A Festival Survival Guide

A Festival Survival Guide
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Festivals in the UK are a unique and exciting experience, but they can also be overwhelming and exhausting if you're not prepared. Here's a guide to help you survive festivals in the UK:

  1. Plan ahead: Before you go to a festival, research the location, schedule, and weather. Make a list of the essentials you'll need, including a tent, sleeping bag, sunscreen, and warm clothing. It can get cold at night.
  2. Pack smart: When packing for a festival, think about what you really need and what you can do without. Pack light, and make sure you bring a backpack or small bag or a bum bag to carry your essentials around the festival.
  3. Dress for comfort and then style. You tend to walk miles so comfortable feet is key. Think about layers and be free with your dress sense. Accessorise your stable outfit to be on trend. Take a hat. We love cowboy hats. Embrace the fancy dress. Face art is a lovely way to dress up. Leave your inhibitions at home!
  4. Bring cash: Many festivals have limited ATM access, so it's important to bring enough cash to cover food, drinks, and any other purchases you might make.
  5. Stay hydrated: Drinking water is crucial, especially if you're going to be outside in the sun all day. Bring a refillable water bottle and make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  6. Protect yourself from the sun: Even if it's cloudy, the sun can still cause damage to your skin. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself.
  7. Stay connected: Many festivals have limited phone service, so it's a good idea to bring a portable charger to keep your phone charged. You can also use walkie-talkies to stay connected with your friends.
  8. Watch your valuables: Keep your valuables, like your phone and wallet, close to you at all times. Consider bringing a lock for your tent or leaving your valuables at home.
  9. Be prepared for the weather: The UK weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring clothing for all types of weather. A bin bag or two to keep things dry is invaluable. A raincoat and wellies are essential, but don't forget warm clothing for the evenings.
  10. Pace yourself: Festivals can be exhausting, so it's important to pace yourself and take breaks when you need to. Don't overdo it with alcohol or other substances, and make sure you get enough sleep. Its a marathon not a sprint! There is always too much to see and do, so relax and prioritise what is most important to you.  
  11. Make sure you signpost your tent with a scarf or flag. You don’t want to be climbing into a strangers sleeping bag.
  12. Respect others: Festivals are a shared experience, so it's important to be respectful of others. Be mindful of noise levels, pick up after yourself, and respect other people's personal space.

By following these tips, you'll be able to survive festivals in the UK and have an enjoyable experience. Remember to stay safe, have fun, and make the most of your time at the festival!

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