It’s time for Wild Life weekend to commence and when it comes to festivals, you need to be prepared, especially with the temperamental British weather. So without further ado, we present you with our guide to festival essentials.
1. Sun Tan Lotion
Okay regardless of the weather, suncream is an absolute must. If you’re going to be outside all day, it’s better safe than sorry! Imitating Rudolph in Summer is never a good look, trust me.
2. Pack A Mac
Your BBC weather app may be predicting sunshine and heat wave temperatures all day, but if I’ve learned one thing from attending festivals over the years, it’s that you can never trust what the weather forecast says. So the safest bet is to come prepared and bring a rain jacket of some sort! Most are made of thin materials so can be chucked in your bag or tied around your waist as pictured above.
If you don’t bring anything else with you, make sure you bring sunglasses. Nothing is worse than being blinded by the sun when trying to watch your favourite act. And if all else fails and the weather doesn’t come through then they work as a great way to hold your hair back.
4. Bring Your Boots
Okay we’re not saying you have to invest in a pair of Hunter wellies or anything, but boots of some sort are definitely an essential. Unless you’re going to Coachella, put your sandals away. Whether it’s Doc Martens, wellies or just some form of biker boot – you’ll need something to fend off the (inevitable) patches of mud.
5. Hand Sanitiser
Going to festivals means one very unfortunate thing – portaloos. Unless you’re lucky enough to be able to use the VIP toilets, portaloos are just something you’re going to have to deal with. Hand sanitiser will be your best friend throughout the weekend, so invest in some and you’ll be thanking us.
6. A Bum Bag
Bum bags have had their fair share of fluctuating in the fashion reputation department but whether you think they’re cool or not, you probably ought to bite the bullet and bring one along. Unless you want to lug a big bag around or shove everything haphazardly in your pocket, a bum bag is your best bet. Small and easily attachable, you can fit everything you need in this little accessory.
7. Bottle It Up
Walking from A to B, dancing in the sun all day and screaming at the top of your lungs requires a lot of hydration. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, water is essential in keeping your energy up all day so you can have the best time possible. Plus it means you don’t have to fork out three quid for a tiny bottle of H2O every time you want a drink.
As with hand sanitiser, tissues will be an essential when entering the terrifying realm of portaloos. It’s unlikely they’ll be well stocked with TP throughout the day, so unless you want to shake it off, we advise bring some pocket tissues. Besides that, you never know what the day will bring and knowing Brighton, seagull poop is always a possibility…
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