Festival Survival Kit: Let’s Talk Blog Challenge.

19.5.14


As if week 4 of Sarah Hamersley’s blog challenge is upon us already! This weeks topic was a toughie for me. I was going to choose the first date kit, but my most recent first date was an utter disaster so I guess I might need some help from you guys! I chose the festival kit as I’ve been to quite a few and have a good idea of the necessities by now. So apart from the obvious tent/sleeping bag items here’s things that made my festivals fab!

Oxegen 2010.
My chummy Lorna and I at Radio1's Hackney Weekend 2012.
Guess who's re-applying lipstain... Radio1's Big Weekend 2013.
Boardmasters 2013. 
First things first; you have to find some pretty special people to go along with. It’s not just anybody you can live in a tent with for 3-4 days. You gotta have some amazing people to make your time there unforgettable. I was at Oxegen in 2010 and my friends and I are still laughing about the things we did! Including thinking we were at a Fat Boy Slim gig when in actual fact we were at David Guetta… cue the quote ‘Why is Fat Boy Slim playing so many David Guetta songs?’ One too many ciders in the sun I think! Which rather perfectly, leads me on to number 2.. booze! Obviously not a ‘must-have’ item but cider in the sun with live music and friends is such a rare treat! The atmosphere is amazing and it’s super refreshing!



Not all mine I promise! 

Now it’s time for a few sensible ones. First up is a portable phone charger. It costs an arm and a leg to charge your phone at festivals and this was a total lifesaver for me at Boardmasters last year. Festivals are pretty big places and it’s easy to get lost, so it’s always good to make sure you can contact who ever you’re with. You charge this up before you go and use a USB cable to top your phone up when ever you need it! Really handy and you can Instagram til your heart’s content!


Baby/face wipes are a given I guess! Although one thing I never thought of bringing was ear plugs. Thankfully a girl I was with last year brought some and it meant I didn’t have to listen to drunken people stumble around looking for their tents in the wee hours! Next up is a big one for anyone heading to a festival in UK & Ireland – waterproofs and wellies! Although festivals are the perfect time to rock your summer gear, we are unfortunately not blessed with good weather to match. These are usually the first thing I buy when I know I’m going to a festival as I know I’ll definitely need them.


All the waterproofs at Radio1's Big Weekend 2011. 
Getting fancy with some stickers.
Finally on my list is some fun and colourful makeup. Festivals are the perfect time to rock some bright looks you normally wouldn’t. Boho hair and some bright eyes and you’ll look like a festival veteran!



Always good to have a camera to capture moments like this eh Lorna!
So there we have it. My must-haves for surviving any festival! I didn't have any specific photos for this so I just threw in a mish-mash of mine! How strange do I look with dark hair? Haha! Thanks to Sarah for this super fun topic. Don't forget to check wonderful blog out here! And I'll see you during the week for another post. (That is if Game of Thrones hasn't taken over my life. On a massive tv binge at the minute!) xo

14 comments:

  1. Am I glad you put this up? I'm going to my first ever festival in July and need all the festival advice I can get. You seem like a pro so clearly I've come to the right place. What's your favourite cider flavour? I love Kopparberg and Rekorderlig's strawberry ones. You're right, there's nothing like a bit of cider and sunshine. I'm now following you on Google Plus and BL. Please check out my blog and if you like what you see, follow me back on both networks :)
    http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh there's too many to choose from! I love Kopparberg Mixed Fruits (is that what it's called? haha). Yes Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime is amazing! Thanks so much I'll follow you back of course :) x

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  2. Love this post! That trolley of Magners makes me want to head out to a festival so much haha! I was laughing so much at 'Why is fat boy slim playing so many david guetta songs?' hahaha :P I was at Oxegen that year too! :) I'm dying to go to EP or Reading festival but its looking like the bank balance wont allow it :'( haha xx

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    1. Aw I know it was so yummy but led to major bloating if I remember right ! I know so silly. We were right at the back and slightly tipsy so you can't really blame us.. Aw where you ? Small world! So good wasn't it? I know EP lineup is insanneee but I don't know if I can justify it :( xx

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  3. I'm pretty sure I overheard that conversation about Fatboy Slim and David Guetta that year! I was there too! :) great post! x

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    1. Hahah we were probably shouting so loud you might have! thanks :) xx

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  4. That's the year I was at Oxegen too!! haha :P (I think) :D

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  5. Thats so funny about the fat boy slim thing.. haha! Looks like you were well stocked for the wend!
    Rach Xx
    http://make-upyermind.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Ahaha I know we still laugh about it now. eejits! xx

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  6. Great post! I need to go to a festival this year. I’m a fan of your blog so have nominated you for the Liebster award :) see my post about it here –> http://creamteaandrosejam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/leibster-award-part-deux.html I hope you can take part xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much that's lovely! I've done one but I'll have a nosey at your questions now :D xxx

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  7. I love all your pictures Aisling, they are brilliant haha You're one of the few people I know that looks amazing with blonde and dark hair..Cider in the sun and realising you're at the wrong stage (story of my life at every festival I've been to) so you're not alone there ;)
    Sarah
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    1. Aw thanks so much! Haha I don't know about that looking back I can't believe it was so dark! Haha thank god I'm not the only one eh xx

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