8 Essentials for Festival Season 2023

8 Essentials for Festival Season 2023

Miles of walking, dancing until the small hours, hanging out with friends and sleeping in a field... it must be festival season!

Whether you're headed to a day festival, a rave on a beach in Europe, or a weekend in a field in the UK, you'll need to pack the essentials. Here's a list of handy items guaranteed to keep to at your sparkling best all day and night.

1. Hello Cleo Bum Bags

Pink corduroy bum bag handmade in Bristol by Hello Cleo - available from BAM Store + Space

An absolute festival essential, these stylish yet hard-working bum bags ensure you have all your essentials with you while keeping your hands free for dancing! Big enough to hold your keys, wallet, phone, lip stick and any other bits and bobs you can't live without. We love wearing these cross body or around the waist and the bright colours add some extra flair to our outfits. Handmade in Bristol by Hello Cleo. £26.00 

2. Statement Sunglasses

Max Tortoiseshell Sunglasses with polarised lenses from BAM Store + Space, Bristol

Don't forget your shades! Hopefully you'll be needing these all summer long but, let's be honest, they're a god send for the morning after a hard night regardless of the weather! Here at BAM Store + Space we have lots of different styles to suit your face shape, all with polarised lenses and full UV400 protection. £24.95

3. Hair Accessories

Green and black hair bulldog clip made from resin

Whether you're keeping your hair out of your face when you're dancing or hiding the fact you haven't been near a shower in a few days, we have hair accessories for every style! Headbands, head scarves, hair pins, hair clips and scrunchies to keep you looking fresh all weekend long. From £4.50

4. Folding Hand Fans

Watermelon Folding Hand Fan available from BAM Store + Space

Available in a range of fun designs, these folding hand fans are the perfect way to stay cool while looking JUICY! Pop them in your bag or your back pocket and whip them out on the dance floor. £12.99

5. Water Bottles

Red and yellow daisy print Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle available from BAM Store + Space in Bristol

Stay hydrated with these eco-friendly Klean Kanteen water bottles. Their handy size means they hold a decent amount of water without getting too heavy - perfect for when you're out and about. The sports cap lid gives you easy access to water whenever you need it and we stock a range of great colours. £18.95

6. Wylder Naturals Lip Balm

Make sure you're always pout perfect with these handy vegan friendly lip balms, made right here in Easton by Wylder Naturals. The perfect size for stashing in your bag,  these are also great for sticking glitter to your face! £4.00 

7. Statement Glitter Earrings

Handmade glitter drop earrings from Kam Creates.

Get ready to turn heads with these gorgeous glitter earrings. Designed and handmade by Kam Creates, these are lightweight enough to wear all day and night, so you can concentrate on having the time of your life with your pals. £30.00

8. Organic Micellar Water

Bottle of organice micellar water, created by Bristol Made in Easton

No bathroom? No problem! Keep your face fresh no matter what with this brilliant all-in-one cleanser, toner and moisturiser. Created in Easton by Bristol Made, this will make sure your skin is feeling refreshed after a day of dusty dancing. £14.00


So there you have it, festival friends! Make sure you pack these essentials in with your sleeping bag and you'll be ready for an unforgettable time with friends old and new. So pack smart, sing at the top of your lungs, dance until your feet ache, and create memories that will make you smile for years to come. Have an amazing time and look out for each other!

BAM x 

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