Tents, Tunes, and Total Fun - 6 Tips for Festival Camping

Festival fever has well and truly kicked off. You might find it hard to plan your next festival having just returned from one this Bank Holiday weekend but your festival is over before you know it.

 

We want to help you make the most of festival season. Here are our top 6 tips to make the most out of your camping festival.

 

1: Do your homework:

 

First things first, always do your research. Festival websites are treasure troves of information. You can check what amenities are available at your festival and this will dictate what you’ll bring. Remember, different festivals have different rules so check what you can and can’t bring with you.  We recommend bringing a waist pack or a small backpack with you for all your valuables.

 

2: Check the forecast:

 

Now this will seem obvious but what’s obvious is often missed. Irish weather is notorious for changing quickly.  We recommend bringing a lightweight and breathable rain jacket. On the opposite side of the spectrum you won’t want to overheat if the sun is shining so brining a cap or hat is always a good idea.

 

3: Your Camp is your Castle:

 

If you’ve been to a festival in Ireland this year, you’ll know you’ll spend a considerable amount of time at your camp. Pitch your tent on a hill if possible. This will help rain water run down the hill and away from your camp. And you want to be comfortable. You’ll want chairs to chill on and a table to keep everything within your arms reach.

 

4: Bigger Tent:

 

We love this one! What size tent are you planning to bring? Most people would bring a 2-person tent for 2 people, naturally. But what about bringing a 4 person tent for 2 people? You’ll have tons of space for all your gear and will make your camping experience more comfortable overall.

 

5: Look after your feet:

 

You’ll look fantastic in your new white runners but they’re not exactly suitable for camping at a festival. This is where your hiking boots come in. Now, it sounds bonkers but hear us out. You could walk over 10km a day at a festival, and you don’t want blisters to keep you off your feet when you could be dancing. And if your hiking boots are waterproof you’ll keep your feet nice and toasty.

 

6: Keep Insects Away:

 

Is it even summer in Ireland if you don’t get eaten by midges? The last thing you want sitting around the campsite is to spend your time swatting flies and midges away. Insect repellent is a super simple solution to a summer-long problem.

 

And there you have it! With these 6 essential tips, you're now primed to make the most of your festival camping experience. 

So, whether you're a seasoned festival-goer or this is your first festival, we hope our advice makes your experience even more enjoyable. After all, there's nothing quite like the combination of great music, good friends, and the great outdoors. So pack that four-person tent, lace up those hiking boots, and get ready to dance the night away.

 

You can check out our festival camping range here.

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