The trick to packing for an international festival is preparation, you’re going to be out in the elements and must be as prepared as possible. Flying light is the latest trend, hand luggage-only deals mean you can get on board and get off the plane quicker. Rucksacks are your best friend – but check they meet the dimensions and weight requirements of your airline for hand luggage!

Roll all your clothes

Roll all your clothes

Some airlines such as Primera Air allow a small handbag in addition to your item of hand luggage weighing up to 10KG in the ‘light’ travel package. Make sure you do your research and check on your airline’s website for details so you can maximise your luggage allowance

The most efficient way to pack is to roll all your clothes. It gets the best use of space in your bag

Many beauty products can be bought over there and thrown when used. Items like bug spray, dry shampoo, shower gel all weigh you down but they don’t need to!

Flip flops are light-weight, slim line and should be your go-to item when packing lightly

A poncho is an essential – it can be rolled up taking up little space but importantly keeping you dry during any showers!

Layering is so important at a festival, you’re there all day and the weather will change throughout the day. Pack a jumper to throw on when the sun goes down. Smart wool socks are brilliant and a personal recommendation. They keep in the heat when needed and keep you cool too. Jeans are a great item to pack or wear onboard, they can be dressed up or down.


Primera Air has just launched new North America routes to Boston, New York, Toronto and Washington DC starting from £149 one way.

Primera Air’s mission is to make expensive long-haul travel history. There are five levels of travel package available to book - Light, Comfort, Flex, Premium and Premium Flex - which gives passengers the opportunity to tailor their onboard experienced to suit their budget and needs. 

For more information and to book please visit

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