#FESTIVALFASHION AT FARA SHOPS
Imagine, it's late June and you are standing in a field in the middle of Somerset watching some of the most progressive musical acts of the day play live on stage... The urgent riff of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ plays, it's 1970. Inspired by the amazing line up at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Rock, Michael Eavis and his wife decide to set up their own festival in Pilton. The rest, as they say, is history…
The first 'Glastonbury' festival-goers, all 1500 of them, paid £1 a ticket and received free milk from Mr Eavis’ Worthy Farm. 45 years later, times have certainly changed with Glasto’ tickets setting you back £225 and 135 thousand people descending on the 900 acre site in the Vale of Avalon. This, now internationally famous festival attracts class acts from around the globe. This year Florence and the Machine headline, Kayne West, Pharrell Williams and Lionel Richie grace the pyramid stage ... not to mention performances by The Who, Patti Smith and Motörhead. His holiness the Dalai Lama will be a guest speaker along with Charlotte Church and her anti-austerity rely cries.
For those who are lucky enough to go, getting prepared for the five day festival can take some planning*. Tents, sleeping bags, loo roll and of course what to wear? The seventies look is as fresh as it was almost half a century ago with this summer’s trends making a big nod to hippy, bohemian, summer of love styling... So, if you want the authentic look, FARA's vintage shop, Retromania London has original sixties and seventies suede & fringing galore and much, much more.