Festival Fever | What to wear to a festival and how to prepare

Posted: Jul 23 2013


Byron Bay's Splendour is only days away and we know all too well how hard it is to prepare your wardrobe for such a bender. Here's some packing tips/ general tips we take in to consideration every festival we go to (and if Splendour is anything like last year you'll be thanking us!)


1. Be prepared for all kinds of weather.

It really is a no brainer, but having the wrong clothes with you can be one way your trip can get ruined. Anoraks, gum boots and ankle boots are high on our packing list - and with these things in your bag you’ll be covered for any sort of weather induced surprises.


2. How to look good when you're spending days on end outdoors (with limited resources)

  • Baby wipes: They are a godsend. If you don't have time to freshen up in a campsite shower, babywipes are the next best thing.
  • Dry Shampoo: Our guess is you're not going to have all that much time to be washing your hair with your favourite products, so be sure to stock up on fry shampoo and dry conditioner so you can feel fresh between washes
  • Make up Primer: This will make your foundation last throughout the day and night.  No one likes the melted face look, so don't forget this little essential!
  • Waterproof mascara and Lucas Paw Paw: Keep makeup to a minimal, it's probably the easiest to maintain. But these two little beauties are a must. With unpredictable weather you will need them!
  • Sunscreen and Antiperspirant: Again, no brainer.


3. Be a smart packer

Last year it poured at Splendour and the mud was CHAOS. What we took from that experience is the following:

  • Only wear shoes you're willing to part with. This goes for clothes as well.
  • Comfort really is key. Often you'll be wearing the same outfit from the AM through to the PM. So don't wear something you need to keep adjusting, pulling up, taking off etc
  • Even though there are so many different places to buy food (there are almost too many to choose from). Pack smart and stash some bit and pieces in your bag like trail mix or a spare water bottle...Just In Case!!
  • Keep your phone, money and other essentials in a tote bag at all times!


4. Have a meeting place if you get lost.

Last year with the amount of people in the same vicinity, phone carriers went CRAZY. You couldn't use your phone basically. No calls in, no calls out. And the same with text messages and Instagram! We didn't even consider that reception could be an issue - so be sure to make a meeting place for you and your pals in case you get lost. There's nothing worse than being lost in a sea of people at night time.


5. Have the best time

Make sure you have so much fun. Try new things. Meet new people. (That's the main thing!)