We were "season campers" at Woodford this year - it's been many years since I was able to stay for more than a day or two. It is definitely the best way to experience the festival - dust, heat, rain, mud, crowds and all! It also gave us the time and opportunity to catch up with several friends who were there, and two of my sisters came and spent time with us, which was wonderful.
Keeping this brief, highlights of the festival this year included:
Mr Percival (an incredible and charismatic performer - see him if you get the opportunity!)
The Ellis Collective - "bloke folk", cry-into-your-beer heartbreak songs
Lior with attached strings - beautiful
That One Guy - watching the dancing crowds in the amphitheatre bouncing up and down to the rhythm was quite an experience
Doch, Kate Miller-Heidke, Bob Evans, Josh Pyke, Augie March, William Barton, Mamadou Diabate, Jeff Lang, La La Parlour, Flipside Circus.....
Wacko and Blotto - funny in a disturbing way, these guys may very well be the cause of all those clown phobias out there! Thank you Heidi for telling us about them.... and shut up ;)
Being there for the week also meant that the children were able to do some workshops in the children's festival, and they loved this amazing dragon sculpture/play structure.
I did a mehndi workshop one morning, but forgot to take photos of my work! It was fun, and the tutor gave us lots of tips to make the whole process as easy as possible.
Well, that's all for now. I have some photos of projects to share, so I'll try to get back here more often to share them :)
Happy New Year to you all!