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Glastonbury 2019: 7 items you’ll need to survive the UK’s biggest festival

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Heading to the fields? Make sure you’re prepared by following our fail-safe Glastonbury guide.

Glastonbury is happening this weekend. And, whether it’s your first time or you’re a Worthy Farm regular, then it’s time to get those last-minute essentials.

You’ve most likely planned all the main acts you want to see this year, but if you haven’t then we’ve created a handy guide to all the incredible female acts — from Kylie Minogue to Lauryn Hill — you’ll want to check out here. We haven’t stopped there, though: we’ve also put our heads together to work out exactly what everyone will need at the festival this year. 

Glastonbury has taken a step to being more sustainable by reducing waste and not selling any single use plastic on-site, urging people to opt for re-usable bottles instead. This is why our first tip is to take a refillable bottle that’ll also keep your water cool in the impending heatwave. 

Add to this tents that’ll reduce landfill waste, Hunter wellie boots that support Pride month, and more, and you have the only Glastonbury survival guide you’ll need to follow. 

  • S'well yellow gold stainless steel water bottle 500ml

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    Glastonbury survival guide: S’well water bottle

    When you’re walking for hours, and we mean hours, to the next stage, then you’ll need to stay hydrated. For the first time in Glastonbury history single use plastic bottles will not be available to buy at the festival. 

    Instead, it’s all about reusable bottles like the S’well stainless steal styles that keep water cold for 24 hours. There’s places dotted all over the grounds where you can top them up for free — and, with the heatwave, you’ll need to. 

    Swell, £42

  • Rains hooded matte-TPU raincoat

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Rains coat

    Of course, everyone puts some thought into their festival outfits — be it for practical or fashion reasons. At Glasto anything goes, so if you’ve been planning extravagant outfits then you won’t want to cover them up if the Great British weather decides to turn. 

    Luckily, Rains has designed a transparent, water-proof raincoat so you’ll still be able to see your outfit underneath. Note: it also has a handy hood!

    Rains, £110

  • Prada bucket hat

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Prada bucket hat

    Whether you’re for or against the bucket hat, one thing is for sure; you’ll want to wear one at Glastonbury. They’ll shade you from the sun, protect you from the rain and hide five day unwashed hair like a pro. 

    Invest in the must-have Prada version and we guarantee you’ll make sure you get the wear out of it when you’re home, too.

    Prada, £225

  • Hunter original pride play wellington boots

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Hunter wellington boots

    If you’re going to have to wear wellie boots to stomp through potential puddles, you might as well have some fun with them. 

    This exclusive Pride rainbow pair will look just as good with summery dresses as they will with denim and a rain coat. 

    £80, Hunter

  • Mango ombré cotton sweater

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Mango jumper

    The Glastonbury website has a very handy ’packing list’ and  near the top is a jumper — we advice you stick to the list, people. 

    Glastonbury is in South West England and not the South of France, so it will get chilly in the evening. Make sure your layers are still festival-friendly by going for bright, happy hues.

    Mango, £35.99

  • Oliver Bonas let's camp out two person tent

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Oliver Bonas tent

    After Glastonbury festival , event organisers have to remove over 11 tonnes of abandoned camping gear, with many of these ending up in landfill. This year, it’s time to be more conscious of what you leave behind and instead of buying a cheap, disposable tent opt for one you’ll use again. 

    Not only will you spot this printed style in a sea of tents, it’s water-resistant and can be pitched in under five minutes. Sold. 

    Oliver Bonas, £199.50

  • Qi wireless power bank charger

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    Glastonbury survival guide: Wireless charger

    No one needs a dead phone at a festival, especially one that has 1,100 acres of land where you could potentially lose your friends. This is why you need a portable charger and this particular one is wireless. 

    Taking all the hassle out of leads and wires, simply put your phone in your bag next to the charger and it’ll give it extra power. We see this as an essential. 

    Qi, £21.99

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