Boomtown’s Ultimate Festival Packing Guide
Our guide to everything you need to bring with you to the city!
Think carefully about how much you want to bring with you. Bear in mind that Boomtown is a very large and hilly site and you’ll have to bring it all home too. People with excessive stuff will take longer to be searched & this will delay your entry time…
✓ Your ticket (with your name on & ideally printed)
✓ Your I.D
Accepted I.Ds listed here.
✓ Any travel tickets or vehicle passes you need
✓ Card/Money (remember we have cash machines & most traders & bars will take card)
You’ll need cash for car parking or the shuttle bus if you haven’t paid in advance.
✓ Your tent!
Your home for the weekend - think wisely when choosing this! Please don’t buy a cheap single skin tent - it won’t keep you dry and it won’t last. Tents are NOT single-use items - love yours and invest in something to last, share one with your friends, borrow one or don’t bring one at all and take advantage of one of our pre-pitched options. If you’re coming by public transport how about Pick Up- A Pop up our new rent a tent scheme.
Sleeping bag, roll mat/airbed - and same as above, bring to last!
✓ Comfy waterproof shoes
You’re probably gonna walk a minimum 5-10 miles every day - up steps, across dancefloors and down steep hills… a comfy, waterproof pair of shoes of boots is vital. Don’t let blisters or a twisted ankle ruin your festival!
✓ Socks and more socks
✓ Warm clothes
However sunny it is in the day it always tends to get chilly at night time - don’t get caught out.
✓ Enough clothing in case it gets wet
✓ Sun hat/glasses
✓ Re-usable water bottle!
Pre-order one of our Klear Kanteen ones or bring your own to fill up at one of our many water points.
✓ Wash kit/cosmetics
Please think about the earth when you pack this! Don’t bring wet wipes, they don’t biodegrade (even the ‘biodegradable’ one) - think about a flannel or another alternative.
✓ First aid kit
Including plasters, basic medication like pain killers and antihistamines, antiseptic cream. Any prescription medication can be brought as long as it is in its labelled original container, with the dispensary sticker and your name on it. Only bring a reasonable amount you would need whilst at the festival :)
✓ Toilet roll
This is provided in our lovely compost loos but to be on the safe side!
✓ Sun cream
Condoms can also be picked up from welfare.
Essential to a good night’s sleep.
If you want a bit more campsite comfort consider bringing these - but remember you’ve got to bring it all home again!
✓ Foil blanket - to drape over your tent to keep cool.
✓ Portable charger
✓ Plain tee or vest to get printed
Become a Radical Citizen and get your tee printed for free!
✓ Zooloos ticket if you want a shower over the weekend (get it under added extras here)
DO’s and DON’TS for keeping your stuff super safe!
- DON’T bring anything you can’t afford to lose.
- DO book yourself a locker if you’re going to bring valuables
- DON’T take loads of cash out at once
- DO sleep with your valuables stashed at the bottom of your sleeping bag.
- DO yourself a favour and download find my iphone so you can track your phone if you lose it.
- DO save a recognisable background on your phone so we can identify it if found. Even better mark it with your address and emergency number!
- DO be an excellent citizen and take any lost property you find to the info point (earning yourself a bucket full of good karma in the process!)
What not to bring…
✘ Too much stuff!
✘ Spray cans or marker pens.
Don’t tag! We spend heaps every year cleaning scribbles off the set - which everyone would much prefer was spent elsewhere.
✘ Glass bottles
Excluding make-up or perfume
✘ BBQ’s, candles, paraffin lamps, flares, fireworks.
✘ 2-way radios
Find the full list of prohibited items on our terms and conditions.
✘ Anything that you’re not going to bring back home with you.
It’s simply not true that abandoned camping equipment gets donated to charity. The average tent is equal to 250-pint cups… Say no to single-use and take your tent home!!