Festival Essentials Guide

Festival essentials for all festival goers.

Music festivals are one of the highlights of the British summer, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans of all ages, every year. So now that you have your festival fashion up to date with our top 50 festival fashion buys, it’s time to think about your festival essentials.

These are festival essentials you can’t go without for health and safety reasons. Without your festival survival kits, you are at risk to injuries which is why we have compiled our top festival essentials needed for your festival survival guide.

The best and biggest festivals always involve camping so make sure you have a quality, good sized tent with plenty of tent pegs and poles to erect a nice abode. Buying a tent with enough space means you and your friends can share and they’ll still be plenty of space for backpacks, drinks and other festival essentials.

This is a festival essential you cannot do without. When it comes to backpacks for festivals, think durable materials so it will not tear and spacious to contain all your other essentials.

Ear Plugs/ Ear Phones:
Wear earplugs / ear phones when you’re close to loud speakers and take regular breaks from the music to give your ears a rest.

Sun Protection:
With skin cancer as the fastest growing and number one form of cancer in the UK, using sun protection sunscreen has never been more important. Having a sunscreen with a minimum factor of 15 is a festival essential, also wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your neck and ears, and cover your back and shoulders even if you’re wearing sunscreen.

Torch Light:
This will come in handy when you are trying to find things in your tent at night not to mention for night-time toilet runs.

Quality Sleeping Bag / Airbed
It might be summer time but it will get cold at night so it’s important to invest in a decent sleeping bag.

Toilet Roll:
Toilet facilities aren’t the best at the vast majority of festivals but don’t leave your tent without at least a handful of toilet roll; you really don’t want to be caught short.

Hand Sanitizer / Wet Wipes:
Reduce your risk of picking up or spreading germs that cause sickness and diarrhoea by washing your hands before you eat and after you go to the toilet. Always use hand sanitizer before and after you use the toilet to prevent the spread of germs. While wet and body wipes will ensure you are freshened up in the absence of a shower.

A Travel Mirror:
Essential for all your makeup needs and for keeping an eye on your general appearance.

A chair of some sort is needed unless you are happy sitting in mud. A folding chair or stool will ensure you are able to rest your legs.

Bin Bags:
An festival essential if you want to keep your living area habitable. It’s great for rubbish like empty beer cans, muddy clothes and they can also double as a ground mat.

Wellies are arguably the most important item of clothing to take to a festival. Music festivals can be hard on your feet. It’s important to keep them clean and dry to prevent problems such as blisters, fungal infections or trench foot.

Portable mobile phone charger:
Take an extra mobile phone battery or a portable charger in case you get separated from your friends or in other emergencies.

About Elsie Boat

Hi, I’m Elsie, the writer, editor, and all-round wordsmith of this blog. I’m a lifestyle journalist and copywriter, and have been writing about beauty and lifestyle for 10+ years.

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