Our second summer tour in our little purple truck has come to an end! It involved lots of hard work, tonnes of fun and laughs with lots of new Not Dogs fans! Here's a little round-up for the blog...
We kicked off with BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in May - we'd never travelled to Norwich before but by the end of the event we simply loved the place! Not only is it a beautiful town to visit, the people there are so friendly and love Not Dogs which is always a good thing! Despite being very busy, we managed to get some #SausageSelfie photos with lots of fans and also a few of the artists performing there which was great - although a shoutout on the radio from Greg James on the way home topped it off for us!
Up next was our second appearance at Godiva Festival in Katie's hometown of Coventry - last year's event was so good we knew we didn't want to miss it this year! Although it may not be as well known as some of the summer's events, Godiva is a fantastic free festival for all ages with some great performers. We had a surprise visit after closing one evening from punk band Slaves who were two of the nicest people we met all summer and they loved their Not Dogs!
In July it was off to London we went for one of our favourite festivals - Lovebox in Victoria Park. We traded at Lovebox in 2014 and 2015 exceeded all expectations! It's an amazing festival with the best atmosphere so it's really fun to be there and get lots of #SausageSelfie pictures! We actually sold out of Not Dogs on both days! This really is a festival not to miss.
Staying in London the Not Dogs truck attended a new one-day festival for 2015; Citadel, again located in Victoria Park. We have to say that Citadel is now our new favourite festival! The event organisers put on such an amazing event there's something for everyone - we do hope it returns next year!
V Festival was a festival we had a goal of getting to when we started Not Dogs so were happy to rock up to our pitch near the main stage for some close-to-home fun in Weston Park, Staffordshire. Here we witnessed mud wrestling, massive acts and our new potato waffle fries sold like hot cakes/fries!
In 2014 we travelled up and down the country from London to Wales and back again but this year we found ourselves staying closer to home in the Midlands. Our last-but-one festival was Fusion Festival in Cofton Park, Birmingham. Fans were greatly disappointed that the main attraction Justin Bieber pulled out at the last minute but, much to our pleasure... Ed Sheeran came to the rescue! Ed pulled in a massive crowd on the first day of the three day festival where he did a 90 minute set - we had a great view of the stage too which was a bonus! Brummies loved our Not Dogs and it was great to get so many #SausageSelfies with people! Fusion was one of our highlights of the summer.
Lastly we returned to where we started - Norwich for Sundown Festival. Here, we met some great people, saw some fantastic acts and loved hearing how tasty everyone said their Not Dogs were! It was good to round-up the summer season where it had all kicked off!
Now we're looking forward to returning to Oxford, without our little purple truck (into a chalet we go!) for the Oxford Christmas Market 2015. We had the best time last year so are very excited to be setting-up there again with our winter menu. And, our plans for 2016 couldn't get any bigger and although we hope to be doing a third summer tour, we hope to be sticking around in a location for a little longer! Stay tuned!
Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs