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Festival Essentials - The Perfect Gear for Summer 2019
Summer is here and the biggest festivals are underway. Have you packed your tent? Wellies? Shower-in-a-can? Excellent; now you can pack the real essentials...
You’ve bought your tickets and now it’s time to pack. As part of our summer 2019 campaign, we’ve collected together our top recommended products for the festival season. So, what should you pack for a festival?
- Ear protection. Protect your hearing, whether you’re a young child or an adult.
- Bluetooth speakers. Chill out around the campsite in style with your own tunes.
- Headphones. Long bus or train journey planned? Enjoy your music before the main event.
- Clothing and bags. We’ve got some fantastic clothing from the biggest brands in music.
- Audio/video recorders. Capture the memories!
We all want to make the most of the incredible festival atmosphere. But above all, we want to enjoy it the right way. Protecting your hearing is now more accepted than ever, especially with young people, which is why ear protection is a must-have for a music-filled weekend.
Thankfully, we have hand-picked a selection of first-rate earplugs and ear defenders to make sure your festival experience is the best it can be.
Want to find out even more? Read our complete Guide to Ear Protection here.
Alpine PartyPlug Earplugs
Protect your hearing at any occasion. Blocks up to 25dB but allows your music to be clearly heard. The ‘ThermoShape’ design adapts to the unique shape of your ears for more comfort. Reusable and includes a handy travel case.
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SubZero Musician Ear Plugs, Pair
Long-term protection for under £7! Provides up to 20dB attenuation while only blocking the harmful frequencies. The flexible, rubber material provides a perfect fit, free of irritation. Includes case and attachable string.
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Alpine Muffy Ear Defenders For Kids, Yellow Smiley
Ideal for children. This over-ear protector blocks up to 25dB of sound, whilst allowing clarity for close conversations. Unique smiley design with adjustable headband for maximum comfort. Includes carrying case for ease of portability.
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No festival would be complete without a speaker to play your summer playlist on. What better way to prepare for a day full of live music? Bluetooth speakers are an absolute essential for your festival camp.
So, to ensure you make the most of your weekend, here’s some of the best Bluetooth speakers - perfect for any festival.
Skullcandy Barricade Mini BT Speaker, Black/Translucent
Take your music anywhere for under £30! Powerful sound with 6 hours of rechargeable battery life. The durable design is water- and weather-resistant, making it perfect for almost any environment. Includes a built-in strap, 30 feet of operating range, and a USB charging cable.
Belcat Portable Bluetooth Amplifier
Go retro for under £50! 5W of high-quality audio in a vintage-style design. Up to 12 hours battery life and 10m of wireless range. Includes jack input for acoustic performances, leather handle, and DC plug-top charger.
Shop Now | Belcat Portable Bluetooth Amplifier
Damson Cisor 10w Bluetooth Diffusion Speaker, Black
A powerful sound from a speaker that sticks to almost any flat surface. Solid aluminium construction and sleek design is ideal for music on the move. Up to 6 hours of Bluetooth streaming in a single charge. Includes USB charging cable and stereo connectivity.
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Get ready to travel to the festival. You’ve got your pre-prepared festival songs on shuffle, but you need the best quality headphones to start your weekend right. Luckily, we’ve selected a range of excellent choices to enhance your listening experience.
SubZero Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones
Wireless listening for under £40! Active noise-cancelling technology is provided by a comfortable, padded design. Get cable-free Bluetooth listening for up to 25 hours per charge. Foldable and travel friendly with carry case audio jack cable included.
Marshall Mode In-Ear Headphones, Black
Exceptional clarity from the most rock and roll brand in town. Marshall puts its guitar amplifier and home audio experience into a compact set of earphones you can take with you to any festival. Includes an in-line microphone for controlling your phone and a tangle-free cable.
Shop Now | Marshall Mode In-Ear Headphones, Black
SoundMAGIC P22BT Portable Bluetooth Headphones, Black
These Bluetooth headphones from SoundMAGIC are built for music-lovers on the move. Wireless connectivity and high-resolution audio are provided in a closed-earcup design. Soft and comfortable memory foam earpads with a control pad on the left ear for skipping songs and changing volume. Powerful bass response with up to 20 hours of playback time.
Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones
Really value the quality of your audio? Check out these Shure over-ear headphones with enhanced frequency response. Super comfortable, adjustable headband, and ideal for professionals and music-lovers alike.
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Clothing & Accessories
From clothing and sunglasses, to backpacks and bottle openers – there’s no end to the list of essentials needed to make your festival experience complete. Which is why we’ve gathered together a range of must-have items to add to your packing checklist.
SJC Custom Drums Sunglasses, Wood Grain with White Logo
Let’s be optimistic – the sun will be shining. That’s why you’ll need a set of stylish wood-grain sunglasses from SJC Drums. With a comfortable design and a size that fits most, these offer remarkable UV protection in sunny environments.
Fender Custom Shop Baseball Hat, Black, One Size
One for the guitarists out there. This one-size baseball cap is a crucial piece of festival attire. Featuring the Fender Custom Shop traditional chevron logo, this hat is ideal for festival-goers who love Fender.
Shaw Drumstick Bottle Opener, Black
There’s no better feeling than cracking open that first drink of the festival. So, make sure you’re well equipped. The Shaw Drumstick Bottle Opener is perfect for musicians with its unique drumstick design. At 7” in length, this bottle opener fits neatly in your festival backpack yet won’t get lost!
Shop Now | Shaw Drumstick Bottle Opener, Black
Protection Racket Classroom Backpack
Keep your valuables protected throughout the day. This robust and lightweight design is ideal as a festival day bag. Heavy duty metal zippers ensure your belongings are kept safe and secure. Prepare for the unpredictable festival weather thanks to a waterproof outer layer.
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There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a festival. So why not capture it? Audio and video recorders are the perfect way to cherish those moments of festival bliss. Making a podcast? Get one of these recorders and capture all the content you need.
Zoom Q2n-4K Video and Audio Recorder
The Zoom Q2n-4k is the camera aimed at musicians. With a stereo microphone setup and 4k video recording quality, you’ll be ready to capture those important memories wherever you go.
Shop now | Zoom Q2n-4K Video Recorder
TIE Studio Voice Recorder, 8gb
Up to 580 hours of recording for under £60! Compact metal housing is robust and allows for simple handheld recording. Dynamic noise reduction maintains pristine sound quality at louder volumes. Powered by rechargeable battery of USB hub.
Shop Now | TIE Studio Voice Recorder, 8gb
Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Audio Recorder
High quality stereo recordings every time. Omnidirectional microphones deliver optimal audio fidelity. Sleek and user-friendly design makes it perfect for use on the go. Limiter and low-cut filter allow for distortion-free sound, ideal for loud concert environments. Includes USB port for data transfer and up to 17 ½ hours of battery life.
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By Michael Hebdon
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