24 April 2017

1. Comfortable shoes

Picking the right footwear is of the utmost importance when planning your festival outfit. Whilst you might be tempted to wear stylish sandals or your new favourite trainers, we suggest otherwise, as the likelihood of them getting ruined is high. Instead, consider wearing your trusted pair of Converse or even a pair of wellies. They are more likely to withstand the field environment and keep you relatively comfortable throughout a day full of walking and standing.

2. Cross body bag

A small cross body bag that can carry all your daily essentials (think your phone, charger, wallet) is a definite must for festivals. The size and style will allow you to have your hands free for dancing, and of course, taking many Instagram photos. #festivalseason2017

3. Wet wipes

Wet wipes are a definite necessity when a bathroom is far from reach; they’ll help keep you relatively clean and refreshed. Dirty hands – wet wipe. Muddy legs – wet wipe. Spill on your jeans – wet wipe. Wet wipes for everything! Make sure you take a pack... or two.

4. A waterproof poncho

Whilst this may not be the most flattering of garments, it will protect you from the showers that will likely fall seeing as we're in England! Save yourself from having to dance in wet clothes and pack yourself a poncho. They're small and lightweight, fitting easily into your bag or pocket so you have no excuses.

5. Sunglasses

A sunny UK festival is a rare and beautiful thing. If you’re lucky enough to have sunshine at your festival, you’ll want some sunglasses – partly to shield you from the sun’s rays, partly to look cool!

The essential extras:

  • Floral headband
  • Glitter (by the bucket load)
  • Head torch (guide ropes, tent pegs, people - there's so much to collide with on your late night tent to loo dash!)
  • Portable phone charger - so you can take ALL the photos
  • Dry shampoo
  • Tent snacks

And a top tip...

Don’t overpack! You will only hate yourself and begin the festival stressed if you have to lug a ton of clothes, plus tent, plus sleeping bag for a mile before you reach the camping ground. The camping is never near the parking/coach drop off – it’s part of the fun!

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