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The temperature is heating up and the sun cream is out, which can only mean one thing. Festival season is here. Whether you’re camping for the weekend or just heading out for the day, knowing what to bring to a festival is essential. Are you prepared for the 2017 festivals you’ve got lined up this summer? If not, find out where your closest SPAR store is to stock up on all your festival essentials.

2017 Festivals

V Festival

1. V Festival

When: 19-20th August 2017

Where: Weston Park

What: Huge headline acts from Chase and Status and Craig David, to Scouting For Girls and P!NK will make your weekend one to remember.

What to take to a festival?

Alongside your camping gear and rucksack full of food and clothes, staying fresh over the weekend with your festival toiletries is a must. We all know that porta-loos aren’t the most desirable of places, so make sure you pack these essentials so that you’re always festival-ready:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Face wipes
  • Tissues
  • Towel
  • Dry shampoo
  • Toilet roll

Run out of toilet roll? Desperate for some more deodorant? SPAR is always just around the corner. With your nearest SPAR store close to hand, you can easily stock up on everything you need to enjoy your weekend.

Your nearest SPAR: SPAR – Cosford, WV8 3NA. 3.08 miles away from Weston Park. Alternatively, SPAR – Wheaton Aston, ST19 9NH is only 3.14 miles away. Use our handy store locator to get directions to your nearest convenience store.


2. Bestival 

When: 7-10th September

Where: Lulworth Estate, Dorset

What: From The XX and Pet Shop Boys to Annie Mac and Dizzee Rascal, your summer entertainment is completely taken care of in June.

What food to take to a festival

As Bestival is a 3day festival, making sure you’re prepared with the right camping food is essential, foodie or not! Want to know what food to take to a festival?

  • Packet noodles
  • Cereal bars
  • Multipack crisps
  • Mini cereal packs
  • Biscuits
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Chocolate (kept cool)
  • Rice cakes
  • Beans (with ring pull tin)
  • Packet soups (to be mixed with water)

Forgotten something? Not to worry – your nearest SPAR is on hand to help. Whether you’ve run out of food or have a craving for something in particular, SPAR is always around the corner helping provide you with everything for need for festival fun this year.

Your Nearest SPAR: SPAR – Wool, BH20 68P. 2.92 miles away from Pilton. Get directions to your nearest convenience store.

Leeds Festival

3. Leeds Festival

When: 25-27th August 2017

Where: Bramham Park

What: As one of the most popular UK festivals of summertime, you’ll be able to watch acts from Eminem and Bastille, to Kasabian and Muse.

What to bring to a festival

Prevent blisters from your wellies or bug bites irritating you during your weekend – don’t forget to pack the essential festival first aid kit this year. From plasters and creams to bug spray and sterile wipes, prepare for any eventuality.

  • Plasters
  • Soothing creams (for bug bites or sun burn)
  • Sun cream
  • Bug spray
  • Sterile wipes
  • Paracetamol

For all your health essentials, your nearest SPAR store is only 3.8 miles away. Stock up on the festival essentials to carry on enjoying your festival weekend, safe in the knowledge you are well looked after by SPAR.

Your Nearest SPAR: SPAR – Red Hall, LS17 8LY. 3.8 miles away from Bramham Park. Get directions to your nearest convenience store to stock up on everything you need.


Want to see what else you can bring to festivals from SPAR? Find the local convenience store to your festival and stock up on all your essentials.