What to Pack For a Music Festival

The important thing to packing for music festivals is not packing light- it is packing in a approach you possibly can carry as a lot as doable to the campsite out of your automotive or no matter public transport you are taking to the occasion. Clearly a automotive is best as a result of you possibly can pack extra stuff, making you higher ready and fewer reliant on the overpriced retailers, meals stalls and bars in and across the competition enviornment.

The quantity you will must pack will fluctuate relying on whether or not you are at a a 2 day, 3 evening competition like V competition or the isle of White or different festivals like Glastonbury or Studying and Leeds, that are longer so that you would possibly must pack extra meals, drink and toiletries.

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Though meals at festivals is in prepared provide and a few of it is not too dangerous nowadays to save cash we would suggest taking as a lot of your personal meals as doable. Here is some ideas- keep in mind summer season music festivals can get sizzling so contemporary meals will to off shortly if it isn’t saved cool.

Barbecues – fires are banned in any respect the music competition campsites, though this is not actually enforced as a lot at Glastonbury as others like V competition. Moveable and disposable BBQs are good concept as a result of BBQ meals is straightforward to prepare dinner and the disposable ones you possibly can, clearly, get rid of so you do not have to hold them dwelling. Stick to some easy burgers and sausages, take it frozen then preserve it in a freezer field with ice packs and it ought to keep contemporary for twenty-four hours or so. Keep away from rooster, fish or cooked rice as these are inclined to have the worst penalties in case you go away them out too lengthy or do not prepare dinner them completely sufficient earlier than consuming. Remember the tomato ketchup! You could possibly additionally take some frozen bacon and bread to make bacon sandwiches the primary morning on camp.

Tinned food- After the BBQ meals gone transfer onto the cans and something you possibly can prepare dinner shortly over a conveyable gasoline cooker. When you have a cooker you possibly can boil water as nicely which means you may make instantaneous noodle and soup cups in addition to the important morning cup of tea (which can price you £1.50 in case you purchase it from a meals stall). Remember the tin opener and kettle, in addition to one thing to scrub the pots and plates with.

Non-perishable meals – stuff like breakfast cereal, which you’ll be able to eat with lengthy life milk are nice for festivals- they will not excite the style buds however they’ll fill you up shortly and cheaply.

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There’s ingesting water faucets in he campsites at each music competition so don’t be concerned about bottled water. Simply convey sufficient empty bottles or a water container to fill on the faucets.

Extra importantly alcohol is dear at festivals and is difficult to search out within the campsites because the bars are all inside the dwell music arenas. If you wish to drink, and most of the people do, taking your personal drink is advisable. The most well-liked drinks for music festivals are cans of lager and cider which you should purchase cheaply from the grocery store by the case of 24 cans- making them moderately straightforward to hold. If there’s just a few of you and also you want a number of instances contemplate shopping for or renting a trolley to push your beers to the campsite- they get heavy!

Glass isn’t allowed within the campsites of music festivals. V competition and Studying are particularly strict on this and you might lose your tickets in case you’re discovered with glass bottles contained in the campsite. In case you’re taking drinks which solely are available glass bottles, like vodka or whiskey, decant these right into a plastic bottle and get rid of the glass rigorously earlier than you go into the campsite.


Tents are advisable though different extra revolutionary types of shelter have additionally been know I’ve the years together with tepee’s, trenches, tree homes and dustbin liners! Bear in mind you are unlikely to be spending a substantial amount of time in your tent so a fundamental waterproof dome is adequate. For a little bit of added luxurious and campsite finesse you possibly can pitch a number of dome tents in a sq. and erect a gazebo over the hole within the center as a mini courtyard.

Be sure to have one thing mushy to sleep on. Inflatable mattresses are the very best, failing {that a} first rate groundsheet and roll mat will take the sting of the arduous, typically rocky campsite floor.

Earlier than you permit ensure your tent has sufficient first rate tent pegs, which are not twisted and bent out of form. Additionally pack a mallet to knock them into the bottom.

Washing and private hygiene

Preserving clear at festivals is a thankless activity however in case you’re the kind of one that cannot benefit from the day in case you do not begin it with a wash you’ve just a few choices at trendy festivals.

Most competition grounds now have some type of bathe amenities. At Glastonbury there are a number of choices together with the environmentally pleasant natural showers. At V competition they normally have jail like communal bathe blocks- anybody with a weekend ticket which incorporates tenting can use these without spending a dime.

Bear in mind to take towels and bathe gel to clean with. Women will probably be glad to know many festivals have hairdryers and hair straighteners which you’ll be able to hire (albeit at an extortionate value) look out for these close to the bathe amenities.

If queuing for a communal bathe is not your factor you might put money into a tenting bathe (principally a giant water tank with a bathe head on it). These double up as helpful storage for ingesting water. Else the great quaint moist wipes will preserve you feeling semi-fresh till the top of the weekend.


Do not go overboard with garments at festivals however do not belief the weatherman both and plan for all eventualities climate sensible. A good waterproof or poncho are at all times a good suggestion. As is a few light-weight summer season clothes and even beachwear in case it will get actually sizzling.

In your ft you do not need any sandal kind footwear which can fall of in a crowd or get caught within the mud. Excessive heels are a horrible concept however you will know doubt see somebody making an attempt it. Trainers are a great choice and wellington boots are at all times value taking as nicely. Even when the weathers wanting wonderful the slightest bathe can flip competition websites into mud pits.



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