Crochet dress - Depop
Cami dress (underneath) - Primark
Wellies - Primark
Sequin bumbag - Skinnydip London
Pompom headband - Primark
Pompom bobble - New Look
Feather Earrings - Claire's accessories
Glitter/gems - Ebay
Bindi - Claire's accessories
Choker - Made by Mia
I dressed Mia in bright clothes of course with some zigzag flares a neon orange cami with cute tassel detail and her wellies, aswell as another fab sequin bumbag I got her in a mermaidy holographic green. I persuaded her to let me do her a little festival make up so did a flower on her cheek in face paint and glitter which looked super cute. She finished off her look with pigtails and a floral cat ear headband.
Zigzag flares - H&M
Top - New Look
Wellies - Ebay
Sequin bumbag - Next
Cat ear headband - Accessorize
Beaded choker - Primark
So after not being too fussed about anyone too early we headed over to the rollerskating rink to cash in our free skate from the day before. Then our first band of the day was 'Vant' at the main stage. I've only recently listened to this band as they were supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen at Castlefield bowl. Unfortunately we were late as usual and didn't manage to catch them there so I was really glad to get to see them. I really enjoyed the set and the songs sounded great live. Definitely one to watch and I'd like to see them again and look forward to more releases.
We then headed over to The Quarry to see 'Vaults' I really like there chilled out vibe and the singers voice is incredible. We then headed over to the main stage to get a good view for 'Sunset Sons'. We managed to get to the front as it wasn't too busy at that point and as they're vibe is quite chilled the crowd weren't too crazy so it was fine to stay there with Mia and she could actually get a decent view for the first time all weekend. They are one of my favourite bands at the moment and as its the first time I've seen them since they released their album it was great to hear the new tracks live and actually know them all. I'm looking forward to seeing them again this week at Leeds and the singer Rory is very easy on the eye so that always makes it a great show!!
After that we had a couple of hours where we weren't too fussed on seeing anyone so we had a wander around the site. We checked out the kids field where there seemed to be some hunt/show going on with all the kids running around with adults in costumes, we were a bit late to the party so didn't join in, but the kids all seemed to be having great fun. There were a few tents with various activities you could do such as making pendants/pots or dream catchers. There was also a stall that did dreadlocks, I did think this was strange for children to have and maybe more for adults but they did also have a hair braid stall which was pretty cool. These were all at an added cost so we didn't do anything as I was quite strapped for cash at this point. We did however play Jenga with the big wooden Jenga set, which kept us entertained for a good while. They also had big space hoppers in there so we had a bounce around. They also had kids only toilets which was a nice idea as sometimes festival toilets can get so vile, so you don't really want your child to have to go in them.
We then went on the Ferris wheel, which actually went pretty fast for a Ferris wheel and it rocked as it went round which was quite scary as it was like a vintage style one so probably quite old. It was nice to get a birds eye view of the site and take a couple of photos from up there.
After that we headed to The Quarry for Lucy Rose, we only caught a little bit of her set then headed over to The Giant Squid for 'Lonely the brave'. I have literally tried to see them so many times in the past but they have either clashed at festivals, we're running late or tickets for their tour sold out before we got to buy them. So it was nice to finally see them as I only managed to catch one song last year at Leeds festival. They did overlap with Blossoms but we did still get to see 30 minutes of the set so didn't miss too much. They were so good, the lead singers voice is just so unique and sounded just as good live as on record.
We headed back over to The Quarry for our band of the day Blossoms! I've been a fan of them for a couple of years now and first seen them in a tiny venue in Nottingham that was the size of someone's living room. So to see them exploding onto the music scene and doing so well is really lovely to see. It does however mean you have to fight your way to get into the tent now. They had a huge rowdy crowd with everyone singing along and jumping up and down. We did eventually manage to squeeze our way in to the tent but kept to the side as I didn't want it getting too crazy for Mia. They played a fabulous set as usual and played a couple of new songs as the album had just came out. I'm so looking forward to seeing them later in the year, definitely a band to check out live if you haven't already.
After that we headed over to the Club Malibu tent for one of our fave Manchester club night 'Crash the wedding's' takeover. It was a great vibe with everyone singing along to cheesy songs and just having a fun time. Mia was flagging by this point and to be honest we were also quite tired, it's harder to stay up as late when you're not drinking all day. It was however nice to not have a hangover every morning and actually remember all the acts!
When crash the wedding was over we headed over to the Y Not sign to try and get a picture with it being lit up in the dark. It didn't actually work so well with or without a flash so we maybe should've took one in the day. But it was still nice to end the festival with a picture with it and to save as a memory for Mia at her first festival. Overall it was a great festival and brilliant for the price and I'd definitely go back again. It was a very different experience taking my daughter but just as enjoyable and I'm glad she enjoyed it as festivals are a big part of my life and something I'd like us to keep doing together. I'd definitely recommend it for families as it was very family friendly and a good size so wasn't too overwhelming for Mia.
So that's it for my Y Not Festival posts, hope you enjoyed them. I'm off to Leeds festival this week so am super excited for that but also sad it's my final festival of the year, where has this year gone?!!