#1. Keep moving
Dancing around for hours is epic cardio. SHAKE IT and your step count will be well over the usual! Most festivals offer yoga and advice on local walks/hikes too. At Shambhala in BC
#2 Stay hydrated
Music festivals (including Shambhala, Coachella etc) are often set in the HOT summer months, so
#3. Don't forget your engine room
Your mental health is just as important and your physical. There's a number of ways you can help yourself - meditation, endorphins from moving (see #1) or even hugging people (!) helps to release happy hormones and keep your mental health in
#4. Take Power Naps
It's likely you're not going to get the best sleep at a festival. Sleeping on a blow-up mattress with blaring music and rowdy neighbours
#5. Pack Earplugs + and Good Eyemask
Cheap earplugs and your old free aeroplane eye mask isn't going to cut it here guys, soz. Light and noise at any festival will be NEXT LEVEL and you'll seriously struggle to get any shut-eye. You won't regret upgrading for quality versions of both. Alternatively, if your a back-sleeper, over-ear noise-cancelling headphones can do the job.
#6. Wet wipes
I think we can agree
#7. Invest in Good Quality SPF.
Please protect your pretty skin. Living with sun damage is a biatch, not to mention HUGELY increases your risk of skin cancer. Your SPF needs to be high protection, long-wearing and preferably water resistant (in the case of rain, sweat, bodily fluids?!). You might want to invest in a foundation that also has SPF for an added bonus. Bonus: take a cute festival umbrella and wear sunnies ALL THE TIME.
#8. Pack your own non-perishable snacks
If you can't be bothered to whip up a storm, opt for nuts, apples, and turkey jerky. Anything nourishing that can withstand the heat for a few days. They need to be small enough to fit in your pocket though - no one wants to be trudging back to their tent to eat a tin of beans.
#9. Stick to your goals
Many people around you might be engage in activities you don't agree with -
#10. Get LIT
Please pack a torch. No one wants you stumbling around field number 873 trying to find the toilets in the middle of the night and pierce your foot on a tent peg. In fact, ensure you get ANY injuries seen to as soon as possible - don't leave until after the next set. Adrenalin might mask the pain of a very serious injury - so let the specialists assess it.