Glastonbury might have just finished, but you can never be too early in planning for next year’s festival. It is, after-all, the biggest festival of the year. Here are our top 15 tips for being festival ready:
1. Get your tickets
It might seem a little obvious, but give it a few months and there will be tears and tantrums for those who missed out. Set aside some ticket money now and set up email alerts for ticket sales to ensure you’re ready when the time comes.
2. Save some money
You won’t just need to put money away for the tickets, you should also think about the money you’ll need at the festival. Put away £10 a month to pay for all that festival food and drink.
3. Buy a tent off-season
Tents can become really expensive during the summer months. Get yours in January and you’ll save yourself a few pounds.
4. Buy a cheap(ish) sleeping bag
After a weekend of drinking and no showers that sleeping bag is gonna stink. Don’t waste money on an expensive one, instead purchase a cheap one that you don’t mind chucking away at the festival.
5. Bring lots of food
Glastonbury has a lot more healthy foods on sale these days, but it’s still sensible to bring food like cereal bars to keep those hunger pangs at bay.
6. Dry shampoo is your friend
Since you can’t wash your hair in the shower, dry shampoo is an essential. It should keep those greasy locks at bay.
7. Thank goodness for baby wipes
Baby wipes are one of the world’s greatest inventions. A full body wipe will make you feel a little fresher after a long day watching bands.
8. Sun cream
Another item to get in the winter, you have to take sun cream to Glastonbury even if it does rain all weekend.
9. Get your festival clothes now
Festival fashion doesn’t change too much from year-to-year, so if you really want to save the pennies get yours now while it’s on sale. All you need to do is pack it away ready to be unveiled next June.
10. Choose who you’re going with wisely
You’re going to be investing a lot of cash on Glastonbury so don’t waste it by going with people you don’t like. Go with a group of your besties instead. A big group is best as if anyone does fallout, or you want to see different bands, there’s still lots of people to hang with.
11. Research the bands
There are far too many bands playing for you to see every band you want. Instead research before the festival to see when and where bands are playing. That way you won’t miss your favourites.
12. Buy a portable charger
A portable battery pack is a must-buy. It will keep your phone nice and charged so you can let the relatives know you’re okay. It also means you can upload lots of selfies to Instagram.
13. Plan your transport
It’s essential to know how you’re going to get to and from the festival. Research coaches well in advance to find the best value for money and best times. Tickets for these can sell out very quickly.
14. Book holidays from your work
After all this Glastonbury planning you don’t want to find yourself in a position where you can’t book time off work. Get that holiday sheet in quick or you might find your tickets on Gumtree.
15. Always buy wellies
It always rains at Glastonbury. Make sure you’re prepared for the mud.