Top 5 Bands To See at Festival Number 6

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This time next week we’ll be packing our bags and be on our merry way to Festival Number 6! Decking out our marquee with a specially curated selection of vintage traders, we’ll be bringing all the glitter, gowns and glam you could possibly need – hurrah!

After a successful year’s trading last year, we’re delighted to be back at one of our favourite festivals. Taking place in the gloriously pretty and quirky surrounds of Portmeirion, we’re already giddy for both work and play. From the artisan foodstalls to pop-up hot tubs and the huge carnival parade, there is no shortage of things to see and do.

And then of course, there is the music. Team Judy’s are an eclectic bunch and Festival Number 6 is certainly an event that caters for every taste. It’s been a hard job whittling it down, but here are the top five bands we can’t wait to check out…

Blossoms
Hailing from Stockport, these indie lads are a staple of our kilo playlist. Part of the new wave of guitar bands that hail back to the glory days of the 90s, their debut album has it’s fair share of hands in the air anthems – hop on over to Spotify and give ‘Honey Sweet’ a spin.

Oh Wonder
We’re praying for good weather so we can sip a cocktail or three while kicking back to the chilled vibes of Oh Wonder. Blending a touch of Rnb with acoustic pop, they are a perfect accompaniment to the dreamy pastels of Portmeirion. Bonus points if they pull out their cover of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ – too good!

Aurora
A breakout star of 2016, Norwegian singer songwriter Aurora is as great to watch as she is to listen to – we’re talking some seriously amazing outfits! You may know her from her cover of ‘Half The World Away’ from the John Lewis advert, but we prefer ‘Runaway’ – pop it on repeat and allow your mind to drift off to faraway lands.

Broken Social Scene
A band we’ve been waiting to see for a really long time, Broken Social Scene have made some of our favourite albums to work to. Having not released anything since 2010, this rare festival appearance hopefully heralds some new music – have a listen to their 2005 self-titled record to get you into their atmospheric guitar sound.

 

Gold Panda
It wouldn’t be a festival without party vibes, which we’re sure will be brought in abundance by Gold Panda.Pretty much any track from ‘Good Luck And Do Your Best’ will have you breaking out a shoulder shimmy, but it’s ‘In My Car’ that we really love – 4 minutes 30 seconds of pure sunshine.

So there we have it! Whether you’re there for the music, the literature or simply to say goodbye to the summer, be sure to pop by our marquee for all your festival needs. Oh, and to swap musical recommendations of course!

Festival Fashion – The best vintage-inspired looks from Coachella 2015

Rejoice – Spring has finally arrived! As temperatures creep up and layers come off, we’ve got our eyes firmly set on the spring/summer fair season – and of course, Festivals!

Here at Judy’s, we’ve got a string of vintage fairs, furniture fleas and kilo sales, and we’ll also be bringing our retro marquee to Beat-Herder Festival! But the question is – what does one wear when they’re out frolicking in the fields?

coachella vintageWe looked to the best street style from last weekend’s Coachella Festival to give you the lowdown on easy-to-wear vintage-inspired trends that will keep you looking good as you throw some shapes – and down several gins!

50s ladylike
While we probably wouldn’t advise donning your best authentic 50s frock at a muddy festival, a bold red lip paired with a polka-dot frock is a simple way to nod to the era without risking your favourite garment. If the British weather isn’t quite as kind as Coachella’s, simply throw on a raincoat or knitted cardigan – our Judy’s Traders have a great selection in every colour of the rainbow!

60s Colour Pop
Floaty stripes will never go out of style – keeping you cool in a busy crowd but still very easy to layer. For a 60s-inspired look, it’s all about the accessories – a strong pair of sunglasses in a bright colour will lift a whole outfit and cover up any dark circles from too much partying the night before! Check out the Affordable Vintage Fair for bold accessories that turn will turn a basic ensemble into a showstopper.

80s Double Denim
Double denim can be a tricky look to master, but it’s hardwearing, easy to shove into a bag and ensures you don’t have to put too much thought into your look when you wake up in your tent. Keep things 80s/90s by opting for denim with interesting patches or button rivets. Our Kilo Sale is a great place to pick up oversized denim which you can layer over a more fitted piece for contrast.

70s Folklore
Aztec, peasant sleeves and suede boots…this Coachella babe has got 70s style nailed! For a more weather-appropriate alternative, try bell bottom jeans or bring along a treated suede jacket and fedora to stave off any British downpours. We love our Judy’s trader Tallula Vintage for all patterns bold and beautiful!

DIY Ditsy Seperates
Can’t decide which era you want to channel at this years festivals? ┬áDitsy Florals are always a good idea for a hint of retro! Summer is also a great opportunity to try some upcycling – this two piece could be easily achieved by cutting a kilo dress into two parts and giving each part a quick hem!

90s Girly Grunge
For those planning on elbowing their way to the front, the 90s grunge trend is a great option that won’t leave you feeling too precious about scrubbing out muddy stains later. Mix heavy boots and checks with feminine shapes and top it off with some great functional accessories – the chunkier the better!

Looking to stock up on your vintage festival fashion? Check out all our upcoming dates – including Beat-Herder! – here