Getting ready to rock at Download this weekend, or heading to one of the many music festivals being held this summer? From Glastonbury to Reading Festival and V-Fest; music festivals are famous for two things – great line-ups and glorious mud!
If you’re heading towards off on a musical adventure, then you’re going to need a fair few things to survive the weekend intact. Here’s our survival kit, with everything you need to make it through.
If you’re going camping, you’re going to need a tent. Fact. Of course it depends on your party; if it’s just you and your partner, or a friend, then stick to a small, compact tent that’s quick and easy to put up. We love this Gelert Como Sphere quick pitch tent, which, as well as being easy to put up, will also stand out in a sea of standard green tents. For larger tents, there’s a huge amount of choice – check out our full tent selection to pick the perfect pitch for your party.
If the sun does come out to play, then the last thing you want is a sunburnt face and scalp, and if you’re going for more than a day then your hair is probably going to look in need of a wash and blow dry after not too long. The solution? A hat. Come over all hippy chic in a floppy woven hat or take a leaf out of Kate Moss’ book with a chic straw cap.
Since the festival season is based around the summer months, then fingers crossed you’ll be seeing a little bit of sunshine. With that in mind, the one thing you shouldn’t forget to pack is suncream. Dancing around for hours on end is great, but remember to keep reapplying regularly throughout the day otherwise you’ll probably sweat it all off! Stock up on your sun protection before you go.
Protect your eyes from the sun with a good old pair of sunnies. Not only will they save you squinting in the light to try and spot your favourite band from afar but they will also help hide tired eyes and unmade up faces. We think that oversized sunglasses are a great option for festivals, giving you that star style without having to make any effort! Keep in style with these Posh sunglasses in a pretty clear Perspex or go for some funky tortoiseshell frames with this pair.
Chances are if you’re at a festival for more than one day then you will encounter some rain. Rain + muddy fields + thousands of people = one heck of a mess. Keep your legs dry, mud free and your feet ready to jump around with a fabulous pair of wellies; they’re a festival must-have. They aren’t just bog standard green anymore though, you can get a variety of different patterns and designs. We love these colourful Joe Browns Floral Wellies, and South Stomp Star Wellington Boots, or check out our full selection for your perfect pair.
So pack light, but make sure prepared with all the essentials, then you’re ready to go and have some festival fun!