Let’s face it – your typical British festival might as well be an endurance sport. You want to see the Arctic Monkeys? Fine, but you’re gonna have to crawl through mud to get there. (Tough Mudder had nothing on T in the Park.) If you’re a regular festival-goer you’ve no doubt seen your fair share of miserable campers dripping into their five quid pints. You’ve probably been one yourself. And while this summer has seen a break from our regularly scheduled dreariness, the heatwave is sure to take its toll. Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a Duke of Edinburgh Award to make it out alive. So, if you don’t plan on hearing the headline set from the first aid tent, here’s some things to bear in mind.
By Laurie Clarke – 3rd Year Comparative Literature and English Literature student at the University of Glasgow