Name: Lorna Glover
First big festival: V98 in Leeds – Who was there: The Verve, James Brown & Robbie Williams!
Best festival experience: Seeing Mani from Primal Scream & Ian Brown on the same line up at Summercase festival in Barcelona 2008. They came together on stage & did an impromptu rendition of some Stone Roses songs long before the band’s official reunion which is still one of my favourite ever memories!
Worst festival experience: The epic floods at Bestival in 2008. Words cannot describe how wet it was! The under the sea fancy dress theme was very appropriate. Even with the stage closures & never ending rain, it was still a lot of fun though!
Festival most looking forward to this year: Glastonbury where I will be volunteering. I still think it is the best festival in the world!
This is without doubt the most important item you need to take! You’re going to be out all day and if it starts to rain the tents become rammed, so there really is nowhere to hide. A good waterproof can make or break your festival experience.
The second most important item you need to take is wellies. We can all hope for sun, but if it rains, trainers are rendered useless & you will appreciate some extra protection when using the portaloos as well.
TOP TIP: Get footbeds fitted into your wellies for extra comfort & support (like you do for your ski boots in winter). You will be thankful after standing on your feet all day on hard ground!
I always take a pair of rubber flip flops for hanging around at your tent & wearing in the shower - if you manage to find them!
Do not wear jeans! If they get wet, they will stay wet for days & not dry out! Your legs are naturally waterproof, so shorts & wellies is much better idea! If you just can’t cope without them, make sure you take emergency waterproof trousers to wear over the top.
Many of the walkways around Glastonbury & other festivals are not lit & uneven ground can be tricky (especially after a few ciders) so a torch is especially helpful. Head torches are best so you have your hands free!
Make a list, and check it twice