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Happy Wednesday all, how are we all doin’? I’m sat in the sun writing this post and as it’s ALMOST summer now and the festivals are starting to commence I thought I would share with you some tips for getting ready for the festivals. I am a huge fan of festivals and kinda gutted I am not going to one this year. There are some seriously amazing lineups like, EMINEM at Leeds omfg! As well an amazing all round line up at Download. Plus Bestival sounds awesome, I am gonna make that happen one year!
For festivals you often think it’s a great idea to bring everything including the kitchen sink, but it actually works well if you pack lighter and preferably a bag on your back. Never take things to festivals which you care about as it’s possible they met get stolen if not could possibly get wet or COVERED in mud. Oops. Take minimal clothing and only the essentials.
Plan your travel:
When going to a festival planning your travel is essential, whether you’re driving, getting the train or even hiring a mini bus there can be a lot of planning involved. The earlier you plan it the more likely it is to be cheaper as well as successful. If there a lot of you going a mini bus or even coach hire can be an option, SMC coach hire have some great choices of transport. It makes sense to hire one if you;’re going in a large group and can split the cost and can often be more cost effective than getting the train. If you live local to a festival obviously planning your travel isn’t as much of a big deal as you can often get free/cheap buses from a local town.
With festivals if you lose someone/something it is pretty much impossible to locate again so make yourselves stand out. Get a BRIGHT tent (Go Outdoors have a great guide for finding the best one for your festival needs.) and find someone all of the people you are with can wear. Whether that be bright hair, carrying inflatables, wear fancy dress or something else fun, make yourselves stand out.
If you can’t hack the camping:
If you’re not one for camping but still want to go to the festival getting a hotel can work, going back and forth each day. It can work out more expensive but if you’re not one for dirt and sleeping in a tent this can work just as well. Cairn Hotel Group offer amazing choices of hotels across the UK perfect for those who fancy a bit of luxury during a festival.