Last weekend, we had a brilliant weekend away in Oxford at Common People festival and I am honestly so sad that it finished so quickly. We was kindly asked to be guests of face paint brand, Snazaroo. With not enough time to pick out the perfect festival outfits, I had a quick mooch at going out tops at Quiz and found the perfect additions to my festival wardrobe!

You can watch the full weekend in my vlog!

Our day started pretty early travelling from Essex to London and then catching an hour long train to Oxford. We had time to grab some breakfast (bacon and sausage bagels, mmhmm!) and train snacks (always an essential when travelling with me) before boarding the train to Oxford.

Oxford is a city that I've never been to, but have always wondered about. According to my first post of the year, it is one of my goals to visit 12 new places either in the UK or abroad. Quite a big statement kind of goal to set yourself, but after visiting Amsterdam in March, I am now ticking number two off the list.

We mooched around the town of Oxford when we arrived, as we couldn't check into our hotel until 2pm. It gave me plenty of time to check out their Primark and I think it's the tidiest one I've ever shopped in! Of course, I came out with a bag full of stuff and then it was time to grab a hot chocolate (with cream and a flake) and a slice of caramel and chocolate shortbread from Costa.

We was booked into Premier Inn for two nights and cannot fault it. We had a comfortable night's sleep and unlimited breakfasts both days. Yum, yum.

On the first day, I wore my favourite dress in the world... my H&M x Coachella rainbow crochet one. It screams out festival and summer! I have also seen similar dresses for perfect festival and occasion wear at Reiss, depending on what you are looking for!

We got a taxi over to the festival and it was bustling at arrival. Getting our tickets was really easy as they were press tickets, so we just had to queue at the box office and exchange our e-tickets for wrist bands. I am unsure how much adult tickets were, but I know children's tickets were around £25, so it was quite an affordable festival to attend unlike most that can be priced into their hundreds.

With VIP tickets to the Nook area, we had our own toilets with sinks! We also got premium food stalls and our very own bar which meant fewer queues.

It was really nice to meet the girls from W Communications North and the team at Snazaroo and of course... I got my face painted. I wasn't feeling brave enough for Spiderman or a tiger face, so I went for some flowers on the side of my face matching the colours in my dress. Even my boyfriend asked if he could have his done and got a cheetah pattern on the side of his face!

On the first day, the main line act came on at 9pm and the crowd anticipated their arrival. The Jackson five FOUR, came on dancing and were honestly brilliant to watch and sing along too. They sang a whole mix of songs and even dedicated one to Michael which I thought was lovely.

There was plenty of food options to keep you going from morning to night. With pasta, pizza, burgers, hotdogs, burritos and duck wraps; there was too much on choice to choose from. Important to mention, there was also a few different vegan van options selling things like falafel and houmous.

The second day was much hotter than the first, so I am glad I picked up some denim shorts in Primark the previous day. We definitely had way too many ciders in the sun and even enjoyed a ride on the spinning swings slightly tipsy.

The music acts also had a mix of big names Boney M, James and Sparks - not really music that I particularly listen to, but it was still nice to take a seat on the grass and watch people perform.

We honestly had such a lovely time in Oxford and recommend Common People festival as a festival to head to next year. It's made me think about visiting more festivals that are not near London, as they count as weekends away, so I'll tick off my 12 new visited places quicker, right?!

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Snazaroo. Complimentary tickets and a weekend hotel stay were provided as part of the collaboration. This post may also contain paid for links. All words and photographs are my own.


  1. Looks like you both had a fabulous time at the Common People festival, loved your vlog too.Can't believe that you had your own toilets with amazing was that?

  2. Wow this looks and sounds like a fab festival! Love how stress free the vibe seems especially with the loo situation!

  3. It definitely sounds and looks as though you had a fab time at this festival!

  4. This looks so lovely and laid back! I miss going to festivals. Also adoring your crochet dress!

  5. We love Common People and go when it arrives in Southampton

  6. Oh wow, what a fantastic festival to go to! I'd love to go here one day - it looks like loads of fun!

  7. OMG loved your crochet dress. It is super cute. You look gorgeous too.


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