Rainbow Serpent, Future Music, Falls Festival... The summer festival season has indeed started. It is going to be hot, maybe a bit rainy, but definitely fun! To make the most out of your festival, make sure you tick off this checklist.
Rule #1: Stay fresh One shower a day might not even be enough when you spend the whole day under more than 30 degrees. Wipes are the answer! Just keep a little pack of fresh wipes in your bag to feel - and smell - fresh all day long.
Rule #2: No flip-flops The sun will more than probably shine during your festival, but you only need a few hours of rain to turn the whole site into a mud bath. Go for waterproof shoes or even a pair of gumboots.
Rule #3: Be a real camper Your camper's soul is hiding somewhere deep inside you. If you are not really of the camping kind, just try to think convenient. You can survive on a pop up tent, camping mats, a sleeping bag, a torch, insect repellant, noodles, muesli, and lots of water!
Rule #4: Save your battery Fingers crossed, the sun will probably shine relentlessly! So if you have one of these solar mobile phone chargers, you won't have to face The Dead Battery Issue. However, if you don't want to invest in a new gadget, you can always go through your drawers and take your good old NOKIA 3310. Bonus: you can play snake!
Rules #5: Take pictures A music festival is a unique experience and you want to keep nice memories of it. Of course you can use your smartphone or a small digital camera. But if you're scared of running out of battery or simply losing it, old school is the answer again. Just buy a disposable camera. First, it's not worth too much money so it's no big deal if you lose it; and second, you'll get actual pictures - at least the ones that you succeeded in having 'right'.
Rule #6: Protect your skin Sun creams, sunscreens cream, sunblocks, suncare... Call it whatever you want, but don't forget to put it on. Also, don't hesitate to wear a straw hat in order to be protected from the sun, but then with style!