The absolutely bonkers joy of a music festival is like nothing else. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had a close connection with music scenes over the years, through punk, new romantic and 80’s clubbing, Acid House raves, DIY free parties, through to the burgeoning festival scene. I’ve also been incredibly fortunate to be involved, mostly as a DJ, with my partner in crime CB under the moniker of Z-list. Notable highlights include; support for the legendary Terry Callier, building and running our very own Balearic beach/stage area and even being (slightly dubiously) billed at our favourite festival as, ‘Secret Garden Party veterans”, if you know… well I need say no more! As a photographer, I’ve covered festivals both independently and for a few years working for Festival Annual, a wonderful publication and team but sadly no more.Whilst many photographers love to shoot the acts, cajoling for position for the first three songs alongside the other photogs…it’s really not for me! I much prefer being in the party, everyone letting their hair down, participating not spectating…the totally joyful freedom of bonkers!