7 things Fearne Cotton can’t go to a festival without
Festivals are often brilliant long after the event. Admittedly at the time you’re pining for your own bed, clean clothes and a hot shower. And
then, weeks and months later, you look back, puff out your cheeks and marvel, “Best weekend ever.”
To ensure you actually enjoy yourself while you’re there, the Balance team, spearheaded by our guest editor Fearne Cotton, has put together a run down of all the essentials (and, in some instances, not so essentials) you’ll need so that you can maintain good mental and physical health while living in a field. Although to slightly contradict that, Fearne’s first suggestion is to actually escape said field…
Fearne says “I wouldn’t sleep at a festival these days. Last time I went to Glastonbury, I slept off-site. The communal camping area is too noisy and I’m such a bad sleeper; I’ll wake up if I hear a tree blowing in the wind. When I was younger I’d be so drunk, I’d just fall asleep. Believe me, that helped! These days, sleep is such an issue for me, so either find somewhere external to the festival site, or do a day and go home. Off-site sleeping is a really good idea if you can do it. It can be the same price as camping, but you might have to book way ahead, or they’ll go!”
Fearne says “OK, they’re not necessarily great for the environment, but I always take wet wipes. I’m constantly wiping my hands and using hand sanitiser. These are a great idea and make you feel ever so slightly cleaner than you actually are...”
Fearne says “This balm comes in a glass jar. It’s nice if you’re out and sweaty and makes you feel less gross. Plus, it won’t poison your body and put toxins in there from whatever chemicals are going under your pits”
Super soft fabric and Isofill insulation aids a comfortable night’s sleep. And yes, it’s a double. Think of it as an opportunity to have a bit more space. And who knows? You might bag a sleeping buddy....
Has your phone ever run out of juice at a festival? Oh, the panic, followed by the self-loathing that follows the panic because you know you shouldn’t be so worked up about a phone running out of battery. But, goshdarnit, you’re a human being! And relax... This portable powerpack can take three phones at a time (the floozy!) and will be your best pal the next time you’re dancing in a field
OK, you might not look too rock’n’roll as you get your probiotics out, but by day two, your pals will be pleading with you to share. After all, it’s not as if booze and bad food are o -limits. OptiBac Probiotics are ideal for festival goers as they help keep your gut happy.