Travel doesn’t have to mean going thousands of miles away from home…travel for me is the opportunity to go somewhere new and experience new things. Back in 2011 I had the chance to do both of those things – at Glastonbury Festival – and I’ve been three times since; 2013, 2014, 2016. You might be in the same place but each year its a new experience; you might go with different people, meet new friends, eat different cuisines and almost always see different acts.
For me, Glastonbury is one of my happy places and I urge anyone – be it resident or tourist that if you have availability for a long weekend in June and fancy something different then Glastonbury should be top of the list. Yes there is a lot of mud, and yes it almost always rains, but the friendliness of the people you meet and talent you watch far outweighs those negatives.
If you are lucky enough to get tickets; its a tough and often long slog but its worth it, then the below is my list of essentials putting your everyday toiletries and clothing attire aside:
Tent (obviously, unless you’ve pre-booked a pre-erected one)
Camping chair / stool
Gloves and wooly hat (if the forecast calls for it)
Loo roll / tissues
Day bag (chances are you won’t go back to you tent before its time to hit the hay each night/morning)
Water bottle (as Glasto HQ tell you there is drinking water onsite so be kind to the environment and refill)
Plasters (especially if you have new wellies)
Batiste (dry shampoo is a god-send)
Alcohol (its available to buy in site but taking in your own means saving your pennies for those all important midnight snacks)
I’d advise against packing all of this into a suitcase unless you want to be one of those men/women on the front of the Daily Mail, and most importantly Happy Camping!