Music Festival Season is Here!
Music Festival season is officially in full swing! I always feel like the first weekend of Coachella sets off the season. Well, that time is here and we are here to help you pack your music festival essentials.
- A hat– Festivals last all day and night and to have the sun blazing down on you for hours, can really take a toll on you. Having a hat on hand can make those sun-filled days easier or come in handy if a little rain is in the forecast.
- Sunglasses– You don’t want to be that ridiculous person who’s holding their hand as a visor while looking at the stage.
- Light Jacket or Wind Breaker– It gets cold at night and it can be dusty. Bring something that condenses down so it doesn’t take up much space in your bag.
- Sunscreen– Your skin will get a shade darker! If that color is more tan or red, just beware that the sun shows no mercy.
- Water Bottle– Don’t bring a metal bottle (Yeti’s, Hydroflask, or any other kind). Metal bottles aren’t allowed at most festivals. Bring a reusable one or even those water pouches that fold up. Hydration stations are usually in the festival for your convenience.
- Hand Sanitizer– It gets pretty dirty out there. A hand washing station may not be near so, keep some sanitizer on deck is always a good idea.
- Bandana– You can get multiple uses out of this! Use it to cover your face from the dust, wipe the sweat off your sweaty head and neck, drench it in water and put it around your neck to cool down, or wear it as an accessory to your festival outfit.
- Tissue– Those little-prepacked tissues come in handy. You might get a stuffy nose or tears from an amazing set (guilty), and tissues will be needed.
- Medicine– Whether it be Ibprophen or allergy medicine, you don’t want to be caught without the two when you need them badly.
- Band-aid Set– These usually come in a very small pack with 2 to 3 different size band-aids and an alcohol swab. If anything major happens, you can always hit up the First Aid tent too.
- Wet wipes- These can be used for almost anything. Toliet paper, feeling sticky, or a face wipe are all situations where wipes will be handy.
- Deodorant– Speaking of sticky…No one likes to have their show interrupted by the stench coming off of you.
- Snacks– If the festival permits it, do it! Bag up your own snacks because the original bag is usually filled with air which just takes up more room. But, remember to check the rules before all your snacks end up in the trash at the entrance gates.
- Beach Blanket– These are the blankets that roll up really small and have a side that is meant for the ground. Again, read the rules before packing this too. Some festivals don’t permit this item.
- Phone Charger or Extra Battery– Most festivals have phone charging stations. Bring a charger and or an extra battery pack.
- Contraband– If you plan on bringing your party contraband remember, you will be getting searched. However, it’s comparable to airport searches. They’re looking for weapons, alcohol, and other sharp or metal objects.
Make sure you check the weather prior to packing. Place all your festival items together including the TICKETS or BRACELETS! Download an app that the festival might have available. They usually provide a map with bathroom and stage locations, so grab or download that too. Most of the items on the list are available at your local Dollar Tree and make sure you get them in travel sizes. One backpack is plenty of room for 2 or more people. You can take turns wearing it and fill it with any other merchandise you may buy. If you really wanna party and have your hands free, wear a fanny pack! Make sure you are aware of your belongings because people can still be shady at such great events. Remember you are there with thousands of other fun festival goers. Stay positive and be nice to others because everyone is there to have a good time. You guys all share one thing in common… the love of music!