Packing for Glastonbury Festival is one hell of a task, you have to prepare for everything. Rain or shine you will have any amazing time, but nobody wants wet jeans – right?
The Essentials – Don’t forget!
Money and card
Tent and sleeping bag
Camera – you may want to take a disposal camera as well
Plenty of clothes.. see further down!
Torch – a small one for your bag and one for your tent
With no showers and no home comforts, here is a list of things you should take with you to make you feel more human.
Tissues and toilet roll – you will not find either of these anywhere, so a must need!
Baby wipes – If you don’t have access to a shower, this will be it..
Toothpaste, toothbrush and mouthwash
Plasters – Make sure you include blister plasters and lots of them.
Hand Sanitiser Gel
Hairbrush, hairband and grips
Lots and lots of clothes
Be prepared for everything. From torrential rain to heat waves, you cannot rely on weather reports, because it is the English weather after all!
1 x Top for everyday
Other clothing, I took dresses, shorts, dungarees, harem pants.
Leggings – wet jeans are the worst.
Socks and pants – lots of them, wellie socks and hiking socks. Socks, socks, socks.
Warm coat – for evenings, its cold.
Rain coat – because it’s England
2 x Jumpers
Bumbag – It is so handy to keep your hand and shoulders freeeeeeeeeeee
Woolly Hat, sun hat and a baseball cap
Scarf and gloves
Onesie – for warmth when you’re sleeping
Don’t forget to pack a spare outfit with you for the journey home. Trust me, these will feel amazing!
Sandals – handy for around the camp!
Flip Flops – For when/if the sun starts to shine!
Walking boots (don’t forget hiking socks)
Wellies (don’t forget wellie socks)
Other items to take
Bin liners/ carrier bags – handy for separating dirty/wet clothing and for taking your rubbish with you!
Plastic water bottle
Portable phone charger
Notebook and pen – always handy!
Food and Drink
Water – there is Water Aid kiosks at the festival, so bring a plastic bottle; they’re also lighter to carry!
Alcohol – remember, no glass.
Snacks – all of the snacks.
Food – It is a good idea to take foods that last, unless you want to buy your meals from the stalls available!
If you’re working
If you are like me, and get the opportunity to volunteer at Glastonbury Festival, I found the below very helpful to take with me, along with the above of course.
Bicycle – The festival area is huge. A bike is incredibly handy to get from one place to the next, but when the festival-goers arrive on site, you will not be able to cycle around due to the hundreds of thousands of people!