Friday 22 June 2018

Top 5 must-see acts @ TRNSMT 2018 and looking after your skin at a festival

I've not heard much about TRNSMT Fest, which takes place in Glasgow across 2 weekends at the end of June and the beginning of July - but I thought I'd take a look and see which bands and artists might be worth seeing if you're heading up to the festival!

Hudson Taylor, Sunday 8th July // I absolutely love these lads, and their music is beautiful Irish folk that truly soothes the soul. They're definitely worth a watch - I'm yet to see them live, because I was in hospital when I was supposed to see them, but I just know they'd be amazing.

Wolf Alice, Saturday 30th June // female-fronted alt-rock? Check. I think it's really important to support female artists at festivals because they're so few and far between but this lot are amazing anyway, so you'd be daft to miss them.

James Bay, Friday 29th June // I love love love James' voice and his guitar playing, and I can imagine how chilled out yet still fun this set would be - sat on a picnic blanket with a beer in hand, surrounded by pals in the sunshine.

Jessie J, Friday 29th June // I'm living for Jessie J being on a few different festival line-ups this year - she's one of those artists that's so much fun to see live because she's clearly loving every second of it, and her songs themselves are both well-known and absolute bops. She also has a habit of giving a pretty deep speech while on stage; I think I've cried every time I've seen her...

Picture This, Friday 29th June // another Irish duo on the bill but this time it's pop, and it's glorious - perfect if you want a bit of a dance with your besties on a summers day.

As the title suggests I also wanted to have a chat about looking after your skin a festival; Amphora Aromatics sent me a festival survival kit* and it's got some great products in to make sure you're protecting your skin from the mud/sun/rain/alcohol/lack of sleep that comes alongside a festival. No matter how much fun you're having, it's definitely important to take your make up off (their green tea & aloe vera cleansing wipes are brill for this - they're not the wettest of wipes but they're gentle and they do get your make up off) and take care of your skin - AA do a lavender gel which is 'calming and multipurpose' which is great because it's antiseptic too, so if you do get any drunken cuts or scrapes you've got something to take care of them.

The kit also came with a frankincense and rose face toner which is a really lovely spritz to wake yourself up a bit after you've had those few precious hours of uncomfortable sleep crammed in a two man tent with three of your mates. It smells lush, too, which you probably won't after a couple of nights in a field. If you're the sort of person who wants to wash your hair at a festival (I'm not, because I'm lazy and hate queuing) then the zing fresh shampoo bar is perfect for you - it smells boss and won't take up too much room in your rucksack.

What bands would you go & see at TRNSMT? If you're going, have fun and stay safe!

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