5 Tips for Sleeping at a Music Festival
Sleeping at a music festival isn’t a sentence you hear too often. For many, June spells the start of festival season. Music festivals might not be known for sleeping, however, there comes a time in every festival goers life where they just need to call it a day and lay their head to rest. After all, a good nights sleep will result in finding yourself feeling replenished and ready to soak up all of the events of the upcoming day.
That being said, it can be hard to sleep at a music festival. Music festivals are noisy, uncomfortable, they can be claustrophobic, and let’s not even talk about needing the toilet in the middle of the night. You might believe that all of that is a good reason not to bother with music festivals, but you should embrace it. It’s all part of the love-hate relationship with music festivals which every festival goer must embrace with open arms.
You can, however, take some of the following steps to improve your chances of sleeping at a music festival.
Take an Eye Mask
Music festivals often take place in the summer, it can get very light on a summers morning. If you’ve had a late night, you don’t want to be woken up by the 4AM sunrise. Wear an eye mask to block out the morning sunlight.
Pack Some Ear Plugs
Ear plugs are extremely small which makes them easy to pack. If you’re planning on sleeping at a music festival, you’re going to want to pack a pair. Pop a pair of ear plugs in your ears, and combined with your eye mask, you’ll block out the world – perfect for sleeping!
Take a Pillow (or DIY)
We strongly suggest that you take a pillow with you. You’re going to want somewhere to rest your head, the ground isn’t an enticing place to lay rest. If you’re adamant that you want to take as little as possible, take an old pillow case and fill it with any spare clothes you may have with you.
Don’t Pitch Near Toilets
The less said about festival toilets the better. We all know what they’re like. If you’re a first-time festival goer, you might think that pitching up near the toilets is a great idea – after all, you won’t have very far to walk if you wake up in the middle of the night when you need the toilet. Unfortunately, festival toilets can get very loud and very disgusting. You don’t want to be surrounded by people talking and walking past your tent throughout the night. We suggest you find a nice quiet spot away from the toilets. If you’re adamant that you’re pitching near a toilet, you better hope the festival doesn’t flood!
If you want to go to a music festival but you don’t want to experience the ‘baggage’ (otherwise known as festival fun!), then we suggest you go glamping. Many festivals now sell superior packages where you can upmarket your ‘camping’ experience. For a few extra pounds, you can experience some of your creature comforts at the music festival.
Or Simply Don’t Bother Sleeping at a Music Festival
If you try all of the above and you still can’t sleep at the festival, just give up, get up, go out and explore the music festival. You’ll often find that music festivals are a different world at night, it’s when most of the fun is had!