Once the warmer weather starts to make an appearance, teens and young adults throughout the UK start to get excited about upcoming music festivals throughout Europe. The best part about these events is they’re typically overnight or last throughout the weekend, giving you a break away from the day-to-day grind. With that being said, although the festivals can be incredibly fun, it’s important to prepare for your time away from home.
Below are some of the most important things you need to bring with you when you’re going to see your favorite artists and DJs for more than one day at a time.
Portable Chargers/Power Banks
Even though we might not like the idea of being chained to our phones, when you’re traveling they’re by far the most important tool that you have on you. You’ll need to keep in contact with family members, have the ability to call friends, and do simple things such as check the weather or the time. But, what happens if your phone dies while you’re at the festival? Although sponsors and hosts try to make the events as technology-friendly as possible, there’s no guarantee you’ll have access to power.
Making sure that you bring portable chargers and power banks, such as rechargeable phone cases, gives you the ability to have full access to all of your electronics. You won’t have to worry about your phone dying in the middle of recording your favorite artist’s set, and you’ll be able to call your friends if you leave to go get food or water. The best part is power banks are affordable and can double the typical battery life of your devices.
Comfortable and Airy Clothing
Remember, it’s summer and you’ll most likely be camping outdoors where there won’t be any air conditioning. In fact, your only hope for cool weather is if it decides to rain or if there’s a great breeze. Who would want to be trapped in a tent with a couple of friends while bundled up in a hoody during the warmest days of the summer? Definitely not us! It’s best if you pack a lot of comfortable and airy clothing that will keep your body at a reasonable temperature while you dance, walk, and sleep.
The last thing you’ll want to deal with is heat stroke and the general discomfort of being too hot to get out of the tent during the day.
Tents and Camping Stuff
Depending on the type of festival you’re attending, a tent may already be provided, but in some cases, you’ll be responsible for bringing your own camping gear. When it comes to choosing the right items to bring with you, you’ll first need to find the perfect place to sleep and relax. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a tent that can fit everyone that you’ve traveled with so you can all stay at the same site together. Make sure that you read tent reviews such as the ones on Tents and Camp Gear to get the perfect tent for your stay.
Other types of camping gear that you should bring with you include a portable stove, non-perishable food items, bottles of water, etc. The last thing you’ll want is to be unable to eat or drink anything because you can’t afford the prices of food inside of the festival grounds.
Personal Hygiene Products
Above all else, make sure you prepare by bringing personal hygiene products! You most likely won’t have the ability to shower, unless you pay for a hotel room away from the festival. During your time away from home you’re going to rely on baby wipes, hand sanitizer, and dry shampoo to keep your body smelling and looking as clean as possible. Also, don’t forget your toothbrush and toothpaste, especially if you’re sharing a tent with multiple people!
Festivals can give you the time of your life, but if you don’t bring the right items you’ll find yourself never wanting to go to one again.