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Festival Dos and Don’ts

Festival Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Hilton Coylumbridge, February, 2017

After the overwhelming success of last year’s event, Groove Cairngorm is set to return for another weekend of snowsports, entertainment and live music.

Last year’s festival attracted some big names including legendary hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash and the hilarious Cuban Brothers.

This year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger with the line-up including BRIT winners Basement Jaxx and The Streets frontman Mike Skinner. Tickets are still available for the two-day event, which takes place on the 24th & 25th February 2017.

groove cairngorm

Before you set off, we recommend you have a read of our festival Dos and Don’ts.

Don’t… drink the night before.

It’s easy to get excited the day before a festival and a wee tipple may seem like a good idea at the time. That one drink though could easily turn into two, three, four… six, and before you know it, it’s the weekend and you’re to hungover to move your head off the pillow let alone travel up a mountain.

sleepy hungover

Do… remember to pack toiletries.

If you’re camping for the weekend then there’s a good chance you won’t be showering for the next two days. A tin of deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste will go a long way after two days of snowsports, dancing and drinking!

Don’t… forget your tickets!

Make sure to pack these first because it’s a long way down the mountain if you forget.

Do… bring a mobile charger.

These genius inventions are saviours for festivalgoers. Even if you fully charge your mobile phone before you leave it will probably still run out of battery. Pick up a handy phone charger from as little as £10 and stay connected to the world!

mobile charger

Don’t… forget there’s a free shuttle bus to and from the event.

Event organisers will be providing a free bus to all festivalgoers between Aviemore and the Cairngorm Mountain during the day. The shuttle bus will also be taking people from the mountain back to Aviemore and to the camping site at the Badaguish Centre.

Do… bring plenty of warm clothes.

It is still officially winter and will be cold up on the mountain. So probably best not to turn up in t-shirt and shorts.

Do… have fun!

Why not treat yourself to some luxury during the festival? Book a stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms and wake up refreshed and ready for the next day’s partying.