How to survive a music festival
(even when you’re over 30)
Trouble is, there comes a point when 20 is a distant memory and your idea of a wild night is hitting play on that last Netflix episode, even though it’s past 10pm and you’ve got a breakfast meeting to make.
And yet lots of people still like the idea of festivals, so even if you no longer know your FKA Twigs from your Lemon Twigs, you can still get your festival freak on. Here’s how.
Don’t stay in a tent
Try to find a way of sleeping in a proper bed. A lot of festivals have cabins for hire. Others provide shuttle services to bring guests from hotels in nearby towns to the festival site and back. You’re not a student any more, you have disposable income, so invest in rest.
Enjoy the music
You’ve already seen a thing or two and you don’t have to go wild about every group that’s being hyped right now. Work out in advance what you want to see and plan accordingly.
Dress the part
Functional clothing, for example something warm and waterproof, with loads of pockets, may look odd, but who are you trying to impress? You’re a grown-up. Wear what you want to wear and feel comfortable.
Spend, spend, spend
What did we say about disposable income? Make the most of it. A lot of festivals offer opportunities for you to blow your hard-earned on anything from bungee jumping and aligning your chakras to carving your very own wizard’s staff. Embrace the madness.
Do you want to wallow in the mud and not wash for three days? Then do. Rules are made to be broken. Even if you are over 30.