Glastonbury Snippets (Part 1)

This weekend I went to Glastonbury Festival.

For those who don’t know, Glasto is one of the world’s biggest and best loved music festivals.

It was started the day after Jimi Hendrix died, in 1970. Back then tickets cost £1 and came with free milk (it’s hosted on a dairy farm in Somerset).

1,500(ish) people attended.

It’s grown a bit since then.

This year 200,000 people flooded onto the land to enjoy some of the biggest acts in the world.

It’s a very special place. I first went on my daddy’s shoulders when I was 3 years old, and I haven’t missed many since!

I was so excited to share the experience with you. I wanted to take you everywhere and show you everything!

But as you’ll know if you follow me on Instagram, after three long days in the mud, the rain and the crowds… my beloved camera was swallowed up. Gone forever it would seem, along with all my photos.

I managed to upload a few iPhone snaps (before that disappeared too!)

Starting with a few cheeky Brothers ciders.

If you haven’t tried Brothers flavoured ciders, make it your mission this weekend. As far as I’m concerned, they’re the taste of Glastonbury and the main bar you want to hang out at (which we did rather a lot!)

A little tent selfie!

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One helluva bite to eat!

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^ Wearing an ASOS dress (with a cracking open back!), Tory Burch booties (half price), old yellow mac and Jiya bracelets.

The occasional break in rain for dazzling, warm sunshine.

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Flying high at Rudimental!

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Phoebe staying dry…ish in her little red Barbour!

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Playing with the wildlife backstage.

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^ In Isabel Marant and blinding Hunters!

I had SO many amazing photos to share with you… but I’ve come to terms with the fact I’ll never get to. So we took LOTS on the final day to make up for it!

^ Tickling a Greenpeace polar bear’s chin.

Wearing a little sunshine in the mhuuud.

Isabel Marant jacket (cheeky 50% off find!) // Kate Moss x Topshop dress

Black Hunters // Marc Jacobs bag

JC sunnies // Jiya colourful bracelets // Goodnight Macaroon nail bracelets

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After lunch and a smattering of little bands, we headed to Dolly Parton on The Pyramid Stage.

Which I don’t think we could possibly have been any more excited about!

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Oh, I don’t think I mentioned that I’m wearing one of Mum’s designs, her Constellation necklace.

The crowd was as big as I’ve ever seen. People crammed forwards and heaved in the excitement.

When Dolly finally took to the stage the place went wild!

She belted out everyone’s favourites and we gleefully sang (howled) along too.

Being part of a crowd this size is an amazing experience.

Everyone buzzes with happy, excited energy. You all move as one; swaying, clapping, cheering.

She was amazing.

One of the best live acts we saw all weekend.

It could have had something to do with knowing every word and being there with most of my favourite people… but it could also just be that she’s one hell of a performer who deserves every success she’s enjoyed.

After the show we made a beeline for The Park Stage, making a few friends along the way.

Here we caught Yoko Ono’s set. Watched over by a spellbound crowd.

Later we headed into the hospitality garden for buckets of cheesy chips and a few icy mojitos.

I dragged everyone to The Black Keys, who they all hated and I adored!

Oh well, you can’t win ’em all!

Soon after we dipped and weaved our way back through the crowds to our bar.

Where we ran into PJ, which PW was pretty excited about… clearly!

In payback for The Black Keys, the others dragged me to Ellie Goulding.

Which we watched and danced along to in the setting sun.

But this post is waaaaay too long already, so I’ll tell you the rest next time!

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  • Wow looks like you had an amazing time – I didn’t realise Glasto was quite so colourful- I’ve only ever been to Reading festival and V before!

    Very sad to hear you lost your camera but I was thinking, some of your readers must have been there too, so you could maybe ask everyone to submit their photos for you to write around? It might be a really nice way for everyone to get involved/share their experiences =) Just an idea for if you haven’t managed to salvage enough pics!


  • Joelle

    So sorry to hear about your coat and camera! That’s a blogger’s nightmare!!
    Glad you had a good time though. Your pics are getting me all excited for Wireless in London this week. Ahhhhhhhhh! πŸ™‚


  • Holly von Bock

    SO gorgeous – I really really really really want to go next year! p.s. I’m in love with your jacket, I would happily swap my kids for that beauty! xxxx

  • Those circus pics are absolutely fab – so bright and colourful! Shame about the camera though. Can’t wait for the next Glasto post!


  • Ayala Young

    Looks amazing! But how can they hate The Black Keys!? They’re AMAZING! πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed!

  • Joy Michelle

    looks like a lot of fun! great pictures – did you end up buying a new camera?
    x Joy

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Oh, Rosie, dearest, I am so sorry to hear about your camera! At least you have all the beautiful memories with you now! Can’t believe I’ve never been to Glasto… it’s the thought of camping I cannot bear!

  • Amy

    Looks fabulous Rosie – I watched Dolly on TV and she has definitely still got it!
    What a nightmare about your camera, hopefully there is still a chance of it popping up somewhere. Fingers crossed.

  • Looks muddy and marvellous. Firmly on my list for next summer.
    Please tell Phoebe I was loving her makeup and glitter all weekend!
    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Loved seeing you at Glastonbury you seemed so lovely-glad to see you enjoyed the rest of your time there πŸ™‚

  • Oh Rosie!! I absolutely love this post. I’m sorry about your camera and your phone but you sure still have some amazing pictures! Looks like you had such a fun time :).

    Francesca. xxx

  • This looks amazing! It’s on my bucket list to go to Glastonbury some day but I don’t know if I’d be able to cope with all that mud and rain πŸ˜› Such a nightmare that you lost your coat and camera but I’m so glad it didn’t get you down and you look like you still had an amazing time, which is all that counts! xx

  • It must be amazing to experience this. I have been to a few music festivals but nothing on this scale. I love the picture of the guy in the robe walking(weird) his fish. There must have been some funny characters there.

    Planning a Safari Getaway

  • Really wish I could go to these festivals! Unfortunately I don’t live in the UK hahaha x

  • So many beautiful pics, so sorry to hear about your camera and phone! You have certainly made up for it with these pictures. It looks like you had the most amazing time. I have never been to Glasto before but I’m hoping next year is the year I finally get to go xx

  • I have never been to a festival before! I’m 26?! Why haven’t I been! I LOVE mud and this looks amazing! Glad you had an amazing time xxx

  • Sonia

    That’s such a shame that you lost your camera Rosie, but you more than made up for it with these beautiful pictures! So vibrant and colourful, bloody lovely! xxx

  • You managed to take more amazing photos in a day than I could probably take in a week! (Some small comfort?) I’m so precious about my photos that whenever I’m travelling somewhere with a lot of pick pockets I put my memory card down my bra/socks because, as you say, it’s the photos that are the most valuable.

    Looks amazing and I really hope to be going next year yippeeee!

  • Ana Campos

    Such a beautiful pictures! (So sorry about your camera…)
    I love the black keys too!!! They are amazing!


  • Looks incredible fun-sorry about your coat and camera! Beautiful shots!

  • Lyndsey Smith

    How can anyone hate the black keys?! Looks like you had a great time, but why the three pairs of welly’s?! I mean they look great but that trek from car to campsite is a killer and I can never bring myself to bring anything other than the basics! Kudos to you though, that’s why I never look as good as this on the final day of a festival, definitely much more bedraggled! Xx

  • Rosalina Huber

    I’m so bummed to hear about your camera! I bet those were some amazing photos and stories to share. I hope it shows up soon! πŸ™‚

  • So terrible that you lost your phone! That’s always so sucky. But looks like that didn’t deter you guys from having a blast! Somehow, all that mud makes the festival look all the more fun? Is that crazy? πŸ™‚

  • looks like a fabulous time – I would love to see Dolly one day!

  • Georgia Christakis

    I didn’t realize anyone hated the Black Keys… what a great band.

  • That looks SO FUN!! I seriously need to get myself to a music festival in the next couple of years.

    I’m sorry you lost your camera πŸ™ I know exactly how that feels.


    The Fashionista Bubble

  • So sorry to hear about your camera! What rotten luck! Love the pictures that you captured though! Looks like such a great time.


  • Kate Neanor

    Hi, I asked a question a few posts back about whether you disclose companies that comp you but I didn’t get an answer. Again sorry if you find this question rude but I’m curious – were you sponsored by brothers flavored cider in order to mention them in a blog post?

  • So sad about your camera! It may still turn up, fingers crossed. Glasto is not for me but looks like you had a fantastic time. I was keeping updated with Pheobe’s instagram all weekend πŸ™‚ Little London Girl x

  • Pamela

    Such a shame about your camera and iphone, though the pics are pretty awesome. Glad to hear that Dolly was great. I’m a fan….an American in London. πŸ™‚

  • My 80 year old neighbours met at Glasto years ago and you can always hear them blaring the tv when it’s on every year πŸ™‚ Must have been so incredible to be there!

  • What a bummer about the camera and phone! I’m sure a million people have mentioned it, but just in case…if it was an iPhone and you have Find My iPhone installed then you can track it from another device. If not, get an iPhone for your next one and install the app!!

    Glastonbury doesn’t really sound like my thang, but it looks like y’all had a lovely time. I was totally shocked when I heard that Dolly was the headliner! I thought it was an odd but interesting choice. Glad to see that so many different genres of music can unite.

    V @ Life+1

  • Looks absolutely wonderful! x

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Really felt for you when I heard you’d lost your camera etc… really sucks πŸ™ Glad you got some great snaps on the last day and that you had such a laugh over the weekend! Love the Tory Burch ankle boots!!

  • looks amazing! such a shame about the camera πŸ™ but at least you still have all these photos πŸ™‚

  • Laura

    Ahhh amazing photos! I was there too – The Black Keys were awesome weren’t they!?

    Hope you didn’t miss Kasabian…!

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    darn about that camera! terrible luck! but everything else looks fabulous!

  • Mayra Nunez

    Umm I just wanna say that you have WAY better taste in music than your friends. They hate the Black Keys and love Ellie Goulding?! Woof.

  • I’m sorry about your camera. That really sucks!! How can anyone hate the Black Keys?! Downright blasphemous!!

  • Karen F

    Good Times! Love the Black Keys and I’m seeing them in October here in Vancouver. Hope you get your camera back.

  • Wow, those hunter boots were perfect for the muddy grounds, and its so cool how you paired them with nice dresses and they still looked okay! Maybe I’ll get a pair now πŸ˜‰ Cute post!

  • so jealous! Hope you find your camera!! x

  • Janine Maral

    The Festival looks great! I love how you pulled off a dress and hunter boots so nicely!

    Janine Maral from

  • Bucket list item! Looks AMAZING and I’m dying to go next year! Your photos look so awesome!


  • Robyn Tyrer

    Love your posts!
    Take a look at my new blog πŸ™‚ there’s not much there yet, but it’s just a little something, thanks! β™₯

  • How did everyone else hate the black keys??? Love them so much!!

  • I’m so sorry you never found your coat/camera/phone Rose! I’d be devastated. Looks like you still managed to have an amazing time though. I haven’t been to a festival in years. It’s so much fun!
    That Isabel Marant jacket is a dream!
    Also, how can you not love The Black Keys?!?

  • When I think about Glastonbury, I think of rain…the first set of pictures prove me wrong! I love the colours in these photos!

  • Mireia

    What an amazing weekend you had!! I’m so sorry to hear about the camera-phone issue..I went through something similar a while ago..
    Hey, is PJ your new Mr.? I think that’s what I can get from your words but..not sure if I misunderstood! You would make a very cute couple πŸ™‚ But if he’s not, then come on show us your new monsieur, you little conqueror! πŸ˜›

    xx Mireia

  • I’ve always wanted to go to glasto, it seems amazing and like a real community spirit. So sorry about your camera/phone/coat it’s annoying people take things at festivals πŸ™ hope you get some of it back or compensation, but at least you have the experience

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Cristina

    Looks like you had a lovely time Rosie! I def. have to check it out one of these years.
    I’m so sorry to hear about your camera and phone! You’re handling it a lot better than I would though. You’d probably find me huddled in a corner somewhere, completely inconsolable. Crossing my fingers that they turn up! If not, at least you get to go shopping for new ones πŸ˜‰

  • LilyLipstick

    That’s such a shame about your coat and camera. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday despite the downpour! x

  • I hope the camera will find its way to you, somehow! I think Katie Jane has made a great suggestion on how to get others involved. You’d be probably suprised on how many photos of others you might be πŸ™‚

  • So sorry about your camera! Your photos still look incredible πŸ™‚ xx

  • ahhhh it sucks that your camera & phone never turned up! glad it didn’t ruin the whole thing for you πŸ™‚


  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    So sorry to hear about your belongings but these pictures are wonderful as well! And look at those blue skies! Thanks for sharing, Rosie πŸ™‚

  • Cathryn Daws

    Looks like you had an amazing time. Rubbish news about your camera! I’d be so gutted.

    The watermelon photo is so sweet!

  • Amelia

    Absolutely LOVED this post Rosie! I haven’t been to a festival for a couple of years and this took me right back to the first festival I went to. Even dragging friends to see the Black Keys, I dragged friends to see Feeder (I got in the front row and on tv, so it was totally worth it!) Such a shame you didn’t find your camera and phone, I would have loved to see more photos and read more stories from Glasto. Looking forward to the next post to read the rest πŸ™‚

  • Love your yellow outfit with the Hunters!
    Hugs xoxo

  • CHG

    I would love to find some of that cider in the US – looks like they aren’t here yet. I’m not sure what toffee flavored cider would taste like, but it sounds amazing! Might have to make some of my own…We do have Woodchuck hard cider that is made in the Northeast and it is pretty good (they make different seasonal ciders).

    This looks like my kind of time! Sorry to hear about your camera and whatnot πŸ™

  • This looks like such a good weekend it’s a shame your camera was stolen πŸ™

  • It sucks that you lost your camera and phone but this post still really brings glasto to life πŸ™‚

    kate x

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    I know you lost your camera but the photos you did get are gorgeous! Also I love the Black Keys too… it would be amazing to see them live.

  • Rosie, you manage to look so stylish in the mud – I was dressed far more practically for the weather (well, ish…: – lots of glitter and face paint of course!)

    Which area were you camped in? We were in the Tipi Fields which were not nearly as luxurious as I’d been promised!!!

    – Nina
    Have You Heard Of It? London bar & restaurant blogger |

  • looks so much fun! I enjoy seeing every picture, especially the parade!


  • Allie Keith

    Hi – where is the hat from – I love the hat…!

  • Tsui

    Gorgeous outfit! Looks like you have such lovely time and it was really unfortunate to hear about your camera!

    Tsui Chung.
    Fashion Ganache.

  • Meagan Berry

    Hi Rosie. If you’re looking for new camera recommendations, I just bought the new version of your Sony RX100, the M3. I absolutely love it. It has a viewfinder now and the screen rotates 180 degrees for great selfies. PS. I like the Black Keys too. And since you’re into festivals, you should come back to TX for SXSW! You would love Austin – amazing food and a very photogenic city.

  • Lorraine

    Oooh I’m going to see the Black Keys live in Switzerland in a few weeks, I hope I’m going to like them as much as you did! They’re one of my favorite bands!

  • Queenie Lee

    I was so sorry to hear about your camera-loss situation! πŸ™ I went to Glasto a few years ago and asked someone to take a photo for us and they accidentally dropped it in the mud, but luckily I still managed to get a few more shots with it before it died completely! Looks like you had an amazing time! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to see what else you got up to! xxx

  • Hey Rosie, your pictures are beautiful. Who’s takes the pictures with you in?

  • I’m so sorry to hear that you lost both your camera and phone, and that fab mac to boot! Of course they can be replaced but it’s the photos which are the really upsetting part!

    I was at Glastonbury working as a first aider, so I missed a few bits but not too much – I know it’s not the same as using your own but you are more than welcome to use any of my photos! (Slight trial and error with the settings as it’s a new camera but I’ve got a good few hundred, alot of which are scenic and of bands et al).

    The blog looks great regardless πŸ˜‰ !


  • Chloe Brown

    Glasto is a festival I have always wanted to go to! Aiming to go in the next couple of years before they shut it down as has been rumoured πŸ™ sorry to hear about your camera, what a mare! love how fashionable you still managed to look amongst all the mud and muck

  • How can one simply not enjoy The Black Keys? I love them. It looks like you had a blast though, Rosie and all those colors. I am jealous!

    xo Kelly

  • Dalma

    If anyone wants to see Yoko’s spellbinding performance πŸ˜‰ lol

  • Seriously, how do you both look so fresh and put together while camping in the mud and rain?! I would look like an absolute nightmare!
    Looks amazing!

  • Omg that looks like way too much fun! Love your pictures and obsessed with your little yellow dress!


  • Heather Monaco

    That looks like so much fun!!! I not so secretly wish that I was there enjoying the festivities too! I am sorry about your camera, but at least we were still were able to share in the day with you.
    Hug n’ bisous

  • Elsie

    May be salt in the wound but, have to ask…

    I love what ever camera you have taken these non iphone photos on! Im about to buy a new camera ahead of a trip next week but HAVE to know what this was is/was before i can buy anything else?

    All looks amazing, as per usual!


  • This is an amazing post! It is too bad about your camera and your phone but you seem to still have tons of great photos. You and Phoebe looked amazing πŸ™‚

  • looks AMAZING- love the fashion!!
    Mahsa xx

  • I’m convinced I look like the guy with the fish most mornings. Hair (after I had it cut) and sass are definitely mine. Sent post to little brother, he happily confirmed. That’s what little brothers do. Confirm.

    Glastonbury is on my must do list, definitely.

  • You look beautiful but you must be mad to bring a 1000 pound jacket to Glastonbury! I didn’t come back with a thing that wasn’t covered in Glasto-mud! xxx

  • Caroline Jordan

    This looks like PARADISE! It’s a new life goal of mine to make it to this festival. (And whoever doesn’t like The Black Keys is absolutely nuts!)