All you need to enjoy an epic music festival and how to recreate one at home.
Are you excited for the festival season; singing along to your favourite act and dancing till sunrise? Or maybe you fancy recreating a festival at home? Follow our top tips to keep you rocking out all weekend long.
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.
In the bag
Consider earplugs and an eye mask to block out that sharp morning sun. A first aid kit, sun cream and paracetamol are also must-haves.
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.
Turn up early
It’s going to be busy. Give yourself extra time to enjoy your road trip, beat the traffic and any security queues. You’ll also have a better chance to get that prime camping spot.
The best spot
Be practical. You’ll want to be near the loos, but not too close you can smell them. Avoid paths (and noisy commuters) and aim for a landmark, or create a unique flag, to easily find your way back.
Keeping valuables safe
Avoid locking your tent so it doesn't look like something valuable's inside. When out and about, keep your essentials with you in secure pockets or bags.
If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket this year or your favourite festival was cancelled, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the festival fun. When the sun’s out, make the most of your outdoor space - get your tribe round, share your favourite playlist and find your look for the ultimate at-home festival!
How to create a mini festival at home...
- Set up a tipi or tent – decorate with bunting and lights.
- Scatter throws, cushions and deck chairs for casual seating.
- Fire up the BBQ or opt for a garden picnic or buffet food.
- Invent some summer bevies with cocktails and mocktails.
- Create a festival inspired playlist to blast through your wireless speakers.
- Don your Glastonbury glad rags.
- Have fun with face paints.
- Dance the night away or cosy up in front of a firepit.