What to Pack For a Music Festival 

Unless you’re lucky enough to score free tickets to a festival, it is important to know what to pack for a music festival. Here are a few essentials to remember. Rubber boots and a raincoat are essentials. Consider purchasing a disposable poncho, which won’t take up much space. Comfortable footwear is also a must. Don’t forget the bug spray! Festivals can be hot and humid, so you’ll need to protect your feet. 

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Reusable water bottles 

A reusable water bottle is a green choice. Water fountains aren’t the only option for live concerts or festivals. FloWater’s Refill Stations meet the general needs of concertgoers and leave a smaller carbon footprint. Water refill stations are a great way for concert organizers to make a positive impact on the environment and reduce the amount of waste at music festivals. You can find a refill station near the stage at the festival or at the venue that serves drinks. 

Portable toilet urine bottle 

Bringing a portable toilet urine bottle to a music festival can save you from having to spend the night at a public restroom. These devices contain LIQSORB technology to convert liquid to an odorless gel that can be resealed and thrown away. Most portable toilets have limited supplies and may not be replenished, so it’s best to bring extra tissue or towelettes with you. It’s a good idea to also bring an antibacterial gel or a wipe with you. 

Inflatable pool float 

One of the most important things to pack when heading to a music festival is an inflatable pool float. Whether you are going for a weekend of relaxation or a long day of music-filled celebration, a pool float will keep you cool and comfortable. Many people opt for an oversized llama float because it is comfortable for both kids and adults. It comes with a cup holder. 

Bug spray 

When planning your trip to a music festival, bug spray is a must-have. CDC and Environmental Protection Agency guidelines recommend DEET-based formulas. While the concentration of DEET may vary, formulas containing 30 percent or more are the most effective. Buying a higher concentration doesn’t necessarily mean better protection, but it will last longer. Also, don’t forget to bring a bottle of insecticidal soap or bug spray. Picaridin-based products are now EPA-approved and are more effective against flies than DEET. 

Walkie talkies 

If you’re putting on a music festival, consider getting walkie-talkies for your staff. These handy devices allow people on the ground to communicate easily and effectively with each other. They make it easier to coordinate staff and supervisors, and can also be an excellent option for mobile blackspots. Here are some great walkie-talkie choices: 

Car jumper cables 

Whether you’re attending a music festival for the first time or you’ve attended one before, having a set of jumper cables handy is a must-have. The longer the cable, the better. Many festivalgoers leave their cell phones running all night, which pulls a lot of electricity. Leaving a car door open or the cabin lights running can also kill your battery. So, you should have extra cables with you in case of a power outage. 

Denim is a reliable choice for a music festival 

Whether you’re attending a country festival or a bluegrass show, denim is a versatile fabric for a music festival. Cut-off jean shorts and bandanas are great choices for the weekend. You can accessorize with bandanas and stiletto heels, and wear denim shorts. But remember that this is an outdoor event, so make sure you dress for comfort and safety. For extra protection, consider a laundry service or send your clothes to a dry cleaner before heading out. 

Keeping valuables organized 

While EDM festivals are usually an enjoyable experience, securing your valuables is a must. Even the biggest music festivals offer secure lockers to store your valuables. These are typically small but can accommodate your car keys, credit cards, and passport. Typically, the lockers are staffed 24 hours a day. It’s important to check in with the festival’s personnel to ensure that you are leaving your valuables in the proper location.