Bestival, Isle of Wight, V, T In The Park and Creamfields. What do they all have in common? Music, drinking, general revelry and, because it’s England, there’ll probably be at least a bit rain with your camping. Our festival survival guide will get you through.
THE TENT: Obviously, unless you fancy sleeping under the stars, you’re going to need one of these. A tipi is a good choice – you can stand up in them and they’re slightly easier to locate when drunk.
AIRBEDS: Your sleep will be a zillion times better if you bring an airbed, which means more energy for partying.
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What to wear
SHOE COVERS: If wellies aren’t your style, or you want to save on space, sling on a pair of Converse-style, waterproof and disposable Festival Feet to keep shoes mud-free.
PACMAN PONCHO: Keep the rain off like a true child of the Eighties with a PacMan ghost. Why would you ever wear a plain one again?
Looking good and staying clean
FELLAS WIPES: Lads, stay fresh with biodegradable intimate cleansing wipes when showering isn’t an option.
EYE ROCK SHADOW TRANSFERS: Girls, don’t faff with make-up in your tent – slap on a make-up transfer. Comes in giraffe black and pink, black lace and stars.
LA-TWEEZ ILLUMINATING TWEEZERS: Keep brows neat with light-up tweezers – perfect for when you’ve got to make yourself look good in a dingy tent.
PUSSY ENERGY DRINK: “Inhibition is a recipe for mediocrity,” says the tagline, and its makers shun taurine for natural ingredients such as milk thistle, guarana, schizandra, sarsparilla and ginseng.
SLEEPPHONES: We all need sleep sometimes – drown out late night/morning festival noise with sleepphones. It’s a fleecy headband with thin, comfy earbuds built in, so you can block out sound and listen to tunes as you fall asleep. Also doubles as an eye mask.
When you’re home
SHOT-O-B12: Drinking depletes your vitamin B12 levels, leaving you feeling drained. Top them back up.
HOMEDICS iHEAL: Use electro-magnetic field therapy to ease muscle strain if you’ve overdone it a little.
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