So you bought your tickets for the Misty Waters Music Festival and now you patiently sit and wait for 29 September to arrive.
You are ready for the best SA music live on stage, killer camping and 3 days of Highveld fun in Secunda, Mpumalanga. You can already taste the beer from the OctoberFest and hear yourself screaming at the top of your lungs as your favorite band takes on the stage.
If you are one of South Africa’s seasoned festival go-ers then you know the drill. However, if this is your first festival then there are 5 things to remember when you plan your trip to Lake Umuzi for the UmuziFest Week of Festivals.
In part 1 of our “Things to Remember Series”, we focus on the essentials.
Pack the Essentials
If anything you pack for the trip is irreplaceable – leave it at home! You do not want to stress about precious items while trying to have the best time of your life. You need the basics:
- Your Misty Waters Music Festival ticket – SUPER IMPORTANT!
- A set of dry clothes for each day
- Your tent and sleeping bag
- Food and beverages
- Your cellphone with enough data to post to social and make your friend who stayed at home jealous
Anything else that you might need can be bought in Secunda at any of the local stores.
Your clothing choices are very important when you visit the Highveld in Mpumalanga. During the September/October months you can go from a pleasant sunny 23’C morning to a breezy afternoon. The nights can get a bit chilly if you are not fully prepared.
You want to pack some short and long sleeve clothing. A comfortable pair of tekkies and at least 6 pairs of socks. Trust me on the socks! You will thank me when you turn in for the night and your feet are cold.
My golden rule for any concert or festival is to wear a pair of proper cargo pants. I prefer the type with metal zips as they always make me feel secure that my cash, debit cards and cellphone is safely situated in my pockets at all times. You do not want to be worrying about a bag around your shoulder the whole time. What you want is your arms free to wave around during the anthem songs.
Join us next week as we explore festival safety and why taking your pet cobra on the trip is the worst idea you’ve had since you tested if an electrical fence actually worked.