// DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY //
// TOP: URBAN OUTFITTERS // SHORTS: SINSTAR* // NECKLACE: WAISTE CLOTHING // BELT: H&M //
(George wears Hype tee and Drop Dead jeans)
Download Festival for me was where I found myself. Being 15 at my first one I quickly learned how to grow up in an environment of fun, but also for a young girl, plenty of danger when left alone. I quickly became more streetwise, more confident and much more self assured – entirely because of Download Festival. I discovered music, passion and what it feels like to love a band so much you cry when you hear them live (and then end up on Channel 4’s Download coverage) because you’re so overwhelmed, and to be fun and carefree. To go back to those days at this party was one of my favourite moments of this year, and as an older woman now, I still feel the same amount of love and excitement for the festival that I felt back then.
I took George along with me, and we had a brilliant night. It was hosted at the new Shoreditch venue Far Rockaway, which is already added to our favourite London haunts list. Walls and ceilings covered in vinyl, skateboards and posters, it has the dingy rock club vibe without the sticky floors and the gross toilets. Big win, great vibes, great night. I’m coveting Download as my hangout of choice next year, forget Reading and Glastonbury – for the best vibes, the best time and the best line up, i’ll best be seeing you all at Download 2014! Do you love Download Festival? What are yout thoughts on next years headliners? How cute is my Waiste necklace?!