Festival season is well and truly underway, so if you’re venturing to your first festival, be sure to read our top tips for survival below!
It will come as no surprise to you that your phone will run out of battery at some point during the festival, so USB chargers are going to be your best friend. There are plenty to choose from, but one thing we would say is don’t buy a super expensive one, because you never know it might get lost and/or damaged.
Don’t forget to eat!
Dancing all day and all night takes a toll on your appetite so make sure you’re eating at least one decent meal a day to keep your energy levels up. Make sure you pack plenty of snacks that you can take with you in your pocket or in a bag whilst you are away from your camp.
Take a Big Tent
If you can, we advise taking a tent larger than what you actually need. If you need a 3 man tent, opt for one that can sleep 4 or 5 so that you have plenty of extra space for your bags and other belongings.
When it comes to finding a spot for your tent, you need to be smart about it. Don’t pitch your tent at the bottom of a hill or slope (imagine if it rains) and if you can find somewhere close to a landmark that will help you find your tent late at night when things are a little more blurry, even better.
It’s also a good idea to not be too close or too far away from the loos. Not too close, because nobody wants to sleep next to the toilet and the smell, but not too far away in case you need to use them in an emergency. We advise getting to the site earlier so you can get the best pick!
Pack Mini Toiletries
It goes without saying that you can’t take your whole bathroom cabinet with you, so much like you would if you were going on holiday, decant your bathroom essentials into smaller bottles to bring with you to the festival.
Baby wipes and hand sanitiser are going to be your best friends, especially if you are going to be at the festival for a long weekend, so make sure you pack plenty of these items.
Sealed Food Bags
We can’t trust the Great British weather, so be sure to pack some food bags that can be sealed in case it rains and your belongings get wet. To prevent your electricals getting wet, pop them into these bags.
From Glasto to Reading Festival, wherever you’re going this Summer, have an amazing time and enjoy the live music!