Camping at a festival can be the absolute worst if you don't know what you're doing.
You Me At Six guitarist Max Helyer offers up his tips to make camping at a festival bearable.
Sleeping in a tent can be hell at festivals, my tip would be to leave it open, so you get air flow throughout the tent
. If you have a little roof part on your tent, leave it open. Best for circulation, if not in true festival style get smashed.
The most important thing is having tons of water stored
, as you are most likely to be hungover and the weather is gonna be good being dehydrated in the morning is the worst.
Some top tips would be taking a few soft mats
, so your back isn't destroyed every morning. Nothing worse than having a wrecked back at a festival trying to have fun.
If you are like me and want to have fun at a festival, just get as hammered as possible
and enjoy every minute so when it does come to sleeping in a tent, you just pass out and don't remember the sleep at all. Works like a treat!
Taken from the August/September Dork Festival Guide - order your copy below. Reading & Leeds takes place from 25th-27th August.