Heading off to a festival this year? Not sure what to pack? Fear not, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 picks to help make festival camping that bit easier – so you can spend more time partying and less time faffing about! Read on for some festival camping inspiration…
Pop up tents and festivals are made for each other… or at least pop up tents are made for festivals! No more rushing around to pitch your tent so you can get over to your favourite bands. Just open up the tent and peg out the guy lines, and you’re ready to go!
Top festival tip: Put a flag on your tent to identify it from far away!
They might not be the most stylish bits of kit, but emergency ponchos are perfect for festivals. They’re cheap, lightweight and pack really small, and you can throw them on over whatever you’re wearing without thinking about it if there’s a sudden downpour.
Top festival tip: If you can, make sure you don’t camp in a dip – else you might come back to a flooded tent!
Just because you’re out camping, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a comfortable night’s sleep! Using an airbed means you can settle down and get some shut-eye when the bands have finished, and be up and raring to go again the next day! This one has a built-in inflator, so there’s nothing else to carry.
Top festival tip: Try to pitch your tent further away from any paths for a quieter night’s sleep!
If you’re a regular festival-goer you’ll already know it’s unlikely you’ll be lucky enough to park next to where you’re going to be camping! This folding trolley helps you cart all of your kit to your pitch, then folds up out of the way until it’s time to head home.
Top festival tip: You can also use a sledge to move your kit if it’s really muddy
You can normally buy food at a festival, but it’s not very healthy and definitely not very cheap! Taking along your own cooking kit means that you can rustle up some life-saving bacon sarnies in the morning as well as saving money by feeding yourself for the weekend. This set has everything you need – just add gas!
Top festival tip: Two words: Can opener! Make sure you can actually open all your food when you arrive.
And there you have it! A little bit of luxury can go a long way at a festival. Have you got any top tips and essentials? Let us know in the comments!
Off to Bestival or V-Festival this year? We’re coming too! Remember you can pre-order your camping kit online at halfords.com and it’ll be waiting at the festival ready for you to collect when you arrive – no more carrying huge bags and backpacks across a muddy field! We’ll also be selling camping essentials, in case you forget something or break something!