southside festival [day one]

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asos dress
asos headband
urban outfitters backpack*
vintage sunglasses

So you may or may not know but I went to Southside Festival in Germany over the weekend as a reporter for Bank Fashion. I won their Destination Unknown competition (my entry here) so my job is to cover the festivals for them. I was so pleased to win and find out the festivals that I'd be going to! Southside is a Festival in south Germany in a little place called Tuttlingen and it's a sort of rock, dancey mix type of festival.

So obviously early Friday morning Me and Dal were flown over to experience our first “proper” euro festival, camping stylee. I haven't camped at a festival since about 2008 so was a strange experience but one that's always a giggle. Wet wipes and dry shampoo at the ready. The weather was insane, so warm and super toasty in the day - although it was FREEZING at night and I was so glad I bought my joggers with me!

I had planned to vlog this weekend but taking my camera into festivals is always dodgy. I did have press or backstage either so it's not like I could blag having my SLR. I actually got it taken off me the second day so we have no photos of that day either. Instead heres my snaps from the first day and a review of some of the bands we saw on the Friday at Southside Festival....

First up we saw Twin Atlantic. It’s been years since I saw these guys so was cool to see them at a euro festival and draw a pretty big crowd for the first act of a festival. I’m not a fan but Dal really likes London Grammar so we went to see them. I wasn’t wowed - I just don’t think they are a festival band. Just a little too slow and melodic and I don’t think their singer’s voice was right. She seemed to be struggling through a lot of the songs. Metronomy were another band Dal picked to see - I was pleasantly surprised with these guys. I absolutely loved their super groovy tunes - kinda low fi in a electronic kinda way.

White Lies are one of my bands of the summer and they didn’t disappoint at all. Was great to finally see them play live even though they’ve been around for what feels like forever. Check ‘em out if you like post punk style stuff. We also saw Franz Ferdinand which was really good although It’s bee years since their good stuff came out. None the less they are a great indie pop band to dance to. They were super popular as well over there, they drew a HUGE crowd which really surprised me. Although they weren’t the first band from “my past” to draw huge crowds and pleasantly surprise me after not seeing them for years.

Then to finish the day off we say The Black Keys - I’ve seen them before a few years ago and at the time didn’t think much of them. However they really have come into their own recently and their new album is insane. I highly recommend checking them out. They are a proper modern rock n’roll band with so much energy in that really authentic kinda way. Kinda guitar-bluesy type feel if you into that kinda stuff. Highly recommend trying to catch them at a festival this season as they are playing loads.

Overall Southside was hilarious and we had so much fun. Was so nice to go to a festival and enjoy the music. Admittedly It’s the first festival I‘ve been to this summer thats been my “taste”. While I like most music styles and really open to anything I’m definitely a indie/punk/rock’nroll type girl. It’s my jam.

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Disclosure - I won a competition to report for Bank at 3 European Festivals


  1. love your kimono! gorgeous outfit and amazing photos :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  2. OH MY GOSH! I am from Tuttlingen, and I've went to the Southside Festival every year except this one! (I had to sell my Card, because I had to go on a seminar from work)... I've totally missed you! :(
    But I hope you had fun there! It's the best Festival ever!

  3. The kimono is gorgeous!

  4. wait what i was there whatttttt
    meh super sad i didn't know you were going to be there! would've loved to meet you! :))

  5. I keep meaning to go to a real European festival outside of England! Looks like you had a lovey time and got some good snaps before you couldn't use your camera!

  6. This looks and sounds amazing!

  7. nice post!!

  8. fab!

  9. Wow it seems like so much fun ! Great pictures !

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  10. Back Keys have always been their own! Glad you liked Metronomy, they're a favourite of mine :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  11. ooh so jealous you got to go to southside! your kimono is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Your kimono is just to die for Lily, I love it! Sounds like you had an awesome time in Germany x

  13. I'm so very jealous!! I love Germany, my fave place!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  14. the photos have a great feeling and you look fantastic!

  15. Lovely pictures! Love the carefree and chill vibe the photos and your outfit gives.

  16. Uber cool pictures!

  17. This look is totally fabulous, like your style.

  18. Looks awesome, love that kimono!!!! You look amazing girl!! xx

  19. This sounds like the most amazing opportunity ever! So jealous! Hope you have lots of fun!
    Your photos are amazing, and I really love your outfit, so in love with that kimono!

  20. Looks like such a good time :)

  21. It looks like so much fun!

  22. Love the shoes, Lily ^^ that festival looks awesome.

    Anon Style

  23. I really love the kimono! I'm so in love with long kimonos/cardigans lately

    xx Marie (OldCaledonia)

  24. This sounds amazing, and such a great opportunity!

    Love Emma xx

  25. Love the kimono & backpack combo! These photos are great, congrats on winning the comp.
    Charlotte ♡

  26. Looks like you had an amazing time! I love Metronomy - they are so funky xx

  27. metronomy are a favourite of mine! i just saw the black keys and pixies at INMusic in Croatia and they were so good!


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