Forget your Glastonbury ticket application misery, because there’s hope with a relatively new festival in town: LoveFit. That’s if you’re not opposed to a cheeky work out of course. But before you exit this article quicker than we can type treadmill, read on, because this new kid on the block may just surprise you.
This festival is a far cry from sweating it out in a gym, having a personal trainer shout at you while you lift weights as heavy as you are. Think wild swimming in a lake and practising hot yoga in a yurt, followed by a soak in a hot tub, all rounded off with dancing well into the night. This is a boutique camping getaway and it’s all very wholesome. Perhaps a little too wholesome, but throw in some great sunsets (hopefully), top DJs spinning the decks, tequila and prosecco (skinny of course) and surely you’ve got a winner?
LoveFit which has only been going for two years, is set in beautiful grounds in Kent and it’s all about fitness, food and music. Sounds like a great combination to us. Glasto without the carb overload.
When Is It?
LoveFit will take place 19-21 July 2019 for its third successive year.
St Clere Estate, Kent
What Music Is There at LoveFit?
The festival has previously featured the likes of Groove Armada and Danny Howard from Radio 1 on its forest stage, which is transformed by night into an enchanted majestic setting. It will be a mixture of contemporary house music, beachy grooves, singalong classics, hip-hop and soul, but the 2019 line up is yet to be announced.
Is It Too Annoyingly Wholesome For Me?
Good question. Well the LoveFit ethos is laid-back, fun and informal. The organisers have reassured that it will be non-pretentious with a non-hippie dippy approach to fitness. It is all about loosening up. When it comes to the evening, you can head to one of the make-up artists or hairdressers to get sprinkled with glitter, your hair braided and body marbled in UV paint. You can go dance to a top DJ, chill, or all of the above.
Is It Some Kind Of Bootcamp That Starves You?
Absolutely not! This is not a bootcamp. This fest is equal parts food to fitness. You don’t have to be vegan or veggie either, everyone is catered for. There will be everything from burgers and falafel wraps, to salads and vegan donor kebabs on offer. And what’s a festival without ice-cream? Frozen yoghurt will be order of the day.
Can I Drink Booze?
Just in case your palms are sweating at the thought of going three days without a glass of bubbly or a G&T, we can confirm you can have a drink. This is a fun festival after all. There will be a prosecco pop up tent and a cocktail bar, plus you can bring your own into the grounds if it’s not in glass bottles. There will be soft drinks too from smoothies to coffee if you’d prefer.
What Fitness Is On Offer at LoveFit?
Ministry of Sound’s Ministry Does Fitness will be offering classes for those that want something hardcore, but if you prefer more relaxed workouts there will be wild swimming on offer in a natural lake and yoga on a paddleboard. On top of that there will be health workshops, volleyball tournaments, spin classes in the forest, circuit training, walking on the estate, dancing, a fun obstacle course and many more activities. One year Mr Motivator even turned up.
Is There Anywhere To Relax?
We’re glad you asked because deep in the forest will be a sanctuary of bubbling hot tubs and swinging hammocks for the weary and the best bit is it’s all included in your ticket price – just be sure to book a slot early. Fancy a massage? This will cost extra but you really can’t put a price on soothing those muscles can you?
Down To Business. How Much Is LoveFit?
Three nights camping and four days access are on offer although most will arrive Friday and leave Sunday.
Standard Weekend Camping Ticket: £95 in 2018 – 2019 prices have not been confirmed.
The good news is you can pay in installments if cost is an issue. Ideal.
It might not have Radiohead headlining, but you’re bound to come back fitter, healthier and maybe even a little bit refreshed despite probably dousing yourself in skinny prosecco. Keep checking back on the official website for updates on when tickets will be released here.
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