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Glastonbury packing essentials

Having secured a  much-coveted Glastonbury ticket and with Coachella festival images burnt into our minds, I’m starting to create a mental packing-list….I bloody love a list.  I don’t want to be that girl who packs way too much stuff ‘just in case’ but on the other hand I can’t survive five days with just a cagoule and a packet of paracetamol.

I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that I won’t be confused with Kate Bosworth in teeny lace shorts and delicate daisy-chain jewellery but I’d rather not look like a mum-on-a-school-trip, all sturdy shoes and SPF 50. Obviously the weather is a tricky little fiend, we could be basking in record-breaking June temperatures or using our sleeping bags as a second jacket if a frost sets in.  I can’t even envisage the packing complications if heavy rain is predicted…please god no.


Kate Bosworth

Toiletries – thank the lord for the holiday section in Boots which stocks a mini-everything.  Toothpaste, shampoo and face wash can all be purchased in petite.  Don’t forget these other must-haves:

Avene Cicalfate – antibacterial cream for sunburn, spots, bites, scratches….


Avene Cicalfate


Cheap sunglasses – you’ll break/lose them.  Leave the posh ones at home:

ASOS sunglasses

Rehydration salts – hangover remedy:


Rehydration salts


Antihistamine – could come in handy if you’re a city-dweller and find you’ve got an aversion to country air and/or grass pollen:

Allergy piriton relief

Most things you can trade with friends so don’t pack for every eventuality. One thing is certain, Glastonbury will be more trainers and backpacks than hair stylists and vintage couture.  Phew.


4 comments on “Glastonbury packing essentials

  1. Helen Coakley
    April 24, 2013

    Piriton has saved me from many a fluffy animal allergy!

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  3. Williamspromakeup
    June 20, 2013

    The rehydration salts look good. I use zero and a berrocca together and it works a treat! Added a few more to my packing list of things too 🙂

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