Festival season is well underway! To celebrate, we've picked out three up coming events for all you vintage lovers...
29th - 31st August: Twinwood Arena, Bedford
Back for its fourteenth year, this year’s line-up at Twinwood is set to feature sixty bands and music from the twenties to the early sixties. The full line up is yet to be announced, but expect lots of swing, rockabilly and big bands. Combine all that with comedy, burlesque, beauty salons, a vintage market and a Mr. and Miss Vintage Pageant, and you've got yourself one hell of a Bank Holiday weekend.
12th - 14th September: Goodwood Estate, Chichester
Goodwood Revival is a mix of motor racing, swing and jazz music, as well as vintage glamour from the late forties to mid-sixties- a time when Goodwood was one of the UK’s biggest racing venues. From full-skirted New Look frocks to sixties shift dresses, race-goers are encouraged to look the part too, with pop up shops and salons on hand to help complete your look (a far cry from the mud splattered wellies of Glasto, we think).
Salute to the Forties
19th – 20th September: The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Salute to the Forties is exactly that: a celebration of forties life and culture, with a specific focus on wartime Britain. If last year was anything to go by, the weekend is set to see Kent’s Chatham Dockyard filled with vintage vehicles (think spitfires, military transport and steam trains), Vera Lynn sing-a-longs and Home Guard re-enactments. This year’s music comes in the way of acts such as Natasha Harper, Madeline Brown and the Polka Dot Dolls. The event is in aid of Chatham’s Historic Dockyard Trust too, so get your hands on some tickets pronto!
Are you off to any of these? Head to our website, bettyraevintage.com, for some vintage and retro threads to get your festival wardrobe sorted!
Words by Anam Rahim