05 Jul Wild Goat Splendour Survival Guide 2018
Splendour In The Grass 2018
These days I’m definitely more of the “early to bed, early to rise” type, waking up when revellers are usually heading to sleep. But as Splendour in the Grass 2018 steadily approaches, I thought I’d pen down some tried and tested tips for surviving the three-day bender.
Tip 1: Like anything in life – Preparation is key
My life revolves around food, and if you’re anything like me, although you’re excited about the music, you’re also day dreaming about what you’ll be eating each and every day. To minimise your post festival self-loathing, I strongly recommend visiting one of our local bulk-food stores* a few days before the festival, to stock up on nutrient rich non-perishables like trail mix, oats, bliss balls and a must-visit is Bare Blends for their boosters and protein powders (Bare Greens is my absolute favourite – for simplicity, add a couple of teaspoons to your water bottle, shake and you’re good to go!) *Remember to support local –we recommend shopping locally at Santos, The Source, Fundies or local Farmer’s Market (every Thursday).
Tip 2: Stay Hydrated! H2O not alcohol silly
It’s a winter festival I hear you say. Well dancing your butt off all day is quite the calorie burner. So make sure you remember to pack your re-usable water bottle and try to remember to hydrate before, during and after consuming alcohol, not only will this keep you full of energy for the entire festival, it will help you from getting sick throughout (Mix it up with fresh coconuts, electrolyte drinks as well as filtered water).
Tip 3: Weather
Byron Bay is generally spoilt with warm winter days, and cool crisp nights. However, when planning your outfits, remember to pack for a cold snap, or rain. Check out our Pinterest board for festival packing essentials.
Tip 4: Mind Your Manners
Patience and a good sense of humour go along way in those seemingly endless lines for the toilet, bar, food or bus. When enjoying the festival remember to not only connect with the music, but also with the other revellers. Enjoy yourself, be polite and look out for one another.
Don’t just come for the festival. Arrive a few days early to beat the traffic and make the most of our beautiful seaside town. Take a few extra days either side to Cheer Up Slow Down Chill Out in true Byron style (oh and while you’re at it why not get a touristy Insta snap of yourself + mates in front of that sign). No trip to Byron is complete without waking up early to experience our gorgeous sunrise (+ annual whale migration). Not a morning person you say, then at least make the coastal walk up to the lighthouse to catch the equally beautiful sunset! Enjoy. Stay safe. And keep raving!