We’re finally at the day of St Jerome’s Festival, the music scene to be at this year. It can’t get any better than having a cold one on a picnic mat while chilling out to some indie rock and alternative music.
Music festivals are an amazing opportunity for you to break away and unwind from your usual routine, because of how rarely they occur. They also offer you a chance to get to know artistes and explore music of different genres.
So putting aside whether you’re at Laneway for the music or the food, you’ll want to make sure that you have an utterly pleasant experience. Read on for more tips on how to last through the festival, which is going on from 10am to 12am on Jan 27.
To make sure your makeup doesn’t melt away, be sure to use a long-lasting setting spray. On the other hand, you could go au-naturel, and simply opt for an eyebrow pencil, eyelash curlers and a lip-cheek tint.
Avoid bringing too many things because it’ll end up being an awfully big hassle. Instead, bring a small bag that’s big enough for your necessities like your ticket, phone, identity card, credit card and/or cash (be sure to withdraw enough beforehand since re-entry is not allowed).
An important thing to pack in is your portable charger. However, if you’re not willing to bring one, there are charging areas prepared for you. They have wires for most phones, and a resting area for you too.
A quick run through of other things to bring – wet and dry tissues, sweets or chocolates (in case you need an energy boost) and mosquito patches.
The best bag to bring would be a sling bag. However, if you choose to bring a larger bag, you may opt to leave it in a locker at the Visitor Centre and bring the necessities.
It doesn’t matter whether or not it’s raining. Drinking water often is extremely important for preventing dehydration, which could lead to fainting even if the weather is chilly.
You can bring in an empty plastic bottle, or purchase a bottle from the Evian cart located on the pathway near Main Entrance 1 (where the merchandise stall is). Plus, for every purchase, you get a free poncho, while stocks last.
First of all, don’t bring it in. The festival has been sponsored by UberEats, which means filling your tummy is way easier than trying to sneak in some munchies. But just how much easier?
You can quickly order your food on the UberEats app, and choose to have it delivered to one of three locations, where you can pick it up at your convenience.
But if you’re not too into all this tech whiz, you can stroll through the food village, or the sponsor’s tents, where both alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available too. Expect to find all kinds of food – from burgers to bibimbap.
P.S. Don’t forget to try the food near the cloud zone!