A Festival Blog ❤

That Festival Life is for festival floozies and party princesses – bringing you the best festival inspiration and tips from around the globe as well as festival-related style, culture and travel.

If you love frolicking in fields, BIG HEADGEAR, sparkly faces, outrageous spandex, sequins galore AND you’re not afraid of getting down and dirty in the muddy outdoors then this is the place for you.

From Bristol to India I write guides from my personal festival experiences, festival career advice, travel experiences and a solid smattering of everything sparkly style related and features on independent boss ladies.

Blundstones and sequin jumpsuit, pom pom earrings, festival fashion at Magnetic Fields festival

Who am I?

I’m Dulcie (dull-sea like a boring ocean), a Journalism & English grad who now works in digital communications for one of the largest independent festivals in the UK (hi dream job!) I live in the wonderful city of Bristol in South West England but I spend my summers in muddy fields and my winters preferably somewhere a bit more tropical!

I’ve been blogging in some form or other since 2009 (!) and created That Festival Life in early 2017 whilst travelling in India as a place to pour all of my passion and experience about festivals.

& Why Festivals?

If you can’t already tell… I really love festivals. Like I really really love them, and I don’t discriminate; you’re as likely to find me trying out a workshop at a transformational festival as you are in a mosh pit at a metal festival, dancing at a techno rave or sipping cider at a family folk festival.

I don’t want to go too rainbow rhythms on you but there is something really magical about people coming together for a shared experience and that’s why I think festivals are so special for me. Creating a festival is a majestic spectacle of human endeavour and with the challenges that come with creating a pop-up city in the middle of nowhere, sometimes nothing short of a miracle! They are incredible microcosms of society where anything is possible and ever since I got my first festival job in 2011 I have been fascinated with the people behind them, the creative expression on display at them and the diversity of festival culture around the world.

I went to my first festival back in 2004 and headed to my first Glastonbury aged 17 in 2010, you can read a round-up of whole decade of my festival adventures here. My long term goal is to keep ticking more off my festival bucket list and to discover, experience & report on as many around the world as I can…

Dulcie from That Festival Life at Glastonbury

It’s not just festivals I talk about on here though. I’m also passionately learning & sharing about how we can lessen our impact on the planet, especially through our wardrobes, so expect ethical fashion and sustainability content here too. As well as this you’ll find travel tips and inspiration (probably tied in with a festival visit too though to be fair!)

I LOVE nothing more than receiving emails from people who have found this blog useful or have more questions! If that’s you then drop me a line on the email below or leave a comment I can’t wait to hear from you…

Wanna Work Together?

Head over to my work with me page.

Logo designed by the wonderful Jasmine Hortop Illustration.
This page photo at Meadows in the Mountains by Aron Klein.
Sidebar photo by Daisy Denham for Here & Now.