Wildlife Festival ’16

Location: Brighton City Airport (aka Shoreham Airport), West Sussex, BN43 5FF
Date & Time: Saturday 11th June 2016 at 2pm
Tickets: £65.15 each (Booked as a group of 4)

Wildlife Festival


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Oooooooooweeeee…so we lost our festival virginity haha. Ok so technically we have been to a festival type event before,  which was back in 2013  while visiting Atlanta but this was still our first time attending this style of event in the UK whoop whoop.  Now the Wildlife Festival is not on the levels of Glastonbury or Wireless and with only 1 year under its belt (now 2 including this year) it’s still quite new to the festival scene.

From our understanding the Wildlife Festival was curated by English groups Disclosure and Rudimental. Neither of us are die-hard fans of either of these groups and between us we probably only know a handful of tracks but nonetheless after recognising a few of the artists from the Saturday line up we decided we would part with our £65 and give the festival a try.

There were four of us altogether and as we’re all based in London we decided to meet up and drive to Brighton. The journey took just under an hour from Croydon with hardly any traffic. For those who don’t care to drive or deal with the faff of public transport, Wildlife has teamed up with the Big Green Coach to provide a return service from London Waterloo.

Before heading to the festival we stopped for a bite to eat at New Club to give us the much needed energy to get into full on festival mode haha. Armed with our sweets and metallic temporary tattoos we were ready to cut some shapes.

Finding parking was pretty straightforward! We decided against parking in the car park provided by Wildlife, as we anticipated  long queues when leaving. The parking spot we eventually found on Brighton Road (postcode estimate BN15 8LH) was about 15mins away from the festival and FREE! Cha ching!

Security was in full force when we arrived which is a good thing, as we entered the gates it felt like we were heading into a huge funfair – music, rides, food and drink. The energy was great and you felt it as soon as you entered, a lot of merry people,  drink in hand, boogying on down. The crowd definitely varied, age ranging from about 18 – 60. Although, we did spot several individuals who looked well under 18. (Let them live!)
There was a pretty decent range of food, from the usual hot dogs, burgers to scotch eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches and churros. We also came across a few vegetarian options, so definitely something for everyone – all at a festival premium of course but it’s all part of the experience right??
The music genre consisted of mainly  Grime, Garage,  Hip Hop, House as well as Drum & Base, but there were a few others thrown into the mix too.

Busta Busta ….. aka Busta Rhymes definitely took us down memory lane with his performance. We had a lot of fun jumping around and shouting out the lyrics to some well known tunes. Straight after his performance we stuck around for Skepta who also had the crowd buzzing with his latest grime hits. The crowd went absolutely wild when he hit the stage, chanting his lyrics word for word. There were a couple of moments where we stood still trying to comprehend all that was going on around us lol.

There were a few other artists we would’ve loved to have seen but some were on before we arrived and for others we didn’t get to the stage in time. In hindsight it’s probably best to get a program to know who is performing when and where.

In between the performances we enjoyed a little dance session in one of the bar areas which was a lot fun.

We stuck around to pretty much the end and watched Disclosure perform which we would both agree was very entertaining. The lights, the vibe the songs… It was a perfect way to end the night.

We’re undecided about whether we would attend again but we definitely had a lot of fun. Why not check out the line up next year and see if any of the artists take your fancy.

Overall experience rating:  heartheartheartred-heart-outlinered-heart-outline

We have told, now it’s time  for YOU to tell… Please let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.

Until our next post continue to Taste, Experience, Laugh and Live life to the absolute fullest.


2 thoughts on “Wildlife Festival ’16

  1. What a great honest review! Glad to see people really living life to the fullest. 🙂

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