@ Leeds Festival 2016 - VIP Experience
2016 has become an impressive year for music in the UK. With many UK artists breaking records all over the globe, topping charts and bringing in the packed crowds at shows, the festival season was always going to be immense.
I had the privilege of being invited by one of the bands (Hacktivist) as a VIP guest to experience Leeds Festival 2016 in all its muddy and fascinating glory. The line up was incredible, the venue was as good as ever and the headliners did not disappoint.
So here is my review of my experience at 2016 Leeds Festival and the bands I was lucky enough to see.
The VIP area was a well deserved break from the fray that is festival madness! I say a break; who needs a break at a festival? The guest area served you well if you did not want to wait 30 minutes for a drink and perhaps wanted to revel with band members, other VIP's and friends, without shouting. The bar was accompanied with great music and the drinks flowed like the Zambezi river. The rain tried to play its part however once the 1st drop made its presence known the music, great people and said Zambezi style river of drink, the rain was soon forgotten. The guest/VIP area is certainly recommended for those who love having a cracking time but are not fans of wading through and indeed sleeping in mud, (but is that not all part of the fun too?) I loved it, if I am honest. Losing a shoe in the mud whilst juggling a beer and a chilli dog whilst running to see a new band was entertainment in itself.
Let's start with the band in question, shall we? Hacktivist once again tore the roof off of a stage which for most of the time did not have the same packed crowds as say the NME or Main Stage did. As per usual though, once the guys had rocked up; the tent packed out with people waiting to see this unique and incredible live band perform. One of the highlights of the weekend for me, (although I might be slightly bias), I truly think this band are one of the best live bands I have seen.
The Reading and Leeds 2016 line up this year was awesome with the likes of Jack U, BBK and 21 Pilots, to name a few. Next year I feel as though it is a must to experience both Reading & Leeds Festivals in all their glory by braving the accommodation and the natives that are festival veterans and newbies alike.
Take a look at some ideas for festival themed entertainment here
Take a look at some of the highlights here
Video Credit; Reading & Leeds Festival