Health & Fitness

Festival Essentials: 10 things you HAVE to pack

From Wednesday the masses will begin their pilgrimage to Worthy Farm for Glastonbury Festival 2016, kicking off festival season in style.


V-fest, Isle of White, Reading or Leeds, if you’re lucky enough to have bagged yourself a ticket for the first time this year, you might be wondering what to pack?

Don’t waste time lugging around everything but the kitchen sink, just check out our essential list of 10 things to pack for a happy and healthy festival season.

Trust me, you’ll thank us later.


1. Baby Wipes

This is a BIG one. Chances are, you wont be doing a great deal of bathing over the next 4 days. Baby wipes are a quick, portable and convenient solution to what could be a potentially very smelly problem.

To keep your face spot-free, treat yourself to some Mio Clean Slate Wipes. No need for water, these gentle wipes are a quick and easy way to remove makeup and refresh the skin. Infused with natural mint and cucumber, the quick-drying wipes work to cleanse, moisturise and protect all in one, effortlessly removing makeup, sweat and even hard-to-budge glitter paint.


2. Dry Shampoo/A Hat

By day 3, your locks are going to require some TLC and there’s only so much a flower crown will hide.

Dry shampoo, a product clearly created by the GODS, will rescue your sorry looking mane and restore some bounce to your bonnet.

Should you leave it behind, do not fear, a hat will do the job too.


3. Don’t Forget Your Vitamins

Music festivals aren’t exactly known for healthy food options, the main food choices you have tend to sway from burger van to hot dog stall.

Pair that with tiredness and you’re in danger of burning out before Adele hits the main stage on Sunday night.

Our resident expert, Ashley English recommends packing a couple of Myvitamins picks to keep you on track: “Zinc tablets will boost your immunity, which you might need in all that mud. B-vitamins will keep your hair, skin and nails looking great and Vitamin C could help boost your flagging energy levels.”


4. Airbed

This might seem like overkill, but 4 nights of sleeping on a damp tent floor can do some serious damage to your back. Sleep deprivation is no joke, so whilst you might be partying into the early hours, treat yourself to some comfort when you get back to your canvas under the stars.


5. Torch

Actually locating your humble abode in the dark can be somewhat tricky when you’re in a field of 175,000 identical green tents. A torch comes in handy in so many situations; from fumbling through your backpack searching for that hoodie to finding yourself a decently discreet bush.

Plus, you know, tent strings. Those things are lethal.


6. Poncho

We don’t like to stereotype, but if you’re going to a festival in Britain the chances are it’s probably going to rain.

If you’ve invested in some seriously stylist festival fashion you wont want to hide under a giant cagoule, grab yourself some cheap clear plastic ponchos. That way, people can admire your sparkly shorts whilst you keep perfectly dry.


7. Old Mobile Phone

Remember those pre-historic mobiles that had batteries which lasted 2 months without needing a charge?

Well dig yours out of the junk draw and pack it in your rucksack because that bad boy is about to come in seriously handy.

Extra bonus: you can play Snake II again on the car journey down.


8. Snacks

Fed up of burgers? A couple of sweet (and healthy) treats will keep your energy levels up and get some much needed goodness back into your body.

Throw some Bioglan Raw Bites into pack. A great plant-based source of protein, fibre and Omega 3, they taste great and curb sugar cravings without the calories.


9. A BIG Bottle of Water

Dehydration is the nemesis of any festival-goer.

Whilst we wont make you promise to stay tee-total all weekend, keeping hydrated will help towards making sure you wake up with a clear head the next day. Don’t forget your toothbrush either, pack a travel-sizes tube of toothpaste to stay fresh all festival.


10. Sunscreen

On the off chance the sun does come out tomorrow, sun cream is a must. It will protect your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature ageing due to skin damage, leaving you free to dance all day by the Pyramid stage.




Are you heading to Glastonbury or another festival this Summer? Let us know by tweeting us @MyvitaminsUK






Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

Writer and expert