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Play Cosmo – How To Plan for a Festival in 2017

| On 30, Aug 2017


In case you hadn’t noticed, we are in the midst of festival season in the UK, as music and live entertainment lovers schedule trips across the length and breadth of the nation in a bid to indulge their passions.

While booking your place at festivals is one thing, however, it is quite another to plan your activities out. If you are going to make the most of your time and spend within your means, however, you will need to organise your activities and take a proactive approach to planning each festival trip in fine detail!

In this post, we will discuss the best ways to achieve this while enjoying a carefree summer packed full of festival fun!

1. Plan and Cost Your Itinerary

Whether you want to revel in Reading or let loose in Leeds, there are festivals dotted around the UK throughout the remainder of 2017. While you would probably like to visit all of them, this is likely to be financially difficult so it is crucial that you create a viable itinerary that is fully costed.

The UK Festival Planner can be a huge help here, as this lists all of the upcoming festivals in Britain and provides full costing details. By measuring your preferred choices against your budgeted income, you can quickly determine which festivals you can afford to visit and which ones will have to wait for another year!

This means that you can ultimately spend the optimal amount within your means, while also getting the very most out of every festival that you visit.

2. Pack the Essentials

While not every festival has been created equal, there are some fundamental items that every single reveller will needs when planning their trip.

Camping equipment is imperative, for example, as is some form of rudimentary cooking stove and drinking flask. These items enable you to enjoy the great outdoors, rather than running the risk of starving and becoming ill.

You will also need suitable attire, with layered garments crucial for festival-goers. Even if you plan to visit events in the summer, you will need to be prepared for sudden downpours by packing a flexible combination of T-shirts, jumpers and waterproof jackets!

3. Choose Your Favourite Acts

Whether you visit an indie festival where a single genre of music is represented or events with a more diverse selection of acts, there are bound to be one or two artists that you are desperate to see.

It is therefore important that you pay attention to the festivals’ itinerary and when your favourite acts are scheduled to appear. Similarly, you should also identify which stage these acts are performing on, so you can make sure that you prioritise this as a central part of your experience.

This also means that you can create an itinerary that enables you to get the most from your time, regardless of your music tastes or the type of festival that you have chosen to attend.