All you need to enjoy an epic music festival and how to recreate one at home.
If everything goes to plan, the limit on social contact should be scrapped by summer and some festivals are confident they will go ahead. Music to our ears! 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.
Get set for festival season
Not sure where to start? Get an idea of the festival kit you'll need with our quick and helpful video.
What to pack in your festival bag
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
Your wardrobe and washbag
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.
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.
At-home festival ideas
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 (Coronavirus restrictions permitting!), share your favourite playlist and find your look for the ultimate at-home festival!
Everything you need to create the perfect festival scene in your back garden. From camping equipment to music systems and everything in between, we have what you need to turn a good day into a great one
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.