Well, here we are! It’s time for #Vaarklife 21! We’ve all arrived at the festival field, and as ever, the stage looks amazing.
Peggy and Gino are in the campervan this year, and they’re already parked and set up.
Nano is pleased to be back in his glamping pod. He’s also brought a radio along. Peggy’s worried he’s going to play loud music all night, but he says he’s only brought it to hear the weather forecast.
Micro is just putting his sleeping bag onto the hammock in his pod. He always likes to book it, as it’s so comfortable.
Bernard likes to bring a couple of spare pillows for his glamping pod, or he gets a stiff neck. He’s glad to see the hanging basket is still doing well.
Dim and Matilda are in the “Neapolitan” pod as usual. Winston is keen to show them that this year they have en suite ‘facilities’ and power hook up.
Henry and Hypno are sharing the scout tent. They are just trying to get the camp bed into it and wondering if they should have put it together inside to start with!
I’m in my red pop up tent of course. Esther is camping this year for the first time, and Ernest says he’ll help her if she needs anything.
Vincent is in his tee-pee, and Fury has her sleeping mat in her tool box. She says it’s very comfortable, and sleeping on top of them keeps her tools secure!
Arnold’s in his bivvy bag, where he can keep an eye on the stage. And Ofelia always stays in her Falafel Pot, so that she can keep the stove lit.
So there are just a few finishing touches to do – the flags to erect on the stage, and the sound check.
Ernest! Turn the bass up a notch! That’s better. And the lights are all ok too.
Of course, Vaarklife wouldn’t be Vaarklife without the catering and merch. Ernest says he knows he’s really here when he has an ice cream.
Vincent is all ready with the donuts, and Ofelia already has some falafel and wraps on the go
Winston is busy organising his merchandise stall, and at the same time keeping an eye on his burger stand. There’s always a queue the minute he turns his back!
Matilda is just dusting all her crystals, to make sure they shine and catch the eye! Oh, and now Ofelia has some paella ready, which makes Hypno’s choice even harder!
So, we’re all getting settled in, and looking forward to the start of the music tomorrow. I wonder what we’ll hear this year Esther!