It's that time of year again when music festivals are announcing their line ups and advertising early ticket sales, weekend and camping offers and you're deciding when and where to go? Our 5 Tips To Surviving A Music Festival In Comfort gives you some ideas of how to experience these events in a little more luxury than you might have experienced in the past.
- Choose The Correct Festival
With so much choice these days it's amazing the range of different festivals that are on offer and it's not like the days gone by where they are all pretty similar. There are so many from large huge commercial festivals to ones dedicated to certain genres of music or the smaller, more intimate, boutique festivals and being more small scale they can really have a more spacious, relaxed feel than the crammed sardines feel of some of the larger commercial ones.
- Buy VIP Passes
For many festivals they now offer an upper tier pricing or VIP option, which give you a premium or more luxury experience than the standard ticket offers you. Such tickets can get you free rides to the venue, clean toilets, better food and bar options, accommodation and more! If you can afford it these packages are often worth it as these days we don't all want to be going on for days and sleeping in the mud, as romantic as that sounds once you've done it before the charm, along with the deodorant, quickly wears off!
- Bring An RV Or Camper Van
If you want a bit of style and comfort over camping but at a lower cost than the VIP tickets why not bring an RV or Camper Van? You've then got a real bed, warm shelter, electricity and can even bring a portable camping toilet giving you that all important clean facility. Also unlike the VIP ticket if you own your camper it's useful time and time again!
- Stay In A Local Hotel
Another option is not to stay on site at all and book a room in a local hotel and travel in to the arena each day. This is a great option as you're not only in comfort and luxury at night, with hot running water and a bar and restaurant to hand you are also away from the noise if you need to sleep. One piece of advice I have is to book early as with any major event the availability and prices get worse as the dates get closer.
- Chill Out Back Home & Watch On TV
OK I admit this one's a little bit of a cheat but hey it's true that most of these events are televised these days and it's a huge cost saver where you can experience the show without leaving the comfort of your own home. You obviously can clock up many more festivals than you could ever visit in a realistic lifetime. So maybe not for all but if there's only one or two acts you like you don't need to miss out completely!