Music Festivals 2014

Jack Johnson Cherry Picker

♪  ♫ LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO DO THE FESTIVALS ♪  ♫

ARCTIC MONKEYS -AM  ♪  ♫ 

 

Ooooya Ooooyaaaa even though it is not April yet we have already been getting all ready for the music festivals we are going to do this year. Remember you could find us the last year at the Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, T in the Park, Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK  and Roskilde in Denamrk? Guess what – you are going to be able to find our stalls over there this summer as well! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, get them as soon as possible and in the meantime you can have a quick look at what you can see this year. Remember – music is life, there’s no better fun than the festivals and a worn vintage look is a must. We presented the festival outfits in one of our posts the last summer. There is not much that has changed – it is still Levi’s 501 cut offs, Barbour coats, worn denim, flannel and aztec shirts, wellies, bumbags, bandanas and flowers in your hair that are a must – make sure you’re already prepared! If not – visit one of our shops in Birmingham or visit Harper and Lewis Vintage Boutique on ASOS Marketplace.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 12-15 JUNE

RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS   ♪  ♫ 

The Isle of Wight Festival is bringing together more than 75,000 revellers for a weekend of live acts in a tradition going back more than 40 years.

Tickets cost just £1.25 for the first festival on the island in 1968 which gave the 10,000 who attended the privilege of watching the bands perform from the back of a trailer as well as contend with a large open sewer on the site.

 

1962850_10152024234037736_1863077765_n

1009405_10151526288682736_1914901471_o

1015245_10151522752982736_987872002_o

 

T IN THE PARK 11-13 JULY

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB  ♪  ♫ 

What began in 1994 as a founding partnership between Tennent’s Lager and T in the Park, has become a hugely successful, long-standing relationship for over 20 years

1526806_10152803479709968_1006698137_n

1064782_10152099698894968_1777708364_o

664306_10152667109584968_1426916408_o

READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL 22-24 AUGUST

DISCLOSURE  ♪  ♫ 

The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

Reading-and-Leeds-810-wide 200314

 

1510913_10151814358915738_777386317_n

10001055_10151933102545738_906094022_o

 

 

V FESTIVAL 16-17 AUGUST

The V Festival is an annual music festival held in the United Kingdom during the penultimate weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become more common.

The “V” represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media. It was previously televised by Channel 4, predominantly on their sister channel 4 Music, although for the 2014 edition of the festival it was announced that television broadcast rights would be returned to MTV.

THE KILLERS ♪  ♫ 

 

lineup-2014-3f4c846d

1798970_10152629152623626_265103129_o

ROSKILDE – DENMARK

THE ROLLING STONES ♪  ♫ 

Roskilde Festival 2014 takes place from 29 June to 6 July.
Roskilde Festival lasts eight intense days. Four days of celebration, music, co-creation and commitment in the camping area followed by four days of music and art at the festival site.
A full ticket with access to eight days costs DKK 1910 incl. fee (approx. EURO 256).
The Full line-up is revealed on Wednesday 2. April 2014 at 12.00 CET.
The line-up currently includes acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Interpol, Haim, Major Lazer, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Rob Zombie, Trentemøller and MØ. See the current band list here.

Approximately 160 artists will perform on the seven stages in 2014. 

The stages are called Rising, Apollo, Avalon, Orange Stage, Gloria and Arena.
Roskilde Festival is created by 32,000 volunteers.

Maximum capacity is 80,000 paying guests. In total, 130,000 people are expected to take over the festival city in 2014 – this makes Roskilde Festival Denmark’s fourth largest city. 
Roskilde Festival takes place on the fields south of the town of Roskilde, which is one of Denmark’s oldest cities and known for its of historical relics from the Viking Age. 
The capital Copenhagen is located just 35 kilometers from the festival site. This is also the approximate distance to the closest international airport. Se practical travel information here.
Roskilde Festival was first held in 1971
Over the years, the festival has presented names such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys , Beastie Boys, Björk , Black Sabbath , David Bowie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds , Coldplay, The Cure , Daft Punk , Bob Dylan, Faith No More , Foo Fighters, Gorillaz , Iron Maiden , Jay -Z, Paul Kalkbrenner , Kraftwerk , Metallica , MIA , Muse, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana , PJ Harvey, Prince, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine , Rammstein , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Rihanna, Ravi Shankar , Slayer , Slipknot , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Strokes , Tiësto , U2 , Kanye West, Jack White , The White Stripes and Neil Young.

LINE UP CLICK!

7368bae2635d_135428001707_nyhedstor

Glastonburyatnight-Glastonbury2013-JC01

Screen-Shot-2014-01-09-at-11.13.42-AM

 

LATITUDE FESTIVAL 18-21 JULY

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – The Obelisk Arena, The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, The i Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated Lake Stage, the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

The festival is run by Festival Republic (formerly the Mean Fiddler Group), which also run the Reading and Leeds festivals and is contracted to run Glastonbury Festival.

 

THE BLACK KEYS ♪  ♫ 

Latitude-2014-Website-Line-up_March_03.18.03

 

article_1ec0de8ae8e320ca_1374354554_9j-4aaqsk

download

DON”T WASTE TIME NOT ENJOYING THE FESTIVALS – JOIN US THIS YEAR!

LOVE YOU LOTS, Harper and Lewis Vintage team, xx

Advertisements

A Brief History of Barbour

1271537_431690990274801_2010807017_o

20130410-DHW_8709harperlewis

Harper Lewis Vintage for ASOS Marketplace

Have you ever wondered how how it all began? Vintage Barbour is a must have nowadays – we all need it in our wardrobes and we all need it when we are off to the festivals. It always looks good on you, no matter if fitted or oversized, no matter if worn or very worn, no matter if ripped or dirty. In fact, the more knackered it is – the better your indie style looks like. At Harper & Lewis there is always a great selection of vintage Barbour coats for you to go through – on H&L Vintage Asos Marketplace Boutique so as in the actual shops which are based in the City Center of Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Let’s briefly present the Barbour story though – we’re going to put it in photos.

Why ‘BARBOUR’? – because of the founder, John Barbour, obviously.

The story of Barbour began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields.

1894---john-barbour

1894 – The founder John Barbour opens J Barbour & Sons in 5 Market Place, South Shields

1908---first-mail-order-catalogue_0

1908 – John Barbour’s son, Malcolm, produces the first mail order catalogue. By 1917 the catalogue accounts for almost 75% of Barbour’s business including international orders from as far away as Chile, South Africa and Hong Kong

1912 barbour history

1912 – J Barbour & Sons becomes J Barbour & Sons Ltd with John Barbour as Chairman and his sons Jack and Malcolm as joint Managing Directors

1912-John-Barbour_1_0_0

1918 -John Barbour dies on 7 July 1918 and is succeeded by Jack Barbour

1927-Malcolm-Barbour_0_01927 – Malcolm Barbour is appointed Chairman, due to Jack Barbour’s resignation

1928---Duncan-Barbour_0_0

1928 – Duncan Barbour, Malcolm’s only son joins the business

1934 barbour history

1934 – Duncan Barbour, a keen motorcyclist, introduces a motorcycling range that quickly takes off

1934---Man-on-Bike_0_0

Virtually every British International team wears Barbour suits from 1936 to the year that Barbour pulls out of the motorcycle clothing market in 1977

1939-45-Capt-Phillips_0_0

1939 – They develop the Ursula suit, which becomes standard issue for members of the Submarine Service

The Ursula suit was named after the U-class submarine, Ursula whose commander Captain George Philips was instrumental in having the suits produced

1957-isdt-team_0_0

1957 – 97% of all competitors who take part in the Scottish 6 Day Event ride in Barbour International Oiled Cotton suits

1959_300_0_0

Barbour moves to the Simonside Trading Estate on the outskirts of South Shields and builds a manufacturing plant. After 63 years of being a retailer, Barbour became manufacturers and marketers

1957---John-Barbour_0_1

Duncan Barbour dies age 48 and Malcolm Barbour again takes charge of the business with Nancy and her son John Barbour, age 19

1939---1945-nancy_0_0

1964 – Malcolm Barbour dies age 83 and Nancy Barbour takes the role of Chairman with John as Managing Director

1968 – John Barbour dies suddenly leaving behind his young widow Margaret and their two-year-old daughter Helen

Margaret Barbour is made a member of the Board of Directors

1972 – Margaret Barbour is appointed Chairman

1974-00-warrant_0_0

1974 – Barbour receives the first Royal warrant from the Duke of Edinburgh

1980_0_0

1980 – The first lightweight thornproof short riding jacket – the Bedale – is designed

1980-barbour-international_0_0

The distinctive black and gold Barbour International badge is first seen on the famous motorcycling jacket of the same name

1981-factory_0_0

1981 – Barbour moves into a new factory in Simonside

1981---factory-today_0_0

The company remains at Simonside to the present day

1982-00-warrants_0_0

1982 – Barbour receives the second Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen

1983-beufort-jacket_0_0

1983 – The Beaufort jacket designed by Margaret Barbour is featured in the catalogue for the first time

1987---Warrants_0_0_0

1987 – Barbour receives the third Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales and opens an office in New Hampshire, Barbour Inc, in March

1988---Barbour-Europe_0

1988 – The subsidiary Barbour (Europe) Ltd. is founded in Germany. Today, the company is located in Düsseldorf

The Barbour Trust is set up to support local and national projects and community issues. Margaret Barbour donates 20% of her shares in the company to The Barbour Trust

1989 – Barbour opens an office in Paris, Barbour France in October

1991-Dame-Margaret_0_0

1991 – In June, Margaret Barbour is honoured with the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to industry

1992-1992_Certificates_0_0

1992 – Barbour wins a Queens Award for Export Achievement in 1992, 1994 & 1995

Harper Lewis Vintage for ASOS Marketplace

1994-cupcakes

1994 – J Barbour & Sons Ltd celebrates its centenary

1994-Catalogue-front_0_0

1995 – Margaret Barbour is made President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association

1997 – Helen Barbour is made Vice Chairman

2001 – Margaret Barbour is appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours List

2005-northumberland-range_0_0

2005 – Barbour wins the Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Awards for the Northumberland range designed by Lord James Percy

2007---glasto_0_0

2007 – Barbour is the jacket of choice at the Glastonbury Festival with acts and celebrities such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Peaches Geldof and Rufus Wainwright all wearing the brand

2008-linhope_0_0

2008 – Barbour wins Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Industry Awards for the Linhope Endurance 3 in 1 jacket designed by Lord James Percy

Barbour is awarded a special commendation at the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 Awards

2011-celebs-75-years_0_0

2011 – Barbour celebrates the 75th anniversary of its iconic International motorcycle clothing

“Today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour’s headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and each year over 100,000 jackets are processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations.
In 2004, Barbour began to work with Lord James Percy, in the design and marketing of its flagship shooting clothing range – the Northumberland range. Technically advanced and highly acclaimed in 2005, the Northumberland Range won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, and more recently, the Linhope 3-in-1 won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, 2008. More recently he was involved, alongside Vice Chairman Helen Barbour, in designing the new Barbour Sporting collection launched for Autumn Winter 2011.

Barbour now has 11 of its own retail shops in the UK, and a presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.

There are now over 2,000 products across the two seasons and the collections now cater for Men, Ladies and Children. Broadening out from its countrywear roots, today the heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour wardrobe includes trousers, shirts, socks, knitwear and a range of accessories.

Nevertheless, in whichever area the company now operates, it remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.”

Source: http://www.barbour.com/

Hope you enjoyed the Barbour history. Time to do some shopping now! Lots of love, H&L Vintage, xx 

1277658_425641620879738_1206063004_o

337144_263201933790375_176314377_o

20130410-DHW_8696harperlewis

Harper Lewis Vintage for ASOS Marketplace

£10 Off Sheepskin Coats

Harper & Lewis are going to look after you this cold and rainy day. Go visit our new website www.harperandlewis.co.uk and treat yourself to £10 off all Sheepskin Coats with discount code SHNV.

We have a fantastic range of Women’s Sheepskin Coats from just £39.99 – https://www.harperandlewisvintage.co.uk/womens-sheepskin-jackets-s/1930.htm

Don’t worry lads, there’s plenty for you to choose from too – http://www.harperandlewisvintage.co.uk/mens-sheepskin-jackets-s/1919.htm

Harper & Lewis Vintage are proud to stock Women’s and Men’s authentic vintage suede sheepskin coats. They are made from genuine sheepskin with fleeced interior, a true fashion classic.

women's sheepskin jackets

 

 

Clothes Show Live 2013

logo13

25th edition of Clothes Show Lives is just around the corner and Harper & Lewis Vintage is going to be there again!  Vision Village, heart of the show – that’s where you’re gonna find us.

It all started in 1989 in London on the back of then famous television show which was designed to get the general public into high fashion.  Since 1990 the event has been held every December at Birmingham’s NEC. This year we are all going to celebrate its 25th birthday.

The Clothes Show turned out to be very influential in the fashion’s world. Designer Christopher Kane said “The Clothes Show made it feel more relevant, and also more accessible to the working class because of all the high street stuff. It definitely made me want to go study fashion at Central St Martins.”

Young new talents have frequently been hunted at the show by established model agencies – supermodels Naomi Campbell, Jodie Karen and Caprice have all walked the Fashion Theatre Catwalk. Caprice said “I’ve never experienced anything like it – Taking to the stage in front of 6,000 screaming people. It was amazing!”

The countdown to the UK’s largest and most talked about fashion and beauty event of the year is on and Harper & Lewis Vintage is getting ready to join the event this year again. You will be able to find our massive stand which is being designed and built at the moment. We are so excited!

 DSC_0356
DSC_0361
Join us for a five day fashion festival packed with our selection of top vintage fashion beauties. You can also enjoy hair and beauty demonstrations, non-stop catwalk shows, makeovers, experts, trend reports, celebrities and next generation talent – everything under one roof.
Show you are into fashion – be at the heart of it for five days!
There are going to be few different zones in the Clothes Show Lives and you will have enough time to pop and see all of them. They include Beauty Hall, Vision Village (this is where we are), Fashion Fix (The Bazaar) or The Style Boutique.
The shopping areas will be dedicated to emerge styles and trends.

 

Opening times:

Friday 6th December  – 9am-6pm
Saturday 7th December – 9am-6.30pm
Sunday 8th December – 9am-6.30pm
Monday 9th December – 9am-6pm
Tuesday 10th December – 9am-6pm

How to get there:

BY CAR: 

Travelling to The NEC is easiest by public transport, but sometimes with all those shopping bags and friends to drop off, its easier to drive! The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1. There is ample car parking (£10 per day for standard and disabled, £20 per day for NEC Express Parking). Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the show. If you’re using a sat nav the postcode is B40 1NT.

BY RAIL: 
Birmingham International is linked to The NEC by a short covered walkway. There are direct trains from many cities and a direct route from London Euston plus a comprehensive local service throughout the Midlands. If travelling by train, disembark at Birmingham International station. Access to The NEC takes 10-15 minutes and is linked with flat travelling escalators in places and lifts to move between floors. Tactile signage is fitted by the major areas.
Travel by train with London Midland to Clothes Show Live. 
NEC Birmingham is easily accessible by train with Birmingham International station connected to the NEC halls by a short covered walkway.  Up to 9 trains per hour run Monday to Saturday and up to 6 per hour on Sundays between Birmingham New St and Birmingham International, with many other services connecting to Birmingham International direct from London Euston and the north. Check train times and fares

BY COACH: 

Check your local paper for trips available or why not organise one yourself? For more details on group bookings call the designated team on 0800 358 0058. Coach parking costs £15 payable per day. See the seperate section on organised tours from a town near you.
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE TICKETS: Standard – £28 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre.

Platinum – £40  (+ £2 admin fee) 

Entrance to the Show, fast track entry plus a platinum seat in the Fashion theatre, Show Guide and Show Bag.NUS Students – £25 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre
Note: NUS student ID will be required to gain entry.

Clothes Show Live & Take Me Out Live + £18 & £25 to your ticket

Add to your booking once you have selected your Clothes Show Live tickets. Standard tickets £18 or upgrade to the best seats in the house for £25. Show dates 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th only.TAKE ME OUT LIVE TICKETS:Standard – £24.50 (+ £2 admin fee)
A dedicated seat for an evening of fun, laughs and entertainment hosted by Paddy McGuinness

VIP – £29.50 (+ £2 admin fee)

Upgrade your standard ticket for the best seats in the house

Children

Please note children aged 0 – 5 are free to Clothes Show Live but must sit on an adult’s lap in the Fashion Theatre. There is no concessionary rate for children from the age of 6, they must pay the full adult price. All tickets to Take Me Out Live are at the rates above. Content featured within the Fashion Theatre may not be suitable for under 16s.
Check the Clothes Show 2013 website for more details –  What’s On
We can’t wait to see you all there vintage fashion lovers!
Remember – Vision Village is the place where we are at the Clothes Show 2013
Harper & Lewis Vintage, xx

Harper Lewis Vintage for ASOS MarketplaceCredits © Kinga Leftska