Festival essentials – the ultimate festival checklist

We only have around two months to wait for the start of festival season when many UK parks, country estates and fields will be transformed into giant outdoor arenas where we can join the crowds and enjoy live performances from our favourite artists. We’ve put together our ultimate festival checklist to help you prepare over the coming weeks for an awesome festival experience.

Ultimate festival checklist

Your festival tent – On a muddy festival campsite with thousands of people around, choosing a shelter for these bigger events is less about glamping and more about buying a modest, functional tent that is easy to put up and will allow you to get a good rest each night.

A get-fresh kit – So the whole toilet situation at festivals hasn’t put you off, and you’re braving it. Wet wipes, hand sanitizer and toilet roll should be near the top of your festival checklist.

Bin Bags – From storing dirty clothes to creating a make shift door mat for muddy wellies, a bumper roll of bin bags will become your best festival friend!

Your tech – Decide if you really need your whole device collection on your festival checklist, and consider how you’ll keep all your valuables safe.

A clash checker – These handy guides can be downloaded from websites specialising in providing you with an at-a-glance timetable across all the stages at the each of the major festivals so you don’t miss the bands you love.

Torch – The hunt for your tent after a long day can become an epic saga without a torch. Bling up your tent to make it stand out from the rest, and don’t forget to bring spare torch batteries.

Your beauty sleep essentials – Take along a rollmat. It places a soft layer of matting between you and the cold ground. Perfect with a sleeping bag and pillow for sleeping-off a long, mad day!

A camping stove and simple snacks or drinks – It won’t exactly be the Great British Bake Off, but being able to boil some water and make up pasta snacks or a cuppa when you’re not in the mood to queue at a food stall can be ideal.

Plastic bottles to refill with water – There are usually plenty of water fountains available at festivals and being able to fill a bottle helps you to stay hydrated, especially if you’re blessed with hot weather.

Something for headaches or illness – Consider taking along a packet of paracetamol, ibuprofen or rehydration sachets just in case. Throat lozenges are great if you’ve been singing along with your favourite artists all day!

Travel in style without blowing your budget – Take a look at minicabit’s specialised pages that give you specific tips for travelling to and from particular UK festivals including

Download Festival taxi

Glastonbury Festival taxi

Isle of Wight Festival taxi

Latitude Festival taxi

Leeds Festival taxi

T in the park Festival taxi

V Festival taxi

Share the love – group together with friends for the trip. We have cars available for up to 8 passengers and with our ‘camping gear’ luggage option, the minicabit booking site can identify the right size car for the trip. Let minicabit work out the best order for any multiple stops to get the lowest fare. And, there’s no need to leave the event early to grab the last train home. We’ve got great cab rates from all across the UK directly to & from festivals.