Starting off with the obvious, if you’re attending a music festival in the autumn months, you’re going to want to bring your waterproof clothes. Wellies wouldn’t go amiss, but most importantly do make sure to bring a waterproof jacket, even if the weather promises to be blue skies. You can get some really useful coats that fold down into a little bag, so you don’t even have to worry about them taking up too much space in your bag. This advice applies to festivals everywhere, but particularly if you’re frequenting a British festival!
A Tech Survival Kit
It’s not good to be on your phone all the time, especially when you’re trying to take in the music. But, with that having been said, it’s great to keep a charged working phone on your person for taking photos and locating other members of your group. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a tech survival kit, as suggested by ExpressVPN. That way, you won’t have to worry about your technology breaking. Completely personalisable, a few ideas of what to bring include a power bank, a spare cable and a portable wi-fi spot, preferably kept in a waterproof pouch.
While on the topic of emergency kits, it’s well worth creating a toiletry pack for when things get a bit messy. Seasoned festival-goers always know to bring a pack of wet wipes, alongside deodorant, hand sanitiser, dry shampoo and suncream. Though, as The Guardian points out, it’s always good to consider your environmental footprint when it comes to disposable products such as wet wipes, so it might be worth looking into biodegradable wipes or even reusable ones. Whatever you choose, it’s always good to stay fresh. Well, as much as you can anyway.
Good quality shoes
Finally, this list has already mentioned wellies, but more generally it’s vital to bring a sturdy pair of shoes or boots. The universal piece of advice is to stay away from sandals and flip-flops, and instead opt for trainers or worn-in boots to avoid the blisters that come with breaking in a new pair. According to Harvard Health, the perfect pair of shoes should have thick enough soles to protect your feet from sharp objects and have about half an inch between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. So, that’s something to keep in mind when picking your perfect festival pair of kicks.