Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes an incredible selection of festivals for you to choose from! You’re truly spoiled for choice—the 2023 UK festival line-up includes Wireless, the Isle of Wight Festival, Leeds and Reading Fest, Latitude, Glastonbury, and many more.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned festival-goer, it’s important to plan what you’ll need to pack well in advance to make sure you have the best possible festival experience. In this guide, we’ll explore the vital items you’ll need to take to your upcoming festival, one of the most important being a seat stick, the perfect festival seat!
Take a Seat: Finding the Perfect Festival Seat
At your next festival, it’s just a fact that you will be spending a lot of time standing up, either dancing to a set or walking to and from the campsite. That’s why you should consider taking a seat stick with you, by Flipstick. A seat stick is the perfect festival companion, allowing you to walk, sit and stand whenever you like, whenever you like.
These lightweight, portable seats provide you with a convenient way to take a break while allowing you to continue enjoying the set you’re watching—there’s no need to go and hunt for somewhere to sit down. Let’s explore the benefits of seat sticks for festivals in a bit more detail:
Hours of standing, walking, and dancing takes a toll on your body. Carrying a portable seat stick with you everywhere you go allows you to sit for a while whenever you need to. It’s particularly beneficial for those with physical limitations, but it’s also a great way to recharge and get ready for some more dancing later!
Forget camping chairs. You won’t find a more convenient seating solution than a seat stick. They’re lightweight and easy to carry around the festival. The good news is that most seat stick models fold up small, making them incredibly easy to transport around the busy and expansive festival grounds.
The beauty of seat sticks is that they’re not just for sitting—you can also use them as walking aids to help you navigate the crowded festival grounds when you’re feeling low on energy.
High-quality seat sticks are made from durable materials, which ensures they can last through festivals without getting damaged. Make sure to look for a seat stick with a robust frame and weather-resistant materials, as it will last longer, meaning you can take it with you to another festival!
Other Essential Festival Items To Take With You
We’ve established that a seat stick is an essential pre-festival purchase. But what else will you need to take with you?
Weather-appropriate clothes and shoes
Let’s be real. Even in the summer, the weather in the UK isn’t the best. While you may get some sunshine, the weather can turn very quickly, and you need to be prepared! Pack clothes that are suitable for various weather conditions, so you’re not caught out, such as lightweight layers, a waterproof jacket, and extra socks in case they get wet or muddy (spoiler alert: they probably will).
In terms of shoes, bring closed-toe shoes with you to protect your feet from mud, rain, and glass. You may also want to consider taking a pair of wellies because festivals get incredibly muddy. You’ll just need to be mindful that shoes take up a lot of space in your bag, so choose wisely!
If you’ve chosen to camp over the festival weekend, you’ll need to make sure to bring all of your best camping gear with you. The gear you take (or don’t take) will go a long way in determining whether you have a good or bad experience. We’re talking about a high-quality tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, headlamp, torch, camping stove, or maybe an airbed if you want a bit of extra comfort.
Keeping up with good hygiene isn’t the easiest at a festival. Often, it’s hard to get access to a warm shower (we recommend paying for shower access if you’re given the option), so you may have to opt for a wet wipes bath. If you’re lucky enough to have shower access, don’t forget to bring body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.
Remember to bring toothpaste, your toothbrush, hair brush, and deodorant. Though not strictly considered toiletries, you should also bring a first-aid kit with you, so you’re prepared if someone in your camp is unfortunate enough to get injured.
Reusable water bottle and dry, non-perishable snacks
You need to stay hydrated over the festival weekend, so we recommend you bring a reusable water bottle with you. The festival grounds will be littered with water refill points, allowing you to rehydrate after a busy day filled with singing and dancing. It’s also a good idea to bring a range of dry, non-perishable snacks with you to keep your energy levels up and save money from not buying expensive food stall items.
Cash and card
You should bring cash and a debit or credit card with you, as some stalls may only accept cash payments due to technical difficulties. You wouldn’t want to be caught out without a way to pay!
Portable phone charger
At a festival, your phone is your lifeline. If you lose your group or get into trouble, you’ll need your phone to call for help. Keep it charged at all times by having a portable charger with you at all times. Not only is a charged phone vital for your safety, but you’ll also want to capture memories by taking plenty of photos and videos over the weekend.
As summer approaches and the festival season begins, you must prepare for your festival weekend. A seat stick is a real game-changer, providing you comfort, convenience, versatility, and durability, allowing you to enjoy yourself without fully wearing yourself out! By taking the time to ensure you’ve packed the essentials, you’ll have a much more enjoyable festival experience.