We sent M’pho Lebojoa to Wild Life fest… here’s what she had to say
The sister festival to Parklife in Manchester, I thought this one would be a more low-key affair. But after riding on the shuttle bus to the nearest drop off point, I was amazed to see the mass people waiting in the queues…
We entered the festival via the main entrance and were greeted by a loud progressive beat, this was the ‘WHP Presents’ stage, my favourite stage all weekend (Sunday’s line up was the most alluring) and the best set design by far, a white grand structure sort of resembling a block of apartments with large screens displaying visuals. As you walked further into the festival, you were met by glitter covered girls of course stacked in their temporary festival tattoos and face jewels. The attire was a majority of denim cutoffs and bodysuits, a few fringed jackets, lace dresses and unitards, but whether the weather permitted or not, some skin was definitely to be shown! For the guys it seems that bucket hats are making a return this summer, dart your eyes into the crowd and you are for sure to spot a few bucket hats floating on the youthful festival goers.
One thing that was highly noticeable was the youthfulness of the crowd. It seemed that the majority was a younger demographic ranging from 14-19, I noticed they were mainly huddled at the main stage during performances by the likes of Skepta, James Bay and Bastille as well as the Big Top stage when Flume performed his set. Nonetheless, the energy and vibe were great, and with an unlimited supply of hotdogs, burgers and slushies, it was set to be a great day!