Removing vowels from names somehow manages to make an event instantly look cool and FSTVL is no exception. Add to that the fact it’s held in East LDN and you have yourself a field full of vintage-clothed ravers dancing away to Steve Angelo, Sigma, Shy FX and Philip George. Kicking off a whole summer of outdoor fun, FSTVL boasts a seriously good line-up. Split into themed areas, you can head to the ancient realm, party in a favela or tuck yourself away in the WHSE district’s techno warehouse if you dare.
Moshing and mingling with the masses is all fun and games but even for the most hardcore of festival goers, a little R&R is always welcome. Enter FSTVL’s XCLSV VVIP area, this year hosted by Chelsea members club Raffles. Complimentary food and drink (sushi, burgers and lobster) is just the beginning – guests can get backstage passes, meet and greets, surprise DJ sets and performances, personal concierge and, best of all, golf buggy service to and from the main area. Nothing says VVIP quite like a golf buggy… Except maybe a helicopter. But you can get that too, to and from Battersea helipad so you’ll be back in WST LDN in no time.
FSTVL is on 28th – 29th May in Upminster. Get your tickets online in advance.