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10 top tips for festival goers

With a superb summer lined up, here are our top tips for having a fab festival!

  1. Camping? Decorate your tent so it’s easily spotted among the sea of canvas.
  2. Invest in a money belt – a bum-bag (fanny-pack) or small bag will keep your money, phone and valuables close to hand at all times
  3. Pack a poncho! Get yourself one of those small packable raincoats to whip out at the sign of rain (it is the UK after all)
  4. Don’t forget to hydrate. Water is a must – the combination of the sun (hopefully) and a few glasses of bubbly may leave you feeling a little less than ‘festi-fresh’. Bring a refillable bottle to the festival with you.
  5. Avoid getting ‘hangry’ – the queues for food may be long, so pack a few non-perishable snacks to keep you going.
  6. Stock up on biodegradable wipes – festival makeup and glitter can be stubborn and get everywhere.
  7. Bring along some bathroom essentials – you’ll thank us for reminding you to take toilet paper and hand sanitiser.
  8. Get charged up – portable battery chargers will be your lifeline, we promise!
  9. Sounds of summer – create a playlist of all the bands you’re going to see to get you in the festival vibe in the run-up… we have created a summer playlist on Spotify to get you started (see list below)!
  10. Be a responsible festivaller – take your tent home with you and make sure you use it again. The ‘disposable’ tent trend is not cool.

Have a bloomin’ great time and don’t forget to tag us in your images on social media using #wightlink

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Wightlink summer playlist

Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, enjoying a coastal roadtrip or getting ready to head to a festival on the Isle of Wight, our playlist is guaranteed be the soundtrack to your summer!

  1. Welcome to the Isle of Wight – Derek Sandy
  2. Sailing – Rod Stewart
  3. Pure Shores – All Saints
  4. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  5. Seaside – The Kooks
  6. Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics
  7. Feels – Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams,
  8. Katy Perry & Big Sean
  9. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  10. Summer Son – Texas
  11. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  12. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  13. Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
  14. Club Tropicana – Wham!
  15. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  16. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
  17. Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers
  18. At the River – Groove Armada
  19. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  20. Waves – Mr. Probz
  21. Anywhere – Rita Ora

You can listen to the full summer playlist over on Spotify.

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