Festivals Packing List

Must Haves

  • Photo ID.*
  • Your steward ID if you've already attended a festival this season.

*Photo card driving license or Provisional Photo driving license, Passport, expired Passport (providing the picture still looks like you!), Student ID card, SIA card, Proof of Age card (issued by the Police), NHS staff card, Emergency Services staff card, Civil Service ID, Military ID, European (government-issued) ID card, European photo card Driving License.

Camping Essentials

  • Tent. We recommend a good-quality double-skinned tent. Blackout is also recommended to get some sleep after a night shift. Camping space is limited so please keep this in mind when choosing your tent size and avoid having too much extra space.
  • Sleeping bag. We recommend a good quality, high gsm sleeping bag. The higher the gsm the warmer it will keep you.
  • A pillow.
  • Sleeping mat or airbed. These will help keep you insulated from the cold ground.
  • Camping or travel rucksack. You may need to walk a reasonable distance when you arrive so make sure it has comfortable straps.
  • Earplugs. Although quieter than public campsites, stewards will be working different shifts so expect some noise.
  • A torch and batteries.
  • A power bank. That you can leave to charge at our campsite.
  • Reusable bags. For wet clothing and keeping your tent tidy.

Camping nice to haves

  • Extra blankets to keep you warm.
  • A folding camp chair for relaxing or socialising by your tent.
  • A foil blanket to place over your tent to prevent it from getting too hot during the day.
  • A mallet or hammer for securing your tent pegs.
  • A tent light and batteries.
  • An eye mask.

Toiletries, health & beauty

  • Toilet rolls and/or packs of tissues.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner (travel size is ideal).
  • Towel - microfibre towels are great for saving space and quick drying.
  • Deodorant.
  • Sanitary products.
  • Suncream and after sun.
  • Bug repellent and bite cream.
  • Hay fever and allergy tablets.
  • Any prescription medication.
  • Just in case - painkillers, imodium, heartburn, and indigestion relief.
  • Plasters and/or blister plasters.
  • Dry shampoo.
  • Hairbrush or comb.

Eating, drinking & cooking gear

  • A plate and cutlery. Some caterers will charge for disposables.
  • A reusable water bottle, flask, and mug. We provide drinking water and hot water for tea and coffee but not the cups.
  • Cooking equipment. If the festival allows you can bring a camping stove to cook your own food. Please check festival requirements beforehand.
  • Breakfast food and snacks to take on shift. Pot noodles, snack bars, fruit, and nuts are all great options.
  • Any fancy teas or coffees you like to drink. We will provide basic tea bags, coffee, milk, and milk alternatives.
  • Alcohol if you wish. Remember festivals have a no-glass policy.

Clothing & footwear

  • Clothes for warm weather e.g. shorts, dresses and T-shirts.
  • Layers for cold weather e.g. hoodie, tights, and leggings.
  • Wellies or waterproof boots.
  • Flip flops to wear in the showers.
  • Plenty of socks to change if they get wet.
  • Pyjamas and extra layers you can wear at night.
  • Waterproofs including a rain jacket or poncho.
  • A fresh outfit to travel home in.
  • Swimwear.
  • Something sparkly or fancy dress to get into the festival spirit!

While on shift:

  • Comfortable shoes such as walking boots.
  • A warm fleece, jacket, or sweater.
  • Comfortable clothes such as leggings.
  • A small backpack or bum bag.
  • Sun hat or cap.