Festival Checklist

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Summer is flying by so fast, and that means festival season is sadly practically over. Anyway hopefully someone may find this blog post useful as there are still few festivals coming up, on the other hand maybe  bookmark this page for next year's festival season. Let's begin!

I'm going to start up with the essentials that are less fashionable, more practicable. To begin with I strongly suggest to anyone who is going to attend a festival is to either wear a pair of sturdy boots or wellington boots, since they are a basic foundation to festival essentials and they come in so handy when it starts to rain and you're surrounded by mud. Another pro for sturdy boots are that they don't usually hurt your feet because they have padding and support for your ankles so you can walk around the whole day and enjoy the actual festival music. 
For camping obviously bring a tent as well as a sleeping bag and a pillow, unless you want to be freezing at night. Pretty basic. Change of under wears,socks and bras are another obvious item to bring, don't bring a bra if you're a guy- duh!  Water bottles are like diamonds during a festival, and keeping hydrated is so important especially if the weather is scorching hot. Remember to fill them up- usually there's a water fountain or somewhere you can will them up in the morning before hand so that you have water during the whole day since the food vans there are so overpriced, even for just some water. I recommend a huge water bottle, somewhere between 1l-3l because refilling them during the day can be such a hassle. 

Now on to some other essentials that are also necessary. If make-up is on your list then bring minimal make-up and also bring brands that you wouldn't mind chucking away, as sick as it sounds some people apparently just get in to festivals to steal things so keep your valuables safe. The make-up you do bring though is probably going to get really dirty, so maybe bring make-up items that are almost about to run out and that you don't mind throwing away after the festival.
 Hairspray is an amazing styling tool during a festival, it's probably the only thing that can keep you from looking some what sane- if you're anything like me and have a lion's mane. Bring a LARGE bottle of hairspray, do not be deceived by the travel hairspray size as hairspray is a necessity. Although at the end the damage the hairspray did is somewhat irreversible, of course chopping few inches off could definitely help heal it. 
Deodorant and Perfumes, deodorant for the soul purpose to keep fresh and in tact from the heat, the very least you want is to feel like crap and smell like crap. Fortunately deodorant can easily solve this problem and if it's a spray one it's probably also going to compact the smell of not washing for a couple days ( if you are camping).  Perfumes and body sprays help with this as well and makes you feel fresher and overall better. 
Face wipes are basically known as 'the shower during festivals/camping' so at the end of the festival you are probably going to smell like and baby's bottom. Face wipes are overall amazing for both make-up removal as well as general washing your body here and there, and also getting rid of dirt. 
Moisturisers- this is something you do not want to forget since you are going to be using face wipes on your face and body everyday for a couple days so your body and face is going to severely dried out. What I'm saying is to bring a large bottle of moisturiser.
 A water proof jacket and a sun hat is something you might want to consider as in England the weather is unpredictable so it may be raining all day and then suddenly be scorching hot another. Be prepared. Personally I prefer parkas over just plain waterproof jackets as most of them are waterproof and they also look a lot nicer- topshop and new look have some really nice ones in the autumn/winter season. Parkas can be dressed up or down and they add to the military trend, well that's if you get a khaki green coloured one. For sun hats I like to stick to a fedora hat from ASOS because they protect your eyes from the sun , look really nice, they have a massive rim and also fit in with festival fashion.  
Dry Shampoo is something to be considered if your hair gets so greasy that it could fry an egg in the heat  after few days of no shower access*cough* *cough*, so dry shampoo is a must for me- simply spray some in the roots, massage it in and voila your hair has some life to it.
Bring sun cream as most festivals are in the summer, which means the weather is going to be pretty hot so you do not want to burn and look red in front of everyone. Also it prevents skin cancer when you are like 70.  
Hand sanitizer for the germ-a-phoebe, keeping hygiene up during a festival is hard since you never no what you are going to be touching, so you do not want to take chances and realise later that you caught a bug from eating some bacteria.
Floral Crowns and Headbands, join in with the new hipster vibe that festivals are getting and just embrace it. Floral crowns are all the rage since Lana Del Ray and Pixie Lott. Styled with wavy hair, which you can fake by sleeping in plaits/buns so bring kirby grips and hair ties, is the perfect fesitval hair do.
Fairly obvious item- sunglasses, since they are needed for extra eye protection from the harmful UVA rays and help you see your favourite artist better, plus they look really cute- especially tortoise shell ones and the ray ban gladiators.

Last but not least bring a camera- which preferably isn't a DSLR or anything too expensive- film camera's are great although processing film can be really expensive, the iPhone camera is pretty sufficient so if you have an iPhone you may not have to bring a camera, some cash- food, water-you never know what you may need cash for, credit card- more money :P, phone- if you are bringing an iPhone for the use of it's camera than definitely bring one, but if not then take something small and cheap so that if it get's lost then it won't be a huge deal and keep everything in a humongous water proof bag pack. 



Voila now you have everything you need- minus few bits and bobs! :)
-Jess xx

44 comments

  1. Very useful post, i am going to bookmark it as u said for next time..
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  2. I just found your blog and I really like it. I just thought you should know :)

    // Patrick Pankalla
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    1. aww thank you so much, you blog is also lovely xx

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  3. awesome festival look! Thanks for following my blog dear, I follow yours back of course!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  4. aaa love lace shorts, so cute

    xx

    callmedreamyx.blogspot.com

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    1. hehe I know, lusting for a pair :)
      lovely blog, followed :) xx

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    1. aww, I'm sure you're not :) xx

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  6. Love this list! Festivals are the best thing ever about summer :)
    I like your blog a lot, would you maybe like to follow each other? <3

    memoiresdecouture

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  7. cool staff !

    I've never been on the real festival ! I have no idea how is it possible !

    + would you like to follow each other?

    www.izabielaa.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great festival list. Although it wouldn't work at Warped Tour, I still love all of your pieces here. That bag is pretty badass.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. aww sawwi, haha i know i want it :P xx
      love your blog xx

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  9. Spot on checklist, a fringed bag & trilby hat in particular are always near the top on mine ;) after all the essentials like dry shampoo, baby wipes, shorts etc ofcourse!
    Thanks for commenting & following, I'm following you back :D

    Helen at "Hels Yeah" xx

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    1. yay, glad you liked it :) xx
      your blog is awesome btw :)

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  10. totally love festivals!
    one of the best reason to have fun with friends!
    love them all
    xoxo

    Syriously in Fashion
    Syriously Facebook Page

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  11. Thanks for the comment in my blog!
    I love your blog! You have a very interesting posts! I just followed you in GFC, Twitter and instagram! Can i have a follow back? :)
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    1. thank you so much and definitely :) xx

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  12. Cool blog! <3
    I follow you on gfc and instagram! hope u follow back!
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    xxx

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  13. ajajaj you actually need a whole camp truck!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! :D

    Hey do you have any other social media? I would like to follow you on there as well! :D

    Facebook / Instagram /Twitter / Chicisimo

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  14. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  15. Hey dear, followed on GFC! <3

    xx

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  16. Usefu posts and great selection of pieces.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  17. Great list! Now following.

    xo
    Jodi
    youngcatladyblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Great picks!

    Thanks for visiting, I follow you now:)

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  19. oh my god i am in love with that yellow, crochet top! fab picks, i would definitely get them all if i was off to a festival!

    xo Sarah
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com

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  20. Awesome post.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  21. Great list of tips and what to bring for a festival! Love it
    Also, thanks so much for following, I'm following you back :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  22. Wow, I never knew you needed so many thing, and things that I would have never thought about! Waterproof jacket? Definitely handy yet something I would have forgotten. Thanks for the tips :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  23. I love everything on this list! Wish I was going to a festival though aha. Would you like to follow each other? x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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  24. Thanks for the handy tip c:
    Dry shampoo = love! Xx

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  25. Great post! thanks for sharing all this information! it's very useful!
    Would you like to follow each other? kisses
    http://breakfastwithpinkdiamonds.blogspot.com.es/

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