Top 6 essentials you need for festival season

Whether it’s your first time at a festival or you’re a regular raver, festival season is here and it’s time to get ready!

To help you decide what to pack, we’ve complied a list of essentials you will be thankful you’ve got when in a field for the weekend.

Dry shampoo

If you haven’t splashed out on VIP at the festival then you’re most likely not having a shower for the weekend. Not to worry, make your hair last longer with Lush’s No Drought dry shampoo (£8.95). Simply shake into the hair and brush out for a quick, fresh boost on the go!


This nineties favourite is this season’s must-have accessory. See our guide to bum bags here. They are ideal for storing all your essentials and cash without the worry of losing them and still being able to dance to your heart’s content.


Festivals are notorious for being muddy so you will need shoes that are going to survive and get you around. These floral Doc Marten dupe boots from H&M (now £5) are ideal for stomping from your tent to the stage without any worry of slipping. Made out of imitation leather, there will be no struggle to wipe down the mud at the end of the day.

Phone charger

Whether you’re that friend who always loses everyone or you love to update your Insta with festival OOTD’s, a portable phone charger will be your life saviour. This Rose Quartz phone charger (£8) from Urban Outfitters offers up to 2,200mAH, so you will be able to charge up your phone fully up to 4 times which is more than enough to last you the whole weekend.


If the weather stays like it is then you’ll definitely need a pair of stylish sunglasses. Even if it’s not sunny, they are perfect for hiding your hungover state. Head down to Glimpse Opticians in Great Western Arcade for the latest on-trend sunglasses from the best brands around the world such as Mykita, Garett Leight and Theo.

2 in 1 suncream

You’re spending all weekend outdoors so it’s important that you protect yourself from the UVA/UVB rays with a high factor suncream. Minimise the toiletry bag by purchasing a foundation with SPF in. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ cream (£30) is perfect for providing full coverage and colour correction while offering a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ you need.

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