How to Dress for a Festival

From muddy Glastonbury to posh Wireless, whatever the place, occasion or music, we all wait for these music festivals. But it's more than just pure music appreciation, it's also a time to go crazy, forget about everyday rules, and eventually mingle with celebrities! But what should you wear to experience all this awesomeness? Read on to learn how!


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    Wear lightweight clothes and several layers. The weather as well as the temperature can be changeable, therefore prepare for wearing several light layers of clothes so you can adapt.
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    Be comfortable. Festival-goers know there are far more important issues than looking good - first of all you need to feel comfy to enjoy music - often in rainy weather, cold or late at night!
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    Pack clothes that will not show dirt so fast. As washing facilities will be very limited, dark clothes is recommended. Dark colored skinny jeans (you can easily fit these into wellies), printed Tees and Hoodies work well as they disguise any stains way better then plain clothes.
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    Check the weather forecast before you take off and pack accordingly.
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    Anything goes, so go crazy!


  • Pack a light, as it is usually dark (festivals are often held in rural locations away from city lights) and you will need torch to get to your tent / car after dark.


  • Appearing as if you have made too much effort is so not cool though. The best approach is to carefully plan some outfits at home (styling yourself in a humid tent by torchlight is not advised), make sure you have few fancy dress accessories, then forget about grooming and fashion once you arrive.

Things You'll Need

  • Wellies - opt for plain version rather then novelty prints as flowery wellies will make you look like farmers' market reject.
  • Casual dresses / tunics - easy way to make an outfit, and they look awesome with wellies!
  • Scruffy pants / Skinnies to hide dirt.
  • Warm jumper / Hoodie.
  • Few T shirts you can layer - when it gets warmer, simply take some off!
  • Sun protection - hats / sunglasses - you will be outdoors all day!
  • Bottle opener - keep it always with you, it's magic tool on festival ground that will help you make new friends.
  • Pack more socks and clean pants then you think you'll need.
  • Few bikinis - which will look good under strapless or halterneck dresses, and will mean you can shower under water pump without stripping.
  • Raincoat.

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