If you’ve been following my posts for a while you’ll know i’m a bit music obsessed, and in particular music festivals. I’ve been going to festivals for about 8 years now (apart from the odd one with parents as a child) and seen all sorts of sights you can’t unsee.
They’re becoming ever more popular and with some great line ups out there it’s hard to pick, there’s something for everyone so we’re pretty lucky in the UK. However, what comes with a UK music festival is the UK weather (unless you’re lucky like me with Bestival the past few years). I’ve put together my list of essential items to take with you, but not the obvious ones like tents, sleeping bag and beer (please don’t forget these you’ll have a nightmare weekend)…
Portable Waterproof Speakers
If you’re like me, you’ll spend a lot of time in the campsite pre-drinking before heading in to the arenas, it’s always good to have some music playing. Stick a mix on and it dampens the disappointment of downing that concoction created from a game of ‘ring of fire’, we’ve all been there.
Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t know what the weathers going to be like so best to get waterproof speakers like this Panasonic Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. Personal recommendation from me, the sound is great, with good bass (nothing worse than metallic music) so you can use it at home too as your main source for music. The battery lasts up to 9 hours so no worries there. I know a few festivals don’t allow these though so check first.
Messaging Apps Without Using Data
Honestly, there’s nothing worse than being on your own at a festival after one too many and can’t find your pals, so this is a good idea and your mum will agree. There’s loads of apps out there now which means you can message other people without using data or signal (yeah you’re not getting any of that).
These apps let you message through bluetooth (and Wifi when it’s about) and also saves your battery so you can take more pics of your mates in a right state. One I recommend is FireChat which has been doing the rounds for a bit now. I’ve used it at festivals before and it worked a treat.
Portable Phone Charger
This one goes along perfectly with the other 2, you’re not going to be listening to music or messaging without a charged up phone and the vans there charge a fortune. I recommend taking a portable charger (you’ve probably already got one for Pokemon GO to be fair).
One tip though, don’t charge your phone up overnight as whilst you’re asleep it’s still draining the battery of the charger once it’s hit 100% so you’ll only get like one charge out of it. Plug your phone in when you wake up whilst you’re sat in that camping chair, staring in to space wondering how you even got back to your tent last night. Nice.
Going to a music festival this Summer? Let us know which ones in the comments below…