We love festival season here at Rare HQ but admittedly, we’d enjoy them a little more if it wasn’t for the lack of showers, cramped tents and the UK’s rainy tendency (hands up if you’re with us). However, that’s all part of the experience and why we always make sure to pack our festival survival kits to keep us looking and feeling as put together as possible over the festival weekend. Here’s what we take with us!

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a MUST at festivals for keeping that three-day-old hair looking a bit more forgivable. Spritz a little in to your roots in the morning and massage in to keep any greasiness at bay!

Hand Sanitizers

Festival toilets are often a traumatic experience for most festival goers and hand-washing facilities are usually few and far between. Hand sanitizers are a life saver at festivals for keeping the germs away and they are small enough to just slip in to your bag or pocket and take it wherever you go!


Okay, we know that festival fashion is one of the most exciting parts of the weekend and you want to show off those crop tops and floral kimonos, but it won’t be much fun when you get drenched in the rain! Besides, there are always those really cute waterproof jackets to invest in so that you can look cool whilst still keeping dry!


On the other hand, if you are lucky enough to get a sunny weekend during your festival, don’t forget to pack sunscreen. A sunburn isn’t much fun either! To go along with this, some sunnies, just in case. Don’t take your fanciest Gucci sunglasses, as they will obviously get lost, but you can find some great looking, protective and cheap options almost everywhere now.


At a festival, you are most likely going to be dancing away in the middle of a huge crowd of people, so be prepared to sweat! Carry your favourite deodorant to keep yourself smelling fresh!

Getting muddy is all part of the festival experience, so pack these essentials and just have fun! Are you attending any festivals this year? Comment & share your festival essentials with us!