Every year, despite preparing, something gets forgotten – you only realise you need it when you don’t have it. If you're heading back out and going to a festival this year or maybe planning for next year, we’ve compiled a brief list of absolute essentials to bring along with you to make the less glamourous side of festivals easier for you.
We’ve put together a handy checklist to help you get prepared:
The roof over your head essentials
- Tent, sleeping bag, roll mat and pillow – taking these four things should make sure you’re all set, sleep wise
- Toilet roll – trust us
- Reusable water bottle – some festivals have said they won’t be selling bottled water this year, so make sure you remember a bottle.
- Some sort of light – your phone is fine, but be careful about battery usage.
- Camping chair – you don’t want to be the one who has to sit in the mud.
- Wellies and sturdy shoes – be ready for lots of walking and standing. Wellies because it’s the UK and it makes sense.
- Jumper and a waterproof – a certain cold exists at festivals that you’ll never experience anywhere else in the world, make sure you take a warmer and something to keep you dry.
- Change of clothes plus extras
- A day bag
- Charger pack
The cleanliness & food essentials
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Dry shampoo and hairbrush
- Baby wipes and face wipes
- Sun cream
- Breakfast bars
- Sweets and treats/Fruit
- Kettle, tea bags and coffee – naturally
The essential essentials
- Ticket – Speaking from experience, this isn’t fun to forget.
- Money – how else will you buy giant Yorkshire puddings?
- Negative Covid Test – it’s best to check the information given from the festival in case you need to do a test before you go (some may be 24hr/72hrs before)
- Covid Vaccination – some festivals may want to see if you have been vaccinated
- Anti-bacterial hand gel
We hope anyone going to a festival this year has an amazing and safe time.
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