Bardfest is a small festival, two-day festival based in Suffolk. Whilst it’s small and solely run by volunteers, the crowd were treated to a fun-filled weekend with an incredible line-up.
The festival was over two days – Friday 1st July to the Saturday 2nd July – unfortunately, we were only able to attend the Saturday. However, if the Saturday was anything to go by, then the Friday was bound to be just as good. Upon walking into the festival, staff were very helpful and friendly. There were clear instructions on where to go and excellent traffic control – a boring side to the day, but an important one nonetheless.
After receiving your wristbands, you were free to explore. There was an excellent selection of affordable food that was absolutely delicious and freshly made. A variety of activities for the younger kids, and a fantastic bar for the adults. The vibe overall was very chill. you could choose to have a party with the music acts, or lounge on one of the hay bales that was set-up and simply soak in the atmosphere. Bardfest also has space for those who enjoy camping if you fancied chilling out in your own tent.
The Saturday line-up was great. On the main stage, you saw the likes of; As December Falls, Alfie Indra and Youth Killed It. An act that particularly stood out was JC Stewart, who sung his popular songs “Too Many Nights,” “I Need You To Hate Me,” and an incredible cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” To wrap up the party, headline act The Vamps wowed the crowd with hit after hit including; “Can We Dance,” “All Night,” and “Somebody To You.” The weather held up right up until The Vamps came on stage where it then poured down. This didn’t dampen the crowd’s spirits though. If anything, it only added to the atmosphere. Although we did not attend the Friday, the line-up included; Ellie Dixon, Red Rum Club, headliners The Hunna amongst others, for those interested.
Overall, organisers did a fantastic job to keep everyone, of all ages, entertained. You could choose how you spent your day and every member of that crowd was happy with their experience – you could feel it in the air! Bardfest is certainly worth looking into attending for the future.
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