How to host a festival at home

Feeling the Glastonbury-shaped hole in your summer diary this year? You might not be able to recreate the Pyramid stage at home, but it won’t matter once you’ve got the usual gang out in the garden – just add some festival-inspired styling and a stellar tech set-up. The best bit? There won’t be a shower queue or £6 pint in sight.

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Set the playlist

If there’s one thing that’ll ruin a festival vibe in an instant, it’s sudden silence – so it’s worth investing in a powerful portable speaker and checking the connection before your punters arrive. If you’re playing music from your phone, a charge up pack will save you traipsing back indoors once your festival’s in full flow. Just like any line up, you’ll want a varied playlist to please the crowd – why not ask friends to send nominations with their RSVP?

Set the dress code

Second to the tunes – but only just – are the outfits. Get guests to bring the fringing and face paint à la Coachella, or opt for fancy dress in tribute to Bestival, where commitment to the yearly theme is as essential as the presence of any DJ. DIY wristbands are a bit of fun, as is a flower crown-making session. And whilst a deluge of mud is unlikely, a sensible layer or two and the obligatory pair of wellies is advisable - you’re still in Britain after all.

Set the scene

When it comes to the dress up, the more bohemian the better. Gather all the tents and tepees you can, and decorate them with piles of colourful cushions, like this splash-proof outdoor range from Linea. Don’t worry about a lack of chairs around them – a stack of picnic blankets for guests to help themselves to is a more authentic experience anyway. Fairy lights, lanterns or tea lights in jars are the ultimate mood-setters when the sun starts to set.

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