What to take to Reading Festival

In a few days, I’m going off to volunteer at Reading Festival, which I’m incredibly excited about! This will be my 3rd year at Reading so I have a fair bit of experience. I thought I’d put together a list of things to take with you if you’re off to Reading this summer.

  • Your ticket! Any extra passes you need.
  • A tent. Sharing with your friends makes it a lot more fun and also a lot less for you to carry. Make sure your tent is waterproof and you check before you leave that you have all the poles, pegs and other bits you need.
  • Sleeping bag, it does get cold at night even in August.
  • Roll mat, because you will be cold and uncomfortable.
  • Clothes, enough for while you’re there. Pack for all weathers. don’t forget your bucket hat and best harem pants.
  • Shoes. Wellies (which hopefully you won’t need) a pair of flip-flops for around the campsite and some trainers or pumps that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Food, drinks and snacks, food at Reading is really expensive so take some supplies with you to save some money or go to Tescos when you get there and stock up.
  • Money, enough to keep you going while you’re there. There are free ATMs in the arena too, but be sensible about how much you take.
  • A phone, I’d recommend taking a festival phone that you don’t mind losing or damaging and that has a decent battery life. Just make sure you can get in contact with people.
  • Sun cream, hopefully, we’ll be blessed with good weather!
  • Baby Wipes, which I can assure you’ll use for all sorts of things.
  • Make-up.
  • Antiperspirant .
  • UV glow paint and glitter, definitely a must have.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash.
  • Fold up chairs, which you should guard with your life.
  • Alcohol or money to buy it, because let’s be honest we’re going to a music
  • A lighter, even if you don’t smoke.
  • Condoms, better to be safe.
  • Towel.
  • Loo roll.
  • 2 Litre bottle of water which you can keep filling up and use for all sorts.
  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets, paracetamol and pro-plus. You’ll thank me later.

Anything else you need that I haven’t included.

Hope that gives you a rough idea of what to take, enjoy Reading I know I will!



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