Great music, unpredictable weather and overpriced beer – just some of the things you're bound to come across when attending your average British music festival. With a plethora of options springing up in every corner of the UK, from Global Gathering and Glastonbury to Bestival and Bennicasim, it's nigh on impossible not to find a place for you to sing, dance, socialise and be merry in a field with your favourite music. Don't fancy chancing it with our temperamental British climes? More and more sun worshipping Brits are opting to jump on a plane and head to sunnier shores, with festivals like Exit in Serbia, Soundwave in Croatia and Sonar in Barcelona making serious waves in the aftermath of some disappointing recent summer weather here in Blighty. Despite this exotic migration, British festivals are still pulling in the numbers, and come rain or shine; we're still shoving on our wellies, grabbing our and heading out to the trenches to worship at the altar of great music!
But whilst festivals are primarily about fun, any joyous moments can be brought down to earth with a thud by not taking care of those little details that are easily forgotten in all the excitement. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy your festival frolicking, so we have compiled this handy guide to all things festive. From checklists of what to take with you to festival calendars, we've got all bases covered. For even more detailed info on our camping gear and waterproof clothing for festivals, check out our buyers guide to our festival finery here, giving you the low down on everything we sell, from tents to lanterns, and from sleeping bags to waterproof clothes and rucksacks. We've strived to make your festival experience hassle free and comfortable, from all angles.