ith 2010 being its first year Vintage at Goodwood is the up and coming festival crammed with fashion, design, music and the arts. Its an annual music and fashion led celebration of creative British cool from the 40s to the 80s, featuring the leading DJs, bands, collectors, purveyors of vintage clothing and vintage vinyl from each decade, as well as contemporary bands and brands inspired by Britainâ€™s rich creative and cultural heritage.
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The New Festival of Britain has finally arrived, and boy does it have style, class and a whole lot of VINTAGE!
With its rows of vintage inspired shops, you can search for your vintage buys and even spend an hour or two sewing. Cafes serving traditional fish and chips will be wrapped in newspaper. And there is even an on-site hairdresser; where you can get a hairstyle from any era. Not forgetting the old school Ferris wheel where you can overlook the festival in style. Vintage makes you think you had gone back in time and travelled to another era. This is no festival like any other, instead of wellingtons and ponchos; it will be Dior couture, seamed stockings, Biba dresses and winkle pickers. They’re calling it the world’s biggest dressing-up box. Never before has such a vast collection of vintage clothing been assembled in one place in Britain. Alongside clothes, there are stalls selling vintage furnishings, glassware and pottery and stuff for the home. There is also a stall that sells Sixties and Seventies movie posters. Vintage is targeted at the under25s as much as at those who actually remember wearing the styles of the Seventies and Eighties. It will be for people who want style and glamour, those who prefer restaurants to burger stalls, women who want to go dancing in high heels not wellies. The brainchild of Vintage is designer Wayne Hemingway, who created his Red or Dead label in the 1990s. Hemingway is bringing together music, fashion, design and arts for what he said would be a long overdue celebration of British creativity over five decades. He planned the festival with his three older children, all of which are in their early twenties. This meaning there are several music arenas dedicated to specific decades, from the 1940’s torch club, a soul nightclub replicating a mid -1970’s Mecca ballroom and
a roller disco. The music ranges from sixties icons Sandie Shaw and Martha and the Vandellas to contemporary. Performances were made by Heaven 17, The Noisettes, The Feeling and Sophie Ellis Bexter. Hemingway expresses that in this festival he wanted to express the idea that you can take from the past, enjoy the present and look to the future; something that no other festival has yet done. This is done by the music and dress of Eighties artists, including the Human league and Heaven 17, being celebrated by contemporary performers such as La Roux.
Film, Art & Design, or you just want to dress up and get an authentic ‘flat top’ and make-over for a day, Vintage at Goodwood is a visual, responsible, aural and sensual, a big family dressing up box, a collectors dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. Vintage at Goodwood brings together lovers of the music, fashions, food and lifestyles of the decades that gave Britain its creative heritage.
Vintage is about creating a relationship between music and fashion together once again, with the loss of album artwork due to the culture of downloading; it has cut the ties between music and style. Vintage does not only focus on the music but what’s behind it, such as the graphics, design and fashion, intertwining them. Vintage explores the musical, design and cultural lineages and explores where they are taking us. Think of Vintage at Goodwood as the new annual Festival of Britain. Whether your thing is Swing, Rockabilly, Mod, Soul, Funk, Disco, Ska, Electro, Burlesque,
Performances from Sophie Ellis Bexter and The Noisettes.
Celebrities such as presenter George Lamb and model Daisy Lowe, made appearances on the Vintage catwalk.
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