Surviving Festivals


Once you have gotten your ticket and tent sorted it is time to pack all important pieces of gear needed for a festival. It is advisable to only bring the most essential items. You need to remember that you will be carrying this gear around with you when you enter and leave the festival.

You should never abandon any of your equipment when your weekend is over. Some people like to use trolleys to transport their gear. Unfortunately these can be awkward to move on muddy ground.

When going to a festival as part of a group you can minimise the amount of gear you need by sharing items. It is also a good idea to plan for the entire duration of the event by packing extras if necessary. There are several different items that you should bring to a festival.

Gear To Pack

  • Waterproof Clothing

You should expect to be exposed to the elements. It could rain so it is best to wear appropriate clothes to keep you from getting wet.

  • Laundry Bag

You will likely end up with a fair amount of laundry by the end of the festival. Placing them all in one bag will help to keep your tent organised and tidy.

  • Sun Cream

Plenty of festivals are hosted during the summer months. At this time of year concert goers are at risk from sun burn. Therefore they should pack plenty of sun cream to protect their skin.

  • Toothbrush

It is also important to maintain good dental hygiene standards while out camping. The easiest way to do this is by bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste.

  • Deodorant

Festivals entail a fair amount of walking and/or dancing. This means that perspiration will be inevitable. Spray or roll on deodorant is a must.

  • Hairbrush

The bigger events such as Glastonbury will likely be televised. Therefore you will want to look your best. Keeping a hairbrush handy will ensure that you are always well groomed.

  • Cleaning Wipes

Cleanliness will be an issue at festivals. Some of them offer shower facilities but this requires queuing up. It is better to have cleaning wipes packed instead.

  • Phone Charger

It is inevitable that your phone will run out of battery at some point during a festival weekend. Investing in a portable power charger will prevent this from happening.

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