Festival season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start preparing! From your festival outfits to how to pack your bags, we’ve got it all covered here. They’re such exciting events whether you’re heading to one in the UK or abroad, but they are made even better with a bit of planning beforehand. So, let’s get into it and help you prepare for your first festival!
It’s never too early to start planning your outfits for the festival! Our advice is to pick your outfit and then to pack a few bits depending on the weather later down the line, like an extra jacket or wellies for wet weather. Every festival is different, but just dress however you want! You might want to dare to bare in short dresses, or maybe you want to go for a more boho look. The great thing about festivals is that anything goes when it comes to your outfits, but our advice is to get them picked out as early as you can. This will avoid last minute panic and help you to feel incredible on the day.
Another thing you need to carefully think about is what you’re going to pack. If you’re just going for the day, you’ll just want a bum bag to carry around with you, so you’re hands free but can still have the essentials you need. If you’re camping, you’ll still want a bum bag for the day, but take a backpack for everything else for the weekend. With potentially muddy fields, avoid taking a suitcase at all costs! A big backpack is a much better option.
Now you’ve got your actual bags ready, it’s time to decide what to pack. Firstly, pack all of your outfits and your usual toiletries like you were going on holiday. If you’re camping, don’t forget your tent and bedding, toilet roll, torch and a camping chair! Pack your ticket, ID and money and cards in your small bum bag so they’re easy to reach. We’d also pack some antibac wipes in your small bag as you never know when they’ll come in handy. In terms of layers, make sure you pack wellies or sturdy shoes in case the weather is bad, a warm jumper for the evenings, plenty of changes of clothes and a laundry bag (a bin bag is fine), as trust us, it will come in handy!
Now all your bags are packed, it’s time to think about food! Most festivals have great food options, but they are often far away if you’re camping and you’ll want some quick and easy snacks. Take some sweet treats for when you’re craving sugar, breakfast bars, sealed snacks like croissants, tea and coffee if you’re taking a camping stove and then some pot noodles will come in handy too! You want things that you can easily carry and are quick and easy to cook.