Clothing – Festival style
Bum bag – A literal lifesaver, you can read about the one I bought here.
Flip flops – If you’re lucky enough to have showers on site you want to keep your feet off the ground so these are extremely handy.
Comfy trainers/shoes – Leave the wedges at home gals, comfort is key. By the time you’ve been dancing around for a few hours you’ll be more concerned about comfort than whether your feet ‘look good’. My good old Converse were the best thing I brought with me to the festival.
Pants, Socks, Bras – Do I even need to mention these? Anywayyyy enough for each day and of each just in case.
Bikini – Again, another necessity if you’ve got on site showers, I don’t know about you but I’m not quite ready for strangers to see the ‘full me’.
Other clothing – Day tops, evening tops, shorts, something warm, raincoat (people laughed at me wearing this but I was the one laughing when they got wet). Comfy warm bottoms (in case you’re somewhere chilly and it’s an evening festival) and Sunglasses.
Baby powder/talc – Doubles as dry shampoo and anti chafe.
Mini packs of tissues – Perfect for when you need the bathroom and the loo roll hasn’t been stocked up. These came in so so handy at times where I’d forgotten to check for loo roll.
Baby wipes – No fuss hygiene in a packet, super cheap and can be used wherever whenever literally (there’s no excuse for being smelly).
Hand mirror – Unless you aren’t fussed by your appearance you’ll probably want one of these. Especially when it comes to applying that necessary glitter all over your face or making sure your brows are ‘on point’.
Pads – Now there are obvious reasons you might want to bring these but another slightly weird reason is blisters… Yeah that’s right I usually stick cotton packs to my blisters with plasters but I’ve found that mini pads are way better, stay in place and provide ultimate foot comfort. You can thank me later for this one…
Razor(s) – I have a pretty cool one which allows me to use it multiple times so only needed to take one of these away. Although some people may not mind being hairy it’s something I try to avoid.
Bug spray – Always good if you’re someone who suffers from insect bites.
More obvious toiletries (incase these slip your mind) – Face wash, makeup if you’re planning on wearing it, deodorant, perfume (I take samples as they don’t take up much room), moisturiser, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, sun cream, after sun, hand sanitizer. Ibuprofen, you never know when you’ll need it.
Hair bits and bobs – Comb or brush, hair pins, bandana and hairbands.
Festival camping essentials
Tent – Unless you’ve got somewhere else to stay this is probably one of the most important items as you’ve gotta sleep somewhere.
Ticket – Should be an obvious one, but you’ll be in trouble without it…
Coin purse and money – These were pretty handy item as it meant I could take a little bit of money with me (for gravy chips because you have to keep your energy up right?).
Alcohol – As long as it’s not in a glass container you might as well. Or you can buy it there but from experience it costs a fortuneeeee that way.
Batteries – Always useful to have them just in case, especially if you’re relying on a torch.
Snacks – I.e cereal bars (without) chocolate that can be enjoyed for an energy boost, Festival food isn’t particularly cheap or easy on the stomach.
Ear plugs – Worth a try if you want to block out a little noise and try to get some extra sleep!
Bin bags – To try to keep rubbish in one place or to pop your dirty items in.
So there you have it, my list of items you need when packing for a festival. What do you pack when you go? I’d love to know if there are any items I’ve missed.
Thank you for reading,
Love Saff x
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