Festivals are a trip like no other, with a very special packing list. Whether you’re heading to Reading Fest or Secret Garden, don’t forget these few essentials:
Baby wipes and dry shampoo
Hygiene is important and festival showers are grim, plus no one wants to stand in a queue for an hour. Regular use of these will enable you to add a day or even two between showers whilst staying insta-ready.
Self-explanatory. Stay safe kids.
If you don’t wear a flower crown did you even go to a festival? No Snapchat filter will ever replace the authenticity of the original crown experience. If the crown is too mainstream for you, cat ears seem to be the quirky alternative this year, but personally that’s a bit too Taylor Swift Red era for me.
I know it’s summer, but it’s also England. Tents are freezing at night, no matter how many people you bundle into them, and a hoodie can also conveniently double as a pillow.
As above, plus they’re kind of cute.
This is the time to bring out your old flip phone from Year 7. Yes, it will take you three times as long to text but they are tough as nails and a smashed smartphone puts more of a dampener on the weekend than any amount of rain can do.
Without your trusty iPhone you will need one of these to capture the weekend, and the effect of a camera that uses actual film looks better than any Instagram filter will ever achieve. These few items will make sure you have the festival experience your Instagram envy has dreamed of ever since Coachella, so get down to Boots, then start packing.