Going to a festival can be challenging, but it’s always going to be an incredible experience. Whether you’re off to your first festival, or you just want some extra guidance, our tips are here to help you! You may have seen our first post of five music festival tips, but we’ve got five MORE to share with you.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Take cash out beforehand
If you take cash out before heading to the festival, you can set a budget meaning you’ll be less likely to overspend! Having cash on hand also means that you’ll be prepared in case any merchandise or food stands don’t take card payments. Just make sure you have a safe place to put your money!
2. Look out for deals
Looking out for deals can be extremely helpful for saving some money. Food and drink stands will most likely have some kind of deal on, for example, buy one get one free, get one large pizza and two drinks for £10, etc. If you find a deal, you can group up with some friends and split the cost. You all get something out of it without having to spend so much compared to if you were all buying individually.
3. Get an 18+ wristband
Not all festivals will have this, but most do if you’re attending a weekend-long festival. If you’re 18 or over and plan on buying alcohol, for example, at a weekend-long festival, this will be very handy. Most festivals have this function by having a specific tent you can go to where you show your ID and are given an 18+ wristband in return. Although you have an 18+ wristband, it’s still not a formal verification of ID so be prepared to carry around and show your ID if it’s asked for, even if you do have the wristband. (Note: this may depend per festival and on age restrictions in your country).
4. Be kind to the people around you
This may sound incredibly obvious, but it’s super important to be kind to the people around you. A majority of the people around you are there for the same reasons as you are; to have fun, support the music industry and most importantly, enjoy live music at its best. If someone needs help in the crowd, or even just around the festival arena/campsite, be sure to help them out, just like you’d hope someone would do for you. You never know, you may even make a friend for life at a music festival!
5. Only bring what you need
Just like the point above, this probably sounds very very very obvious! However, if you’re going to a music festival, you’re probably going to be moving around or walking a lot. In those situations, you don’t want to be carrying unnecessary items or bags around with you. Our top tip would be to invest in a bumbag! They’re small but big enough for the items you need with you.
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