Students would not be embracing English life to the fullest without experiencing a British music festival. Contrasting the likes of Glastonbury or Reading, there would be no camping in puddles or wading through knee-deep mud. Instead, the students were given a more glamorous taster of the real deal.
Donning their recently created tie-dye t-shirts and floral headwear, the students staying at Queen’s and University Colleges certainly looked the part! Countless selfies and photos were taken here at Queen’s before the students hopped on the bus migrating over to join Balliol College in the rural village of Kingston Bagpuize for the Mid Session ‘English Music Festival’ themed party.
Like any great British music festival, the weather can make or break a weekend. It also wouldn’t be a proper British festival without a light shower of rain at some point and last night was no different! Counsellor’s and Junior Dean’s ensured the soggy weather didn’t dampen spirits and ushered everyone into the marquee.
Tables piled with food and an elaborate medley of mocktails greeted the students, much to their delight. After sufficiently fuelling up, the students turned their undivided attention to the dance floor. Throughout the night students danced, jived and boogied away with their newly made friends, both from Queen’s and Balliol alike.
Students were utterly disappointed when the DJ played the last song, and cheers of “one more song, one more song” bought the students an extra 5 minutes of joy before having to get back on the bus to return home back to Queen’s. Students are very much looking forward to the graduation party this time next week, held at St Catherine’s College.