The Social Student team arrived at Morris Farm in Chelmsford on Friday afternoon, ready to enjoy the Brown family’s seventh annual music festival, with the evening headlined by DJ Yoda on Main Stage.

After passing through the rigorous but friendly security checks, the Brownstock staff directed us to the VIP camping area, complete with “Pootopia” luxury toilets, to set up our ‘30-second pitch’ tent – which lived up to its promise!

In no time at all, we were wandering the campsite to take in the festival atmosphere and exploit our media passes to gain early access to the Main Stage area and check out the press area backstage, making use of the WiFi to prepare for our upcoming interview with DJ Yoda.

It was soon time to grab a taste of the vast array of food outlets Brownstock has laid on for festival-goers this year. The Brown family certainly cater far beyond the British favourite fish and chips, offering everything from local produce light snacks at Chelmsford Catering to a Mexican TEXMEX fest at Burrito Boys. Feeling adventurous, the Social Student team eventually opted for an enticing springbok burger from Tucker’s Exotic Meats. The wholemeal roll packed with a generous portion of meat, melted cheese and onion was certainly a winner!

With the music entertainment now building, there was just enough time to sample the a pint of local cider before meeting up with DJ Yoda, less than half an hour before his set. Check out the interview here! The end of the interview was our cue to relax and enjoy the night, starting off with DJ Yoda’s energetic set – sending the Essex crowd wild!

The first day of Brownstock was a great success, living up to the overgrown house party name and getting everybody in the mood for an awesome weekend! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s day two review!