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What to an alternative summer festival

Why not try something different this year?

If you don't fancy traipsing through the muddy swamps hosting this summer's music festivals, we don't blame you. Why not try something different this year? It's not only music that is given festival status during summer months; there are plenty of other festivals to mark in your calendar! Curvissa have been on the hunt to dig out for you a selection of alternative festivals happening around the UK, and, more importantly, have some top tips on what plus size clothing you'll need to look ultra-trendy in!


Forget music, we've all heard the expression that laughter is medicine for the soul, so why not check out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - it has an abundance of comedy and stand-up from some of the best comedians around. It's also host to theatre, dance and poetry - a cultural buff's dream.
Because you're going to be in Edinburgh, we'd recommend wrapping up a little bit more than you perhaps normally would - we're thinking chinos, a blazer and perhaps a tartan scarf to blend in with the Scottish surroundings. Just try not to sit on the front row of any stand up gigs!

Ride the waves

If you're the kind of person who loves the rush of adrenaline, then you should definitely check out the Boardmasters festival in Newquay. It's Europe's only surf and skate festival and is packed with sports like surfing, skating and BMX. Watch the world's pro's as they compete through the heats - even if you don't know all that much about surfing, you'll see loads of gorgeous guys with their tops off, what's not to love?!

If this sounds right up your street, then you'll need to look the part. Guys are likely to be seen in boardshorts and shark-tooth necklaces but for us surfer chicks the fashion is all about being beach-boho. So if you're after size 22 clothes, and everything in between, then flowery, sleeveless tunics, denim shorts and beach dresses all get the green light, as do flip flops. Don't forget your swimwear too, because this festival takes place right on the water's edge!

Food and Drink

Food and Drink festivals are becoming extremely popular, giving professional chefs and gourmet connoisseurs the chance to shine. ‘Foodies Festival' has been touring the country all summer, with different locations around the UK, so it's worth doing a bit of digging to see if they're coming near you! A great day out for all the family, or the perfect idea for a best friend's birthday day out, food and drink tasting festivals have got the nation gossiping about organic chocolate cheeses, avocado sorbet and the finest ciders around. There's also Food and Drink Master-classes so you'll be able to impress your friends with the skills you learn.

The fashion at a food and drink festival is likely to be a casual one. Try mules, a comfy pair of jeans and a floaty blouse for a laid back summer feel. Finish off your outfit with a blazer and sunglasses. Cheers!

Whatever genre of festival you go to this summer you're sure to look chic and stylish if you base your wardrobe around the staple alternative festival clothes we've picked out for you here. Let's just hope the rain holds off!