The official countdown starts here! With just over a week to go until the gates open it’s time to get your bags packed and your hangover cures planned.
We’ve put together a list of things you’ll need, and the things you won’t, for Leo XIII.
If you’re driving and there are going to be less than four of you in your car you will need to pay five of your fine English pounds to park. We’ve done away with pre-booked tickets and instead we’re going back to the old-fashioned method of cold, hard cash. This keeps the queues flowing better and saves you from sitting in traffic on a country road gagging for a cider.
We charge for parking to encourage car-sharing. This reduces emissions as well as keeping the roads clearer for you and our neighbours. Team up with your mates and work out who’s got the biggest car.
This is pretty important! You won’t be getting in without them. Providing your phone screen isn’t smashed beyond recognition these can be scanned from your phone, so save yourself the printer ink and lets limit the wasted paper.
A wet-wipe wash may be the traditional festival shower, but it’s not the kindest to the environment. You’d be amazed at what a good old flannel, some water, and soap can achieve.
Look under 25? Lucky you. Our bars follow a strict Look 25 policy, so bring your ID along to prove us wrong. You will also need this on entry or risk getting an under 18s wristband.
We don’t talk about weather forecasts, we’ve learnt the hard way that it’s easy to jinx things. But be prepared, red and peeling isn’t topping any festival fashion lists.
Yes, this might seem obvious. But you’d be surprised...
Leave at Home…
No glass is allowed anywhere on-site. It’s not good for crops, tyres, or hungry cows.
Yes, really! We’ve introduced a cashless payment system this year, with our very own currency - Wylde Bucks. You can preload your wristband now here, and if you need to top-up over the weekend there will be plenty of stations to do so. No need to worry about losing your license and those four almost-full coffee shop stamp-cards.
Your best white trainers.
It’s Cornwall. It never rains here. Sometimes we just have this weird wet stuff fall from the sky… we recommend bringing some suitable footwear just in case, there have been some serious trainer tragedies over the years.
Ours are bigger than yours, and we’ve spent a long time planning this playlist!
We love dogs. Like really love them. Unfortunately no domestic animals are allowed anywhere on-site. It’s a licensing thing.
(If you require a guide dog please do drop us an email)
They’re not welcome here. We’re all about the good times! Smile at strangers, say please and thank you to the bar staff, cheer as loud as you can for every band you see. The field is full of friends, some of them you just haven’t had the chance to meet... yet.
What’s on your list of festival essentials?
Or better yet, what’s the most useless thing you’ve ever taken to a festival, only to have to lug it all the way home again?
Let us know on Facebook or Instagram (using #LeoXIII) and the best (or should we say worst) entry will win a brand new Leopallooza tote bag, perfect for carrying everything you actually need!