I don’t know about you but when I go to festivals my experience is always ruined by at least one drunk person. Literally caring only about how much alcohol they can consume in the space of a few days and the most original place they can find to empty their bowels, these people ruin the weekend for many other festival goers. That was until The Eden Project coined their own festival, which goes by the name of The Eden Sessions.
I had the pleasure of attending The Eden Sessions on Sunday 14th July and was amazed when I reached the site. Not only is the festival set in the heart of tranquillity, the arena area boasts natural acoustics that top any other festival venue within the UK. It is for this reason that many of the world’s best have been thrilled to be a part of this fantastic event! Not only do The Eden Sessions entertain audiences with chart-topping music and comedy acts, they seek to encourage audiences to think about how they can reduce their impact on the environment. That’s a nice change, isn’t it? A festival that actually cares about the impact it’s having on the globe, as opposed to plastic cups, food packets and sick littering the arena.
With the majority of other festivals, after entry in the morning to the festival site, you are bombarded with food and drink stalls and little else to keep you occupied. This doesn’t apply at Eden, as there are so many dazzling and eye-opening features to see. From lush gardens to rainforest features, you can spend your day relaxing in the sun and enjoying a civilised lunch to get you in the mood for the evening’s entertainment. For me, this took the form of the beautiful and sassy Jessie J.
Prior to the event, I had already seen Jessie J perform live on two difference occasions. However this time, she was unreal. The best things really do come in threes! Opening her act with the hit ‘Price Tag’, the singer/songwriter oozed effortless sex appeal as she strutted across the stage. As this was a family festival, there were no mosh pits and no barely legal teenagers sprawling all over the floor with god knows what on show. It was lovely. All generations were dancing and bopping along as Jessie went through her repertoire or sings, even making time for one of Mariah Carey’s biggest tracks ‘Emotions’.
Where other festivals fail by allowing mindless idiots to get beyond drunk and puke on anything in sight, the Eden Sessions excels. There wasn’t one embarrassingly drunk person at all. Just a love for music, laughter and a good day out.