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Strawberries & Creem Festival 2017

2017 marked the fourth year of Strawberries & Creem festival and, although still relatively new as festivals go, that didn’t stop the Haggis Farm turn up, opening its stage to some huge names and securing itself as one of the most enjoyable events of the summer so far!

                                               The Journey

On arrival, which may I add was super quick, we took a quick taxi ride from Cambridge station where we were greeted by super helpful ushers who directed the crowds into the right entrances. Sun shining, music blaring…it was the perfect start to a memorable day. Whilst waiting for performances, guest had acres of field and many stalls to graze. From food to beauty and everything in between, they had it covered.

 

                                       The performances 

As the temperature rose, so did the anticipation for the performances. I’m in no way a pessimistic person but sadly I’m often left feeling unsatisfied by live performances. Almost like when you order a Happy Meal instead of a Big Mac meal. However, sets from AJ Tracey, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Rum Riddim had the crowd wilding. The vibe was set and the only way was up. Other stand out performances came from J Hus, Wiley (who looked dapper in all white) the legend that is Shaggy and a personal favorite of mine, Lady Chann.

 

                                    Hospitality & Getting Home

The atmosphere at Strawberries and Creem was one I wish I could experience more; friendly, positive and all for the love of music, everyone was there to have a good time and it was dope. The food was great, which was quite shocking if I’m honest. And for the lightweights among us who begin to feel a little worse for wear after a long day of excitement, the stewards were excellent at giving directions and ensuring you got into a safe cab.

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Author: 

Shannon Wright