Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Beatherder Festival

Okay, so we have been attending Beatherder Festival for a few years now, and you wanna know why? Cos its the most magical place on earth.

Beatherder brings in the beats and barminess every Summer. It is that one thing we look forward to all year, and when its over we have no idea what to do with ourselves, we get the Beatherder Blues.

The lineup is so versatile, from Mungo's Hifi to B Traits to Chic (le freak).

Yeah, some major legends have embraced the Beatherder MainStage, acts such as Chic ft. Nile Rodgers, Boney M, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada have all played there previously.

The vibe at Beatherder is amazing, everyone is so friendly and on the same wavelength as you. We promise, you won't find an unhappy face the whole weekend.

The attention to detail when it comes to the stages, the outdoor decor and even lil trinkets is incredible. It is like a town, with its own barbers, tattoo parlour, church etc.


We basically just cannot tell you enough how amazing it is and you need to go.


This June The Moon Children were lucky enough to jet off to Thailand for a couple weeks to soak in some of that Asian sun, culture and happy vibes.

We started off in Chiang Mai, such a BEAUTIFUL little place, we headed up to the mountains for a couple days and visited some beautiful waterfalls. At night we fancied a dance and went to the yellow bar, a cool square of a few different bars that play a range of tunes. Our favourite was a bar just filled with neon paintings and an excited DJ - it was awesome!

A discreet little bar owned by an ex soldier.

Next up was Pai, and oh my gawd were we in our element. Such a cute little hippy town full of good vibes, love and laughter. We're talking hippy pants and dreadlocks galore. The people were super nice, mainly high as a kite and the overall atmosphere was just great.
In Pai, we visited some cool Buddhas, met some trippy people and got TATTOOS! Our favourite place to go out was The Yellow Sun bar it played some nice music,you could play pool and just relaxxxxx.
Animal Farm in Pai

Yellow Sun Bar

Sak Yant Bamboo Tattoo

After Pai we headed down to Bangkok - crazy crazy place. We stayed on the infamous Khao San road. By day it was a busy market street that sold amazing tapestries, cushion covers, hippy garms and other bohemian trinkets. We had a HAUL! Major stock up on The Moon Child items to bring back for you guys. We also visited the famous Wat Pho reclining Buddha temple amongst others.
By night Khao San road was mental. Music blasting out in every bar, the roads were crazy full of people loving life. We managed to find a nice lil reggae bar down a back street where we could chill, listen to good music and not get stood on by anyone.
Wat Pho Temple

Wat Pho Temple
Khao San Road

We left Bangkok and headed over to Koh Phi Phi, a jammin party island. Another of our favourite places! Koh Phi Phi was full of young travellers like us just looking to have a good time.
One of the main things we wanted to do whilst we were there was experience Maya Bay (where The Beach was filmed... Leo DiCaprio... Duh) but unfortunately Maya Bay was closed because of thunderstorms. We can honestly tell you we have never been so gutted. We love u leo man.
Instead, we went on a lil adventure through the islands and found some beautiful places. We headed up to the viewpoint and it was so breath taking!
Our favourite bar in Koh Phi Phi had to be The Stoned Bar. It was so chillin by day, you could just relax and sunbathe whilst drinking some Chang and having a dance to some nice tunes.
At night time The Stoned Bar had a stage and a DJ, it played some heavy Drum & Bass which we looooooved. Another night it played a bit of disco and funk - it was a real variety!
If thats not your kinda thing, there was loads of bars across the beach as well as actually in Koh Phi Phi village that play anything you want! We skanked to a bitta Sean Paul one night and Guns n Roses the next!
The Stoned Bar

Koh Phi Phi Beach

The Viewpoint

We ventured onto our last stop which was Phuket. The first night we stayed in Phuket town which was sleepy and just what we needed after a couple of days partying in Koh Phi Phi. After this we went on to Karon Beach; again - amazingly relaxed. The beach had white sands and turquoise blue seas. It was really beautiful.

Karon Beach - Phuket

Overall, our favourite places had to be Pai and Koh Phi Phi. Next time, we wanna visit the other islands and definitely experience a full moon party! We had a blast and are already saving our pennies to head over there again.

P.S can you guess how many 7/11s there are in Asia? Cos its a lot.

Honey, We're Home.

So, we are aware that our last blog post was in June... Our bad. But we have had an amazing Summer!

We've been to so many magical places including Born & Bred Festival, Thailand, Beatherder Festival and London! Our next adventure begins at the beginning of September when we head to Outlook Festival in Croatia for a week and we CAN NOT WAIT!

Here is a lil peak of our travels this Summer... Blog posts on our adventures are to come!

Peace n lurv x

Born & Bred Festival

Born & Bred Festival

Born & Bred Festival

Pai - Thailand

Pai - Thailand

Pai - Thailand

Pai - Thailand

Bangkok - Thailand

Ko Phi Phi - Thailand

Ko Phi Phi - Thailand

Beatherder Festival

Beatherder Festival