There’s less than one week until the return of the Sozzle, and that means just a few days left to make sure you’re stocked up on the essentials. There’s always something crucial (spare pants etc.) we forget to pack, so we’ve put together a little list for you all.


We’re not going to lie to you (even if we did, you wouldn’t believe us anyway!); this is England, after all, and despite the sizzler that’s apparently in store for us this summer, there’s every chance things may get a little wet – maybe not for long, but probably enough to dampen your socks (and your spirits) if you’re not prepared. So don’t be a nelly, and pack your wellies. Just think, with endless snazzy designs available, wellies are also an unbeatable way to show off your calves’ creative side.

Wet Wipes

Let’s not pretend that you’re going to shower (although we do have them if the feeling takes you!). You’re at festival remember; everyone will be equally ‘natural’ when it comes to cleanliness, and you don’t want to risk being the odd one out by smelling nice and fresh. You may, however, fancy giving yourself a quick wipe down now again with a trusty wet wipe. It’s the quick and easy way to wash without having to leave the comfort of your tent.


Whilst we’re on the subject, don’t forget to pack your ‘fabric fortress’. It may be an obvious candidate for the car boot, or perhaps sleeping under the stars may seem like a romantic way to snooze, but you don’t want to be caught without a roof if it starts to drizzle.

Sleeping Bag

Essential if you want to be snug as a bug in a rug. You may be nice and toasty during the day, but nights can be chilly without a cosy ‘Nap Sack’ to wrap up in. Sleeping in just a hoody and a blanket made up of spare bin bags and socks is not fun.


We’ve all been there… you’re half way back to your tent after a night of intense bopping, and you consider briefly popping to the loo before bed. Then you spot the size of the queue and decide that you’re a fully-functional grown-up with complete control of your bladder. Besides, once you’re tucked into your sleeping bag gravity will surely take care of the rest… Three hours later you’re wide awake, jiggling around bursting for a wee, and it’s pitch black outside and you have no idea where you’re going. Take a torch!

HogSozzle Ticket

Another obvious one, but crucial for getting beyond the gates. Those without a valid ticket will be left to listen to the festivities from the carpark/neighbouring field. Don’t let this be you!

See you soon, Sozzlers!

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