Tours and Travels

This Increase Competition Overview + Information will evaluation my expertise to function a information on your journey there, going by way of 17 completely different classes of information you may’t discover anyplace else on the web. 

I had waited a really very long time to make it to Increase pageant, and naturally it didn’t disappoint. Increase is actually a particular pageant and value touring the world over for.

It is a large Mecca for doofers, psytrance lovers, and transformational pageant followers the world over. Many individuals DO make an extended journey to this Mecca – one of many largest festivals of its variety on the planet. 

Increase is a really religious and free pageant, with music being a big half however solely encompassing a small fraction of what this pageant has to supply. The extra you discover this pageant, the extra you’ll find… to the purpose {that a} week hardly appears lengthy sufficient to actually expertise the whole lot. 

Dance temple opening ceremonyAfter a little bit of a c*vid hiccup Increase Competition is now set to occur each 2 years on odd-numbered years, so ensure to plan accordingly. Beneath I’ll let you know all you’ll want to know earlier than attending Increase Competition, from tenting to bathrooms to style to climate to music to cash. Welcome to Boomland! 

Planning a Journey to Increase Competition

Right here’s all you’ll want to know earlier than planning your journey to Increase Competition in Idanha a Nova, Portugal. First, we undergo the whole lot you may count on on the Increase pageant venue after which I’ll let you already know what to anticipate within the campgrounds, the place to camp, safety, getting there, facilities, meals, bogs, style, climate and extra.

I’m Kimmie and I’m often a pageant blogger and photographer however I used to be simply having fun with myself at Increase moderately than taking pictures. For a few of my pictures work (this submit is all simply iPhone pictures) verify my media web site or observe me on instagram. For extra in-depth pageant review-guides see my festivals web page or see extra under:

View of the entire pageant from the highest (Being Fields) endBoom Competition Location/Venue in Portugal

Increase pageant is held at a spectacular lakeside venue lovingly referred to as ‘Boomland.” The Competition now owns this land, which retains the identical or the same setup each single 12 months with some everlasting artwork installations current too.

The very first thing that you’ll want to know in regards to the Increase venue is that it’s HUGE. It might probably simply take an hour to stroll from one finish to the opposite, and there are hills too. The pageant’s nucleus is centered across the three major phases, lake, and the large major meals court docket, with plenty of further tents, phases, workshop areas, and artwork areas branching out in all instructions. Listed below are all of the issues you’ll find right here:

The Lake at Increase

The Lake is arguably one of the best half about Increase Competition, or its saving grace. With HOT climate (extra on that later) this lake may simply save your life a number of occasions all through the week and play a significant function in preserve you, and all different Boomers cool. 

Many individuals discuss in regards to the Lake at Increase being too gross after a couple of days, however I personally disagree. Does it get a bit soiled? Positive. But it surely’s a small worth to pay to submerge your self in refreshingly cool water on a 40-degree day! There are additionally some locations across the lake you may swim out a bit farther into deeper, cleaner water.

The Dance Temple

Dance temple loopy lights at night time Probably the most magnificent stage of Increase Competition is certainly the Dance Temple – the true psytrance Mecca of the world. The stage design adjustments a bit annually, however it’s all the time mind-blowing with colourful psychedelic patterns that mild up within the blacklight (with some lights INSIDE the columns). 

It’s one of many greatest and most spectacular phases I’ve ever seen in my pageant life (which incorporates each continent) and I strongly recommend being there for the opening and seeing the large sea of individuals begin transferring to the infectious quick psytrance beat. I’m not even a psytrance particular person and it actually introduced tears to my eyes seeing and feeling the vitality of this place beginning up. 

Alchemy Circle Stage

Alchemy circle from the backThe alchemy circle is the place the opposite music happens – usually techno but in addition some bass/glitch and deep home. That is the place I spent most of my dancing time at Increase – I’m an enormous home and techno lady 🙂 

This stage can also be lovely and colourful with vibrant shade sails gently transferring within the breeze and an intricate stage design, matched up with lasers and lighting and sand underneath your toes.

The Gardens Stage

The gardens stage on the finish of the pageant – this house is both full of individuals dancing, or napping!Identified by most as ‘the chilliness stage,’ the Gardens stage has a totally padded ground underneath large tree-like umbrella constructions. For a lot of the day there are some dwell acts and relaxed music right here and many individuals select to nap right here when tents get too sizzling. 

Nevertheless within the evenings the Gardens Stage can mild up with genre-bridging artists enjoying completely different enjoyable sorts of music that’s often fairly bassy. Grouch is likely one of the greater artists that performs right here.

Funky Seaside Stage

A tremendous funky seashore sunsetThis stage is in some way not on the precise Increase map/schedule however is a favourite spot for MANY folks. In the event you stroll all the best way across the high aspect of the pageant you’ll attain a tiny psychedelic seashore stage hidden behind somewhat hill that sort retains to itself. 

That is THE place for sundown at growth. There are all the time funky/disco home tunes enjoying with somewhat bar and loads of house to put out, and it’s the right place to swim too. This stage continues to play when the ‘grounding break’ occurs every afternoon at growth, which is certainly one of many causes folks find yourself right here to observe sundown over the lake. 

Sacred Hearth Stage + Being Fields Space

sacred hearth stage in a chill momenta lovely shaded spot to hang around within the Being FieldsThis was my FAVORITE nook of Increase with a construction constructed from branches/sticks and a fantastic backyard out the entrance.The Sacred Hearth Stage is the start of the extra religious aspect of the pageant that extends to what’s referred to as the Being Fields. It is a entire completely different department of the pageant with its personal smaller meals court docket, much more timber, loads of shade and hammocks, a stream sports activities space, therapeutic massage space, and 3-4 workshop areas. The sacred hearth stage itself hosts largely dwell bands.

On the finish of the Being Fields there’s a small temple/gazebo up on the hill (with an ideal view) the place you may e book and supply one on one therapeutic periods of many varieties. I wanted I had seen this earlier as I’d have tried various things!

Prana Shala + Chi Temple

Prana ShalaChi TempleThe Prana Shala and Chi Temple are the workshop areas on the Sacred Hearth/Being Fields finish of the pageant. They maintain ALL sorts of workshops in the whole lot you might think about – from attention-grabbing sorts of yoga to trauma therapeutic to sound baths to ecstatic dance to displays on astrology. There’s a FULL lineup all day day-after-day at these tents, so many certain to cease in for a couple of periods to advance your consciousness! 

Workshops Space

Throughout the Being Fields there’s additionally a smaller workshops space hidden among the many branches and timber. SEe if you’ll find it!

Liminal Village

Liminal VillageThe Liminal Village is the place the place extra seminars happen. There are some interactive workshops however the majority of occasions listed below are attention-grabbing displays informing Boomers about every kind of attention-grabbing issues – my favourite was a historic one about festivals held in Historic Rome and the way they have been suppressed.

Mud Tub

Up above the Chi Temple there’s a pink clay mud tub the place persons are all the time soaking, drying, after which heading to swim within the lake. It’s presupposed to be good on your pores and skin! 

a beautiful nook of the lakeOther Wonderful Options of the Increase Competition Venue

Kosmickare Testing Station

There’s a substance testing space close to the primary meals court docket which is open at sure occasions every day. Be sure to reach early – Boomers are a acutely aware and accountable bunch who’re all the time testing their stuff.

Nataraj Dance Stage

Close to the Liminal Village throughout the meals space, the Nataraj Dance Stage welcomes all completely different cultures and actions in a single place. It blends efficiency and workshop so you may watch completely different dances and be taught them too.

Store, Markets, and Stalls

One of many major Bazaar marketsYou can hardly stroll 100m inside Increase with out stumbling throughout some markets or retailers. The principle outside markets arrange within the daylight every day close to the Alchemy Circle. There are market stalls lining a whole lot of the pageant space with every kind of attention-grabbing clothes, artwork, crystals, jewellery, and religious goodies.

Envisionary Artwork Gallery

This artwork gallery is a should go to – there’s every kind of unimaginable and even interactive artwork on show in a tent close to the meals courts, oftentimes being achieved dwell. Some items mild up, transfer, or are illuminated in blacklight and look actually magical out within the desert.

Younger Dragons Youngsters Space at Increase Competition

Younger Dragons play areaThere are LOTS of little ones operating round Increase, and that is their particular space! The Younger Dragons Youngsters Space is the place kits and oldsters can congregate with particular areas to play.

Bike Village

As a result of the venue is SO large, many Boomers select to convey bikes to trip round. That is the place you will get bikes repaired and meet different bike pals.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga space with the silks tied upThere are silks tied up within the being fields with aerial yoga courses often! This was so cool and distinctive and one thing I haven’t seen at many festivals.

Water Faucets at Increase

You’ll be able to refill your water at many free water refill stations at Increase. These are unfold all through the venue (not all the time evenly however you’ll see them) and it’s best to have your personal water bottle and/or camelbak to make use of.

Lisbon Airport to BoomMadrid Airport to Increase Transportation + Parking: How one can Get to Increase Competition

Increase Competition is about half approach between Madrid and Lisbon (truly nearer to Lisbon) in Idanha a Nova, Portugal, which is a rolling hilly desert panorama. Increase Competition is definitely on Google maps itself! Listed below are the alternative ways folks get to growth:

Driving Your self to Increase Competition

See the maps above for driving instructions to Increase Competition. You’ll be able to simply drive your self right here and when you arrive into the city, observe the indicators to Increase Competition.

Bear in mind when you take a automotive you will have to go away in it so much, and when you take a caravan you’ll camp the place you park it. As talked about above I like to recommend arriving early in a caravan to get a great spot that isn’t a forty five minute stroll up a hill. In a automotive I additionally advocate arriving early to get a shaded campsite.

Golden hour on the alchemy circleThe Increase Bus

The Increase Busses take folks at common intervals within the days main as much as Increase and final day of Increase, to and from the Madrid airport and Lisbon Airport. It takes 4-6 hours from every place to begin and prices 85-115 euros spherical journey (and you’ll fly into one and out of one other).

For the busses, you’ll cease at a check-in space off-site to obtain your wristbands earlier than getting into the pageant. The bus drops you off within the middle of the pageant space at which level you should stroll to discover a camp spot.

The busses say you may have 1-2 20kg suitcases/luggage per particular person so if in any respect potential I like to recommend becoming a member of another person who brings the vast majority of tenting provides (however they didn’t actually thoughts folks’s quantity of stuff so long as it wasn’t extreme)

They’ve additionally lately launched Increase busses from different European nations similar to Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Study extra in regards to the Increase busses right here.

Artwork and areas close to Sacred FirePublic Transport to Increase Competition + Shuttles

it’s potential to take public transport to Increase Competition from locations in Portugal and Spain. From Wherever else in Portugal you should get a bus to Castelo Branco, then to Idanha a Nova, then a shuttle bus or cab from Idanha a Nova into the venue. From Madrid you should both head to Lisbon first or take the Increase Bus. There needs to be shuttles from each Castelo Branco and Idanha a Nova.

Rideshare + Bike

Verify social media, fb teams, and rideshare platforms to share rides to Increase – there’s all the time a strategy to discover somebody driving! They’re additionally providing a ‘bike to growth’ group bike trip by way of the Portuguese desert.

Increase Competition Crowd

a fantastic little hand pan/drum band we handed enjoying lovely musicThe crowd at Increase Competition is among the many freest and most religious within the pageant world. The gang could be rather more aligned with the phrase’ hippie’ for lack of a greater time period than raver, partier, or the like. There are many dreads, crystals, leather-based luggage, geometric tattoos, and massive smiles glad to speak and dance with anybody.

I’d say the folks at Increase are actually of all ages. As I discussed, Increase is sort of a mecca for this type of pageant and there are every kind of people from youngsters to aged folks and the whole lot in between.

As Increase is a reasonably… intense pageant, I’d additionally positively say that the attendees listed below are skilled doofers/pageant goers and this isn’t their first rodeo. Individuals deal with themselves exceptionally effectively at Increase and I hardly noticed a difficulty even within the 40 diploma warmth. Boomers have been going to festivals for a few years and know what’s up.

Increase Competition Vibe + Ethos

glad folks in every single place!A part of Increase Eco EthosBoom’s Ethos is extraordinarily linked to and respectful of the earth. One of the vital acutely aware festivals I’ve ever been to, Increase goals to be regenerative and paperwork each single factor they do. Annually they ship a report about the place every cent of ticket cash goes to so there’s absolute transparency.

They’re additionally extraordinarily clear about setting up in accordance with nature, minimizing supplies, correct disposal and reuse of waste, contributing to different environmental initiatives, and maximizing recycling on-site. They encourage leaving your ego and cellphone at residence and being current always.

This ethos additionally brings a crowd and vibe that aligns with it. Individuals at Increase usually preserve one another in verify by way of leaving no hint in a enjoyable and collaborative approach. There’s a extremely inclusive vibe all through the pageant grounds the place something actually goes – this can be a place you may actually be at liberty to do what you need… together with being bare or foolish. There’s a playful and grounded vibe all through the venue and delightful nature.

Increase Competition Environment/Decorations/Manufacturing

At night time, Increase lights up!The ambiance at Increase is artsy and earthy. There’s a large array of artwork installations all through the venue (verify the Sacred Hearth/Being Fields for essentially the most) and the whole lot is created in a tactful strategy to mix with nature.

The phases after all are all the time made with enormous vibrant shade sails or completely different sorts of shade constructions that each stand out but work effectively with the world. A lot of the artwork is constructed from pure supplies like tree trunks, sticks, wooden, and dirt whereas different touches like colourful tree ornaments and flags alongside pathways add further aptitude to the venue with an ideal consideration to element.

The manufacturing on the phases varies however is usually unbelievable. The Dance Temple has by FAR one of the best manufacturing as it’s the major stage enjoying the music that the largest majority of Boomers come to see. There are lasers matched as much as the designs on the stage and contained in the columns that are achieved so intricately they appear to be they’re transferring, and loads of strobes, lasers, and extra.

The funky seashore stage and Gardens stage have a lesser manufacturing worth by way of a lightshow however nonetheless have unbelievable sound high quality. Positively convey earplugs to this pageant, particularly when you plan to bop close to the entrance of the larger phases.

Increase Competition Lineup/Music/Artists

Alchemy circle lightshow at nightBoom is a uncommon pageant that actually doesn’t place an excessive amount of emphasis on artists; The curation and number of DJs and artists is totally impeccable BUT there’s no rating or headliners placing one above the opposite. 

Eliot needed to appropriate me a number of occasions once I would point out or ask if somebody was ‘headlining.’ The timings of Increase are set out in order that nobody is admittedly ‘headlining’ and all slots are equally necessary. Most time slots are 3 hours, giving every artist time to actually and correctly construct their vitality.

There are all the time enormous names within the psytrance and techno scenes and plenty of rising ones too. The choice is various and attention-grabbing, touching upon completely different genres and kinds throughout the digital umbrella.

Previous names have included the likes of Astrix, Ace Ventura, Acid Arab, and extra on the Dance Temple, Rodhad, Anii, Uone, Captain Hook, and extra on the Alchemy circle, Grouch in Dub on the Gardens Stage, and plenty of gifted smaller performers on all phases who I feel could be greater names in a couple of years. 

Tenting at Increase Competition

That is the newest Increase Competition map Tenting at Increase Competition is known as a free-for-all. There are 4 choices: RV tenting, free tenting (the bulk), teepee tenting, and cardboard tent tenting. There isn’t any automotive tenting at Increase – it’s a must to park your automotive and stroll in along with your stuff to discover a spot. 

RV Tenting at Increase Competition

Plainly some RV’s and camper vans at Increase get fortunate and are positioned immediately outdoors the middle of the pageant/meals court docket space. Others are stuffed up and round an enormous hill the place you should stroll a minimum of 20 minutes to get to any phases. So when you drive a camper see when you can safe a spot when you don’t wish to be caught up an enormous hill from the venue itself, which makes returning to camp arduous. 

Common/Free Tenting

yep the tents could be this shut collectively.The free tenting is only a free-for-all scattered throughout a slight hill across the lake. Tenting areas are all marked and take a up a comparatively MASSIVE space across the pageant grounds – many camp websites are fairly far-off from the whole lot. 

 I HIGHLY advocate that you just arrive early to safe house within the shade (it may very well be life or dying… or a minimum of sleeping in till 8 or 11 which is virtually the identical factor). Arriving early additionally helps if you wish to get a spot conveniently near the pageant grounds so you may head again to your tent within the day/night time if want be.

In line with the map above, the Crimson and Yellow tenting areas are one of the best/closest. take note all tenting areas have a reasonably large hill in the course of them, and even the Crimson/Yellow take quarter-hour to get from one finish to the opposite (high to backside).

TeePee Tenting Websites at Increase 

Teepee tenting at BoomYou will pay further to lease an enormous white teepee at growth that’s set about 10 minutes again from the primary space. I’m not certain in regards to the worth for cash in these, however I do know they don’t have any further shade. 

Cardboard Tent Village at Increase 

You’ll be able to pay a bit further to share a cardboard tent when you don’t have house to convey your personal tent to Increase. Nevertheless, the whole lot I heard about these cardboard tents was fairly dangerous.

The village is up a large hill about 15-20 minutes from the primary space, and the tents apparently had hardly sufficient room to suit 2 folks with their luggage to even sit up inside. This lead folks to want to go away issues outdoors their tents, and theft was extra rampant in these areas due to a scarcity of safety outdoors the tents.

Increase Competition Facilities – Different Options + Stuff to Do

Increase actually has all of it to make a cushty week for campers. Listed below are some issues you may count on:

Tenting Kitchen

One of many Increase tenting kitchens That is the one with the large pizza oven and big chill areaThere are a couple of primary tenting kitchens set across the campsites that can help you warmth issues up in pots or pans. Lots of the ones I noticed truly use burning wooden underneath a range for warmth, and one has a pizza oven! It is a nice possibility when you don’t wish to purchase all meals.

Increase Grocery store

There’s a unbelievable grocery store right here with truly honest costs that has ALL sorts of meals choices and tenting provides too. You may get every kind of elements right here from veggies to pasta to bread, juice, cheese, yogurt, sweet, and extra. In addition they promote most simple tenting objects that you could have forgotten or damaged through the week.

Tenting Showers

Strains at one of many tenting showers one morningThere are a whole lot of tenting showers round Increase that activate each morning and night. The showers are unbelievable with nice water stress and amenities. Arrive early to keep away from longer strains, or simply line up to make use of the showers which can be open to the general public (no bathe curtains) as many individuals favor to have privateness. Convey your personal toiletries to make use of.

Cash at Increase Competition Portugal

Cash goes on the little plastic a part of the bracelet and also you get a separate one for the bus!To purchase issues at Increase you should first load your wristband with cash, both on-line earlier than the pageant or at sure high up factors all through the venue that take money or card. Then you definately use your wristband to pay for objects.

There’s no completely different foreign money or unit during which it’s a must to pay for issues right here; the whole lot is simply in euros. There are additionally a few ATM’s on web site – they often have a line in busier hours.

Meals/Drink and Costs at Increase Competition

Increase has unbelievable foods and drinks choices, and the costs are literally actually good too. Let me elaborate under:

FOOD at Increase

The argentinian BBQ at growth was a HIT! certainly one of many many many many meals stallsWithin 2-3 major meals court docket areas with thousands and thousands of tables surrounded by dozens of meals stalls, you’ll find just about something you wish to eat at Increase. I’d say meals at Increase are inexpensive and price between €5 and €15 relying on what it’s.

Some completely different sorts of meals are: pizzas, sandwiches, Yemeni wraps, Argentine BBQ, Indian meals, Vegetarian/Vegan, sizzling canine, Italian, Mexican/burritos, thai, pressed juice, smoothies, and extra. MAny locations additionally supply their very own model of breakfast.

DRINKS at Increase

Wine on this backyard grounded me instantly each time! The principle bars at Increase serve water, a couple of mushy drinks, Tremendous Bock canned (Portuguese) beer, and Somersby cider for €3-€5. For cocktails, there are particular cocktail bars that serve faucet beer/cider in addition to some chilly cocktails like mojitos and margaritas.

If you would like wine, there’s an lovely tiny wine bar close to the Sacred Hearth the place you pay a deposit on a glass and may attempt native wines. These price €5 a glass.

For non alcoholic drinks, there’s a variety out there in any respect bars and meals stalls (similar to a particular iced tea or limeade). You will discover a drink just about anyplace!

Increase Competition Tickets/Worth

Boys having fun with growth! Listed below are some major Increase ticket FAQ’s.

When do Increase Competition tickets go on sale? Increase Competition tickets often go on sale in October for the subsequent 12 months. How a lot are tickets for Increase Competition?
Increase tickets are going for €275 this 12 months which is an absolute steal for a pageant that’s greater than per week lengthy.

Tickets to Increase have often offered out in a short time prior to now years, so it’s advisable to be on-line proper after they go on sale.

While you purchase tickets, you should purchase the ticket, cardboard/tipi tenting ticket, and growth bus ticket individually and attempt to swap or resell tickets on Increase’s ticket resale platform.

Increase Competition Safety

one of many meals areas wanting in the direction of the lake and liminal villageThere shouldn’t be a lot safety getting into Increase Competition. The ethos and neighborhood vibe of the pageant carry its attendees by way of to behave higher than I’ve seen at many different extra extremely policed festivals! It’s nice.

There are a couple of highway blocks on the roads into the pageant – I’m not totally certain what they’re for, however police can cease automobiles on the best way in. Bear in mind very relaxed legal guidelines in Portugal relating to substances – the worst that may occur is confiscation or a high quality. There are some police across the venue however they’re extra in search of security moderately than making an attempt to catch folks doing something.

With the Increase bus, I merely received off the bus and walked into the pageant. I had no safety checks moreover displaying my ID to get my wristband earlier than getting into the venue. I don’t suppose many automobiles have safety checks however be ready simply in case.

Loos at Increase Competition

one of many rest room blocks at boomBoom has regenerative compost bathrooms all through the venue. This implies you climb up a couple of stairs to get to the bathroom and do your corporation down into the opening! The bathroom paper is saved outdoors the stalls so don’t overlook to take some earlier than you go inside, and pump some hand sanitizer after.

The bathrooms have been saved impressively clear all through the length of the pageant. I by no means noticed one too full or soiled and noticed cleansing crew going by way of many occasions.

The one challenge with the bogs is that they’re largely on the backside of the larger hills, so when you camp up a hill, you’ll have to stroll 10+ minutes to make use of the bathroom in the course of the night time – not best. Strains can generally get lengthy too so put together for that.

Climate at Increase Competition

my uniform within the days: parasol, hat, moist sarong, and bathing go well with!Oh my god the climate at Increase pageant is SO HOT. It’s mainly unbearably sizzling through the day. Temperatures can get effectively into the 40’s celcuis (104-110F+) which to me is solely unlivable (to me a minimum of; I’m dangerous with warmth). Final time I used to be there the most well liked day was 42 adopted by 40, 38, after which 37 the remainder of the time.

So put together for HOT, HOT, HOT – drink water, tempo your self through the day (learn: lay down and hardly transfer haha) and produce any spray bottles, followers, hats, sunnies, sunscreen, water and some other equipment you may. Put on minimal clothes and attempt to survive 😉 Oh, and produce a sarong to get moist within the lake/faucet and put over you; it cools you down amazingly.

At night time it does get somewhat bit chilly so ensure to have some extra layers to wrap up in do you have to be out all night time. I keep in mind a sure level every night time the place I’d truly put the covers on me for perhaps an hour.

Vogue at Increase Competition

Vogue at Increase is earthy, geometric/flowy, and simply primary bathing fits. Some folks go extra all-out with pageant garments, however it’s so sizzling that most individuals put on minimal or no clothes more often than not and keep as cozy as potential.

Timings at Increase

wanting throughout the venue from sacred hearth to bop templeThe timings at Increase have been among the strangest I’ve encountered in my pageant life. The music goes ALL the time, apart from the ‘grounding break’ from round 6 to 9pm every night (or one thing like that). So there are units going always, often 2-3 hour units, by way of the night time and the one break is within the evenings.

I perceive the logic in having a grounding break, however for me the timing of this was actually odd. 6pm is true when the climate FINALLY begins cooling off, and the few hours from there are those I’d MOST favor to be dancing the night time away. However that is when the music stops.

I suppose they need folks to get dinner and relaxation when it’s not too sizzling, however I favor to get meals and relaxation when it IS too sizzling. However alas, that’s the way it works at Increase. One of the best time to go to the funky seashore stage is at sundown (through the grounding break it nonetheless goes) with enjoyable beats proper on the Lake.

Volunteering at Increase

Increase has a large volunteering program with folks serving to out on-site for the occasion and even the weeks main as much as it/after it. They’ve tons of eco initiatives they need assistance with and there are numerous different methods t take part. Right here is the present volunteering software.

Remaining Suggestions for Increase Competition

MY TOP TIP FOR BOOM FESTIVAL is to convey a sarong and saturate it with water every time you go to a water faucet or the lake. Wring it out and wrap it round you. This retains you SO a lot cooler than with out it and if there’s a breeze it seems like an precise air conditioner. This probably saved my life. Additionally, having a parasol/umbrella was a sport changer too.

Truly, my actual high tip is to ensure you have shade over your tent. MAKE SURE! Know which course the dawn comes from and plan for it. A bit of additional sleep within the morning as a substitute of waking up in your personal sweat on the first light is the whole lot.

Critically simply keep hydrated and relaxation whereas it’s tremendous sizzling. Don’t push your self. Warmth could be harmful and it’s necessary to know your physique and the way a lot you may deal with.

DON’T FORGET THE BEING FIELDS AREA! It’s straightforward to get caught up on the phases however there’s severely so many unimaginable workshops, artwork items, and issues to do on this aspect of the pageant that it’s value spending a minimum of a complete day or pop right into a workshop a couple of occasions.

Usher in a few of your personal drinks/alcohol so you may combine drinks earlier than you head out (and don’t all the time have to purchase them). Additionally convey some snacks to have at your tent in case you camp far-off from meals and get peckish. Supermarkets in Portugal/Spain are very inexpensive.

BRING MULTIPLE, CHARGED POWER BANKS IF YOU WANT TO CHARGE THINGS. The one place you may cost your cellphone at Increase Competition are two pillars in the course of each the meals court docket desk areas, that are like hell on earth. The great vibes of this pageant are ruined solely in these two locations as folks will battle, steal, and unplug every others cords after they go away (the vibe is that they gained’t steal your cellphone however will steal your plug and rope. ugh). It’s not fairly and never value it. Convey a number of banks and dont attempt to go away them on the cost locations.

Convey a twig bottle or battery powered fan and a hand fan too!

Dont poo within the lake. Don’t be an asshole. The lake is so necessary to have the ability to swim in.
What’s the common age for Increase Competition? There isn’t any common age at Increase Competition. As one of the vital inclusive and various transformational festivals, there are folks of all goes from little youngsters within the lake to aged folks dancing within the crowd. Anybody match sufficient to resist the warmth involves Increase – the common would in all probability be center aged. What ought to I convey to Increase Competition? You must convey to Increase pageant: tenting gear (tent, pillow, and a sleeping pad), something for warm climate (followers, spray bottles, sunscreen, hats, glasses, further shade), snug sneakers, further meals and drinks, cash, good vibes, and stamina!

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