Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Festival Essentials!

Trying to get back into the swing of blogging regularly again! I'm going to Global Gathering festival this year (is anyone else?!) so thought I would share my list I made of things I plan to take to make life easier when camping :)

1. POP UP TENT - Call me lazy but I just can not be bothered to struggle putting up a tent after a two hour drive and probably a very long queue. This one is less than half price in Argos from £59.99 to £20.99.. what a flipping bargain! Plus the print will hopefully stand out a bit and make it easier to find in the sea of tents.

2. BUM BAG - Definitely an essential if you want to take money/phone out with you, and hate having a shoulder bag flapping around while you're dancing and having a good time! I also get really paranoid about nasty people stealing from my bag as it has happened to me a few times before :( So having it around my waist feels so much safer. I have seen loads of cheap Primark ones around on the internet, as well as some cool home made studded ones on Ebay.

3. HYGIENE - These are all pretty much a given, along with toothpaste and deodorant... I most probably won't be able to shower there, but leaving on Friday and being back home on Sunday won't be too bad and it's the festival experience after all :)

4. MAKEUP - I don't want to worry too much about checking my makeup during the day, so it's gonna be stains and waterproof all the way! The neon face paint is just a bit of fun and I know from experience that the Star Gazer ones don't budge easily. (Revlon Just Bitten lip stain, Collection 2000 concealer, Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof mascara and eyeliner, Star Gazer neon face paint)

5. SUNGLASSES - Hopefully it will be sunny, but even if it's not, everyone knows it's perfectly acceptable to wear sunglasses at night at a festival :) I don't plan on spending much money on them as I have a habit of breaking/dropping/giving away my sunglasses when drunk so will probably turn to New Look for some affordable pairs. (All from New Look)

6. FOOD/DRINK - Okay I know this all looks really bad, but my reasoning is; I want to take stuff that will fill me up quickly so I can save money. I will probably try to eat as much fresh fruit and veg as I can before I go, but it's only one weekend so I'm not going to worry too much :)

7. MISCELLANEOUS - Cups for drinking on the campsite, plasters in case of blisters/cuts, and painkillers and allergy relief because I like to be prepared haha.

So yep these are some of the items I need to make sure I have before I go next month, I haven't mentioned clothes I'm taking because I will probably do a separate post on that nearer the time. 
Please leave a comment if you know of any other helpful items that I've missed, especially food-wise! And let me know if you are going to a festival this summer :) xx


  1. Great post on the essentials! Wish I find this list before I went to my first festival :)

    xx Bo

  2. great post hunny, but you definitely need more chocolate in the food section haha.

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  3. I am going to Reading and will deffo be bringing a bum bag! Love the blog xox
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  4. I hope you have fun when you go next month - with luck it should be lovely and sunny!
    The bum bag looks really cool, I've never seen one before but it seems much more safe and secure than carrying around a handbag.

    Kathryn x

  5. Love festivals so much,great post.^^
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  6. I really like the Collection concealer and you should totally take crisps, they are the best snacking food.



  7. I am going to V Festival in august and because I had never been to a festival before I was wondering what I needed, thanks for the list! following you now :) xx

  8. Wow these festival products sound great, check out my blog


    Millie x

  9. Very helpful!! :) That tent is so cute! If only I had the guts to go outside and camp now....haha :)
    Penny Rose

  10. I am deffo considering a bum bag too!

    good informative post!

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    llh x


  11. Cute bum bags! Great post. :)

    Sarah x

  12. I love your blog so I've nominated you for the Liebster blog award!

  13. You've got all the bases covered! And that pop up tent is genius!
    Nice post :) x


  14. Love the aztec bum bag and the tent, really wish I was going to a festival this summer!

    Millie x

  15. That tent is so pretty and a bargain!
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