Festival Season Necessities

Festival Season Necessities

Summer festivals are a great way to have fun and enjoy the outdoors, but they can also be stressful if you don't come prepared. From the right clothing to the necessary gear, here is a list of festival season necessities to help you make the most of your time.

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There is nothing better than listening to your favorite bands in the great open air with thousands of other fans but atimes you don't know what to wear or bring to concerts. This can make attending festivals hectic, but nothing is too hard with good planning. Fest is a great environment for any music lover out there, especially if you’d like to broaden your horizons with the bands you’ve been exposed to in the past.

Festival season is upon us, and there are many people chomping at the bit for the excitement and fun that fest has to offer. But, if this is your first festival season, there are a few things that you’re going to want to check off your necessities before you hit the road to your next concerts; Below is a list of suggestions of festival accessories and outfit ideas that you will need to that music concert.

A Tent

This is the most basic of necessities that you’ll need to bring if you plan on attending a Fest that is longer than a day. Remember, there are many three plus day festivals for you to attend, and you’re going to want to make sure you’re prepared with a place to sleep.

Festival Camping

Dry Shampoo

Without the luxury of a shower, you’re going to want to ensure that you’re able to keep your hygiene up to snuff. Powdered or dry shampoo is a great way to pull any excess oils from your hair while you’re enjoying fest.

Rain Boots

While you can look at the forecast before heading to fest, you need to be prepared for all weather. Packing a good pair of rain boots will keep the mud out while you’re listening to your favorite band’s set.


Keeping the sun at bay with a hat is a great way to protect the top of your head, eyes, and face from excessive sun damage.

Hats for women

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Sunscreen is at the top of the necessities list. While you can go without it, if you find yourself burned by the end of day 1, you’re not going to be a happy camper at the end of day 3. 


A backpack is a great way to keep all of your smaller necessities with you when you’re away from your tent. Keep your cash, water, sunscreen, and batteries close at hand. On the same token, kill two birds with one stone by investing in a camel pack that holds your water inside of the bag in a water bladder sewn into the pack.

Backpacks for Festivals

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Hip Pack

A hip pack will be lighter than a back pack if you only have a few necessities such as cash or band aids to carry around with you.

Modern Hip Packs

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Folding Chair

Bringing a folding chair is a great way to ensure that you have a place to sit. While it may seem like you can sit anywhere at Fest, you may find that if it rains; you’re all out of options with the mud.

Water Bottle

You need to make sure you stay hydrated during Fest. Bring plenty of water and a water bottle with you.

Portable Fan

Keeping cool during Fest may be difficult, but if you bring a portable fan; you’ll have an easier time getting a much needed rest from the heat.


Most of our technology will need batteries, from phones, to flash lights, keep plenty of spare batteries on hand during your Fest.

Cell Phone Accessories

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First Aid Kit

With hundreds to thousands of people packed in together at Festivals, injuries are going to happen. Keeping a first aid kit handy for yourself and your party is absolutely essential.


Keep the sun from your eyes and cut the glare when watching your favorite line up with a good pair of sunglasses.

Sunglasses for Festivals
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Toilet Tissue

This goes without saying that porta-Johns may not have all of the toiletries that you’ll need to survive Fest. Keeping your own TP on hand will keep you sanitary during your stay.

Ear Plugs

Sometimes the environment can be too loud, especially if you’re closer to the front during the set. Protect your hearing with ear plugs rather than your fingers.

Wet Wipes or Hand Sanitizer

Wet Wipes and Hand Sanitizer works wonders in a bind when you’re nowhere near a shower or a sink.

Trash Bags

No one wants to walk around on your trash, pick up after yourself with a trash bag or two you bring from home so you’re not hovering over one of few trash bins around Fest.

Medications and Hygiene Products

Bring any of your necessary medications or hygiene products that you’ll need.


Bring a towel to dry off after the mist tent or to brush off the sweat before using your dry shampoo.


While hygiene and smelling pretty may not be on your top 100 list of must-haves while at Fest, everyone will appreciate you taking the time to bring deodorant with you.

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