Festival Tips and Tricks
eading to your first festival this summer? Check
out our handy festival tips and tricks to feel like
a total pro in no time!
Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
If you want to be saved from spending £5+ (about the
price of a festival pint) on a stage times lanyard, why
not print your own? Clashfinder.com is a handy little
site where you can highlight the bands you want to
see (or them all!) and creates a printable timetable.
Time To Waste
Quite obviously, you’ll want to be seeing your favourite bands do their wonderful music thing that they
do. But there might be points where there’s a gap
in bands you want to see. I really, really recommend
checking out someone you’ve never heard of. If it’s
not your thing, you can move on and have a wander
round the various festival stalls, but you might discover your new favourite band on a tiny stage.
By Milly Youngman
All My Best Friends Are Metal Heads
Festivals are full of great people and everyone is generally really friendly. Making friends with your neighbours is also a great idea as you can keep an eye on
each other’s tents, and if there’s someone untoward
nosing around your tent they can deter tent thieves.
Hard Rock Hell 2014
As festival food and drink can be very overpriced, a
lot of people choose to take their own food into the
campsite - although there can be restrictions on what
you can take into the arena itself so check the website
for info. Most festivals ban gas cookers, but on the more
festival-friendly solid fuel cookers, you can heat up canned food or boil some water for a Pot Noodle - just remember to take a pan/kettle and a tin opener. Snack-y
food like Pringles, nuts and biscuits keep well, and tinned fruit is brilliant for filling up healthily.
*Bring a Mankini! Come rain or shine
they are handy for something!
Another thing to keep in mind how you’ll transport your
stuff to your temporary home in the campsite – trust
us, wheelie suitcases are absolute hell to drag through
mud or across gravel. A large camping backpack is
a great festival investment, and a trolley with sturdy
wheels is perfect for the all-important beer transportation.
brandy in it spicy cider with
guy with the d in front of the
bottle of pis
Editors Tip: Bring a Flag
Flags are great for marking your territory and finding
your tent amongst the masses. You can quite easily make
your own at home, by ordering a blank flag from Amazon, and some acryllic paint. I find acrilic paint the best,
as it doesn’t wash off in the rain, just make sure it doesn’t
get on your clothes. Most festivals sell flag poles, country
flags, and band flags if you want to keep it simple.