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A GUIDE TO SURVIVING SPLENDOUR 2019

June 28, 2019

A GUIDE TO SURVIVING SPLENDOUR 2019

 

 

This July marks the annual Splendour in the Grass music festival / Instagram Influencer Expo in Byron Bay, Where thousands gather to the inevitably muddy campsite setting for the three-day event.

But before you pack, there are some crucial things that are required to handle the 72 hours of music celebration. If you are making your way to the festival, follow this guide in order to #SurviveSplendour19

 

Gumboots
If you are serious about enjoying Splendour, you are either going to bring gumboots or you are buying them at the venue.

Before the festival starts your shoes will be ruined if you don’t put on gumboots, and by day three you will be shin deep in mud. So bring gumboots, please.

 

Portable phone charger
There are three choices on this one; pay for charging inside the festival grounds, don’t use your phone or bring a battery powered charger.

The charging tents do actually charge your phone, but they aren’t free and there is a long wait to get to them. So if you are planning on getting the perfect Snapchat  to brag about, bring a battery powered charger. Otherwise you will have to just put your phone away and actually enjoy the performances, as boring as that sounds.

 

Food
Bringing alcohol into the ground is strictly forbidden, but there is nothing stopping you from bringing 25 bags of Doritos. Not everybody is prepared enough to bring their own portable barbeque (although it would be handy to make friends with somebody who does), so loading up the car with a mountain of snacks is a genius idea.

It goes without saying that food inside the grounds is expensive, so bring as much food as your car can carry, or if you are flying fill an extra suitcase with boxes of shapes. Just don’t expect to eat nutritionally over the weekend. And don't forget to HYDRATE. ( You just read that in your mum's voice. )

 

Plan out your timetable in advance
Or don’t. This is always a sticking point with festival goers. If you are desperate to fit all of your mates favourite bands into your schedule make sure you plan where you are going on the way to Splendour. There’s nothing worse than missing out on seeing your favourite band because your musically-challenged friend dragged you to the wrong place.

On the flip-side, sometimes it is best to go with the flow. So often the bands that you pass over when re-reading the line-up put in the best performances. Perhaps following the crowd from stage to stage is more your style. Choose your path wisely.

 

Save your wardrobe
Leave your best clothes at home. ( Unless you have meticulously planned your outfit for the next few days months in advance, then just ignore this next paragraph ) You will want to be comfortable during the car rides up and back, so wear your tracksuit pants and leave your favourite jeans at home. Bring that fourth pair of jeans you have at the back of the wardrobe, because it will get ruined and you will be happy just to throw them out afterwards.

Also, don’t bring anything white. It will never be white again.

 

Don’t expect to look your best
First off, let's be real, don’t expect to enter day three looking at your best. You will be run down, dirty and smelly, but so is everybody else. If you can get yourself to the shower block every day, do it! It will make you feel better about yourself, but odds are you will be engulfed in stink once you put your clothes back on.

Load up on deodorant and your favourite make-up if you choose, but at the end of the day everybody is going to be worse for wear. When it comes to beauty, the festival always wins.

 

Rest up before the event
You will probably spend 48 hours before the festival sitting in a car, but try to stay rested. Splendour is a marathon, and it will involve more dancing than Shirley Temple. Don’t expect to be off your feet for very long, but do expect to find yourself dancing to some random DJ in a Native American themed area at 3:00am, because the vibe is good.

 

Brag to all your mates
Fill your Facebook with road trip photos on the way there, and then tell everybody at length about the top five performances of the festival. Besides the memories, why else are you going other than to let everybody know you went? Ammiright? 

 

 

 

 

Re-post from: UPSTART

 

 

 




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