Whether you are in to music, walking, motorsports, cycling or food, during the summer there is a festival for everyone!
For many of these camping is a crucial part of the experience. It’s often the only choice to be close to the heart of events, but also provides a spirit of camaraderie that you don’t get staying in a hotel.
If you have never camped at a festival before, it can be a pretty daunting experience. What do I bring? Will I be able to sleep? How am I going to carry all this stuff?
To camp successfully you are going to need:
- A small tent – pitch sizes can be limited
- Sleeping bag, mattress and ear plugs
- Toilet roll, wet wipes and hand sanitiser, as they may not always be available
- Portable phone charger or solar charger to keep in touch with your friends
- Lighting, such as a torch or lamp so you can find your tent at night
- Camp chair, stool or a mat to sit on
- Cash, as if there is a cash machine it often charges for withdrawals
- Food and drink, as these can be expensive
There’s loads more helpful advice on Steph’s blog: The biggest British music festivals – and how to survive them, or discover what Jonathan thinks are the 20 things only real campers know.