A practical guide to not feeling like shit at your summer festival 3 years ago

A practical guide to not feeling like shit at your summer festival

Listen, we've all been there.

It's day three of your perfect summer festival, the tents flooded, your clothes are ruined, and you think you might even have trench foot.

It's hard to keep your spirits up when the festival God's seem to be against you but don't worry, it's not all doom and gloom. We've rounded up our top tips for making the most out of your weekend.

So, before you get yourself in a tizzy over a leaky wellie read through these tips. Trust us, once you get home you're going to want to go back and do it all over again.

Wash every day

You don't need to have an actual shower every morning but set aside some quality baby wipe time in the am. Put on clean underwear and brush your teeth once you wake up too. You'll feel like a new woman afterwards.

Split up your cash

That new bum bag you've been rocking is pretty snazzy but what happens when you lose it? Make sure you spread your cash out and don't keep it all in one place. The same goes for your bank cards.


Waking up in a hot, smelly tent with no water is horrific. Always keep a bottle of water in your tent for morning emergencies and sip on a few bottles throughout the day. It will make you feel tonnes better.

Actually get some sleep

Okay, you're not going to get a solid 8 hours or anything but try to get at least a few hours every night or you'll be like a zombie come Sunday. Remember naps are your friend too.

Get cosy

There is nothing worse than being cold at a festival. Make sure you have a warm sleeping bag, lots of fluffy socks, and a few good hoodies to keep you toasty when the sun goes down.

Ditch the fashion

Yes, you'll want to look your very best but sometimes the most fashionable outfits just aren't practical festival attire. Dress for the weather, not for a catwalk and you'll feel so much better.

Remember it's just one weekend

It might be cold, rainy, and mucky but remember that a festival is a once a year event. You've been waiting for this for months so suck it up and just enjoy yourself. You'll be sleeping in a nice bed every other night for the rest of your life.