Are you ready to party into 2020 at Epizode? If the answer is no then rest assured you have scrolled to the right place. We are just weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated events in the electronic music calendar! To guarantee that you have nothing short of an epic time on Phu Quoc, I have compiled a list of essentials which I found most useful when we attended last year!
It may be December but don’t bother with that winter wardrobe!
This one is just a given! Do not waste any luggage space with layers, think summer clothing and swimwear. Temperatures around that time of year are warm and comfortable throughout both the day and night. It feels cool in the early hours of the morning, but you are going to be dancing amongst thousands of others, so you definitely won’t be feeling chilly by any stretch of the imagination! We saw a little rain at Epizode in 2018 so spare a little room for a light poncho, something that will shelter you from the rain but will not keep you too warm!
Don’t miss any of the action!
Avoid sand between your cheeks…
Sit on a beach towel! Definitely one of the most useful items I had stashed in my string bag! Epizode is hosted on a beachfront, you are definitely going to be tempted by the daytime activities and the seaside shenanigans. Having a towel will give you something comfortable to sit on in the sand and something to dry off with when you get out of the sea!
Don’t be stuck without coupons!
Amenities on Phu Quoc are quite dispersed, many parts of the island are completely underdeveloped, you have to sometimes drive for quite a distance before you find an ATM! And let’s be honest, finding a cash machine in the middle of the night when you have run out of money will definitely not be top of your list of priorities when you are having fun at the festival! So, to avoid the hassle, come prepared! Bring cash or a card to purchase your coupons at Epizode.
Beat the sweat!
Say no to single-use plastics!
Sparkle and stand out on the dancefloor
Give your ears a break!
People tend to underestimate the damage that listening to loud music for prolonged periods of time does to their ears. Let me tell you, that whistling sound or numb feeling you feel in your ears after attending a music festival isn’t normal! That’s a sign that your ears are suffering! Ear plugs will ensure that they are able to endure the entire festival, a comfortable solution that contrary to popular belief does not affect the quality of the music but makes the overall experience a lot more enjoyable!
As useful in the day as they are for those sunrise sessions!
You’re going to crave a little ‘R&R’
Rest and Recuperation is key to surviving the entirety of the festival. Epizode is eleven days long, pacing yourself or having a few necessities and supplies to look forward to after long days and nights partying works wonders. Think face masks and after sun, or anything that will help you feel fresh and good as new or gives you some sort of home comfort.