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Festival ‘Ditch and Pack’ Tips

20th June 2016

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Festival season is here. With Glastonbury just a few days away we are on hand with our festival ‘ditch and pack’ tips to get you ready.

We recommend that you ignore the term ‘festival fashion’. Rid your mind of wearing flip-flops. Think more along the lines of practical items such as wellies and cagoules. We are in Britain after all; the land of four seasons in one day!


Ditch the Designer Gear
– Festivals are certainly not the place for your prized possessions, unless of course you want them covered in beer and splattered with mud. You won’t be able to relax and enjoy the festival experience if you are concerned about your designer jeans or your new white trainers. So, leave your best clothes at home.

Pack Charity Shop Bargains – Get yourself down to the YMCA charity shop on Wood Street and pick yourself up some bargain festival gear that you won’t mind getting covered in mud.


Ditch the Denim
– When it gets wet denim can become uncomfortable to wear and takes a long time to dry.

Pack Leggings and Tights – They are easier to dry than denim and can be worn under dresses should it get cold, or rolled up and put in your bag if it gets too warm.


Ditch the Flip-flops
– Remember that there can be quite a bit of walking from stage to stage and there is a possibility of trampled toes. Flip-flops wouldn’t be the most comfortable footwear.

Pack Your Wellies – They are waterproof and will help you to avoid mud squelching through your toes!


Ditch the Bin Liner
– Many people forget to take a waterproof coat to festivals, especially when it looks like it is going to be good weather, and then end up wearing a makeshift poncho from a bin liner.

Pack a Cagoule – Nifty little rain proof coats in a pocket, what else could you ask for? They hardly take up any space. Better safe than sorry.


Ditch the Big Bag
– You don’t want to be stuck holding a big bag when you want to enjoy the music and have a dance. Just carry the essentials with you.

Pack a Bum Bag – They are no longer an uncool thing of the 80s, bum bags are the in thing at festivals now. They allow you to carry around your essential items such as money and your phone, but allow you to have your hands free to enjoy the music and wave that glow stick in the air!


Ditch the Cold
– It can get chilly at night, especially if it has been warm during the day. So make sure you think about packing something to keep you warm. It’s all about layers.

Pack a Hoodie – You can use a hoodie to layer up. It will keep you warm and can be flung over the top of your day wear at night. If you get too hot, you can tie it around your waist.


Ditch the Floppy Hat
– They can be a nuisance and often fall off or the big brims can get in the way of your own viewing pleasure.

Pack a Bandana – They are great at keeping the sun from burning your head and they hide unsightly greasy hair!

Make sure you are festival ready and have packed well.

Forgotten those last minute festival clothing essentials but don’t want to pay a fortune for them? Nip down to the YMCA charity shop on Wood Street, Doncaster to see what we have in stock.

Click here to see our charity shop opening times.

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