What is the Best Tent For Festivals
If you are looking for the best festival tent, you will have different needs to a family camping tent, for example. For a festival, you might need to carry your supplies quite far, so you don’t want it to weigh you down. A lightweight tent that comes with a carry case or can easily fit in your backpack is ideal.
Once you get there, you also won’t want to waste time you could be having fun on pitching an overly complicated tent! You will want it to be relatively compact and quick and easy to pitch, but still with enough room for getting dressed in the morning. If you like more privacy, sleeping compartments are good as a separate bedroom too, as is a porch for those who stay up later.
It’s also worth setting a budget - you don’t want to buy an expensive festival tent just for the rowdy lot next to you to fall into!
You can find our best tents for festivals with our festival tents buying guide.
What Makes a Good Festival Camping Tent
There are a few things to look out for when buying a festival camping tent to make sure you have the best time possible. While we know you don’t want to be a party pooper, nothing dampens spirits like returning to a soggy or badly designed tent, whether your putting your head down early or staying up all night.
Here are a few things to look out for to find a good festival camping tent:
- Waterproof - nothing could be more important for rainy English summers!
- Black out fabric - good for a lie in when you have sore head
- Bright guylines - helps stop people tripping over your tent
- Internal pockets - you don’t want to be rummaging in your backpack for all your essentials
- Sewn in groundsheet - easy way to keep yourself dry from wet grass
- Mesh door and ventilation - keep comfortable and condensation-free
What do You Need to Take to a Festival?
Along with your festival camping tent, there are a few other essentials you might want to pack to be sure your festival experience goes smoothly:
See our full essential festival camping checklist here.
Where’s Best to Camp at a Festival?
So you’ve chosen the perfect festival tent, packed your bag and now your here. If it’s your first festival, you may be wondering what to do next. First, find a good spot to pitch your tent away from pathways and the toilet - these areas will be busy and smelly! Find somewhere flat and free from rocks and bumps and pitch your tent - read our guide to pitching a tent like a pro for valuable tips!
For more help on what to do with your festival camping tent for the first time, read our beginners guide to camping at music festivals.