect for the setting and gave good vibes to the crowd.

Overall I had a blast at this festival. The location is spot on, the atmosphere is brilliant and it's the perfect way to kick off the summer. I'm seriously pumped for Secret Garden Party next month now and I'll definitely be blogging/vlogging that too!

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