Vintage at Goodwood Festival & Lily Allen Vintage Clothing Business

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vintage at Goodwood is new festival in Sussex, the United Kingdom, which will be held on 13, 14, 15 August 2010.

"is the first of what will be an annual music and fashion led celebration of creative British cool from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, featuring the leading DJs, bands, collectors, purveyors of vintage clothing and vintage vinyl from each decade, as well as contemporary bands and brands inspired by Britain’s rich creative and cultural heritage"

Vintage at Goodwood is the brainchild of designers Gerardine Hemingway MBE, Wayne Hemingway MBE – who started their business selling and customising second hand clothes and are now co-owners of Britain’s premier collection of cultural artefacts, The Land of Lost Content Museum, and Lord March – mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and proprietor of one of the largest organic farms in the south of England.

Staged in the grounds of the grand Goodwood Estate, in West Sussex, the event will aim to recreate a unique 'retro' atmosphere from the 1940s through to the 80s.

Dedicated followers of fashion will be able to flock to the festival’s own ‘High Street’- which will comprise pop-up shops from the likes of The Body Shop, Oxfam and John Lewis, alongside hair salons, where stylists will recreate styles from bygone eras. Vintage enthusiasts may get lost for hours in The Vintage Marketplace.

A main music stage will play host to live acts such as Sandie Shaw, who will be making her first performance in over 20 years, and five different club-style spaces will aim to replicate the mood of the decades: from 40s style dancing and burlesque acts in the ‘Torch Club’, to 'Warehouse and Roller Disco’, which will sample 70s funk and Acid House.

Lily Allen will be launching her new vintage fashion business Lucy in Disguse at the festival. Website coming soon.

Allen, 24, has hinted in the past that she was keen to take a break from music, and said: “To me, the idea of music and fashion being separate is just not possible – one can’t exist without the other. If you can’t find something here you are passionate about I’d be very surprised!” She tells The UK Telegraph.

If you choose to stay over, there is the option of pitching up with your own tent, or splashing out and staying in a selection of local hotels, inns, hostelries, B&B and lodgings.

I shall be keeping an eye out for photographs from this awesome event, what a great idea!

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