Download Festival 2018 — What We’re Taking to the UK’s Biggest Rock + Metal Festival

Last time we graced the hallowed fields of Download Festival in 2016 — it rained. In fact, it rained so much that the newspapers were full of snaps of festival-goers with their wellies stuck in the mud, their tents floating away and Download was, quite rightly, dubbed “Drownload”. We said RIP to our tent. I guess it wasn’t as waterproof…

Happy camper! Why I love camping holidays

This is a collaborative post. When I was a child, holidays were all about static caravans in the West Country. Only a few hours from home, stunning scenery and everything was cheap as chips. When I met Michael, we had our first holiday driving through Scotland in 2009 and stopping to camp in the places that looked the prettiest and…

The A to Z of Download Festival 2016

A – Abandoned Dr. Martens. Mike had a steel-toe capped pair of Dr. Martens that he ALWAYS wears to festivals and that he used to wear to work. They were pretty scuffed as some silly bugger rolled over them with a cage and they were well-worn so when the mud bath began they just weren’t effective at all. He dumped them…

Packing For A Festival: What To Take, Where To Get It & Top Tips

Hello guys and gals, Today I am starting to get super excited because we’re finally on our two-week countdown to Download Festival 2016. It’s come around so quickly this year! I desperately need to get organised and start buying all of the extra things and outdoor gear that we need and pack it all up ready to go for our early…

Download Festival 2016: My Top 5 Bands

Have you heard of Download Festival? Rightfully deemed the ‘spiritual home of rock’, it’s the country’s leading rock and heavy metal festival and takes place every summer at Donington Park, Derby. We went for the first time a few years ago and instantly felt at home as the atmosphere is completely amazing. You can truly be yourself and the mood is…