Leeds Festival- Mud I Stay Or Mud I Go...

Number 3 on my festival blog post adventures, is none other than Leeds Festival. It holds a special places in my hearts for few a nostalgic reasons. It was the first festival I went to as a teenager, Kings Of Leon played but low down on the bill, Razorlight and Klaxons headlined and The Shins were my highlight... just to give you an idea of both my age and an era were indie bands reigned supreme on the music scene (Arctic Monkeys had just entered our lives and would play Leeds the year after. On the main stage, yes. As a headliner, no). Last year I headed down to watch my boyfriends band Blossoms play in one of the smaller tents, the Festival Republic Stage. It was midday Sunday, the tent was half full and I was in absolute ore when the crowd sang back the song Blow. A the time it completely blow my mind. Fast ward to this year and I'm watching them play the huge NME stage to a packed out audience and every single person singing along to every single word. I can't explain how proud I am of these boys and how far they've come. I've never felt more privileged to have been able to see them grow from strength to strength every step of the way. It's crazy to look back on their 2015 set now and realise you were watching a band on the cusp of something pretty amazing...

Anyway sentimentality aside, lets get to the details. Leeds Festival is exactly what you'd want and expect from a British music festival, there's nothing pretencious about it what so ever. It's beer, bands and muds, lots and lots of mud. Don't expect to go and have your mind culturally blown. Expect to go and by the end of the weekend have lost a welly, some of your mates and a little bit of your dignity.

What I Wore- I played it safe and comfy, I wore a denim playsuit with a peasant blouse underneath and when it got a little chilly (which it does, it's up north) I opted for my favourite star pattern jumper. I took white high top Converse as a "just in case the weather gets nice" precautionary, but they never saw the light of day and instead my Hunters were put to seriously good use. The mud was INSANE, I can't stress this enough. To top my outfit off, I wore a duffle bag from my new favourite bag brand Mi-Pac. It's roomie and lightweight, so you can fit all your festival essentials in there without it feeling like you're carrying around your kitchen sink. Full outfit details below.

What I Drank/Ate- Cider and a greasy burger, I left the festival feeling completely gross, not going to lie and questioning whether I needed some sort of detox in my life.

Who I Watched/What I Did- I watched The Courteeners on the main stage/The Courteeners crowd which was basically a multicoloured rainbow smoke cloud for the duration of their set. Flare companies must make a killing when Courteeners tour. I also watched The Fronteers on the BBC Introducing stage and was seriously impressed and lastly, I may possibly have accidentally napped on the tour bus through Two Door Cinema Club but managed to catch the last few songs on their set from the comfort of my (Joe's) bunk.

Shop My Festival Outfit
Blouse- Topshop
Dungarees- Topshop

Head over to the All Sole webpage below now to see my festival picks including my wellies and Joe's desert boots (pictures below)! You can also nab yourself 20% off using the discount code "SOPHIA20". Don't say I don't treat you.





  1. Love your festival style,that blouse is beautiful.
    I didn't manage to go to a festival this year, but the lineup for leeds fest looked fab.
    ALso, I can't get enough of listening to Blossoms! First heard them on radio few months ago!


  2. Aww Sophia seeing you wearing your Wellingtons makes me very happy, you look gorgeous, I was at Leeds Festival too and I wore my Wellingtons all the time, so much mud.