The Ultimate Festival Check-list!

Summer is in full swing and that means one thing…Festival Season! Whether it’s Download or V-fest this list has everything what you need to remember to bring with you (without overdoing it…we all know how fun it is lugging the bags from the car). So get your festival playlist on and start packing!

Download Festival 2015
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Important Stuff (and bits and bobs):

  • Tickets!!!!!
  • Parking Pass
  • Phone (take an old phone if you’re worried about it getting lost or stolen)
  • Keys
  • Money
  • Any medication or birth control needed

Camping Gear:

  • Tent
  • Extra Tent Pegs (because they tend to bend like spaghetti)
  • Mallet/hammer
  • Roll Mats or an Air Bed & pump (personally I’d recommend roll mats as they are easier and lighter to carry)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillows
  • Camping Chairs (you’ll thank me later for these, they are heaven after a day of being on your feet)
  • Water Carrier or an empty bottle to carry water in
  • Torch
  • Gazebo (if there’s a lot of you going it’s always nice to set up a gazebo where you can all chill and have a beer)
  • Plastic Cutlery, Cups/mugs and plates
  • Saucepan
  • Hexi Stove or Disposable BBQ’s (these are generally the only things allowed in most festivals to cook food with; gas/petrol stoves are usually forbidden)
  • Tin Opener
  • Lighter
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Food and Drink:

  • BEER!!! and lots of it!!
  • Pot Noodles!! (your diet for the weekend)
  • Tin Food (i.e. beans and sausage/soup etc)
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Crisps
  • Cereal
  • Tea/coffee & sugar
  • Beer
  • Coke or other soft drink (little tip most festivals allow you to take 500ml bottles of pop into the arena if they are sealed…we’ll leave it up to you how you’re gonna sneak the spirits in to mix with them 😉 )
  • Spirits (JD and lots of it!)
  • More Beer.
  • John West Light Lunches (these are great as they don’t have to be refrigerated or cooked)
  • And finally……MORE BEER!!


  • Undies!
  • T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Shorts/Skirts/Dresses
  • Socks!
  • Sunglasses
  • Hoodies!
  • Jumper/Cardies
  • Something Waterproof (you’ll thank me!)
  • PJ’s/onesies
  • Fancy Dress
  • Wellies/comfy shoes


  • Toothbrush/Paste
  • Chewing Gum
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hair Brush
  • Pain Killers
  • Mini First Aid Kit
  • Mirror
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sun-cream
  • Make-up
  • Small Bag/backpack to take around the arena
  • Perfume

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