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Festival Essentials Checklist

There are many reasons why we Brits love a good summer. There’s the sun (if we’re lucky), the high hopes of getting a tan and sometimes even a wee holiday. But there’s only one thing that never fails to show, and that’s Festival Season.

In the months of June to September, we are blessed with a number of festivals all over the UK. Thousands flock to fields, pitch a camp and let loose for a weekend of wicked music, laughs… and usually some embarrassing dancing from Dad.

However, there is no worse feeling than the realisation that you’ve left something at home. It puts a huge damper on the weekend – especially if what you’ve forgotten is a raincoat. To prevent this from happening, we’ve put together a list of all the essentials you need to pitch the perfect weekend.

So without further ado, please welcome to the stage: our Essential Festival Checklist.

Things You Simply Cannot Forget

The only way of guaranteeing entry to a festival is remembering your ticket, so this should be at the top of your list. It’s also useful to remember a wallet or purse so you can afford to eat, and your ID to avoid any other hassle. We suggest taking some cash out before you get there, as ATM fees inside tend to be sky-high.

Obviously, your phone is an absolute essential too, but as you’ll be in a field with limited electricity supplies, a portable charger is your best bet for confidence in your battery.

Campsite Essentials

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a festival first-timer, comfort is key to happy camping – almost as important as your tent. You want to make sure that this is thick and sturdy enough to stay dry and standing (unlike you will be) but isn’t too complicated to set up. Our pop-up tents are ideal for this. We suggest bringing a sleeping bag too, and as its summer, a lightweight one might be best.

Often overlooked but totally essential for evenings is a blanket. These will keep you cosy in your sleeping bag or sitting out in your camping chair.

And if you haven’t picked out a chair yet, we have a fantastic selection of camping furniture here at Trespass. Its lightweight so won’t weigh down the walk to the camp site, and many have drinks holders too for hands-free relaxation.

Rucksack Essentials

Now you’ve got sleeping sorted, you’ll need to think about getting it all there. Rucksacks are the perfect camping accessory to give you plenty of space to pack your tent, clothes, snacks and more…

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet roll and sanitary products
  • First aid kit
  • Torch
  • Sun cream
  • Paracetamol (thank us later)
  • Baby wipes
  • Dry shampoo
  • Glitter (a festival no-brainer)

One of the best things about UK festivals is having to pack for two seasons at once: we never know what the weather has in store for us. It’s possibly the only place in the world where you’ll have to pack a pair of sunglasses and wellies in the same bag… it’s all part of the fun.

Whatever the weather, be prepared. A pair of our wellies will go nicely with your new Trespass sunglasses. We stock a variety of colours and sizes of both to add a little funk to your festival outfit.

We also offer a range of classic hoodies and stylish T-shirts to choose from to help keep you feeling comfortable and looking cool when out in the fields.

Our festival ponchos are the perfect solution to a sudden downpour without hiding your outfit, as they tend to be see-through. Don’t forget a small bag to carry those daily essentials – such as tickets, money, phone, sun cream – around the festival. Store these in one of our bum bags and you’ll not need to worry about a thing.

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The Final Essential Festival Checklist

Just add friends and you’re set for the summer of a lifetime.

Is it TRNSMT you’re off to? Check out our
All You Need To Know TRNSMT Guide >>>

Or get some more festival tips + tricks from the
Trespass Ultimate Festival Survival Guide >>>

Written by: Natalie Green

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