TIPS FOR A FUN FESTIVAL CAMPING
Camping has evolved — from its locations, themes, activities to the food and pets to bring. And when you add a festival of good music to camping, it becomes an extraordinary experience. If it’s your first time going to a festival camping, here are some tips to have a better time.
PREPARE BEFORE YOU GO
Buy your tickets early as festivals can sell out fast. Book in advance, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity. Another important thing to do before attending a festival camping is to research. Festival websites have all the necessary information you need. Find out and take note of the time, the lineup of musicians, other activities you can join, the logistics and the parking conditions. Some festivals have a separate parking space that will require you to walk a bit farther. Consider this if you’re bringing many things to the campsite or leaving a lot behind.
PRACTICE PUTTING UP YOUR TENT
Setting up a tent when it’s already crowded, noisy or getting dark isn’t a good idea. It’s best to practice putting the tent up before the actual event. You don’t want to be fumbling all over when the festival has already started. This is also an opportunity for you to check what else you might need to bring during the event. Practice packing the tent as well, so you can quickly leave the place when it’s time to go.
MARK YOUR TENT
Finding your tent in a field of thousands of other tents can be a nightmare. Make sure to bring a distinct flag or marker that’ll help you easily locate your tent. If you don’t have one, look for other distinct-looking tents or those with easily recognisable markers and pitch near them.
CHOOSING THE SPOT FOR YOUR TENT
This is another reason why it’s a good idea to practice putting up your tent earlier, so you can scan the area and look for the best spots. Choose areas with a good distance to toilets, food stalls or security towers.
WEAR COMFY CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR
Looking good at a music fest is important for some, but make sure not to forget to feel good and comfortable. Make sure they’re weather-appropriate and comfortable enough for long walks and standing, sitting or lying around. Even on a sunny day, you can’t always count on the weather, so it’s best to bring a light jacket or a cap just in case it rains or gets colder.
Don’t skip on the comfortable shoes. Festivals mean being on your feet much of the weekend so wear something that’s both comfortable and sturdy.
PACK ENOUGH FOOD AND BRING PLENTY OF WATER
Should you buy or bring? It’s really up to you. Bringing food will save you time and money — imagine the long queues and the cost — but buying meals can keep things simple. You don’t have to worry about preparing and packing away. However, to be sure, pack enough food that you can easily munch on especially for breakfast, and don’t forget to bring plenty of water. It’s best to stay hydrated when attending a festival.
Festival camping is a fun way of bringing together creativity and music from various artists. It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase local artists and world-class acts in a single event. If it’s your first time to attend a festival camping, make sure to plan well and bring the essentials to thoroughly enjoy this one-of-a-kind weekend experience.
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