Style & Beauty Checklist for Music Festivals

With the summer music festival in full swing, I thought to do a post on what to pack in your festival kit.  This by no means is an exhaustive list, but it will certainly so you for a weekend of music, mayhem and mud!


Clothing Essentials

  • Plenty of socks and undies
  • Clothes with zip-up pockets
  • Thin ‘layers’ that you can add/remove according to the weather
  • Waterproof mac
  • Warm hoodie or fleece
  • Comfy footwear (no heels or flip-flops)
  • Wellies
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses


Personal Essentials

  • Suncream
  • Vaseline with SPF
  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dry shampoo (e.g. Batiste)
  • Unfragranced baby wipes
  • Antiperspirant deodorant (e.g. Mitchums)
  • Mini first aid kit (including Paracetamol, plasters, Anthisan cream).
  • Tampons/sanitary pads
  • Glasses/contact lenses


Make-up Essentials

  • Tinted moisturiser with SPF
  • Waterproof mascara
  • Waterproof eyeliner
  • Multi-function product for lips and cheeks (e.g. Benefit Benetint)
  • Lip gloss
  • Compact mirror


The Last Few Bits

  • The obvious things that people forget – ticket, ID and money!
  • Map and itinerary
  • Bottles of water
  • Toilet paper
  • Watch
  • Travel torch (plus spare batteries)
  • Food/snacks e.g. nuts, cereal bars etc.
  • Bin-liners (they work as ponchos, seat covers, laundry bags, rubbish bins etc.)
  • Pillowcase (stuff it with clothes and it turns into a pillow)
  • Spare tent pegs

Learn From My Past Mistakes

  • Pack light.
  • Ensure your ‘kit bag’ is comfortable and easy to carry.
  • Don’t bring valuables.
  • Wear old or cheap clothes so as you won’t mind if they get lost/damaged.
  • Have a full set of clean, dry clothes to wear on the way home.
  • If you’re camping, be sure to put some sort of a marker on your tent so that you’ll be able to recognize it amongst thousands of similar-looking tents!
  • Make a mental note of where you parked the car or where your bus will be collecting you.


Have I omitted anything glaringly obvious?  If so, be sure to add your thoughts to the comment box below.

Enjoy festival season!


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