Thought I'd share a suggested kit list for Reading Festival as it may help some of you. This is also on the Reading Festival Volunteers Facebook Group:


  • Hotbox Info Pack (print from PAAM)
  • Tent
  • Mallet
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Roll mat to sleep on
  • Blanket
  • Money and bank card
  • ID
  • Mobile Phone and charger 
  • Portable phone charger (fully charged and ready to use)
  • Painkillers
  • Sun cream
  • Tissues and toilet roll
  • Torch
  • Batteries for the torch
  • Can/bottle opener
  • Bin bags
  • Alcohol (just no glass bottles)
  • Mug, plate, bowl, spoon, knife, fork (reusable stuff - save the environment!)
  • Extra large water bottle


  • Trousers
  • t-shirts
  • Hoodies/jumpers
  • Shorts
  • 2 pairs of trainers/shoes
  • More underwear and socks than you think you need!
  • sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Wellies (just in case, though not likely you'll need them in this heat!)
  • Waterproof jacket


  • Deodorant
  • Dry shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Condoms
  • Plasters
  • Shampoo/shower gel
  • Towel
  • Wet wipes/baby wipes


  • Breakfast biscuits (e.g. Belvita) - small and easy to store. 
  • Crisps, fruit, and anything else you want. 
  • Small camping stove, gas and pans to cook in (if you're adventurous!)


I think that's it. If there's anything else that I've missed, let me know!