Say hello to festival season! For some, the best time of the year. A time when you can enjoy good music, a vibrant atmosphere and hopefully glorious weather!
But no matter if you’re a seasoned pro or are new to the scene, there are some essentials you’ll need to have and things you need to know.
Whether you’re travelling to a local one or heading across country, it’s important to check out what facilities there are if you’re venturing there by car. Many festivals offer parking only a short distance away, which is ideal, especially if you’re packing with plenty of gear.
Because your wheels are going to be kept in a temporary location, it’s wise to organise yourself some temporary car insurance cover. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking for a more flexible, cost-effective solution while you’re away.
Let’s face it, British weather isn’t always the kindest, especially during the summer months. When thinking about what to pack, make sure you’re prepared for every eventuality. Don’t forget to pack supplies for the journey such as water and snacks, or even all yellow sneakers to help you stand out in the crowd. Whether you’re staying in a nearby hotel, camping or glamping, you’ll need to cover off the basics:
- Sun cream if the weather is glorious
- Waterproofs in case it’s not
- Sunglasses and maybe even a hat
- Shoes you can get wet and muddy in
- A portable charger for your phone
- Water…staying hydrated, especially if it’s hot and you’re drinking, is incredibly important
- Snacks…because snacks are everything!
You’ll want to make sure that if you’re camping, you find the best place to pitch your tent. If sleep is important to you, you’ll want to opt for somewhere that’s away from the noise, but is also close to amenities such as toilets.
For extra comfort, you may want to get a larger tent than you need too, that way you can have a separate area for chilling out and relaxing in that’s not your sleeping quarters!
To keep costs at bay, think about taking breakfast options with you as well as enough snacks to last your entire trip. Many festivals have an array of street food options available, but over the course of the weekend the cost can add up!
If you want to make sure your energy levels can keep up, think about taking some cereal or energy bars with you. These are great to enjoy between main meals, and will also help to keep the hangover at bay.
Lastly, enjoy yourself! Festivals are a great place to immerse yourself in music and entertainment with your friends and loved ones.