Long evenings are finally here! Whilst the sun isn’t always guaranteed, one trend that takes over whatever the weather is Great British festival season, bringing over 1,000 events to an outdoor stage in a field near you this Summer.

Whether you are running a festival, have a brand presence on site or are creating a festival-inspired event like Selina and Nick’s wedding below, there’s a lot to organise and even more eventualities to prepare for.

Kindratfest 2016 – 

After providing the VIP seating for dressing rooms at Festival No6 and Parklife, as well as supplying brands takes on festivals and private festival-esque parties, Ta Dah have amassed a few top tips over the years. Our headlines for festival success are:

Set a theme for people to join in with

Secret Garden Party invites attendees to join in with an irreverent approach to ‘fame, celebrity, and a media that obsesses over both’; Beatherder festival methodically moves on from last years letter ‘R’ to the ‘D’ of ‘Beatherder’ and Burning Man goes ‘radical ritual’.

Some of the Ta Dah team as ‘Trollied Dollies’ Year T of Beat Herder!

Setting a theme is great for creating a memorable experience and getting people to involved. Ta Dahs red sofas went down a treat with the big top at a private festival-themed party recently.

Fields of 87 Festival  – 


Whilst we’d love for every festival to get glorious sunshine of course it’s not always the way in the UK! So best be prepared with waterproofs, layers, a reliable tent and of course, seating which won’t be damaged by rain.

Treats to share with the team

It’s always great to bring the team together and a shared treat onsite can do just that. Whether that’s taking some time out to check out the entertainment together, providing portable phone chargers, or something as simple creating a comfortable space to use check in on emails.

Kit which packs down for ease of moving

Convenience is key (where possible), from blow up beds to vacuum packed jumpers on the way there. This is where the beauty of Ta Dah inflatable seating really comes into its own onsite.

Hayfest from Big Cheif Tipis – 


Carefully chosen little luxuries

Of course there is only so much stuff that you can bring to a festival, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely rough it. If Grace Jones can do Festival No 6 (yes her dressing room had the Ta Dah treatment), it’s entirely possible to stay festival fabulous, so prioritise wisely!

For the most comprehensive packing list I have ever come across, this is one that I, and the friends I have recommended it to, always return to. It’s got everything you need for a fabulous time, whatever the weather: happy manc festival packing list

Edit: Ta Dah have an exclusive update on this list direct from the author: gaffer tape is the 2017 addition, you heard it hear first!


If you’d like to find out more about how Ta Dah inflatable seating could give your festival event the edge, feel free to get in touch on 07971 203 085 or drop me an email at Rachel@tadahfurniturehire.co.uk


As always, happy planning,

Rachel Smith


Ta Dah Furniture hire


07971 203 085