Leeds Festival 2018: A Quick Guide To Camping At The Music Festival
It’s the start of the year, but music festival devotees are already gearing up for this year’s Leeds Festival. Last year, it was Eminem who lit up the stage with his special hour and a half set. While this year’s lineup has yet to be announced, it has been speculated that the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, American rapper Kendrick Lamar, Florence And The Machine, The Killers, as well as iconic 90s bands Pearl Jam, Garbage, and Smashing Pumpkins could be among the acts who will make an appearance at Bramham Park between 24 and 26 August 2018. While this has yet to be confirmed, it would do well for music festival devotees to prepare as early as now especially if they intend to camp at the park. Camping at a music festival takes some careful planning so you can enjoy the live music and food, look fashionable and comfortable, and have an enjoyable stay in your camping vehicle or tent. To make the most of your experience, here’s a quick guide to camping at Leeds Festival 2018.
Get your camping tickets early
It is advisable to get your camping tickets early to ensure that you get a good spot at the park. You can either get a campervan pass or a weekend camping ticket. Bear in mind that that the campervan pass fee does not include the price of the event ticket. Make sure that anyone under the age of 16 is accompanied at the site. Those who are under 13 years are admitted free, but they should be accompanied by a paying ticket holder at all times.
Get the right gear
If you plan to pitch a tent at the music festival, make sure that you get the right tent along with the correct gear so you can stay warm and comfortable while camping. Get a tent that’s just the right size for you and your friends, and it’s a good idea to get a brightly coloured tent so that it’s easy to find. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bags, a mat, a basic tent repair kit, and a camping stove. It may also help to bring a folding table and chairs so you can spend time outside your tent and eat your meals there.
Upgrade your music festival style
Every music festival has its distinctive style. While Coachella is famous for its boho vibe, you will need something a little more substantial yet stylish than the gauzy style statements worn at the popular American festival to cope with sudden downpours in Leeds. A short embroidered dress, denim shorts, a chic raincoat, wellies, sunglasses, and cotton t-shirts are all perfect to wear if the weather is a bit erratic.
What to do once you get there
Once you get to the festival, choose a spot that’s away from designated paths. It’s also best not to pitch your tent near the toilets. Get to the park early so you can have your pick of pitches. Never keep your valuables near the entrance of your tent and use a padlock to deter thieves. To save money, plan on cooking some of your meals, but do go around and taste some of the festival offerings for your snacks.
Follow these tips to prepare to camp at the Leeds Festival. You and your friends are sure to have a wonderful time as you take in the sights and sounds of this iconic event.