You’ve got that big music festival coming up, but what should you bring? Check out these top 10 things to bring to a music festival so you can enjoy it in style.
#1: Reusable Water Bottle
Most (all?) music festivals have water stations. Bring a reusable water bottle with you to take advantage of this.
It beats chugging at the station every 3-4 hours. Your body can only absorb so much liquid, so doing this doesn’t actually hydrate you that well. Instead, you’ll just end up peeing way more than if you sipped gradually throughout the day.
#2: Menstrual Cup
Have your period? Then you’re going to LOVE using a menstrual cup instead of tampons. Seriously, it’s way easier because you don’t have to worry about running out of tampons.
It also has a higher capacity (3x that of tampons) so you just have to deal with your period less in those gross bathrooms. Love it? We sure do. More details here:
#3: Tent Totem
Where is your tent in the sea of tents? It’s hard to say, especially at night. Have a tent totem pole to find it easily in the crowd. An extra tent pole with a pirate flag perhaps?
#4: Ziplock Bags
Don’t forget a bunch of these. You’ll find them handy for a whole bunch of stuff, but mainly to keep your wallet and phone dry and clean.
#5: Female Urination Device for a Music Festival
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Don’t want to have anything to do with those disgusting porta-potty toilet seats? Neither do we. Don’t forget your female pee funnel so you can pee standing up like a guy.
You can also use them to pee inside your tent at night. Beats a trip through the tent village? We thought so.
#6: Ear Plugs
At music festivals, tents are very close together. You’ll LOVE having a pair of earplugs to block out the chaos around you and get some sleep.
You can also use them if you just need a bit of a break from the loud music.
#7: Sunscreen, Hat, and Sunglasses
There is sometimes almost no shade at a music festivals, depending on the location. Think farmer’s field!
Bring some sunscreen, hat and sunglasses to keep yourself safe. Consider bringing pants and a long-sleeve shirt as well in case you’re starting to get burnt, despite the sunscreen.
#8: Portable Phone Charger
There’s no power at most music festivals. Bring a charger with you, along with your cord. Stay in touch with friends, take some pics. You’ll LOVE having your phone on day 3, unlike most of your other friends.
Tip: Turn it on airplane mode for most of the time to save battery power.
#9: Rain Jacket or Trash Bag
It can rain! Don’t get stuck without a rain jacket, or at the very least, a large trash bag or two.
#10: Snacks to Share
Make some friends by sharing some snacks. Chips, granola bars, apples all make good choices.
Music Festival Tips: Have your Say!
What are 2-3 must pack items for the next music festival that you’re going to? Leave a comment below and share your tips with us.