Whether you’re a festival virgin or a seasoned attendee, here are our essential tips for your weekend away…

DO

PACK SANITISER AND WIPES

Unless you’re going VIP, these will be your only way of keeping fresh throughout your fun-filled festival weekend.

DO TAKE A PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER

We’re sure you’ll want to capture your wild weekend, and those photos and videos are sure to drain your battery! Many festivals have charging stations, but unless you want to pay top whack, we suggest packing one of your own.

DO TAKE YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS

Of course, treat yourself to those cheesy fries or that dirty burger, but eating this way every day is not only unhealthy, but will work out expensive too. We recommend packing sandwiches, fruit, water, soft drinks and some sweet treats that will last you the whole festival weekend.

DON’T 

DON’T BE LATE

Show up last minute and you can expect to find yourself spending hours trying to find a decent place to pitch your tent. Word to the wise, you”ll probably end up next to the toilets, and by day two they aren’t so pretty!

DON’T BUY A CHEAP TENT

Super cheap tents might sound like a good idea at the time, but they won’t be your friend when the typical UK wind and rain hit. Buy cheap, buy twice.

DON’T FORGET CASH

Although most vendors at festivals have contactless options, some still only accept cash. Plus, it’s a simple way to save your funds, it’s very easy to get tappy happy with a contactless card (especially after a drink or two, are we right?)