Guide To Surviving the FSTVL
The Definitive Guide To Surviving We Are FSTVL 2016
Going to a music festival can be such an arduous production. You need to think about travel, accommodation, tickets, your crew, what to wear, what to bring, so many little details and elements that could potentially trip you up and leave you in tears.
Unless you’re well prepared and versed in the logistics of what you need to bring, your festival experience can suffer. We know how that goes, so we’ve put together a list of things to remember if you want to have an incredible time at We Are FSTVL this year!
Get Your Drink Tokens
You’re going to want to have a couple of shandies at the festival right? Well, you should probably get acquainted with our drink token system at We Are FSTVL. In order to give you a better experience, keep the bars moving quickly and give you some solid deals on booze, we’re using a very simple drink token system. You can find out about pricing and how it all works here, and if you want to skip the lines for the token machines - and save a few quid - you should pre-order your tokens here.
Nail the Packing List
Suntan lotion, ID, lip balm, wet wipes, cash and cards, sunglasses, hat, ear plugs, a hoodie, and a poncho (it’s looking like it’ll be glorious sunshine, but you wouldn’t bet your ticket on it!).
Sort Your Transportation Options Out
Don’t wing it. Please God, don’t be that person stumbling along the side of the road in the dark barefoot trying to thumb a lift back to Hackney after the FSTVL has ended. There are numerous ways to get to and from We Are FSTVL and we implore you to figure that out your best option in advance. You can find out more about your We Are FSTVL travel options here.
Group travel deals are also available, with 25% off National Express coaches when you book in a group.
Be Realistic About What You’re Going to See
We get it. We’ve booked a ridiculously stacked festival. We’ve got some of the biggest DJs in the world playing all weekend and, quite often, much of what you want to see will clash, and you’ll probably find yourself vibing hard on someone you’d never heard of and then you miss a certain legend.
Pick your ‘Must Sees’, have a few ‘Would Like To’s’ in your back pocket and keep some free time to lounge around and explore the FSTVL site.
With 200+ artists to choose from on over 20 stages, this will be harder than first thought. See the full line-up to start planning.
Don’t Lose Your Mates!
Well, at least at first anyway (splitting from the group is always good if you have phone signal and plan to meet somewhere later). You’ll likely be bumbling around in a ragtag squad for much of the festival, but every now and again you’ll randomly lose a few folk, gain a few more, get washed away in a crowd rushing to the main stage. It happens. But do your absolute best not to get separated into anything smaller than a couple. Look out for your mates at all times, and like in war, never leave a man behind!
Group offer: Buy 5, get 6th ticket free
Remember, we have limited group deals still available for We Are FSTVL 2016. Act now to save 17% across your tickets. Get group deals now
Just, Be Careful
The most important piece of advice for We Are FSTVL, and every festival you hit this year, is ‘be careful’. Make sure you put plenty of suntan lotion on, drink lots of water, eat enough food, look out for your mates, know where the medical tent is, get in the shade (it’s going to be a hot one), wrap up warm at night, and generally be an all-round purveyor of good vibes at the FSTVL.
And always remember: you can take more, but you can never take less.
Look, if you’re trying to ‘thrive’ not just ‘survive’, upgrading to VIP at We Are FSTVL could be the answer. Lovely pristine bogs, award-winning cocktail bars, private stage with performances from Roger Sanchez, Amine Edge & DANCE, Todd Terry and Simon Dunmore, and some hot tubs: Not bad for £70.
Indulge in our five-star XCLSV service, a world apart from the crowds at We Are FSTVL 2016.
Hosted by London’s prestigious Cuckoo Club and Raffles of Chelsea. XCLSV ticket buyers will become an XCLSV member of the We Are brand and will be welcomed with priority arrival, your own personal concierge and privileged access.
WE ARE XCLSV BENEFITS include:
- Backstage entrance
- Personal concierge and table service
- Welcome drink & canapes
- Sushi, burger & lobster bar
- Private main stage viewing platform
- Artist meet & greet
- Complimentary WIFI & phone chargers
- Access to free lockers
Find out more about XCLSV tickets