Is the festival season your favourite time of year?
Edith Bowman loves festival season do you?
Edith Bowman has explained why festival season is her favourite time of year – and why we shouldn’t be afraid of the great British weather.
The former BBC Radio 1 DJ spends much of the summer working at music festivals or visiting them with her family – Editors star husband Tom Smith and their sons Rudy and Spike.
She said: “It’s that whole arrival thing, when you can be a mile away from the site and you can start to feel that thud of the music. The air starts to feel a bit different and people, like ants, are making their way towards the site.”
Edith also had some encouraging words for those put off by the outdoor experience: “You had to be pretty thick-skinned and suffer the consequences of what festivals used to be like, but now it’s a far cry from that. The weather and the loos are our two favourite subjects, but accommodation has changed.
“If the thing that’s putting you off going is the camping, then you can’t use that as an excuse any more. There’s every form of accommodation available. You can stay in a Winnebago, in a B&B near the site, in a human equivalent of a dog kennel, teepees…
“One of my bugbears is that when people talk about festivals, they always talk about the weather,” she continues. “Listen, the weather in the UK is unpredictable! As soon as you get your head around that, you’ll have the best time.”
Source: Press Association
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