If you managed to get your hands on a golden Glastonbury ticket, then the chances are you’ll be pretty excited for what the weekend has in store. And even if you didn’t, there’s no need to delete all social accounts and go into full-on hermit mode. Why not throw your own Glastonbudget party at home?
Whether you’re watching the action from the Pyramid Stage or your home television set, get Glasto ready with Nica.
Ones to Watch: Swedish Sweethearts
You’ve probably heard Little Dragon before. Helmed by Yukimi Nagano, this Swedish four piece make infectious electronic music that you can really dance to. Their fierce new album Nabuma Rubberband came out last month and it’s a fusion of soaring vocals and light-synths which just gets better with each listen.
Catch Little Dragon playing live at the John Peel stage on Saturday night.
Standout track: Wildfire (feat. SBTRKT)
Lykke Li writes songs about heartbreak, love and lust but manages to do it in the most intoxicating way possible. From the hauntingly melancholic breakup album I Never Learn to seductive tracks like Little Bit and Love out of Lust, her music is addictive gold dust. You’ll be hooked in no time.
Catch Lykke Li headlining the John Peel stage on Friday night.
Stand out track: No Rest for the Wicked
What to Take to Glastonbury
Since Glastonbury Festival began in 1970, there have only been 3 years where it hasn’t rained at all. With that in mind, we’re packing wisely. Transparent rain macs work wonders at keeping you dry while still showing off a vibrant two piece or shorts and crop top combo.
Wear a bum bag in the day for hands-free convenience- you’ll be able to weave through the crowds and whip out your camera at any given moment. Come sundown swap the bum bag for a more substantial backpack. This way you won’t have to wrap your coat around your waist and if you want to top up your make-up, you can just reach inside your bag instead of trekking back to the campsite!
Hipflasks are a total saviour at festivals- they save you money and allow you to spend precious time enjoying the bands instead of queuing (learn how to make your own here!). And last but not least, wellies and a good quality, waterproof tent are absolute must-haves in the event of a monsoon.
Did you catch our recent Glastonbury style post? We’ll be wearing prints, rain or shine macs and a myriad of accessories to this year’s festivals. Championing festival chic couldn’t be simpler: team key pieces such as kimonos and statement shorts with staple basics and colour-matching accessories to nail the look.
Are you hitting Glastonbury this year? Let us know what your 2014 festival clothing essentials are by leaving us a comment below or tweeting us @Nica_Handbags.