There seems to be a festival for everyone nowadays, and that should totally be celebrated. Whatever you’re into, there’ll be an event that makes the most of music, food, movies, fashion, and an array of other niches and genres. Some festivals are bigger than others, mainly because they’ll appeal to a wider audience, and, music festivals are those magical events that will be jam-packed with memory-making opportunities. Therefore, you’ve probably already been to, or are planning to go to, a music festival in your life. Or perhaps it’s on your bucket list, and you think that this is the year you make it happen. Wherever you end-up going, you’ll want to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to prep for your musical adventure, and let’s face it; for an awesome trip somewhere with your besties. Whether you’re off for just a day, or are planning to stay and hang out for a few days; you’ll need to ensure you’ve got everything you need to enjoy each moment. This is not a situation where you’ll be packing a suitcase for your typical vacay; think light loads, easy and adaptable items, and most importantly, fun. The following are some ideas and inspiration for novice. Music festival-goers who want to have an amazing time so that they can soak-up every second, whatever time of year and wherever in the world they are.
Now, this is where you might need to edit what you feel are your essentials; you need to bear in mind that you’ll be carrying, or wearing, the majority of them, if not all of them, throughout your time at your chosen festival. However, it’s worth making sure that you’ve got everything that you’ll utilize to make the most of the event, and some of these may be personal to your specific needs, taste, and preferences. You’ll most probably want to capture the memories, so it’s worth deciding whether or not you want to use more than just your phone to capture photos and footage of your time there; remember that cameras can be bulky, and they’re valuable items to fix and replace, Therefore weigh-up your options. You’ll also need to consider taking one or two portable chargers; these are light, can be pre-loaded with power, and can be a lifesaver when that phone battery is running low. Think about if you need any hearing protection, for those moments you’re not near a stage, but those speakers are close-by. And, you’ll want to take-in all the action, so never forget your means ro see; if you normally wear contact lenses, make sure that you take some spare glasses, just in case!
This one is more for those festival-attendees who are staying for more than just a day trip. If you’re going to be there overnight; you’ll want to be as fresh as possible, and Instagram-ready each morning, right? Therefore, work from your hair downwards, and think about what you need to freshen-up with minimal facilities, to feel your best. Start with a refillable water bottle; honestly, staying hydrated can cure all sorts of sins. Miniature toothpaste, deodorant, and moisturizer, are all things that will make you feel human again when you’re tired. It’s worth making a plan with friends so that you can share products and carry less. Your toothbrush, hairbrush, and some biodegradable wipes, will also come in handy. And, it’s likely to be sunny if you’re hanging outside, so don’t forget your sunscreen!
After the music you’re going to enjoy, and that extra time you’ll have with your favorite people, you probably be pretty excited about festival fashion. It’s a chance for you to experiment as much, or as little, as you’re comfortable with, and have plenty of fashion fun in the meantime. Comfort is also key; it might be hot weather, there’ll be singing and dancing to make the most of, and you’re more than likely to be on grass, soil, or sand for the majority of the time. Flat shoes might just be your best friend; you could take one pair of staple, flattering jean shorts or a skirt, and vary what you wear with them. Hair decoration, face and body glitter, and jewelry, are all great ways to add character to your outfit, and, they won’t take-up much room in your bag! Now, start making some lists, get planning, and most of all; have fun.