Food At This Years Festivals

Our pet peeve very year is the quality of food at festivals. Some obviously are better than others but as a whole it’s either a greasy burger and a box of chips several times in one weekend or a hotdog or in my case just do my best to fast for the weekend!

fish and chipsThe next big festival I have planned is body and soul and I can’t wait but I do dread the food at camping festivals. I have never been to body and soul and I have heard great things but I am just talking about the general trend of food at festivals. This year I am going to pack some sandwiches and a range of other half healthy foods in a bid to not feel like death for the week after..even if I do drink for 3 nights straight.

I was actually talking to once of the guys who came over from the UK last year and he runs an online store selling the tefal actifry but he also has a chip van and comes over twice a year to Ireland as he sells slightly better quality foods such as paninis and wraps and he does very well so there is a demand there for slightly better foods.

I think festivals just think that because people are partying for a few days that what’s the point in having excellent food and they are right to a degree but there should be more options. Although maybe we should start looking at the toilet situations before we worry about the food!

Selfie Sticks banned at Coachella!

It is reported that flag ship festivals Coachella and Lollapalooza have banned the famous selfie stick from their upcoming festivals this year. It appears they have outlawed all form of monopods and selfie sticks to put a stop to recordings of live performances that are against the wills of the artists and promoters.

selfie sticks bannedThe selfie stick ban will likely be hard to enforce as they can fit easily in a bag or pocket as well as being disguised as flags and camping equipment. Although these two leaders in the festival world have banned the selfie sticks there is no sign that other festivals are following their lead. Glastonbury and other large festivals around the world have not taken a stance on this issue yet but we expect to hear something either way soon.

Earlier in the year many football clubs banned the famous selfie stick for fear that it can be used as a weapon. This is understandable considering footballs history but then again pretty much anything can be used as a weapon in the wrong hands. Many concert venues around the UK have also banned the selfie stick and reserve the right to refuse entry upon detection of a selfie stick.

Museums and other historic sites have also ran into the problem of too many selfie sticks gracing their halls. Many of Europes top destinations have also banned selfie sticks but again we fail to see how this will be enforced fully.

Hear at nacd we love the selfie stick but we can understand how it can become a nuisance for many venues but hope that they are not banned at every festival as that would be a bummer all round.

 

 

Electric Picnic – A look back at 2014

As the summer draws closer we begin to look forward to a whole host of festivals that stretch from May all the way through to September this year and we are certainly not short of choice this summer. But there is always one festival that leads the way when it comes to line up, size, setup and over all good times and that is electric picnic.

 

We got free tickets at the last minute for electric picnic 2014 and it was the best festival I have been to although I did miss the Friday night due to a wedding but we won’t go there! I had a look back at some of the pictures from last years electric picnic and I forgot just how good a time I had at it.

 

The headliners last year were Chic who I saw on the Saturday night at the main stage and then clean bandit played on the sunday night. Annie Mac stole the show in the dance tent and the Pet shop boys also headlined although I personally missed them but I heard they were great (as alaways).

 

Anyway the official EP site threw up a highlights video of last year and it got me really excited about this year although there is a few other festivals I will probably hit before EP it is always the main weekend of the summer. Check out the video below and we hope to see everyone at EP this year :).