I always love a good festival whether it is within the UK or abroad, something about seeing live music in another environment than a music hall fills me full of excitement. However, there are many things I do not look forward to. Whether it will rain? – if we are in the UK let’s face it be ready for a mud bath! Will I be warm enough? What about enough toilet roll and food? Yes I think we have established I am a worrier, so here I put together a list of festival essentials.
Tent – Regatta :
A tent is always the biggest concern. Of course it is what you are going to sleep in. Well I have had some horrendous tent experiences at festivals. As it generally rains this always makes me dread a leaky tent – who wants to take a state of the art tent with the risk of it being ruined. We took along the Regatta a reasonably priced 3 man tent. I was worried as a new tent this would be a hassle to put up, however with 2 poles it was very simple and straight forward. The tent was stable, warm and very waterproof – we were in the lake district! It wasn’t so tricky to put away either which made it a great festival tent.
Speakers – Lava Sound & Vision :
Of course you are at a festival for the music, however, there is nothing better than being able to chill back at camp and swap tunes with other goers. These speakers were designed for festivals in my eyes! Not only were they loud and super bassey, they also played for 35 hours. Not impressed yet? You could charge your phone from them and they acted as a lamp. 3 in 1 – you couldn’t get much better right?!
As we all know the car park can be a hefty distance from the campsite! The walk doesn’t get any easier when you have a tent, sleeping bag, food, drinks and then your clothes. This is why this 65L rucksack is perfect. There is plenty of room for several sets of dry clothes, shoes, toiletries and anything else you may need! It is also great for future travels!
Handwarmer – Zippo :
I am literally the worst person when camping, purely because I was no designed for the cold. Any breeze and I freeze my nips off. So, this year I went prepared. I had my onsiie and my zippo handwarmer. Now I have experienced these in the as a child camping in the lakes but they were always charcoal sticks. This however, is the future, and it kept me nice and toasty.
Food – Clif Bars :
Food is what keeps us going and we love arriving at a festival and discovering what tasty stalls they have for us! However, we know that this can cost us a pretty penny. It is always a great idea to keep snacks near by for that extra kick of energy. This is why I took a load of Clif bars along with me, not only are they delicious, but high energy and great for something sweet or to kick start the day.
Toiletries – The Green People :
Festivals is when my skin is at the worst. Not enough sleep or water, bad food and lots of alcohol along with lots of glitter and no proper showers. It is vital to have the right sort of skincare that can help with all of these issues. I took along a load of The Green People products. I love them because they are organic and natural! They have a wide range of products to cater to any need. The best festival ones had to be:
Foaming Face Wash – This was great as you didn’t need to rinse or wash off. It literally is a festival’s best friend!
Toning Hydrating Mist – Perfect for those hot sweaty tents – once you get a little flush just give this a quick spritz.
Clear Skin Purifying Serum – A woman’s best friend at a festival, perfect for those breakouts!
What are your festival essentials?