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Friday 27th July 2018

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

With the festival season upon us and the hot weather looking like it's here to stay for a while, we bring to you our top 5 tips to stay safe and cool at festivals this summer.

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

1.  DRESS CORRECTLY
Before you even leave the house, make sure you and your skin are dressed correctly.  Your favourite artist's hoodie look cool when it comes to style, but it's not when it comes to heat!  T-Shirts, tank tops and shorts are the way to go, but make sure you use the correct sun protection on exposed skin and that you bring your shades to protect your eyes.

 

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

2.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Sounds obvious right?  Well, we're still going to tell you and we're still going to keep drumming it home as dehydration is one of the biggest issues for us humans on hot days and water is the key!  If you're thirsty, you're dehydrated!  We know it's tempting to stick to the nice cold beers, but make sure that if you are having alcohol, that you still drink plenty of water between each alcoholic drink.  It's a good idea to freeze your water so it stays cold during the day.  Another little top tip for you lager fans is that at many music festivals across the UK there is a 'Cold Can Amnesty', this means that if you take a warm can of Carling to a Carling tent or outlet, they will swap it for a cold one!  Nice!

 

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

3.  HIT THE SHADE AND REST
Essentially, we're suggesting that you listen to your body here.  Whilst you're drinking your water, why not find a shady spot near some trees, sit and relax for a few minutes between sets and recharge for a few minutes.  If you're feeling a bit tired or overly hot from dancing too hard to the latest banger, take a break for a few minutes and find some shade.  You'll appreciate it later in the day when you still have energy for the headliner!

 

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

4.  TENT MAINTAINANCE
If you're camping at a festival, the last thing you want to come back to at night is a hot, stuffy tent!  To start, when choosing your tent, look for one with a high top.  Heat rises, so a high-roof will keep it cooler at ground level.  Next, positioning is essential when you arrive.  Shade is good, but also look for an area with a breeze that isn't downwind of the portaloos!  Finally, make sure you open those tent vents during the day and don't zip up your tent completely at night, just keep those valuables safe.

 

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT AT FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER

5.  ASK FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED
Medical staff are always on hand and they're not just there for the music!  Never be afraid to ask for help from first aid tents, or even other festival goers should you feel like you're in trouble.  Likewise, never be afraid to approach someone who looks like they may be in distress to see if they're OK, or if you can get them any help.

We hope you bear these tips in mind when you're at festivals, or just out and about anywhere this summer.   Stay safe and stay cool folks!

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