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Tokyo World 2018

Tokyo World has quickly become a staple of the Bristol and UK festival scene, and never fails to close the
season with a bang. Taking place in mid-September for 2018; headliners such as Action Bronson, Sister
Sledge, Groove Armada, Mike Skinner and Lady Leshurr top the festival’s line-up which has already
made headlines just a few days after its release.

Once again the Tokyo World line-up is daringly eclectic with an added dimension this year of many more
live bands. These include names such as headliners Sister Sledge & Morcheeba, as well as Submotion
Orchestra, Dub Pistols, Dreadzone, Stereo MC’s and Bristol’s very own Laid Blak.
“We have always been supportive of the next generation of festival goers, and always will be,” said Soizic
Hagège, part of the event management team at Tokyo World. “And the significant inclusion of many live
bands this year on the new Live Stage is something we’re very much looking forward to.”
This is evident from the line up for this year’s event. Tokyo World has always been known as a festival on
the forefront of modern music, with a focus on contemporary artists pushing new sounds. And now, with
the expansion of the programming, the organisers are expecting an even wider audience and
demographic this year.

It goes without saying that the Mutiny Stage boasts a stellar line up Drum and Bass artists and this year’s
main headliner for the Mutiny Stage is yet to be revealed. What’s more, the Hedonism Stage, will for the
second year in a row host a cutting edge selection of House royalty, with: Erick Morillo, Maya Jane Coles,
Steve Lawler, Kerri Chandler and Danny Tenaglia as the main headliners over both days.
Fans of Hip Hop and Grime will not be disappointed either, as they’ll be able to enjoy sets by Ace Hood,
Lethal Bizzle, Little Simz, Nadia Rose, Not3s and Ms Banks – all featured on the festival’s iconic Vulkano
Stage.

“We are working hard to be as inclusive as possible, and to integrate the full scope of both innovative and
timeless music, but also of music fans and festival goers,” Soizic explained. “We truly feel that diversity
and unity are what makes music festivals unique, and these are the values we strive to design our event
around.”

The event runs from midday to around 11pm on the 22nd and 23rd of September, but there are also
official after-parties for both days at Motion for those who want to keep on dancing. Acts are yet to be
announced for this year, but both after-parties will mainly feature Electronic and Urban music artists with a
splash of Drum and Bass.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, it is safe to assume that the Tokyo World organizers will continue
to explore all the ways in which Tokyo World’s values can come into play in music events and to keep
pushing the boundary of this ever growing Bristol grassroots festival.
“We want festival goers to be completely immersed in the Tokyo World ethos,” Soizic tells us. “All our
work is for people to have a memorable experience, and we are constantly thinking of new ways to bring
people together.

Join us for our final festival of the season, purchase your ticket by clicking here  

 

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Farr Festival review 2018

So Wild Thing returned to Hertfordshire’s forested treasure, Farr Festival, a few weeks ago and we were wondering if it was going to be able to live up to the previous year. Well, we can happily confirm that the answer is a 100% resounding YES.

Farr Festival - Img by Tom Durston
Farr Festival 2018 – image by Tom Durston

In fact, Farr actually surpassed all expectations – it had obviously taken on board customer queries and become even more magical and all-embracing that it had been previously. We weren’t even sure that was going to be achievable!

What made it even more special was the fact that the promoters really know how to hone in on making the experience as wonderful, and the atmosphere as inclusive as possible for each and every attendee. It also helped that the location is a beautiful woodland haven, and everywhere you looked you were surrounded by forests of trees, mounds of green (albeit dusty) fields and every night you witnessed the most beautiful sunsets from the hill where the festival site was located. Sounds like heaven, right?

An absolute musical pleasure

Even the sound quality had massively improved, so the promoters and events team had rightly garnered praise from festival-goers all around the site. Again, musical quality seemed like a thing of the past compared to the absolute stupendous line-up that Farr Festival seems to knock out every year. The ninth edition was no different, this year homing a vast abundance of colossal names you wouldn’t be hard-pressed to find on big festival line-ups. This is where Farr Festival really shines as a small event. Where else could you find Antal, Hunee, Dixon, Daphni, Jacques Greene all on the same line-up at less-than-10,000 capacity festival? Obviously, there are other smaller festivals such as Gottwood, but Farr Festival has really carved out its own space on the festival map, and will continue to do so for it’s 10th birthday next year.

Image by Tom Durston
Farr Festival 2018 – Image by Tom Durston

The Factory stage made a welcomed return this year, with Rush Hour boss Antal who played a stellar disco set, before his prodigy Hunee took to the decks for what was a euphoric and climactic finale. Acts such as Paranoid London, Optimo, DVS1 and Mount Kimbie were all also well-received by revellers who expressed their gratitude by dancing each night until the sun came up.

Thank you to the Farr Festival team for what was once again a beautiful and momentous experience. We can’t wait to attend the 10th anniversary next year! Make sure you keep an eye out for dates and more information on Farr’s website here.

Image by Tom Durston
Farr Festival 2018 – Image by Tom Durston
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NASS 2018

Last week, NASS Festival attracted 20,000 to the Bath & West Showground for 4-days of music, street art, skate and BMX. This year saw thousands celebrating the England quarter final win around a giant mainstage screen, performances from Dizzee Rascal, Run DMC and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, 2 brand new arena concepts in The Lock In presented by Old Blue Last Beer and the Mad Hatter’s Mansion in partnership with Good Life as well as all the action from the skate and BMX from international athletes, with presence from skate legend, Andrew Reynolds.

NASS culminated in a UK festival exclusive live set from reggae hero Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley who had crowds singing along to ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and Bob Marley classic ‘Is this Love’ as the sun set on the final day. Friday’s headliner Dizzee Rascal, brought pure energy with hits old and new, and Run DMCtold fans to ‘Walk This Way’ on Saturday night. Further highlights on the stage over the weekend included a 27.5ft x 17.7ft screening of the England vs Sweden 2-0 win, hip-hop veterans, De La Soul demanding photographers put down their lenses to get their hands up and Jax Jones‘ very special surprise guest,Big Shaq getting involved in the explosion of giant inflatables and pyro. Congo Natty made it a family affair and invited his son Dubz to DJ for him for the first time ever.

NASS 2018: High-energy headline sets from Dizzee Rascal, legends RUN DMC & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, plus a dramatic England win wrapped up the 4-day Festival

The UK’s Biggest Celebration of 
Music, Art, Skate & BMX

Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th July 2018
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN
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Bestival 2018 lookbook

Bestival is getting closer then ever! and what a way to celebrate by a wildthing Bestival lookbook to help you pick your colourful sparkles. If you haven’t got your ticket secured for this years ‘the most colourful show on earth’ Bestival extravaganza then click here 

Here is our favorite three looks for this years Bestival … You’re Welcome

 

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NASS Festival 2018 – Get Ready with Becky

After attending Nass festival in 2017 we can’t wait to be heading back to Somerset in a few weeks time and seeing whats in store this time round.

Nass is a perfect mix of extreme sports & Music. It is held at Bath and West Showground, just minutes away from the iconic site Glastonbury Festival is held at.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.nassfestival.com/tickets

This year, home grown talent Becky Saif has put together her favourite wild thing pieces to wear to NASS.

 

Check out the full line up for NASS here

NASS Festival
NASS Festival
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This year’s Farr Festival is just around the corner…

Now we are truly in the midst of festival season, if there’s any event you’re planning to go to – make sure it’s the hidden gem that is Farr Festival.

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

One of our favourite boutique electronic events, Farr Festival is returning to its stunning location in Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire (don’t worry it’s only 20 minutes from London) in just under three weeks. Dubbed as the ‘most ambitious’ edition yet, this year’s event now includes a Sunday line-up and is bigger and better than ever. Taking place from 5th-8th July, the festival is drawing inspiration from across the musical spectrum, for what is sure to be the most evolved and impressive edition to date.

Farr Festival has completely progressed from what was once a small gathering among friends, to a successful musical event that holds its own on the electronic festival map. The ever-expanding Boutique festival has secured and locked in a huge line-up. The now four-day event will play host to even bigger names than it has seen before, including superstar icon Dixon, Caribou’s alias Daphni and will see the seductive prowess of Moodymann take to the DJ decks.

© Photography by Wisdom Makubile for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

Jacques Greene, Mount Kimbie, Hunee and Antal will also be getting in on the action throughout the course of the weekend. Described as an adventure showcasing ‘cutting-edge music with real heart and soul’, Farr isn’t just primarily a musical experience. There is an array of other exciting activities, if you’re not already convinced then perhaps the yoga, hot tubs and meditation will. I know where we’re going to be spending most of the weekend…

Tickets are still on sale here and are only £125 for the weekend. Who could resist such a bargain? Get on it before tickets sell out.

See you all in a few weeks!

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Festival Discounts 2018

We’ve partnered up with Festival For You to give you discounts to some of your favourite festivals in the UK!

Neverworld – 2nd – 5th August 2018 – Kent, England – 10% Discount

Festival-goers will be encouraged to join one of three tribes – The Pirates, The Mermaids or The Lost Boys to embark on an adventure into their wildest dreams. Venues and stages across the weekend include; The Fortress, the home to the Lost Boys and The Circus, a place for new music discovery.  Then there’s Miami inspired stage The Beach, flecked with club tropicana vibes and opulent drag club Rainbow Rooms. Not to mention late night rave destination The Goldmine, playing host to the hottest names in dance music. Neverworld has truly created a space where festival-goers can let themselves go like never before. Headlining the festival are Clean Bandit and Bastille alongside a host of other talent including Tom Grennan, Sub Focus and Declan McKenna!

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Camp Wildfire – 31st August – 3rd September 2018 – Kent, England – 10% Discount

Camp Wildfire is the unforgettable weekend of adventure activities and forest parties, exclusively for adults, hidden away in a secret heritage pine forest in Kent just forty minutes from Central London. Immersed in a Wes Anderson 1950s style camp and steeped in an ethos of adventure, exploration and releasing your inner child, Camp Wildfire is proud to announce a range of activities inspired by adventure sports, bushcraft, wellbeing and much more. By night a wealth of stellar DJ talent and live acts to be announced will ensure the weekend is transformed into half adventure camp, half music festival. Luxury lodging packages include a pre-pitched and sumptuously cosy bell-tent; the perfect treat at the end of a long day of adventure.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Noisily Festival – 5th – 8th July 2018 – Leicestershire, England – 10% Discount

Set amongst the rolling hills of Leicestershire at the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival calls The Coney Woods home. Whilst rooted in the electronic music scenes, Noisily is a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul. It’s a celebration of psychedelic culture, built on the values of friendship, love, passion, nature and community. Across the festival you’ll find a carefully curated line-up of visual and interactive art, craftspeople, healers, and of course the very best music representing the breadth and depth of the Electronic spectrum.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

HogSozzle – 25th – 27th May 2018 – Hertfordshire, England – 15% Discount

Hogsozzle is BACK this May bank holiday. Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, this award winning boutique festival is all about creativity, colour and (of course) the wonderful hog. Starting its life as a party between friends it’s grown into what it is today, but hasn’t lost any of its charm. From its inaugural days in a back garden its fast becoming a regular in many festival lover’s calendars.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Fit As A Fiddle Festival – 25th  May – 28th May 2018 – West Sussex, England – 20% Discount

FAAF is a luxurious boutique wellness festival for fitness enthusiasts. This is your Festival if you crave high intensity training and meditative relaxation in equal measures; your Festival if you love the outdoors, holistic living and natural remedies but don’t get enough time to practice; and your Festival if you believe in living life to the full.

This is your Festival if you want to improve your personal best over 5km or 10km in the stunning South Downs countryside; workout with expert personal trainers whilst enjoying live DJ sets and new artists’ music; or complete session after session of restorative or dynamic yoga whilst listening to wild birdsong.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Colourfest – 31st May – 2nd June 2018 – Dorset, England – £10 Discount

Set amid open landscapes, stunning vistas and ancient trees, the alcohol and drug-free event offers a restorative alternative to the many hedonistic music festivals in the UK summer calendar. With yoga at the festival’s heart, the many workshops, performances and fun-filled activities are infused with its spirit and ethos, bringing the chance for deep connection and nourishment, and generating a calm and uplifting ambience.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount on adult tickets. You can get them here.

Wonder Fields – 29th June – 1st July 2018 – Devon, England – 15% Discount

A boutique festival with a difference. Situated in Exeter, Devon, you can relax in the healing fields, get lost in the magical woodland or party deep into the night. Make Wonder Fields your own.

The line-up is packed with talent; David Rodigan headlines whilst the likes of Mungo’s Hi Fi, Eva Lazarus and Tankus The Henge are amongst the artists that complete the musical offering. There’s a whole host of activities to help you relax the days away too; hot tubs, saunas, chill-out lounges, yoga classes and massages to name but a few.

There’s glamping, fancy dress, great food and a whole lot of energy. Try something different this June…

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Into The Wild – 6th – 8th July 2018 – Buckinghamshire, England – 10% Discount

Grass roots and intimate, Into The Wild goes back to the festival basics and does it very well. Set in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, what started out as party amongst friends has grown into a wonderful festival with the simple goal of creating a weekend long party.

The line-up so far consists of party starters Electric Swing Circus, bouncing carnival flavour from Toddla T, the chilled folk vibes from Will Varley, rocky outfit The Wholls and the unmistakeable Beans On Toast. This is only a start too; expect plenty more talented artists to be announced!

Alongside the great line-up so far there’s great food, activities, glamping, free hot showers (these are great), wellbeing and best of all, amazing people.

Just add FFY2018 at the checkout for the discount on weekend tickets. You can get them here.

Hifields Festival – 7th July 2018 – Cambridgeshire, England – 15% Discount

Hifields festival was born out of a love for music, founded by a group of friends wanting to dance together and leave all inhibitions at the gate. Set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, this festival is curated by music lovers for music lovers.

The line-up is packed with local legends, future superstars and heavy hitters from across the globe. Secondcity and Detlef lead the line-up with the likes of PaxCrissy CrissCardinal Soundand Sam Goku just some of the names supporting. The line-up isn’t even complete so you’re definitely in for a treat.

Spread across several stages and tents, you’ll can get lost in the music and meet some amazing people on the way. Watch the sun go down and laze your day away.

Join the party this July.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Holi Festival Of Colour – 28th July 2018 – London, England – 15% Discount

The biggest tour so far stops off in London. The location is currently a secret but we’ve been told to expect AMAZING. Immerse yourself into a colourful world, filled with lights, lasers and electronic dance music.

The values that define the spirit of the Holi Festival of Colours will be celebrated more than ever: love, equality and mutual respect are the foundation of this colourful world. Hourly colour countdowns, gigantic stage shows and a radiating community await you for this truly unique festival in the heart of one of the best cities in the world.

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Curious Yellow – 29th June – 2nd July 2018 – Essex, England – 15% Discount

It’s more of an idea than just a cool name for a party. It symbolises an ideal, an elusive movement of the discerning, beyond the typical, the media and the fad, a secret society, a magic circle, an outsider, something intriguing. This party is a celebration of our collective belonging to this ideal, pure and simple. Very few events are allowed to be held at this space each year, with the 9 acre garden only hosting a handful a year. The camping is within the festival grounds unlike many ‘field-on-the-edge’ scenarios at other festivals. You’ll be staying in the ‘Lost Arboretum’, a wonderfully decorated area which you’ll call home for the weekend. There are workshops including whisky tasting, sculpture safaris so you can adventure around the festival grounds, interactive art, glamping and so much more!

Just add 15FFY2018 at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

Fieldview Festival – 2nd – 5th August 2018 – Wiltshire, England – 10% Discount

Known as Wiltshire’s ‘biggest little festival’ it delivers high quality grass roots music and arts year after year since 2009. The festival not-for-profit and raises money for amazing causes each year such as Witshire’s Air Ambulance, Salvation Army, Water Aid and Youth Cancer Trust to name but a few.

It’s a unique platform for artistic expression and cultural celebration, aimiming to create an event that is sustainable, enjoyable and ever evolving, whilst offering the local community the opportunity to come together in celebration. It’s run by volunteers with the surplus funds.

Just add FFY10 at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

FloVibe – 10th – 12th August 2018 – Hampshire, England – 15% Discount

FloVibe is a long weekend of inspiring live music and International DJ’s, alongside a variety of exhilarating Yoga, Fitness, Pilates and Dance classes, Meditation, Talks, Pop ups and more…

Just add FFY at the checkout for the discount. You can get your tickets here.

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Boomtown 2018…Turn The Page To Chapter 10!

 

Let us begin…

Boomtown has always been on Wildthing’s to do list, every year we say we’re going to go but some how we’ve never made it! The amount of times we’ve been told, ” you would love Boom Town” and wandered what people meant, this year the Wild thing Girls are finally going to find out!  Who’s with us? Time to break out of our office in Bristol and head to the biggest growing city that is Boomtown…

The story

What sets the festival apart from the rest, is the festivals story… once upon a time in 2009 there was a man named Nicholas Boom,every year a district is born and the revolution takes over. From The Wild West to the Rave Yard the city grows deeper and deeper each year, Lions Den, Sector 6 and now the new Diss-order alley. You can’t but help naturally fall into character and become a citizen of the Boomtown.

Our adrenaline is pumping and brains whizzing at Wildthing headquarters as we caught up with the story and got accustomed with the districts. What new districts and town people are lurking around each corner, will we be chilling at Paradise Heights? Or getting wavey down Old Town?

Get into character

So what will be wearing you ask… Wow..wow.wow Reload, What Characters! Will we be? A Seamstress for the can-can dancers from Wild West,  steam punk rockers from Diss-order Alley? Banghai rebels? At Wild Thing we don’t do things in half measures. Soon to come we will be posting another blog on which characters we have picked and trust me you don’t want to miss it, we are working with local Bristol designers and more to bring you style tips and full looks that you can bring to Boomtown this year.  For now, check out the characters that made up last years forever growing city …chapter 9 characters.

 

Watch out for our own styles over the festival weekend and come say hiiii, we are dying to see your crazy chapter 10 inspired looks…who knows there may be a little treat for our favourite outfit!! Start tagging your @boomtownofficial outfits purchased from @wildthing now to get the creative juices flowing! 

Keep posted for the highly anticipated release of 2018 character themes followed by Wild Thing’s stlye blog (part 1), with so many more new districts this year we’re going to have so much fun creating!!

Boomtown…we will see you soon to turn the page to Chapter 10: THE MACHINE CANNOT BE STOPPED.

Love love love from The Wild Things  xox

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Love Saves the Day 2018

Love Saves the Day is a energetic festival based in Bristol, UK on the 26th – 27th of May.  This Festival is very special to wild thing, not only does it kick start festival season with a bang, it’s a festival we have seen grown throughout the years, being based in Bristol ourselves, it makes us proud to be from this eccentric, vibrant city.

For those of you have not been before, LSTD is a two day festival set in a beautiful park within Bristol city center which normally has one day for house/ techno and one for dub-step/ grime, however this year the days have been brilliantly mixed to bring different music genres throughout the day, so there is everything for everyone.  As you can see- the line up this year is incredible, from Fat Boy Slim bringing his classic tunes to Andy C Bringing the Bass to the fields.

Here is what the organisers say themselves:

From it’s humble beginnings as a one-day event we are now leafing open the seventh chapter of love that the eclectic weekend festival Love Saves the Day has expanded into.

Brand new stages in 2018 will be showcasing a diverse range of genres and music styles as Love Saves the Day continues with its aims to combine the best of Bristol’s thriving underground scene with pioneering artists across the globe in one buzzing, unified space.

With an emphasis on great music but a following from all of the creativity and live entertainment that occurs throughout the festival, expect the spectacular and we’ll see you in the field” – lstd 

Love Saves the Day is always a sell out so make sure you grab your tickets today HERE 

Watch our lookbook video from 2017 below