Monday, 22 June 2015

Glasto Vibez

As Glastonbury grows ever closer (under a week oh my god) we thought we would create lil blog post on one of the most notorious festivals in the whole wide world.

Did you know that Glastonbury has been around since 1970? Right in the middle of the hippy era (oh how we wish we could have been part of it).

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Glastonbury was inspired by the ethos of the hippy movement. Created by Michael Eavis in 1970, the first Glastonbury festival was held the day after Jimmy Hendrix died. It was originally named "Pop Talk & Blues Festival" and around 1500 people attended and it was only £1 entry (and they threw in a free carton of milk from the farm).

This is the first ever Glastonbury Festival Poster!

Just over 10 years and 5 festivals later in 1981, the name was changed to Glastonbury Festival. More and more stages were being built and people were putting everything they had into the festival because they believed in it so much, it was a charity raising, positive energy place where happy hippies could escape from reality for one weekend of the year. 

In 1990, Glastonbury was named "Glastonbury Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts" reflecting on the diversity of the attractions within the festival. Around 70,000 people attended and ticket price had risen to £38. The 20th anniversary exploded into a rivalry between security and travellers who were attempting to loot the festival site, resulting in 235 arrests. 

Fast forward to last year and the festival is as big as ever - it is the largest greenfield festival in the world and it still holds on to its grounded roots of being a charitable, art loving music playing comedy inviting festival and WE ALL wanna experience Glastonbury at least once in our lives. 

Some of the most amazing acts FOR US who have performed at Glastonbury Festival over the years are: Chic (2013), Amy Winehouse (2007), Toots & The Maytals (2010), Stevie Wonder (2010), OASIS (1994), Arctic Monkeys (2007), The Smiths (1984), The Prodigy (1995) and finally BEYONCE! (2011)

Maybe its next year for us...

image via glastonbury festival official website

image via pinterest

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Live Fast Die Young Bad Girls Do It Well

For years we have adored the music of M.I.A (Missing In Action - FYI). Real name: Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam. Her hip hop/dance/world music tunes get us goin' and inspires us to be as sassy as we can be.

Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame. Bona fide hustlaaa making my name. 

Not to mention, the woman is a beaut. Her ghetto style is pure genius and we still cannot believe that the woman is 39... 

She's been through a lot, the English recording artist is of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage and lived in Sri Lanka during the war for the first 10 years of her life. 

"I'm just so grateful for the 10 years that I had in Sri Lanka when it was in the middle of a war and I was getting shot at, because now and again I remember glimpses of those times, and I just go, 'Wow, I'll never, ever see that again in my life. And I'm never gonna feel that, and I'm never gonna feel for a human being like that."

Our fave M.I.A song: 


We take massive inspiration from M.I.A as a person, she takes no shit and does what she wants. We should all be like that, don't let anyone bring you down. You are fabulous in your own right. 

Here is some of our fave M.I.A looks: 

Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MØ's new Music Video: Lean On.

We're lovin the music video for Lean on by Major Lazer, DJ Snake & MØ at the moment. Lean on has a really nice cultural vibe with dancehall and bhangra influences.

The music video was filmed at ND Studios, Karjat in MaharashtraIndia. The different scenes show how  beautiful Indian culture is, from the architecture and scenery to the traditional dancing and costumes.

Just look at how cool MØ looks with her blue eyeliner and dem hair bunz. She is definitely an inspiration to The Moon Child - her style would be our dream festival look!

The architecture and different scenes in the music video show an amazing side of what india has to offer, the different colours and patterns are so cool.

Lean On is available on iTunes NOW. Buy it here.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hello Moon Children

The Moon Child has decided to make a blog for all of our happy hippies and bohemian babes. We will make blog posts on our inspirations for our brand, collaborations, travels and many more. We are so excited for what is to come of our lil hippy brand and we cannot wait to experience it on our journey with all of our Moon Children.