How to get ready for a festival

Going to a festival and camp onsite is like going on a vacation. Except that you will have to carry your own house and bed on your back. You’ll probably sleep next to the strangest people in the world and hear drunk people singing all night (and you will possibly be one of them). It’s going to be fun, intense and tiring so BE PREPARED to face any type of situation. Here is a list of all the things you need to bring with you. 


So let’s say you are planning on doing a four days summer festival – your bag should contain:


  • Five to six shirts
  • Two shorts/two jeans
  • As many underwear and pair of socks as you need
  • Two warm sweater – yes, it is summer but believe me the nights are cold
  • Pyjamas
  • Flip flops – sneakers (no, not the sick white ones you just bought)– rain boots


 Food & drinks

  • Dry biscuits for breakfast and snacks – no chocolate or anything that could melt
  • Bottles of water
  • Dry fruits, nuts
  • Alcohol – might or might not be authorised within the camping area


Girls, don’t worry about your style cause you might end up looking like this anyway.



  • Shampoo, body Lotion
  • Baby-wipes – seriously don’t laugh, you will need them at some point
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand lotion



  • Ice compartment – nobody likes drinking warm beers
  • Portable camping chair – it will ease your back after having danced all night long
  • Sleeping mat and bag
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Trash bags



  • Portable lamp
  • Additional small bag pack to keep your phone, your ID, tickets and money with you at all times
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or cap
  • First aid kit (plasters, disinfectant, antibacterial lotion, headache pills)
  • Camel Bak



For the ladies…

  • Sanitary towels – if it’s not for you, it will probably help someone else
  • Make-up remover – if you decide to wear some
  • Hairbrush and some elastic bands


Additional advice: 

  • Chose an appropriate bag pack; I would advise you an 8 Litres capacity minimum.
  • Don’t bring new clothes – it is too risky
  • You can motivate your friends and decide to bring a barbecue, proper chairs and tables to make the most of your camping experience. Before you do that, consider the weight and the probability of it being stolen while your gone.


Don’t forget your tent.



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