Although I’ve had this blog since 2014 when my son was born, it’s only been a creative outlet up until now and so I don’t have thousands of followers. Until Eli starts school in September, it will continue to get neglected. So when I try to apply for sponsored posts, I get rejected a lot as I assume my numbers are too small.
When the oportunity came to sign up for an affiliate program for a music festival, I got excited! This assignment on the Bloggers Required website you didn’t need to apply for as such. Just sign up!
The festival I’m talking about is Hogsozzle! I desperately want to go and I’m praying we will get some babysitting for Eli as it’s not family friendly. But it is perfect for creatives! Arts and crafts, fancy dress, face paint and glitter and an incredible paint war! The website states to wear white for maximum colour effect!
The things I love most about festivals are the atmosphere. It is so different to being cooped up in a venue of an evening just to see one band. At a festival you have the beauty of nature and the chance to find a quiet spot should the noise and chaos get too much. You can sit back on the grass, chill with the music, have a beer and just watch the world go by.
I am of course talking from experience of days gone by without the boy! One of my fave past festivals was BST in Hyde Park in 2014 when Band of Skulls and Arcade Fire were playing. We had the silliest convo with some people we’d never met. About Jesus! The hubby came out with a great line we still quote to this day... ‘Jesus had wine at the last supper, I treat every day as if it’s the last supper’!! (Makes him sound like an alcoholic but he probably was a bit tipsy at the time!). And the convo went on something like this:
D: So what does your Jesus look like?
J: Well, you know, quite traditional I suppose. Long white tunic, beard, longish shaggy hair. That kinda thing.
S: Oh yeah, that look's kinda trendy at the moment.
J: What, you mean like a hipster?
J: Jesus was a hipster!
D: That's gonna go viral, someone's gonna make a song out of that...
Cue the words 'Jesus was a hipster' in a sing sing voice!
Later, I googled it and realised it was already a meme!
Below is a photo of Daisy on the left, me in the middle and Sertia on the right. The lovely ladies we had this conversation with.
Another music festival the hubby and I went to before the boy was one in Spain. Festival International Beniccassim, or FIB for short. Those were crazy days indeed! (We went in 2012 and 2013 as our last hurrahs before trying to conceive). The line up would start at 9pm, headliners on around 1am then finish around 6am! We’d usually had enough by 3am, get home by 4am then have a long lie in the next day! We stayed in a hotel so had the pleasure of a beach holiday and crazy festival times.
Hogsozzle I can only imagine the conversations to be had! When you’re surrounded by creativity, the buzz is amazing! Such a feel good vibe. And you even get a free hog roast! I love that their tag line is ‘let’s get ridiculous’. I do so love getting silly with it!
If you’re still not sold there are other extras such as a graffiti workshops, acrobat performers, sequin aquarium circus and more!
The music line up has bands suchs as: Scratch Perverts; Patawawa; Snazzback; Courts; Normanton Street; Bud Sugar; Extra Medium; Horses on the Beach; Full Tilt Collective amongst others.
Hogsozzle is on the weekend of Friday 25th May on Frogmore Hill, Hertford. About 30 minutes from Kings Cross Station. You can either buy a day ticket for £50 or a weekend ticket for £99. As I’ve signed up to their affiliate scheme, if you decide to buy a ticket please do use me as a referral and I will receive a few pennies back. My referral name is Just_Creative_Julia and to buy a ticket, follow this link: https://www.hogsozzle.com/?ref=Just_Creative_Julia
All images are copyright of Hogsozzle, apart from the ‘Jesus was a hipster’ and BST festival images which are my own.
I'm Julia, Just Creative Julia, jolly pleased to meet you!
Welcome to my creative lifestyle blog, established 2014. My main sections are: creativity including crafting, poetry and interior design; well being including mental health, recipes and my faith in God; personal including parenting and my general introvert deep thoughts. You can also have a browse in my mug shop and Etsy shop.