If you’re a festival virgin, or you’re an experienced festival head who’s just run out of tideas on things you might’ve missed, then we’re here to help. There’s a few essentials that every festival goer must have, regardless of weather. So before you forget, check out this list of the best 4 essentials for every festival goer.
Now, this isn;t for every festival, but if you’re going to a festival in Northern Europe or the North of the United States, then you’re going to want to have a good pair of wellies that you can wear every day. The great thing about wellies is that you don;t need to worry about any other shoes; the wellies can become your staple footwear for the entire festival!
Spare Phone Battery
Lets face it; you’re unlikely to get a chance to recharge your phone at any of the bigger festivals. The only way you can do so is usually queue up for a long time, or pay through the nose for a charging dock. One way to get around this is to get a spare phone battery; this will make sure that you don’t have to worry about your phone battery running out!
Wet wipes are the saviour of any festival. There we go, I’ve said it. Ever needed to clean.. anything, ever? Well the likelihood is that you can clean it with wet wipes. Make sure you stock up, because undoubtedly everyone that you go with will want to use your wet wipes.
This is undoubtedly one of the more important things that people forget to take when they go camping. Common sense tells us to take once chance of clothing for each day that you are there, right? Well, with camping, you’re probably best off taking at least one or two spare changes of clothes for the duration of your trip. This way if anything gets wet, lost or stolen, you don’t have to worry as you have some spares!
We hope that this post has helped you out a little bit; feel free to leave us a comment!
Is this your first time going to a festival? Well, the idea of going to a festival can be pretty daunting for a newbie, so it’s a good idea for you to do some research and find out about what it will be like at the festival. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here with some things you should consider before you go to your first festival.
Relax.. people are super friendly!
One of the reasons that festivals have become more and more popular in recent years is that yu are unlikely to find any bad vibes at a festival. Of course, this does depend on what festival you go to, but for the majority of festivals they have a really great vibe and you won’t need to worry about whether or not you will be okay as everyone is in a positive frame of mind!
I’m going alone and I’m worried about making friends
This is another concern that many solo festival goers get before they go to their first festival. This is definitely something that you do not need to worry about, as everyone at festivals are open to making new friends and you will likely make a lot of new friends if you go to a festival. If you are still nervous about going to a festival alone, then you should consider perhaps going online to a meet up group and making friends with someone before you go to your first festival.
Make sure you have money and a phone
The bare minimum that you will need when going to a festival is your purse or wallet. If you have money to get home then you are unlikely to get yourself into any bad situations as you can always just get out of there quickly! Whilst there are the occasional thieves at festivals, the majority of the time people will not bother you so you should take a phone with you incase of emergencies.
Hopefully this will help you at your first festival; and remember, just enjoy yourself!
If you like dance music, then there’s no bigger festival in the world for you than Tomorrowland. Now split into two weekends in July as opposed to one, this allowed the organisers to let more people enjoy the experience as it always sold out every year leaving thousands of disappointed festival goers who couldn’t go to this amazing experience.
The biggest festival in the world, and with good reason. Glastonbury is steeped in hostroy and has had all of the biggest rock and roll artists through its history play there. The chances are that you’ll find someone that you like in the line up if you go to Glastonbury.
Although Coachella gets labelled a hipster festival that’s full of posers, you can’t deny that this festival has a really great vibe when you are there. Accompanied by the fact that it has some of the biggest acts in hip hop and various other genres, Coachella is a must go if you are looking for a great festival to go to in the United States.
Probably the only festival that can rival Glastonbury when it comes to history, Sziget is the biggest festival held in Budapest every August. Aside from the glorious weather, Sziget takes over the whole city and you will not find a better experience that incorporates the locals; they really get into the vibe, too!
Perhaps the lesser known out of the other four festivals that we have listed, Roskilde is a massive festival that is set in the city of Roskilde, which is around 15 miles west of Copenhagen. Home to some of the biggest acts in recent years, it has become extremely popular with attendance regularly exceed 120,000 people every year. This is even more impressive as the city itself only has a population of 50,000!
We hope that this short list of the best festivals in the world was useful; feel free to leave us a comment if you can think of a bigger or better festival than the ones that we have listed above!