What to pack for the Cornbury Music Festival

What We Packed – Music Festival Weekend

Helen headed to the Cornbury Music Festival in Oxfordshire for a scorching weekend of sunshine and music.

The Trip

Packing for music festivals can range from wellies and waterproofs to sun hats and shorts. Always check the weather forecast before you go, so you have at least some idea of what to pack. The outlook for this 3 day/2 night weekend break was dry, sunny and exceptionally hot throughout – so I knew I could ditch the wet-weather gear and loose comfortable clothing would be the key.

The Packing

I travelled in:

  • Jeans
  • Sleeveless t-shirt
  • Flat sandals

What I packed:

  • Underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • 2 long ‘maxi' dresses
  • 1 pair leggings
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 pair of flat shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Packable sun hat
  • One Ickle Bockles clear pouch with toiletries, decanted into small bottles
  • Another clear pouch for insect repellent, bug cream, sunscreen
  • Large deluxe microfibre towel
  • First aid kit and medication
  • Solar powered phone charger
  • Foldable water bottle
  • A backpack for carrying items away from the tent

I always line the main rucksack with a bin liner, just in case it gets wet – this will ensure everything inside remains dry.

Cornbury Music Festival stageLoose clothing and sun protection were definitely the order of the day – it really was hot. Some people looked so uncomfortable wearing tight jeans and black tops, but my maxi dresses were cool and stylish – a lady even came over and complimented me on my choice!

Despite the daytime heat, it can still cool off at night, particularly as the damp sets in, so I then popped leggings on underneath, swapped my sandals for shoes and added a fleece. I really didn't need anything else.

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Written by Helen

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