Freeze Festival, 2013

I have just spent the weekend at Freeze Festival on Clapham Common, sampling the very best in hot cider, alpine cheese sauce, national ski competitions, deep house beats and a perfectly splendid indulgence in 'The Christmas Jumper'.

For the sixth year running Relentless brought us Freeze, a winter festival in the middle of our mild-climated capital, complete with après ski and a good dollop of snow for those competing on the ice. This year was special for several reasons, not least because Freeze broke a world record in – wait for it... having the most Christmas jumpers in one place at one time. Brilliant.

One highlight was the opportunity to clad ourselves in the finest of ski-wear from the 1980s and groove to retro beats at Krazy Kangeroo. Another was catching Eton Messy at The Metro Lodge.

And there I was thinking that outdoor festivals were a summer pursuit and that I had been to plenty already this year! What a fantastic weekend spent with good friends, good music and good après ski.

A competitor takes a tumble on the bars | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Clean Bandit on the main stage |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Après ski |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
BMX, Sunday |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
 Photo: Rosie Pentreath

 Photo: Rosie Pentreath

 Photo: Rosie Pentreath

 Photo: Rosie Pentreath

The bobble hat reigned. The brighter, the better |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath

We stayed at the Crown hostel where I found this gorgeous typewriter |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
The Crown |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Instagram calls |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Photo: Samuel Stokes 
 Photo: Rosie Pentreath

 Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
The band stand, Clapham Common |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath

A casual 'up-date' |  Photo: Rosie Pentreath

 The dusky Sunday at Freeze 2013 | Photo: Rosie Pentreath


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