Updated: Sep 1, 2019

Packing for a festival can be an absolute nightmare. However, I have created a helpful list to ensure you won't forget a thing (or over-pack)!


  • ID

  • Tickets

  • Money (cash/bank cards)


  • Wellies (very important!)

  • Comfy shoes

  • Sunglasses/hat

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Change of clothes for each day, including a clean set to travel home in

  • Something warm to sleep in (i.e thick socks, jogging bottoms and jumper)

  • A laundry bag for the dirty clothes

  • A small bag to keep your belongings in whilst in the arenas (these usually cannot be any larger than a A4 piece of paper)


  • Medication

  • Toilet roll, baby wipes and face wipes

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Deodorant (some festivals won't allow aerosols, so double check beforehand!)

  • Dry shampoo

  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo & conditioner. You can buy plastic free shampoo and body wash, so it isn't added weight!

  • Hair brush - hair ties and clips too

  • Anti-bacterial gel (you'll definitely need this after using the toilets)

  • Hand-held mirror and make-up (keep it at a minimum so it isn't as heavy)

  • First Aid Kit: Plasters/blister plasters

Camping gear:

  • A bag (I highly recommend using one main bag rather than several smaller ones, it is a lot easier to carry if the bag is on your back!)

  • Tent (with tent pegs!!!)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Camping chairs (most of the time you can buy them at the festival, so it saves you carrying them)

  • Torch

  • Blanket/picnic blanket

  • Reusable water bottles (there will be free refill facilities on site. Carry a bottle and stay hydrated!)

  • Camping pillow (or use your bag/jumper etc)

  • Bin liners (to clear up your rubbish)


  • Disposable BBQ/Stove (some festivals do not allow these or they have a designated site. Make sure you are allowed to take these before doing so!)

  • Dry foods such as noodles/pasta/cereal bars... (food stalls/vans will give you boiling water upon request)

  • Soft drinks

  • Alcohol (majority of the time you are not allowed to take in glass. Pour all liquids in to plastic/reusable bottles before leaving). The festival may operate an alcohol limit. You can check on their website and that should tell you

If you are taking your phone, also take a reusable/portable charger pack.

Have you been to any festivals this year or have one planned? Let me know about any more dos and don'ts that I may have missed! I'd love to know.

Jodie x


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