Festival Camping Do's and Don'ts

Thursday, July 10

Don't take your smartphone... Come on guys can you really afford to replace it!? Some people might be able to keep theirs safe and not let it get stolen but do you want to take the chance. Last year I took the cheapest £10 phone.

Do take a water bottle... As much I'm sure we all like alcohol if we want to last the whole weekend you'll have to fill it up regularly and it will save you a fortune on bottled water. The taps around the campsite and arena were a life saver last year and the cold water was delicious.

Don't take more things in your rucksack than is nessisary. Everyone says it but the walk to the campsite it is hell. Don't take a bigger tent than you need or more alcohol than you can realistically drink. Last year I took a whole 12 can box of cider and took alot of it home with me- it was just too hot! Trying hard to cut back this year.

Don't say up all night on the first night... It might be boring but if I stay up to late I will be moany, snappy and emotional. I wanted to see lots of bands so a good nights sleep in essential.

Do take snacks! Food is expensive so this is a great money saving tip. If you can fill up on breakfast biscuits, cereal bars or pasta then it will save you from buying 3 expensive meals a day. This year I am also taking pepperami and baby belles.

Don't wear whites and light colours... I know it is tempting to wear that gorgeous 'festival style' playsuit but is it worth it if it goes in the bin at the end of the weekend? Even if it isn't raining you will get filthy. Last year it was so dry we were covered in dust all the time (not to mention what went into our lungs).

Do take something to document your weekend (and have photos for the blog post after). I'm taking my fairly basic Olympus point & shoot camera (not my DSLR!) because it is insured if I break it (not if I lose it though so it will be tied to my wrist 24/7) but if you don't have something like that a disposibal camera is a good option and much cheaper than breaking/losing a camera or smartphone.

Don't arrive too late- you want to have time to pitch your tent and get everything sorted before you head into the arena. You will also want to be close to the action so arriving early will mean you have the best choice of camping sites possible.

T in the Park last year was very friendly so don't forget to talk to people and meet new friends. Last year I had an amazing time and can hardly sleep this week with the excitement of going again on Friday. Until I get back it will be fairy quiet from me but I will hopefully have some good festival themed posts for you all next week.

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  1. Gonna bare these tips in mind as i'm going to Leeds this year!
    lots of love | jennifer's journal ♥

  2. As someone who is yet to attend their first proper festival, these tips will be kept in mind for when i finally do! Some really great things to remember :) xx


  3. I so want to go to more festivals, they look amazing! Great tips!


  4. I hope you're having a brilliant time!


  5. That looks like so much fun, I need to go to a festival!

  6. Love your tips and pics Claire!! All very helpful for festival rookies :)


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  8. Definitely agree with all of these, I've been to a festival before and they're great but I think you have to be sensible and keep tips like this in mind!

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  9. Im going to my first festival next weekend (V Festival) so these tips will definitely come in handy! Especially the one about not taking to much alcohol as it will get warm, I didn't think about that!



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