Festival goers are being urged to make sure their possessions are protected while they party away from home this summer.
This can be done by simply tagging personal possessions cover on to home insurance policy for a small additional cost, according to MoneySupermarket.
Consumers should also ensure they check the small print of their policy as some insurers will not cover camping equipment as standard, the comparison site said.
For those combining a festival experience with a trip abroad, such as the Spanish festival Benicassim in July, Brits should check their travel insurance is adequate, in addition to having a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Hannah-Mercedes Skenfield, the website’s home insurance manager, said: “As well as thinking about having a good time it’s also important to think about protecting your possessions from would-be thieves.
“Such large events can be a prime target for those on the hunt for unguarded valuables.”
MoneySupermarket is offering some top tips for festival security:
First, leave expensive clothing or jewellery at home.
Consider taking a disposable camera to cut down on risk of damage, loss or theft.
Report lost or stolen money to the police within 24 hours or else some insurance policies may not pay out.
Look at whether your credit card offers you any form of protection for accommodation or travel cancellation.