It's festival season! Are you hyped? Us too! With Laneway, Golden Plains, Soundwave and Future (OMG, Drake) right around the corner, you'd be a dang fool not to heed the style advice of the people that know festivals the best — the insiders. Take Jordan Kretchmer. She's Time Out Sydney's resident festival babe and she's here to give you her top ASOS picks for this season. Shop 'em all below! But before you do, let's pick Jordan's brain for some behind the scenes festival goss.
What's your job at a festival?
'I'm the Music and Nightlife Editor at Time Out Sydney. My main role is to report on music news, including festival announcements, interviewing artists and profiling up-and-coming producers, bands and DJs.'
Where can you usually be found?
'Usually right in the thick of it dancing, listening and taking notes. You may also find me ducking into the media centre to get a review up, or on the hunt for a good Margarita or a bacon and egg roll.'
What's your favourite part of your job?
'I love publishing a piece that captures the experience of a festival. I also love seeing new artists perform in a big festival setting for the first time, or just moving up the festival bill.'
Any advice for people who'd like to do what you do?
'While I was at university, I made a big list of every single publication I loved reading, then wrote to them asking for internships. I got a couple and finally ended up interning at Time Out, working my way up the ranks. I also freelance on the side and document some of my adventures on my blog, Journal by Jordan.'
Greatest live set you've seen at a festival?
'Daft Punk headlining Never Ever Land back in 2007 still stands out as one of the best sets I've ever seen. Also the Strokes at Splendour back in 2010 and the Shins at Lollapalooza 2012 in Chicago. More recently Outkast at Splendour and Client Liaison at Falls!'
What was your first festival experience ever like?
'I went to my first Big Day Out in 2006 where I learned very quickly that I was maybe a little too small to stand my ground in a moshpit. Franz Ferdinand made battling the sweaty mosh totally worth it!'
Weirdest thing you've witnessed at a music festival?
'I once saw I guy attempting to make a 'snow angel' in the dust and dirt in 40 degree weather. Also, there is secret hidden bar at Splendour in the Grass!'
Style advice for punters?
'Leave lipstick, Indian headdresses and uncomfortable footwear at home. Bring face wipes, lots of cash and a hat, and keep it simple and comfy outfit-wise — then make it fun with accessories.'