FESTIVAL GUIDE

The Essentials

Your first visit to a music festival?

No worries. We got your back.

Going to a festival, there’s simply a few things you cannot forget!

1. Your ticket!

Do we even have to explain this one? Ok. Forget your ticket – and you can forget your entire weekend.  You can also forget any likelihood of your friends missing a single chance of reminding you of this epic fail in the next 30-40 years.

 

2. Tent

Sleeping under a clear sky can be wonderful, but trust us: when the wind is blowing like crazy, the rain keeps pouring down, and drunk people are walking around all over the place like zombies, it’s not that fun anymore.

 

3. Sleeping bag

Even if you’re planning to stay up late to experience as much as possible, there’s no doubt you’ll eventually fall down, knackered like a fish. When that happens, you’ll be over the moon you have a proper place to sleep.

 

4. Camera/phone

Almost everybody in the audience will be ready with their cameras when DJ Whatshisface enters the stage. You do not want to risk being that creepy dude who’s only standing still, just looking, without taking a single picture!

 

5. Rain boots

You might be lucky to find a sundrenched festival, but when it comes to music festivals the weather gods tend to have different plans – which usually means a lot of rain and mud. And more rain. And even more mud. To be on the safe side, make sure to write down rain boots at the top of your packing list.

 

6. Rain poncho

Oh. Yes. Right. While we’re on the subject… Yes, you WILL look an absolute half-wit wearing that big poncho. And it WILL hurt when the hottest guy/girl at the festival checks you out, but decides to move on. But when you’re back in your tent for some well-deserved shut-eye, you’ll be overjoyed you’re not wet like a dog.

 

7. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are perfect and can be used for many different things. Apart from protecting your eyes from the sun, they’re excellent for checking out someone without being noticed. They’re even better for covering your tired eyes after a long night of party.

 

8. Hat

When you’re having a bad hair day and want to hide it in a subtle way, a hat is your BFF. In only two seconds you go from sloppy hippie to fashionista.

 

9. Deodorant

At festivals, there’s always someone who ends up being the notorious smelly creep no one dares to come close. Handy if you want to grab the spot closest to the stage, by scaring away competitors. But surely your friends deserve better?

 

10. Snacks

When you wake up starving at seven o’clock in the morning and can’t move a single bone in your body, it’s perfect to have a bag of chips or a protein bar stashed away.