What to Bring to a Music Festival 

If you’re headed to a music festival this summer, it’s important to bring all the right supplies. Not only will this help you to stay safe and have a great time, but it will also ensure that you don’t forget any essentials, making sure you get the most out of your experience. 

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Whether you’re heading to Coachella or Bonnaroo, here are some things to consider when you’re planning your music festival packing list. It might be easy to overlook some of these items if you’re just starting out, but as seasoned festgoers, we’ve found that it really makes a difference! 

Sun Protection, Hats & Sunglasses 

The sun can be intense at a music festival, so it’s always a good idea to pack some sunscreen. We’re big fans of eco-friendly sunscreen from brands like Outdoor Research, Patagonia, and Free Fly. Similarly, we have a wide range of trucker hats from brands like Duck Head and The North Face that will shield you from the sun’s harsh rays. 

A hat is also essential to prevent the sun or rain from damaging your skin, so we recommend packing one with a brim and a wide visor for added protection. A poncho is another option if you’re going to be out in the weather all weekend, and it’s lightweight and easy to carry around too! 

Shoes – Most music festivals have a lot of walking involved, so it’s a good idea to bring some comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy. If you’re going to be walking for long distances then make sure you have a pair of boots or trainers that are waterproof and comfy. 

Water – Most music festivals have a lot to offer, but it’s still a good idea to bring some drinks to keep yourself hydrated and refreshed. This means you may need a transportable water bottle that’s handy for re-filling throughout the day. 

Money, ID & Phone 

It’s a good idea to have some cash and plastic handy when you’re out and about at a music festival, as it can save you time when you’re shopping and buying tickets. Depending on the merch stands, some might only accept one form of payment, so it’s best to have some spare coins. 

Keeping your money and ID safe is important, so make sure you bring a waterproof wallet or purse. You’ll also need to keep your mobile phone charged, so a portable charger can be a lifesaver! 

Food – Most music festivals will have their own food available for purchase, but it’s always good to be prepared and bring some snacks along as well. These should be the type that is easily cooked and can be eaten on the go, such as hotdogs and hamburgers. 

Trash Bags – It’s a good idea to take a few trash bags with you so that you can throw away anything you don’t need. This is especially useful if you’re camping, as it’s usually easy to dispose of garbage in your tent, rather than leaving it out for others to pick up!