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Festival Clothing for Spending a Weekend in a Field

Going to a music festival in the UK is an art. It’s supposed to be fun, after all, so arriving with the kit you used to pack for Duke of Edinburgh excursions is a bit OTT. But then again, this is the UK and you are going to be rained on and it’ll be cold at night. With that in mind, we’ve put together a checklist for gear and clobber that will help you weekend in a muddy field in style. 

For instance, our choice of bucket hat is less fisherman’s friend and more Oasis in their champagne supernova period. It’s also made from rubberized cotton to deal with the drizzle while you stay comfortable. And rather than pulling on your walking boots and being mistaken for a wayward rambler and politely shown the exit, we’ve found a stout pair of Chelsea boots to see you through.

Ever struggle to find your pitch among dozens of identikit tents (the one that was on offer at Blacks last weekend)? Then you need Big Agnes x Burton’s Nightcap tent which stands out with a prominent mushroom print. And do you tend to get seperated from your group? Make sure they stay close by carrying the beer sling – it’ll make you indispensable.

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Barbour jacket £79, Barbour denim jacket £85, Label Lab T-shirt £15, Linea shorts £45

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Whistles waterproof performance jacket

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£100, buy on whistles.com (opens in new tab)

RECOMMENDED: Waterproof Jackets


Victorinox I.N.O.X. Paracord watch

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£459, buy on victorinox.com (opens in new tab)


Canada Goose Brookvale red down jacket

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£350, canadagoose.com (opens in new tab)


Big Agnes x Burton camp chair

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£100, buy on burton.com (opens in new tab)


Blundstone brown leather boots

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£120, buy on thenaturalshoestore.com (opens in new tab)


Herschel Supply Co. Little America Green Offset Stripe Backpack

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£100, buy on urbanoutfitters.com (opens in new tab)


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Carhartt WIP Dawson bag

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£35, carhartt-WIP.com (opens in new tab)


Burton beverage sling double barrel Beeracuda

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£30, buy on burton.com (opens in new tab)


Big Agnes x Burton Nightcap tent

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£230, buy on burton.com (opens in new tab)


Stutterheim Beckholmen block black bucket hat

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£100, buy on stutterheim.com (opens in new tab)


Victorinox limited-edition classic Swiss Army knife

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£21, buy on victorinox.com (opens in new tab)


Reef x M.W duffle bag [doubles as a pillow]

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£75, buy on by-walski.com (opens in new tab)

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Gary Kingsnorth

Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.