- Published: Monday, 16 May 2016 13:57
Festivals are the perfect time for people to get together, making the most of such an event. With the sun shining down and the conversation flowing, there isn’t a better feeling. However, when it comes to a festivals you need to make sure you have all the essentials for any festival! Take a look at our ultimate festival checklist!
Money, or Cards
If you find yourself splashing your money on the first day, you should always have your card on you. Even though festival card machines can often charge and could have long queues, it can be hugely frustrating. Always take a little cash beforehand and ensure that your card is there in case of emergencies.
Do You Have Your Keys?
Having your keys may be the most obvious one, but there are people who believe they have lost their keys, only to find out that they’re at home. Festivals are a place where you could quite easily lose your keys, so maybe leave a spare set under the bin, or with a neighbour in case the worst does decide to happen! You don’t want to find yourself locked out and exhausted after days in the sunshine.
Don’t Forget About Your ID
Queuing for hours on end can be exhausting, but it could be even worse if you’ve forgotten your ID. Festivals based in the UK, accept driving licenses, so ensure you have your ID with the correct ticketed name. Glastonbury have been known to reject those with a different ticket name in comparison to that of their ID, so be careful and read up beforehand! This way you’ll find yourself prepared and in no need to rely on anyone else!
Do You Have Waterproof Clothes?
Sitting in the sun for hours is perfect, however you need to prepared for the worst when it comes to festivals. The weather can quickly change, especially in the UK, so ensure that you have waterproof clothes. Waterproof clothes can be hugely beneficial at night, especially when the temperature drops. Ensure that you have a variety of different clothes for festivals. Another important thing to consider is your tent. Having a tent is needed for you to sleep and also visit in between acts, so don’t forget it!
Your tickets and wristbands are one of the most important on the checklist. Tickets don’t just include the festival tickets, but your transport tickets, including bus or trams. Book your tickets in advance, so that you can also save and not run the risk of losing out of them.
Wristbands are an alternative to tickets, but are equally as important. Regardless of what wristband you have, which can include Tyvek, Silicone or Fabric, you’ll need to have it ready in order to present at the right times. Some festivals also require you to wear an over 18 wristband, which will make it easier when it comes to alcohol purchases, so don’t forget!