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Bestival 2015

Once I'd finally got into the festival, which took quite a while because of all the queues, the right rigmarole to get an Artist wristband, and all of the security checks from Bestival security, it was clear Bestival was going to be a wicked experience.

I was driven up to the artist camp site to set up my home for the weekend, and sorted out all my equipment and instruments. After having a few drinks it wasn't long till I was driven to the Pig's Big Ball Room along with all my gear to set up for my show. The stage itself was a massive tent with all funky lights and stuff inside and it is dedicated to the Late Great John Peel, and is run by the 'Shellac Collective', whom I was camping with.

I had to be backstage an hour before my set to sort out my levels and mix etc. with the sound and light guys, who by the way did a great job.

I started my set at 9:30PM and it was absolutely mad. It was exactly how I wanted the atmosphere to be. People were jumping about and singing along. It was so cool. I hadn't even written out a set list because I had no idea what everyone wanted to hear so I just started with Come Together by The Beatles and then basically shouted out to the crowd 'what do you want to hear guys?'. I could just about hear from the first few rows in front of me; although the whole crowd were shouting. Right from the start they requested absolute classics from Oasis, The Libertines, The Fratellis... which did my throat in on the first night. Thanks guys!

Once I'd got all the gear back into the tent we strolled round the site to see what was going down. Not far from the artist camp was a dance music stage with some absolute bangers being played. We stopped by there for a while, took in the festival vibes, threw some shapes and ate some class noodles. Once all of those tasks were complete we headed back to the tent for some much needed rest.

After struggling to wake up for hours, I was eventually made to wake up by the boom of the main stage. Thanks to my artist perks I was able to have a shower, unlike the peasants th