Festival Message to Campers : Take It Don't Leave It

As festival season approaches, it's time for campers to embrace a new mantra: Take It Don't Leave It. At Khyam, we're raising awareness for sustainability at festivals like Glastonbury to promote responsible camping practices and reduce our environmental footprint. Let's dive into how you can make a positive impact while enjoying your favourite music festivals.

Glastonbury Festival Message

Glastonbury Festival is leading the charge in promoting sustainability by encouraging festival-goers to take tents that they can reuse. This simple yet impactful initiative aims to minimise waste and reduce the environmental impact of discarded tents. By choosing reusable tents, campers can play a crucial role in protecting our planet for future generations.

Learn more about Glastonbury's packing list

List of other festivals in July

  1. Latitude Festival - Held from July 25-28 at Henham Park, Suffolk. This festival features music, comedy, literature, and poetry, with extensive camping options available​.
  2. Camp Bestival - From July 25-28 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. This family-friendly festival combines music, comedy, and activities for kids, with various camping options.
  3. Forest LIVE - Various locations and dates in July:

    • Dalby, York on July 21-22
    • Sherwood Pines, Midlands on July 21-23
    • Cannock Chase, Midlands on July 27-28
  4. Woodland Disco Festival - Taking place on July 6 in Nottingham, this event offers a unique mix of music and nature with camping available
  5. Camper Jam - From July 5-7 at Weston Park, Staffordshire. This festival is a celebration of VW campervans with plenty of camping options​
  6. Folk in a Field Festival - Held from July 4-7 at Bradmoor Woods. This festival focuses on folk music and offers a cosy camping experience​.
  7. Elementary Festival - From July 4-7 at Braziers Park, this festival features a diverse range of music and arts with camping available.
  8. Gate to Southwell Festival - From July 4-7 in Nottinghamshire. This festival combines folk music and a rural setting with camping options.
  9. Womad Festival - From July 25-28 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Known for its eclectic mix of world music, this festival offers extensive camping facilities.
  10. Torchlight Festival of Camping - From July 4-7 in Walesby Forest, Sherwood Forest. This festival focuses on camping activities and includes entertainment and outdoor activities​

Being A Responsible Camper

As responsible campers, it's essential to minimise our environmental impact and leave no trace behind. Before heading to the festival, familiarise yourself with the event's sustainability guidelines and packing recommendations. Remember to pack reusable items, dispose of waste responsibly, and leave your campsite cleaner than you found it.

Festival Packing List

When packing for a festival, prioritise lightweight and durable gear that can withstand outdoor camping. Essentials include a quality tent, sleeping bag, camping mat, reusable water bottle, and eco-friendly toiletries. Don't forget to pack clothing suitable for varying weather conditions and comfortable footwear for long days on your feet.

You'll also want to bring

- ID, Money, Festival Tickets & Travel Tickets: The absolute must-haves, don't forget your ticket to get into the event!

- Toiletries & Medication: This includes loo rolls! Make sure to bring any medication you may need for regular use such as insulin medicine or in emergencies such as epipens.

- Multiple Bin Bags: One for rubbish, another for dirty clothes, a third may be good for keeping your clean clothes in to avoid dust and dirt getting on clothes you plant to wear

- A Wash Cloth instead of disposable wipes: even biodegradable wipes cause environmental problems with the materials they're made out of, festival-goers are being asked to bring wash cloths that can be hand-washed instead to reduce waste.

- Minimal food with eco-friendly cutlery: There are food providers at festivals that adhere to eco-friendly requirements of such events, whilst it's a good idea to bring something to tide you over 'till they open, make sure you don't overstock with food and drink that you'll have to carry over large distances and that you won't be able to refrigerate. 

- Hats & Sunscreen, Wellies & Coats: Prepare for the weather! The UK is about to enter a hug heatwave, make sure to check the forecast for your festival in order to keep yourself and your fellow festival-goers safe and dry.

Best Tents for Festival Camping

At Khyam, we offer a range of tents specifically designed for festival camping. Our Loctek IglooMK3, Brightstone, and Dallington tents combine durability, ease of setup, and spacious interiors—perfect for accommodating groups of friends and fellow festival-goers. For solo adventurers, our Airtek Arden 4.0 tent offers comfort and convenience in a compact package.

Accessories for Festival Camping

Enhance your festival experience with our range of accessories designed for convenience and comfort.

The Airtek Outhouse Duo Tent provides privacy and a dedicated space for changing, while our range of camping furniture, lighting solutions, and portable power sources ensure you're fully equipped for a memorable festival weekend.

Tents for A Lifetime

At Khyam, we believe in creating tents that stand the test of time. Our commitment to quality and durability means you can enjoy countless festival adventures with confidence. Invest in a Khyam tent and join us in our mission to make festival camping sustainable and enjoyable for years to come.

As you prepare for your next festival adventure, remember the mantra: Take It Don't Leave It. Together, we can make a difference and ensure the beauty of our festival campsites is preserved for generations of music lovers to come. See you at the festival!

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