Disaster Radio, Iggy Pop references; it was only a matter of time before before T&D made a music festival appearance!
Widely acknowledged as Europe's equivalent to Woodstock, the Isle of Wight festival kicks off the summer season each year. With headlines acts like Pulp and The Chemical Brothers it's little wonder the Festival attracts crowds of more than 50,000 every year, and yet the draw of the festival isn't only the impressive headliners but the memories the Festival re-ignites with its emergence dating back 54 years.
Beginning as a series of festivals between 1968 and 1970 bands and artists that came to play to over 600,000 people included the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp and Leonard Cohen.
After 1970 there was no Isle of Wight Festival until 2002, when John Giddings, a promoter and established contender in the music industry re-launched it. John still curates the Festival to this day, and over the past 20+ years the Festival has hosted The Rolling Stones, The Who, Muse, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, Coldplay, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse and now: Triumph & Disaster.
When the Festival team reached out to us to help create a luxury pampering experience in 'The Washroom' within the Festival Campsite, we were a little excited and there was some internal debate as to the best T&D acts to bring to the show. Here's a little round up of our selection:
From early morning splash to late night drizzle, it's always toner o'clock. Logic will keep you looking fresh-faced through the mud, dust, rain and sunshine of festival life: simply splash into hands and onto face to remove traces of dirt and grime, apply glitter and you're good to go.
Karekare Hair Tonic
Triumph & Disaster's all natural sea salt spray is designed to bring out the wild child in all of us, natural salts and essential root extracts combine in this tonic that takes bland, dull, lifeless hair and drags it back to the dance floor for one last intoxicating fling.
For anyone who understands that the best way to get to the dance is to ride along with the band. White Clay, Beeswax, Pracaxi oil and Brazil wax come together for the perfect hold: a matte, firm healthy wave that's flexible yet strong.
Our favourite acts for 2023? We were pretty hyped clapping along with Jarvis Cocker and Pulp on Friday night, techno trip hop and house legends Chemical Brothers put on a visually stunning show that was truly epic and punk icon Debbie Harry is a total legend. We also loved some of the newer acts popping up on the Cirque de la Quirk stage, Aziza Jaye had us moving.
Needless to say, we'll see you at the next one.