There is more than one summer music festival taking place every weekend over the summer months in the UK. Rain is inevitable and so far the last few years of my festival going having been pretty much dry. This year I’m not sure I’m going to get away with it!
This weekend we’re off to Lee Fest a local festival to me only half an hour drive away in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. As a family we’ve only been to Camp Bestival with 30,000 others. Lee Fest is much smaller with 5,000 people and we’re all really looking forward to experiencing a more intimate festival. Billed as a ‘mini version of Glastonbury’ we could be in for a magical treat! Headliners include Kate Tempest, Jake Bugg, Annie Mac and Slaves. As ever I’m looking forward to discovering new music so will be checking out the bands lower down the line up with anticipation!
The first weekend of September we’re back at Lulworth Castle but this time without the kids and not for Camp Bestival This year we’re trying out the grown up version – Bestival the first year at this gorgeous Dorset site.
For us it will be oh so familiar but oh so different. So happy that the magical Caravanseri will be there..my favourite live music venue..in the world!
Yesterday it was reported that a month’s worth of rain fell on some parts of the country and I’m pretty sure that included us! So if this summer weather change is what we’re likely to experience at our two festivals we need to be prepared!
What to Wear
Once you’re wet you’re cold especially in the evening and it there are endless downpours of course we’ll be getting wet but if we’re wearing the right clothing it will certainly help.
I love this one from Finisterre
A fully waterproof jacket, lightweight and breathable with fabric containing recycled nylon and a fluorocarbon-free DWR finish, helping to protect both you and the planet. Love the colour too!
Layering up with thin, lightweight cotton top means if the top one gets wet you can take it off leaving a dry one underneath.
These boots from Seasalt are handmade in natural rubber, with deep treaded soles and extra thick insoles for added comfort. Ideal festival footwear to tackle those muddy fields!
Once you’ve got your practical clothing sorted that will keep you as dry as possible you can jazz up your outfit with headwear, makup and accessories so you look like you’re at a festival rather than going for hike over the Pennines! Don’t forget to pack a few extra pair of socks!
Extra Bad Weather Essentials
Plastic bags and bin liners to sit on..store wet stuff and keep stuff dry – essential!
Bungee cords – string them up inside your tent to dry damp towels and clothes (if your tent is big enough that is- ours is!)
Plastic zip lock bags for phones and cameras
Duct tape – for broken tent poles, tent tears, raincoat tears..your best friend at a wet festival!
Now that the wet weather essentials kit is covered there’s only one thing left to say.
Photo credits: www.bestival.net