Category

Travel

Category

With less than five weeks to go until the launch of Norman Jay’s brand new festival – Good Times In The Park, now is as good a time as any to bag your tickets and secure your spot in what promises to be the biggest and best Good Times party ever held.

Taking place over Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 at Wormwood Scrubs Park in London, this will be the first time that Norman Jay’s Good Times Sound System will have appeared outside the Notting Hill Carnival, where it has been a staple, for the first time in it’s 30-year history.

At a press conference to open London Fashion Week, Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced (amongst other statistics from Oxford Economics) that the direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion.

According to Mayor of London Boris Johnson, such figures show “the hugely important contribution that fashion makes to our economy”. However, with a hefty 14.6 million tonnes of textiles being wasted each year in the US and UK, along with 90% of our clothes being imported, it is safe to say that the fashion industry is in need of some lessons in sustainability.

With the poor weather, Olympics and the economic downturn, music festivals struggled to attract their usual crowd in 2012. According to a survey from YouGov, festival attendance figures were down throughout 2012 and are expected to drop for the summer of 2013, with many of us being forced to tighten those proverbial purse strings. But whilst financial concerns were cited as one of the reasons for many shying away from the summer festival, many of those surveyed also gave overcrowding and too much queuing as their reasons for non-attendance.