Come rain or shine, festival happenings are pretty unpredictable. Will it be the time of your life? Will it rain? Will the sun be unbearably hot and burn every last inch of skin on show? You’ve got to give it to English weather – you never know what you’re going to get. However, one thing you can do to take control of whatever situation is to be prepared. Beyond the essentials. Today we’re bringing you some of the best tips out there when it comes to surviving any music festival. Take a look.
Wipes, wipes, wipes
Baby wipes will be your saviour along with deodorant, of course. They’ll also be your shower. When you’re well into your third day of camping and there’s no bathroom in sight, a pack of refreshing wipes will keep you somewhat refreshed. You can even go as far as buying deodorant wipes too. Paired with a fresh fragrance, this combo will help to give you an extra boost of energy. FD Recommends: Pacifica Coconut Milk & Kale Extract Deodorant Wipes
SPF, don’t forget When it comes to SPF, so many people reserve sun creams for only the sunny days. Don’t. To fully protect your skin, you should be wearing it every day. Many clinical trials have proven that one of the biggest environmental factors that contributes to skin ageing in exposure to the sun. Knowing that, why wouldn’t you choose to protect it if that means you can increase your chances of having youthful-looking skin for longer. When you’re at a festival, outside and dancing around all day, this is a prime time to wear it! FD Recommends: Piz Buin 1 Day Long Lotion SPF30
Keep it clean A little bit of hand sanitiser goes a long way. There’s no way to prepare yourself for the monstrosity that is the state of the portaloo when you need it most. So just go in, get it done, come out and have a pump (or ten) of your hand sanitiser and you’ll be good to go. By killing off any nasty bacteria on your hands too, this should mean that you’ll be a lot less likely to come home feeling under the weather too. FD Recommends: Anatomicals Hand Sanitiser
Bags and bobbles </st Introducing the last of these festival survivals tips are the two B’s. Bags and bobbles aka bin bags and hair bobbles. So you don’t look like complete trash, pardon the pun, white bin bags would be a little more appealing to the eye than black but why not take a few with you because you never know what you may need them for! If it rains, they’re a great make-shift waterproof and you never know when you’ll need an extra bag. Then on the hair bobble front, you’re going to want to make sure you’re fully stocked up on these, so you’ll still have a few for yourself when lending them to friends too. They’re also fab for recreating festival-inspired hairstyles like funky plaits and space buns when your hair isn’t as fresh as when it all started. FD Recommends: Amirose Snag Free Elastic Thick Bobbles Black
A shared spot Moving on to some of the more random festival survival tips, this one is a must! No matter how many people you’re going with, picking an emergency spot to meet up if anyone gets lost or needs a time out will save you so much stress and time. Instead of faffing around on your phone, trying to get signal and send texts to each other, if you set up a meeting place, you’ll all remember you’ll exactly where to go.
Speaking of a phone… As tempting as it may be to take your phone to record every single act and take Coachella-inspired outfit pics, the reality of the situation is that your phone will pop with a low storage message every time you open it and your battery will be burning by the minute. Instead, why not take a cheap phone with a sim for emergencies? And, whilst you’re at it, buy a disposable camera to take some cool pictures that you can develop at a later date. Who needs Huji, right?