That Festival Life’s Essential Festivals Summer 2017

25 May, 2017 | Festivals

Sunrise at Meadows in the Mountains - festivals 2017.

My festival timetable so far… These are my must-do festivals & the list of muddy fields you’ll find me in this summer!

Love Saves The Day

Bristol – May

Marking the official start to my festival season ever since I moved to Bristol, this two dayer is just down the road from me – come & find me selling my wares & painting faces all day long!

Read about my experience: Silliness & Surprises at Love Saves the Day 2017

Meadows in the Mountains

Bulgaria – June

Back to the gorgeous Bulgarian mountains (see the photo above!) for this extra special intimate affair. I’m lucky enough to be a part of the marketing team this year and I can’t wait to be back on that misty mountain top…

Read about my experience: Mountaintop Magic at Meadows in the Mountains


Somerset – June

The festival of all festivals! And I’M NOT WORKING – holy moly! 5 days straight of all of the best things, I can’t wait. I haven’t missed one since I was 17 and since there’s a fallow year next year we’ve got to have twice the fun this time.

[From the archives 2013] My love affair with Glastonbury Festival ♥

Wonder Fields

Devon – July

Pleased to be going back to this little one in Devon. I went last year and it is perfectly pocket sized with a lovely crew of people there and a gorgeous site in North Devon. I’ll be there with my pal China Bowls who is playing on the Sunday.

Secret Garden Party

Cambridge – July

THE LAST EVER SGP! My oh my! This will only be my 4th year in the garden but I have had some very special times there, from running my first ever glitter stall, to drowning in the wash-out year, to mega V.I.P treatment last year it’s always been a weird and wonderful time… don’t forget this is a serious party!

5 things to do for the LAST EVER time at the LAST EVER Secret Garden Party

Saying Goodbye to SGP – a photo journal

Port Eliot

Cornwall – July

I’m so excited for my first time at this little boutiquey one in Cornwall, it’s the only new one I’m doing this year (so far) and I’ve had it on my wish list for years. You’ll find me getting stuck into workshops & sipping cocktails from the cocktail caravan with my mum!

Read about my Experience: Lounging on Lawns at Port Eliot 2017


Hampshire – August

Heading back to the greatest city in the world for the 6th time this year to work in the production office again. I can’t wait to see what madness they dream up this time.


Northampton – August

The perfect festival. Shambala is all of the good things and I’m so pleased to be back there for the 4th time with my Fashpack familia – come find us for high grade face decor and sparkly delights.

Cloud Cuckoo Land! Costume inspiration for Shambala Festival ’17

Shambala 2017 – a photo journal


Dorset – September

I’m excited to see Bestival hopefully making a triumphant comeback on the new smaller Camp Bestival site – I think they’ve got lots of new surprises up their sleeves!

Colourful costume ideas for Bestival’s ‘Year of Colour’ 2017

This is very doubtfully the final list as I’m sure several more will be squeezed in…at the moment I’ve got my eye on Wonderfields, Samphire, Noisily, Beatherder, Beautiful Days & Tokyo World – but we shall see!

Banner photo of me and Tamsyn by the wonderful Aron Klein – as seen in Mixmag haha!

That Festival Life's must visit festivals summer 2017.


  1. Siobhan

    Love the sound of Love Saves the Day in Bristol!! Must get myself to it! Absolutely gutted about SGP and why on earth aren’t I going this year??

    • thatfestivallife

      Make it happen, it’s the last one!!


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