Music festivals are an amazing way to spend a weekend outdoors while savouring some spectacular musical performances. Although these festivals are an ecstatic way to celebrate life, they can quickly spin into disaster if you are not adequately prepared with supplies. After attending a great number of music festivals, I have devised a “guide to festive packing” that will ensure that your music festival experience is a fabulous one.
Unless you want the rain dampening your spirits during the festival, I strongly suggest that you pack a suitable raincoat. By “raincoat” I am not referring to some random low-cost poncho that will leave you freezing after spending hours standing in the rain. A raincoat and some warm layers will ensure that you remain warm and dry throughout the day.
Another thing that should be on the top of your festive packing list is toiletries. Wet wipes, toilet rolls and tissues should be carried on your person at all times. Hand sanitizers can also be life saving when water is scarce. Everybody likes a nice tan but getting sunburnt is definitely not fun. Not only is it painful but also quite dangerous. Do not forget to equip yourself with a bottle of sun tan, I am sure that you will not regret it.
Packing comfortable, protective footwear for the music festival is also extremely important. This is because you will be spending long hours walking and dancing about. Make sure that the pair of shoes you are caring are ones that you have worn before so that you can be sure that they won’t rub or leave you with blisters the size of pancakes. Music festivals are pretty crowded with people cheering their favourite bands and jumping about therefore sturdy, closed shoes are a must (unless you don’t mind someone stomping your toes).
Lastly, make sure that you pack a flashlight and a phone charger. This will come in handy especially if you are planning to camp out during the music festival. An extra set of batteries should also be carried in case of an emergency.
Once all these bare necessities are packed, you can now think about packing some fun stuff too. Stuff like glow sticks, playing cards and hula hoops can be great fun at night once the once the music comes to a halt.