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The ultimate festival packing checklist

As summer looms upon us, so does the festival season.

When caught up in the excitement of it all, it is easy to forget essentials when packing. To get you prepared for those long nights of singing and dancing, this list has been compiled to ensure that you are prepared for the weekend of a lifetime. 


Double and triple check your bag before leaving home. You won't get far without these essentials:

  • Money
  • ID
  • Phone
  • Festival tickets
Camping Gear

Having a comfy set-up to nurse the hangover is vital.

  • Rucksack
  • Blow up lilo and portable pump
  • Sleeping bag
  • Blow up pillow
  • Tent (double-check pegs and poles)

Due to the unpredictable British weather, bring clothes for all seasons. Alternatively, ensure you check the forecast beforehand!

  • Jumper
  • Warm trousers
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Jazzy festival attire
  • Socks and underwear
  • Trainers
  • Boots (to get muddy)

Festivals aren't the most hygienic of experiences. Try to maintain freshness by including these things:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Suncream
  • Deodorant
  • Paracetamol
  • Dry shampoo
  • Mirror
  • Hairbrush
Food Essentials

With the alcohol that you are likely to consume over the weekend, it is important to keep yourself nourished. Line your stomach with these essentials and remember to stay hydrated.

  • Cereal bars
  • Crisps
  • Biscuits
  • Instant rice/pasta/noodles
  • Pot noodles
  • Packet soup (to mix with water)
  • Individually wrapped pain au chocolat
  • Juice cartons
  • Beans/spaghetti
  • Dried fruit/nuts
Miscellaneous items

These important items can be easily forgotten.

  • Collapsible water container
  • Camping stove
  • Torch
  • Portable phone charger
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • Bum bag
  • Disposable camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic plate and cup
  • Fork and spoon
  • Plastic cup
  • Hip flask
But most importantly, have fun!