Eroica, or should I say Eroica Britannia, is a bicycle, vintage, British themed festival placed between the rolling hills of the peak district, in the post card perfect picturesque town of Bakewell. Upon arriving to the festival we were shown to our tepees, which were filled with glorious boxes of goodies from lush, and furnished with throws cushions and lanterns. For once, we were glamping.
The festival and Bakewell itself was how I would imagine prople from around the world picture Great Britain to be. Decorated with the union jack, bunting, deck chairs, hay bails, beautiful brick, trees, rivers and just generally quite rustic. The activities at the festival including, best dresses family, best dresses dog, best dresses male and female, amongst others. It was great to see all the different vintage inspired fashions through out and also seeing a great team spirit through families. It brought back traditions and nostalgia, with a real ‘country fair’ feel to it, but in the most glorious way.
Not to mention all the bikes. The bike race took part on the Sunday, every sort of person took part, not just bike people. With an array of models, colours and decorations, the bike race went around the town of Bakewell and into the country side. Then finished back where it started at the Eroica Festival.
We played to the crowd on the saturday night, headlining the show, which is always good. The view from the stage was a sea of deck chairs filled with enthusiastic head boppers that really took us in, we were so happy. With the sun setting over the hills, it was a beautiful way to end the day and of course to close the show. The sunday brought us some comfort, after a lovely night sleep in our teepee, before heading home I wanted to check out the pop up spa that lush had. Already one to experience the incredible lush spa, I thought I would clear away any cobwebs with a mini treatment.