Festival Season Survival Guide
Those of us who had to be dragged kicking and screaming to ‘enjoy’ a holiday in the Great Outdoors as children would never have guessed our favourite time of year would come to involve camping out in a muddy field! With the promise of seeing all the best bands we’ve become willing to accept the inevitable bad weather, over-priced fast food and chemical toilets that a festival weekend encompasses. The trick for getting through a festival unscathed is to be prepared. Even the ever glamorous Shirley Bassey famously had to slip off her stilettos and don a pair of wellies for the short hop from helicopter to Glastonbury stage.
Wellies have to be the ultimate festival item, and Hunter sell an extensive range of aside from their olive green classics – neon, metallic and studded designs are the sartorial investment for any festival goer. Whilst no one does festival fashion like Urban Outfitters, even they’ve not forgotten the decidedly unglamouous side of camping – producing a kit of essentials such as tissues, wet wipes, paper soap, tiolet seat covers and lip balm.
We’ve compiled our own shopping list of festival must-haves you won’t want to be without. From a camera to capture all the fun, sugary sweets to keep you dancing all day and all night, and a pair of Ray Bans for when the sun finally makes a cameo appearance, to the essential pack of wet wipes.
Batiste Dry Shampoo 200ml, £2.99 at Boots
Simple Wet Wipes, £3.20 at Boots
Fugi 14 Megapixel Camera, Very
Ray Ban Printed Wayfarer Sunglasses, £140 at ASOS
Blacks Vango Ark 400 4 Man Tent, £100
Cath Kidston Cowboy Print Sleepingbag, £25
Hunter Festival Stud Wellies, £135 at ASOS
Eastpak Backpacks, Padded Pak’r Camo £43, Padded Pak’r Leopard £55
Percy Pig Sweets, M&S
Urban Outfitters Festival Essentials, £15