Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    So i am going to reading in a couple of weeks and was just kind of looking for a definitive list of what to pack, obviously i have ideas but it would be great to get a complete list in one place! don't worry about clothes but just like any other items, anything at all but please no "just bring condoms" or like "tent", thank you guys so much
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    Moved to festivals

    What are you planning on doing about food and drink whilst there?

    I would also bring:
    - money
    - camera
    - phone + charger
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by janeolivia88)
    So i am going to reading in a couple of weeks and was just kind of looking for a definitive list of what to pack, obviously i have ideas but it would be great to get a complete list in one place! don't worry about clothes but just like any other items, anything at all but please no "just bring condoms" or like "tent", thank you guys so much
    I went to Reading last year and I am going again this year, you'll have a great time! Just some suggestions..
    - Dry Shampoo
    - Wet Wipes (work well as a shower haha)
    - Food/Drink (not too much though, you can buy stuff there and it will be heavy to carry)
    - Wellies
    - Flip Flops (for walking around camp)
    - Comfy Shoes
    - Toilet Roll
    - Waterproofs
    - Warm clothes for the evenings (it can get pretty chilly)

    In terms of money, I took about £120, also I'd try and leave the valuables at home and maybe take a cheap phone if you can
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Went last year and I'm going back this year. There really are only a few things that I'd say are ESSENTIAL and many others items that would just come in handy.

    This is my list, and would I'll be taking. Many will disagree with me on what's essential.

    ESSENTIALS

    Your tent, obviously.
    A sleeping bag
    Money. You could easily do Reading on £50 if you stayed away from the food stools and bars in the arena. There's a large tesco about 20 minutes from the campsite that you can get all your food and drink on the cheap
    If your of age, ID. you'll need it if you plan on drinking.
    A cheap mobile phone, wouldn't recommend bringing your smart phone
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Deodorant
    Toilet roll. Seriously.
    Wet wipes are a god send at festivals

    USEFUL ITEMS


    A roll matt to put under your sleeping bag
    A lighter
    Plasters
    Painkillers

    Shower gel and shampoo if you're planning to shower
    A towel
    Black sacks


    Have fun!
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Georgia22)
    - Flip Flops (for walking around camp)
    Really?? Thats brave
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Literally just Googled "what to bring to reading festival"


    Ticket -For Obvious Reasons
    A tent - Believe it or not ... some people dont class this as an essential buts its still going in red!
    A sleeping bag - For erm .. sleeping

    A Blanket - To put under your sleeping bag, or wrap in when you are sitting outside at night!
    Money
    A cash/debit/credit card
    Some form of ID
    A torch - This is a godsend for numerous reasons ...... Not breaking your neck on guide ropes, finding things in the dead of night like toilet paper in a bog emergency.
    Train ticket (if you are travelling by train) - get a return ticket because its cheaper!
    Roll mat - to go under your sleeping bag to keep the chill out.
    A pillow - or one of those beany bag squishy things! It is nice to be relatively comfortable at night! Its bad enough being cold and achy, plus you can beat your group with it in the morning if they arent up as early as you are!
    A mallet - You can use a shoe or a tin of beans, but its much easier with a mallet!
    Mobile phone
    Wallet - Please only leave essential stuff in your wallet.
    Keys - So you arent stuck sitting on your doorstep for hours, hearing that bath calling your name through the letterbox
    Batteries
    A camera

    A lighter - You will be surprised how versatile a lighter is!!!!
    Bucket - For pee, sick, water anything you like really!
    Scarf - Spray with deodarant and tie on your face if the smell of toilets really is too much for you to bear!

    CLOTHES

    Obviously you will take what you want, but you should have ........

    Trousers
    TShirts
    Hoodies / Jumpers
    Shorts
    2 pairs of shoes
    Far more socks that you think you will need!
    2 pairs of socks will be a life saver if you end up with blisters.
    More than one pair of undies a day
    Woolly hat
    - to stop that essential heat escaping
    Sun hat - to stop you getting sunstroke if the sun decides to make an appearance.
    Sun glasses - sunshine or not ... they are cool!

    A pair of plastic flip flops and/or wellies - for going near the taps or toilet in the night.
    Wellies
    Rain Mac / Poncho

    Toiletries

    Deodorant - You will need it!
    Toothbrush and toothpaste - urgh no one likes a scummy mouth ... and lets face it you might pull!!!
    A Mirror - Essential if you wear contact lenses

    Condoms - If you dont use them cos you get lucky, you can blow them up and be daft with them!
    Plasters - Oh yes, you will inevitably be someones friend and saviour if you take these!
    Painkillers - to erm kill pain and stop it spoiling your fun
    Shampoo/Conditioner
    Showergel


    Sun Cream - Dont spend the weekend like a lobster
    Loo roll/Tissues - DONT GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT THIS!!!!
    Wet Wipes - good for freshening up and cleaning yourself after a trip to the toilet.
    Hairbrush/Comb

    A towel - Essential if you are planning on showering.

    Food and Drink Stuffs

    Tin opener - You will be surprised how long it will take you to locate a tin opener if you forget one.
    Plastic cutlery - If eating with your fingers isnt an option
    Cereal bars/boxesof - Lets face it, cereal straight from the box never tastes better than at Reading!
    Bottle Opener


    Other
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reue)
    Really?? Thats brave
    What can I say? I am fearless
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    dry shampoo
    lots of wet wipes
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I usually take:

    Ticket

    Tent

    About £80 for food (breakfast at the church haha) and alcohol


    Alcohol (on the day normally 1l plastic bottles of rum and vodka, but buy crates of beer/cider and juice from the tescos over the course of the weekend

    An empty 1l plastic bottle to fill with water when I get there

    Duvet (great for making friends with)

    Sleeping bag as I get cold and need both haha

    Deodorant

    Dry shampoo

    Tooth brush + toothpaste

    Wet wipes

    More socks than you think you will need (someone stole all my socks the first year...)

    Underwear

    Shorts and tops (pair for everyday)

    2x leggings for evenings

    Hoody

    Poncho

    2x pair pf pjs

    Toilet roll

    In terms of food we go to tescos and normally buy cereal and belvita breakfast bars (half of one fills me up for hours), I find that having the cooked breakfast at the church and supplementing it with the odd handful of cereal throughout the day/breakfast bar and alcohol is normally enough to keep us going. If we feel we really need something else we club together and share a meal from one of the stands

    Have a good time!

    edit: I forgot
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Won't let me add on but:

    Wellies

    Plimsoles

    Cheap phone

    Lighter

    Don't normally bother with a chair as odds are it will get nicked
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    All the drugs that ever existed.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey!!

    "the church" that has been mentioned is a 3 minute walk from tesco, if you carry on up past tesco, turn right at subway and the church is next to the library..

    You can get a full English cooked breakfast for 4 quid, and if your not hungry enough for that we can also do sausage/bacon sandwich for 3 quid..

    There is decent toilets that have bog roll provided, a vanity room for more conscious girlie's, a comfortable lounge to relax while maybe you charge your phone..

    This year we have bands/singer/groups performing throughout the weekend, so you should be entertained while you do whatever you want to do!!

    We are all volunteers that provide this service, but this being our third year, we love doing it to raise money for our Girls and Boys Brigade company's..

    Well after bigging up our breakfasts lol, I hope to see you all personally at "the church" lol!! And I hope you all have a brilliant time at festival!!
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Caraphernelia)
    I usually take:

    Ticket

    Tent

    About £80 for food (breakfast at the church haha) and alcohol


    Alcohol (on the day normally 1l plastic bottles of rum and vodka, but buy crates of beer/cider and juice from the tescos over the course of the weekend

    An empty 1l plastic bottle to fill with water when I get there

    Duvet (great for making friends with)

    Sleeping bag as I get cold and need both haha

    Deodorant

    Dry shampoo

    Tooth brush + toothpaste

    Wet wipes

    More socks than you think you will need (someone stole all my socks the first year...)

    Underwear

    Shorts and tops (pair for everyday)

    2x leggings for evenings

    Hoody

    Poncho

    2x pair pf pjs

    Toilet roll

    In terms of food we go to tescos and normally buy cereal and belvita breakfast bars (half of one fills me up for hours), I find that having the cooked breakfast at the church and supplementing it with the odd handful of cereal throughout the day/breakfast bar and alcohol is normally enough to keep us going. If we feel we really need something else we club together and share a meal from one of the stands

    Have a good time!

    edit: I forgot
    This is what ive got and it made me feel much better. We've bought food before hand and cans though, so.. hopefully theyll let us in

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Useful resources

    Articles:

    TSR wiki music section

    Quick link:

    Unanswered music threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.