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Meet your new Festival Agony Aunt, Natti from Fickle Friends

Natti offers her advice on a set of very, er, specific problems…
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Published: 12:13 pm, July 17, 2018 Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett.
Meet your new Festival Agony Aunt, Natti from Fickle Friends

Stuff always goes wrong at festivals, from finicky tents to dodgy food, figuring out the best route through bands can be the least of your worries. Thankfully, Fickle Friends frontwoman Natti is an old hat at the things, and is here to offer her advice on a set of very, er, specific problems…

The festival you’re going to is renowned for rubbish food options, so you need to take some snacks. What do you take to see you through the weekend? 
3/5th of us are now vegan, so the majority of festivals are especially bad, we always make sure we bring good hummus, and Nakd bars no matter where we play.

You've just arrived at the festival and got all pitched up, only to realise the zip to your tent has welded itself shut and you can’t get inside. Erm, help?
Rip a hole in the side and deal with the draft. Also solves the issue of waking up in a boiling heat-trap at 6am sweltering...

Oh no, you’ve forgotten your wellies and the mud is squelching through your shoes. It’s pretty gross. What do you do?
Embrace the mud and enjoy the festival - if it’s a UK festival, then chances are you’re going to get muddy no matter what so you may as well enjoy it. 

Meet your new Festival Agony Aunt, Natti from Fickle Friends
Meet your new Festival Agony Aunt, Natti from Fickle Friends
"if it’s a UK festival, then chances are you’re going to get muddy no matter what so you may as well enjoy it."
Natti, Fickle Friends

One of your mates is being super irritating and trying to make you go see loads of boring old tosh. How do you get out of this one?
Remind them there’s a reason that V Festival got cancelled and force them to go and see some good music.

It's the second day of the festival, you’re starting to feel a bit smelly and want a quick fix. How do you keep the stench at bay?
Showering at festivals takes away the fun so embrace being a hippy.

Your dickhead tent mate has had a few too many, and scribbled on your face while you were asleep. It’s not coming off.
Let the one-upmanship begin and get them back double. 

It’s the final day, and you’ve have had enough - you want to sneak off home to have a bath and watch Netflix, but don’t want to let your mates know you’re kinda lame. What’s the plan?
Say you’re going to watch a really obscure band play their debut album in its entirety and they won’t wanna see so you can head home.

Fickle Friends play Truck (20th-22nd July), Tramlines (20th-22nd July), Y Not (26th-29th July), Reading & Leeds (24th-26th August)

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