Get ready for the festival, Josephine

"Get ready for the festival", John Otway wrote in one of his best loved 70s songs, Josephine.

Well, if you are planning on taking in a festival or two this year, how about one of these fab vintage frocks which have just arrived in stock and will transport you right back to the 70s? We love them, but alas they don't fit any of us frockers and so they are seeking new appreciative homes.

First up, this stunning 70s vintage maxi dress in an amazing multicoloured psychedelic print, which has an unusual racer / halter neck with back button fastening. It's a size UK10 and priced at £22.

70s festival maxi dress

Next we have this equally eye catching 70s vintage maxi dress in a bold multicoloured floral print with a self-tying halter neck. This one is a smaller size UK6/8 and also priced at £22.

70s festival maxi dress

We always have a good selection of 70s frockery in the catalogue and even have a dedicated boho festival section in our Get the Look department. Do have a browse and see what takes your fancy.

Meanwhile, if you are in the vicinity of Oxford on May Day morning (very early) you will find Otway singing Josephine with members of his band. If, like us, you prefer to keep to more civilised hours, do keep an eye on his gig list for performances throughout the country, including the Edinburgh Fringe in August. Once seen, never forgotten!

Get ready for the festival, for the festival is only once a year.

Raise your glasses in the air and fill the barrels full of beer.

Mother Nature wave a wand over this lady's hand

May her reign mean a good year on the land.

And the legend Josephine,

the blond blue-eyes May Queen

Spent the night in the arms of her lover the day before the crown,

Gifts and flowers by her bed

Tired eyes and sleepy head.

Stay warm till the morning calls you in.

And the crowd scream Josephine our Mayday eyes are on you.

And the people sing and drown in wine

To crown the Queen of Springtime.