Festival Camping Guide for First-timers

Outdoor Camping Direct takes a closer look at the festival camping tips for first-time festival goers

If you’re off to your first festival camping experience then the chances are you have no idea what camping and essential equipment you will need. The team here at Outdoor Camping Direct have hand picked some key essentials.


Make sure you take the right footwear. With thousands of people moving from stage to stage, campsite to campsite, fields turn muddy fast, so it’s best to ditch trainers and flip flops for a pair of practical wellies whilst festival camping.

For Men

The Mumford Wellington

The perfect festival Welly made using a classic rubber, these are a super comfy welly. See our full collection at Outdoor Camping Direct

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For Women

Evercreatures Short Wellies – White Polka Dots

This ladies’ welly is a real head turner. Not only has it been enhanced with a subtle white foxing strap, it’s just 27cm high making these super comfy. Our ladies here at Outdoor Camping Direct tell us they will be wearing these throughout the festival season. Buy at Outdoor Camping Direct

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A top quality sleeping bag is a must-have. After all, it’s not festival camping without it. The is an extensive range of sleeping bags in varying sizes, shapes and materials available. Choosing the right sleeping bag for your trip just got a whole lot easier. Our top picks are…

Yellowstone Single Trail Lite Sleeping Bag 2-Season

A double layer, hollow fibre sleeping bag to keep you warm when the nights are cold. It has extra baffle around the hood to double as a pillow, keeping your head cosy. The bag comes with an internal security pocket so you can keep your valuables close, which is very handy at festivals. Buy now at Outdoor Camping Direct

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Milestone Envelope Single Sleeping Bag Black/Orange 180 x 75cm

One of our staff members recently tested this 2-season sleeping bag at the Isle of Wight Festival and she loved it. At just £9.99 it is amazing value for money and can be used in a climate of 0-27 degrees Celsius.

We found the bag super lightweight to carry and ideal for putting in a backpack. Highly recommended. Buy now at Outdoor Camping Direct


Vango Contour 60+10 Rucksack

This backpack has been designed with festival goers in mind. The Contour 60+10 rucksack offers exceptional performance and fit, and it’s been brilliantly designed with the addition of a quick adjust back system. Great value and ideal for those who, comfortably, want to carry the world on their shoulders. Buy now at Outdoor Camping Direct

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Yellowstone Mapleton Hi Back Reclined Chair

It’s always so handy to have a camping chair for relaxing at a festival, and this perfect lightweight padded chair comes supplied with a durable carry bag.


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Vango Transit Trolley Silver

The team here at Outdoor Camping Direct really do recommend a festival trolley as there is nothing worse than struggling to carry all your equipment to the campsite.This trolley can hold up to 70kg, so buy now at Outdoor Camping Direct


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