Festival season is upon us…hooray! And with that comes the hunt for that all important “festival look”. We can help you out there! Here are some of our Festival Merch faves…
1. Noisily Festival – 24th til 27th May
This festival gets the first mention because we’ve just done some awesome screen printed sweatshirts for them – and also because it is happening right now! Noisily Festival’s thang is Electronic Music and Arts. Set in a picture perfect valley deep in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. Just an hours train ride from London, it is a haven of solid beats, natural surroundings and unique innovative arts.
2. Isle of White Festival – 13th til 16th June
Everyone needs a fluro green eyeshade visor in their life. Thanks to the Isle of Wight Festival for giving us a reason to rock this look. As you can see, their retro graphics sit perfect on various bits of merch. We’re loving their black screen printed tote.
3. Glastonbury – 26th til 30th June
100% of the office have not got tickets for this years Glastonbury. 60% tried and failed. This is a sore point, so we’ll move on.
Glastonbury themselves aren’t big on merch – I guess that’s because they are rather busy organising one the countries biggest music gathering. In previous years they have held t-shirt design competitions, especially around the time of their 40th year mark. The history behind this particular festival is pretty cool. The first ever Glastonbury Festival was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died, over a two day period and long before “word had got around”. Attendance was a mere 1,500 (compared to their 175,000 strong crowd today).
The entry price back then? £1 – including free milk from the farm. Rock on!
4. The Secret Garden Party – 25th til 28th July
The Secret Garden Party is an annual independent Arts and Music festival which takes place in Abbots Ripton near Huntingdon. This location is on part of the grounds of a Georgian farm house and has its own lake, river and landscaped gardens. Since its inception, the festival has increased in popularity and size, and has grown from one stage in 2004, to more than 15 stages and 26,000 revellers in 2011. Their pretty, illustrative artwork styled tees and printed canvas tote bags definitely reflect the festivals alternative outlook.
So that’s our top four for now, but be sure to check back for part two in a few weeks!
We’re busy printing quite a bit of festival related garms at the moment; for groups of friends attending festivals in the UK and across Europe. So drop us a line if you’re thinking about creating your own festival-ready fashion! Icon Printing are a screen printing t-shirt supplier based in Shoreditch. For more an instant quote, please visit our website. Call on: 0207 183 8431