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Festival essentials

We've shortlisted all you need for an epic weekend away.

Time with friends, singing along to your favourite act or dancing till sunrise – there’s so much to look forward to at a festival. So, don’t stress over what to pack, just follow our top tips to keep you rocking out all weekend long.

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Top tents

Pick a tent bigger than you need – if there’s only 2 of you, go for a 3 man tent. This’ll give you room to store your bags or dry wet clothes.

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Sleeping bags

A good airbed and sleeping bag can help make any festival field feel like 5-star luxury. A yoga or sleeping mat will be just as good and easier to carry.

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Festival trolleys

Save your energy and easily pull your kit along with a festival cart. You’ll thank us if the car park is miles away from your tent. 

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Camping chairs

Small, compact and lightweight. A must have essential that's easy to carry. It's the perfect seat to chill by your tent and rest your dancing feet.

What do you need?

Get set for festival season

Not sure where to start? Get an idea of the kit you'll need with our quick and helpful video.

Festival packing list

Festival goers have tried and tested what you need for a stress-free weekend. And the great thing is, once you get that festival bug, you use them again and again.

Go to gadgets

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Power banks

Make use of the summer sun with solar powered banks. Small enough for bags or pockets, keeping your phone and camera charged, anytime, anywhere.

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Looking for instant retro snaps? Or perhaps that front row feeling with a DSLR super-zoom. Browse our camera guides to find the right one for you.

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Invest in a spare phone. It’ll have more space for all your Insta-worthy photos and you won’t be so devastated, if you break or lose it.

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Light, compact, waterproof and wireless. Portable speakers are a great way to keep the music going when you’re away from the main stages. 

Your wardrobe and washbag

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Freshen up

All the little things you need, to keep you fresh and clean. Who needs a bathroom anyway?

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Hair and beauty

Light, compact and handy products, helping you be mainstage ready at the drop of a mic.

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Strut your stuff

Shorts and sunnies, or rain macs and wellies. Be prepared for any unpredictable weather.

Road trip kit

Your weekend begins the minute you load the car, start the engine and turn up the tunes. To make sure you get there and back again, check your car has all it needs.

Helpful hints

Why buy at Argos?