Things to do | Posted 08 Apr 2019

As one of the most renowned summer events in the United Kingdom, it’s easy to see why so many music fans flock to Leeds Festival every year. With world class acts and the very best in entertainment, this three-day event is a must for festival-goers.

If you’re heading to Leeds Festival for the first time or you simply want to upgrade your festival routine, you might have some questions on how to have the best experience possible – especially if you’re not too keen on camping. Whether you plan to party the night away at the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage or see your favourite artists on the Main Stage, we’re here to provide some tips and tricks to survive Leeds Festival.

Look into glamping options

If the thought of pitching a tent and using communal showers fills you with dread, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy Leeds Festival without resorting to tent pegs and portaloos.

Within the festival itself, there are a variety of glamping options that offer a more luxurious camping experience. Whether you’d prefer a proper bed, unlimited phone charging or hot showers, it’s worth investigating what glamping options are available for your Leeds festival accommodation. There are typically a variety of hut, tipi and pod choices, and they often have different levels of comfort depending on how much you’re willing to spend.

 Stay in a hotel

If glamping is still a bit too much like camping for your tastes, it’s worth considering staying in a hotel for your Leeds festival accommodation. By choosing a hotel, you can enjoy all the luxurious comforts (like a real bed, comfy pillows, hot showers, clean loos, electricity and Wi-Fi!) without compromising on your festival experience.

Look for a hotel within easy reach of the festival site. The Jury’s Inn in Leeds is usually only a 25-minute drive from Bramham Park, making it a great choice for those who want to avoid the hassle of camping (and ensure a good night’s sleep).

Pack the essentials

Whether you choose a hotel or tent for your Leeds festival accommodation, it’s still important to pack all the festival essentials to survive the weekend.

Wellies and a lightweight poncho or waterproof are a must, as the British summer weather can be unpredictable. Be sure to pack plenty of socks too, as well as longer socks to wear with your wellies. A pair of trainers you don’t mind getting scruffy and sandals will be useful too if the weather is nice, but make sure they’re comfortable. You’ll likely be doing plenty of walking.

Toiletries that you can easily carry with you during the day are a good idea too. Hand sanitiser, extra loo paper, deodorant and sunscreen are your everyday essentials, so it’ll be important to take a bag, or clothes with plenty of pockets to keep them with you. Pocket-sized wet wipes (choose an eco-friendly option) and plasters are useful to have with you too.

Whether you plan to don plenty of sequins or channel your inner Woodstock with tie-dye, upgrade your Leeds Festival experience with our handy tips and tricks. To book a hotel for your Leeds festival accommodation, discover our Jury’s Inn Leeds hotel.

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