you’ll be in a field for a day or more so have appropriate footwear
for the conditions. Generally, this would mean good quality hiking boots
or well-fitting Wellington boots with plenty of clean, dry long socks. If it is forecast to be dry a good quality pair of trainers might
you have a history of previous ankle sprains or if it is slippery
underfoot, wear hiking boots that protect the ankle.
used to wearing your footwear before attending the festival. Wearing new
shoes and wellies for the first time during a festival can cause
escalating problems and ruin your fun.
wearing wellies and shorts, make sure you have socks longer than the
wellies - if you don't you may chaff the skin on your shins. Ouch!
your feet overnight by taking off your footwear and change into dry socks
walking on muddy sloping banks. You could fall or twist your ankle.
the amount you carry - injuries frequently occur on the way into the
festival when festival-goers are laden with heavy rucksacks and
walk around the site barefoot (resist your inner hippy).
ignore blisters - they can alter your gait and lead to more serious
don't ignore infections. The medical teams are there to help you.