Whether you're a seasoned pro or a We Are FSTVL newbie...
Here are our tried and tested tips to make the most of your weekend.
1. DOWNLOAD YOUR E-TICKET BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
We all know how unreliable phone signal can be when you’re in a large crowd, so make sure to download your ticket before you get to the festival. Screenshots won’t be accepted.
2. REMEMBER YOUR ID
We Are FSTVL is an 18+ event and operates a strict no ID, no entry policy. Photocopies or images of your ID will not be accepted.
3. DECIDE ON A MEET UP POINT
Festivals can get busy and navigating the crowd can be challenging after a few drinks, so make sure to decide on a meeting place at the start of the day.
4. STAY HYDRATED
You’re having fun in the sun, dancing and enjoying a few beers. Don’t forget to top up some high-quality H2O. We recommend alternating alcoholic drinks with water.
5. PREPARE FOR ALL TYPES OF WEATHER
Ah, the British weather… the only place we can experience all four seasons in one day. With sun forecast for the weekend, it’s important to keep your skin protected with suncream and sunnies, but we’d recommend preparing for anything and packing some waterproof clothing such as a poncho or a light raincoat to stay dry.
6. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES
A festival is not the time to be breaking in a new pair of shoes. Bring your favourite and comfiest pair of trainers or boots that you won’t mind getting a little dirty.
7. DOWNLOAD THE APP
For the organised members of the group, download our free app for easy access to the lineup, set times, interactive map and more!
8. STAY ENERGISED
Between dancing to your favourite artists and getting your steps in around the site, keep your energy levels up with some nutritious food from one of our many vendors.
9. BRING A PORTABLE CHARGER
Don’t miss out on capturing that perfect moment, selfie or live set you’ve been waiting to see all summer.
10. BRING WET WIPES & SANITISER
POV: you’re in the middle of a crowd, bopping away to the artist you’ve been dying to see all summer, surrounded by sweaty bodies. Biodegradable wet wipes and sanitiser will be your new best friends and help keep you feeling fresh.
11. HAVE YOUR TRANSPORT SORTED BEFOREHAND
Avoid the dreaded taxi queue and opt for the free return shuttle buses which are available to and from Upminster station every day of the festival.
12. CHECK YOUR TENT
It’s a good idea to practise setting up your tent before you get to the campsite, especially if you’ve just purchased it. This will also help you discover if any parts are missing or if you will need to make friends with your neighbours ASAP to help put it up.
13. KEY INFO
Make sure to check the FAQs section of our website for information on what you can and can’t bring, gate times as well as last entry times and other key info.
14. DOCUMENT & RELIVE
Cherish the memories for years to come and capture your We Are FSTVL experience on film. Make sure to hashtag using #wearefstvl23 to share your snaps with us.