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Festival Survival Guide – What to take to the Festival


We all love going to our favourite festivals but how many times have you arrived and found you’d forgotten something which would have made your stay in the field a little more comfortable.

That’s right its nearly festival time again and with the summer festival season looking to be busier than ever we thought it was time to look at our festival survival guide.  We have compiled a list of things that we think you’ll need to take for your weekend of festival fun.  Make sure you have everything you need to have a great festival in 2017.
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Tips for Festival Living

Festivals are a great place to listen to live music, meet up with your friends and generally have a nice chilled out time.  Here at Hippy HQ we love festivals and for many years festivals have been a big piece of my life, I don’t get to nearly as many as I used to but I still have some top tips for spending a week in a tent in a field.

Lets face it tent life isn’t for everyone and although people may love music, alcohol and live bands throw sleeping in a tent into the mix and things can go a little Pete Tong. Festival life is a way of life and so we have compiled a few things that we think will make your festival weekend go a little smoother.

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Ponchos – Perfect Festival Wear

male-and-female-cotton-poncho-hippy-ponchoWith festival season fast approaching its time to look at getting your festival wardrobe ready for the upcoming season.  What better place to start then with the perfect festival accompaniment and firm festival favourite – the poncho.

Ponchos have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years, starting off as a basic blanket with a hole cut in the top for your head (I know we may have done this ourselves from time to time – well I know I have).  These great pieces of outer clothing have been worn by mountain tribes in South America as the perfect way to keep warm. Although some of the styles have changed from the original, the basic idea is the same and even include great upgrades like hoods and pockets to help keep you even warmer on those cold festival nights. Brr!
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Festival Season 2017

Festival Season 2017

Wohoo, it’s that time of year again. The time of year that we all love and pray to come around quicker after its has passed.  Once the spring arrives, one thing that you can be certain of is that there are good times ahead as the festival season is soon to begin.

Festival Season
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How to Create Your Own Hippy Space

Hippy Gypsy House- GardenI think that no matter what, no matter how much we love our husbands, wives and children etc, sometimes, we just need 5 minutes on our own with no interruptions. A few minutes of peace and quiet to collect our thoughts, take a deep breath and regroup. In this day and age when we are all so busy it is super, super important to have a place where we can go for time to ourselves. A place where we can feel relaxed and comfortable if even only for 2 minutes. Everyone needs that special hippy place.

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