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Do get something that's actually waterproof (ie has taped seams, etc.) rather than just showerproof - if it does actually piss down you'll be happily dry while people with lesser but more stylish jackets will have wet shoulders.
Agree, make sure it is waterproof not just showerproof. I made that mistake a few years ago and ended up missing nearly a whole day of a festival in my tent dying because I'd been drenched in my very nice but not very waterproof Mac. After that incident I just stuck to ponchos from pound land
Decathlon's most basic model, in a bright colour, would be your best bet. They're cheap, but properly waterproof (taped seams etc). Definitely don't get one when you get there, you'll be paying 5x the price for something crap!
"Once you're wet at a festival you won't get dry or warm."
This. This is why I find all those festival fashion articles advocating cowboy boots or boho rompers ridiculous - the only decent ones I've read have been by people who've actually been to a lot of festivals (eg Lauren Laverne) and have actual practical recs like "do not wear a playsuit, it will be hell in the portaloos".
As a veteran of many Glastonburies etc. in the 90s and early 2000s my approach to festival dressing was a lot more like planning a multi-day hike in unpredictable weather - light hiking boots, proper rain gear, sun hat, small backpack for bog roll, shorts/skirts because mud is easier to get off legs than trousers, etc. Obviously with some sparkly lip gloss as well, I wasn't completely joyless...
I second the army surplus. I got one on e bay, waterproof and windproof with loads of pockets that zip, if it's sunny you can sit on it. I wore it to a festival last year and a few people admired it, and it was only about £20
Ok. Take wellies and converse. Don't bother with sandals. How long are you there? 4 days? Travel in jeans, take shorts x2 you can wear tights under 5 teeshirts. At least one WARM hoodie/jumper Water proof coat and trousers Clean underwear, thick socks for wellies Baby wipes, toilet roll, plastic bags, a mirror. It ain't no fashion show, don't let magazines tell you otherwise. Kate Moss et al turn up mid afternoon , mince around for a couple of hours and don't spend four nights in a freezing field!