What to pack for the festival season?

It’s July and that can only mean one thing – festival season has truly begun. So if you have a festival in your plans this summer, check out our guide to the must-packs.

Sweet dreams

Now you don’t really go to a festival for a good night’s sleep but you still need somewhere for some shut eye.  A good quality tent and sleeping bag is essential to keep you dry and warm. Not only does the tent need to be robust it also needs to be able to fit you and your friends, so the bigger the better. This Gelert Quest 4 Tent for £84.99 from Sports Direct is ideal as it sleeps four and has an awning to protect you from the sun – or rain – during the day.

You can also purchase your sleeping bag from Sports Direct, the Gilert Hibernate 400 S Bag for £24.99 has a mono fibre filling and a mummy hood protecting you from all kinds of weather.

Essential toiletries

British summer weather can be unpredictable and festivals can get messy quickly and Boots is the perfect place to stock up on toiletries. After a day in the mud, showers aren’t always an option, so baby wipes are essential. The Cheeky Panda Biodegradable Baby Wipes for £2.99 are perfect for throwing away after use and come in a pack of 64 to last you the full weekend.

The lack of shower facilities also means you can’t wash your hair so dry shampoo will become your best friend. Cult favourite Batiste Bare Dry Shampoo also for £2.99 is lightweight and has a natural scent that will leave you feeling fresh all day long and will give your hair a new lease of life after sleeping in a tent all night.

Perfect festival bag

A bum bag is ideal as it’s secure on your body and leaves your hands free for dancing. New Look has a great collection including this Camel Vintage Style Two Pocket Bum Bag for £15.99 for women or this Grey Double Pocket Bum Bag for £7.49 for men.

Stay dry

Prepare for rain and mud with a pair of Green Welly Boots for £19.99 from New Look.

Keep your carefully curated festival wardrobe dry with this Karrimor Poncho for £55 from Sports Direct  - perfect for pulling over your outfits.

Finally, make sure you remember to pack your tickets!

If this post has inspired you to pick up some pieces for your upcoming festival then why not pop into your local Mall and see what we have to offer.