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Radio 1's Big Weekend - Exeter

Back in May I was lucky enough to be able to go to Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter and I loved every moment of it so I thought I'd give you an insight into my weekend...

Saturday 28th May:
I got up at 7am to get ready as I was staying at my Aunts place which is about 2 hours from the venue Powderham Castle, gates opened at 11 but my Aunt needed to be there early for the VIP breakfast (ultimate envy!). The queues were pretty quick, only about half an hour, I couldn't have gone much longer as it was like 23 degrees. The first thing we did was grab some Strawberry Daiquiris and explore the venue, there was a huge array of local food and drink vans, a really cool art installations of multicoloured umbrellas strung up in a tree and three stages - the introducing stage, in new music we trust stage and the main stage. Next up we settled down at the main stage to watch Nick Jonas who has such a good stage presence, Jealous live was pretty amazing. We stayed around the Main Stage for a couple more hours listening to Megan Trainor and Tom Odell before heading to get some lunch, I went for strawberries and clotted cream and a burrito - so delicious. Then we headed to the In New Music we Trust stage to see Fetty Wap, it was so so good the whole crowd were loving it. Then we headed back to the Main Stage for Jake Bugg - third time seeing him and he's always a great watch. Jess Glynne was next and she was perfection, her voice is INSANE. The night came to an end with watching Chase and Status followed by Mumford and Sons whilst munching on Churros.
Outfit: 
Shorts - Topshop
Top - Miss Selfridge
Belt - Topshop
Bomber Jacket - Topshop
Shoes - Adidas Superstar

Sunday 29th May:
This day we had a slightly later start and as such had no queue to get in, and arrived just as One Republic were starting their set so we sat back and sunbathed with a Kopparberg while watching them - ideal. As their set finished we went and grabbed some crepès and were able to get pretty close to the front of the main stage for seeing KYGO, then Catfish and Years and Years all of which were pretty epic to be so close to. Then we grabbed lunch - steak pies and handmade ice cream and a Pina Colada served in a pineapple - v v v refreshing. We headed back to the mainstage to see The 1975 and they were epic, Matt Healy's stage presence is amazing. Then we took a ride on the ferris wheel to get views of the whole arena, and the views were stunning, it really was a beautiful location for a music festival. Then we returned to the mainstage to see Ellie Goulding and The Weekend who were also perfection before Coldplay bought the weekend to a close in the most epic way, they are absolute genius live - Chris Martin even revealed he was conceived two miles away across the estuary so this was an extra special gig for him and as their set and the weekend came to a close he summed up the weekend pretty well by saying it was the biggest party in the whole of Britain that weekend.
Outfit:
Shorts - Topshop
T-shirt - Brandy Melville
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Shoes - Adidas Superstar

Make-Up:
I kept my make up pretty simple, but gave it a bit of a festival edge by using the NYX Liquid eyeliner in this electric blue shade.
Some Pics from the weekend:

Years and Years
If you like Pina Coladas...
Strawberries and Clotted Cream
View over the festival from the Ferris wheel
Sunbathing while watching One Republic
Thanks for Reading,
Annabelle X



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