For festival newbies we have potentially THE most crucial bit of advice for you to make your festival experience the best it can be… The Bumbag [or the fanny pack to some!]. The absolute festival staple, this baby will allow you to carry all the important stuff, without restricting your movement. You are free to rave like a crazy person, yet you can still touch up your face if you remember to, whip out the wet wipes if needed, or get the phone out for those much needed festival selfies. So not only are we reminding you to buy a bumbag for the festival season, we are also going to tell you the top ten things to keep inside – from festival goer experts! You’re welcome.
FESTIVAL PHONE. The fear you get when you look in your bag the morning after the night before and realise you no longer have your brand new top of the range iphone 6! Our advice to stop this from happening is get yourself down to Carphone Warehouse and pick up a £10 old school Nokia 3210. Going back to basics means you can roll around in the mud and party on four days straight without the battery running out, plus if you lose it – no dramas!
MONEY. The beers won’t buy themselves!
WET WIPES. You will most likely be out for the day and night, and you WILL have to go to the loo at some point, and by day two of any festival toilet paper in a porterloo is a rarity.
CHEWING GUM. Just because.
VASELINE. See number 6. And keep that pout perfect!
POT OF GLITTER. You will need the Vaseline to make the glitter stick to your skin. The beauty of festivals is firstly you can wear whatever you want without looking like an idiot, and secondly glitter bombing someone’s face is the perfect way to make new festival friends!
SMALL TORCH. Good luck finding your tent if you don’t have one of these. And for those of you thinking you can use your phone, unless you carry a portable phone charger your phone will most likely be out of juice by the time you trapse home in the wee hours of the morning.
LIGHTER. Get yourself a cheeky piece of string and attach your lighter to your bumbag - you'll find they become like gold dust! Fellow schmockers tend to bumble off with one of your very crucial pieces, this way you avoid the risk and become a valuable team player.
PONCHO. It’s probable that the heaven’s will open at some point and the worst thing is not the getting wet, but the cold that comes with it. Wet clothes, cold body, ruined festival experience. Poncho’s can scrunch up into the tiniest ball which fit perfectly in a bumbag – so when the rain comes whack it on and look like a bit of a dick for a while but keep yourself dry, then whip it off and stuff it back out of sight!
SUNGLASSES. Cover them eyes!
So if we haven’t convinced you that bumbags are the way forward then we don’t know what will! They become an integral part of your festival look, so make sure you pick up a goodie!