MUSIC FESTIVAL - ˈfɛstɪv(ə)l/
plural noun: music festivals
- An organised series of live music, avant-garde dance moves and dwindling standards of hygiene, typically held in one place annually
- A day or period of celebration where most social norms are abandoned, muddiness is a staple fashion statement and being drenched becomes the threat that umbrellas the entire event.
Whether you’re a seasoned festival goer or it’s your first time in the 'strawberry fields', most people have seen the years of media coverage in Glastonbury capturing thousands of sodden and grotty music fans squelching about and becoming engulfed in relentless barrages of torrential rain.
But don’t ‘Freak Out’ — stay Chic!
Get stocked up with these inexpensive essentials so you can successfully 'eat, sleep, rave, repeat' like Fatboy for the duration and leave the event feeling 'the best, the best, the best of you'....
Camping Tools: From ditches to Duchess
Obviously most people remember to bring a tent as standard but, when it comes to camping, especially at a festival, there are so many added extras that you can pick up for next to nothing at Poundstretcher which will make bracing the 'great' outdoors infinitely more comfortable!
1. Don't get stuck in the 'mud'dle...
When you're having a fabulous time watching the Sunset with Ed Sheeran, the last thing you think you'll care about is grass stains or a damp bum!
But, later, when you're shivering from laying in what was effectively a bog in your bare legs, you'll probably not care about that 'Castle on the Hill'.
You will, however, probably wish you'd brought a waterproof picnic blanket along to keep you and your friends comfy and dry throughout the whole concert!
At £3.99 they’re cheap, bright and practical - perfect for chilling out on, come rain or shine!
Or if you're really going to pull out all the stops, pick up a folding camping chair!
You might get some stick from your more ‘free-spirited’ mates who reckon 'you should be dancing' all weekend but, with a built-in drinks holder and in four different colours, you’ll definitely have the last laugh!
Especially when you’re perched on the only thing separating you from the mud that’s claimed the lives of most of your mates’ wellies.
Plus, it comes with an easy carry bag to fold it back into so you can always guarantee somewhere comfy to sit!
2. Don't let mealtimes become a Tragedy...
Whilst most people spend the festival walking around looking for their sanity, you may find you fancy something to nibble at some point.
Plastic kitchen ware is a great camping idea. Cups (for that much-needed Coffee in the morning), disposable cutlery and plates. After all, you'll need somewhere to put those sausages you burnt on the disposable BBQ…
HEALTH TOOLS: REMEMBER, Your body is a TEMPLE, NOT A BIN BAG.
Despite spending 361 days of the year acting moderately normal with three meals a day and ‘a couple’ in the pub on a Friday after work, some people get that caught up in the hippy vibe of a festival, they end up forgetting how to look after themselves within the realms of what’s socially acceptable.
Let’s be honest-- festivals are both physically and mentally strenuous, and can only be completed successfully by savvy people. Please note: these are NOT the people who say things like ‘water’s for the weak’ or insist on relating everything back to their ‘gap year’.
So, here’s a list of things you might not have thought of taking but you will definitely need when 'stayin' alive' at a festival and avoid coming out when it’s home time looking like you’ve just escaped the set of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ video...
And finally, make sure you’re not the one needing somebody to 'lean on' at Major Lazer and 'reload' with some Red Bull!
So, there you have it—the list of handy festival essentials at bargain prices! And it doesn't stop there! We have a massive selection of choccies, crisps and nibbles on offer so 'don't you forget about' Poundstretcher and make a pit-stop before you head off to Just Dance!