Festival season is in full swing, and we are super stoked. Whether you're attending Wayhome, Veld, Osheaga, OVO, Lollapalooza, etc. there are a few things you're bound to forget, and wish you hadn't.
We have compiled a list of a few things that will make your festival experience awesome. Be sure to deck out your campsite with a few of these items this summer.
Don't be the person who is unprepared, sunburnt to a crisp, and thirsty AF. You want to be able to enjoy all your favourite bands without having to worry about your huge blisters on your foot, and the lack of toilet paper in the outhouses.
1. Solar Powered Phone Charger // Amazon
You're going to want to have your phone fully charged to take pictures, and keep track of your friends! If you're not looking to wait in line at the charging stations, or drain your car battery this solar powered charger is the way to go. It's also rain proof and shock proof, so you won't have to worry about it breaking.
2. Evian Face Spray // Sephora
I'm aware that many of us will be ditching our regular beauty regimes while attending festivals, but this facial spray is an exception. Not only will it keep you feeling cool and refreshed without soaking your face, but it will also keep your pores clean and skin hydrated, AKA no post-festival breakouts.
3. Tent Fan // Amazon
Yes a fan for your tent seems a little extra, but completely worth it. It's been ridiculously hot this summer, and there is a very good chance that you will be camping in 30+ degree weather plus humidity. This fan will be a life saver, especially if you're sharing a tent with a couple other people.
4. Drink Mix // Amazon
Don't waste trunk space on bringing cases of juice or pop. If you need chaser/mix, or you're just looking for something a little more exciting than water, opt for something like Mio. A few drops will give your water some awesome flavour, and keep you hydrated throughout the day.
5. Reusable Poncho // ASOS
If you're attending more than one festival this summer, it's a good idea to get yourself a good quality poncho. Rain can definitely ruin an outdoor festival, but if you're well prepared you should be fine! Ponchos also offer a bit more air circulation than a normal raincoat, which should also help to keep you cool.
6. Sunscreen // Sephora
I know, this one is obvious. But, I decided to include this one for those of you with sensitive skin. It can be super hard to find a sunscreen that you can use on both your face and body without having to worry about looking like an oil spill. Clinique is an awesome skin care brand that caters to sensitive skin, and you won't have to worry about getting a burn!
7. Battery Powered Lights // Amazon
Yeah I know, it's not completely necessary. Although these are super cheap, and make your campsite a lot more inviting at night. Plus it will be way easier to find your campsite while
drunk and in the dark.
8. Dry Shampoo // Amazon
If you're not going to spend the extra money on a shower pass, at least spend some on dry shampoo so you can trick people into thinking your clean.
9. Reusable Water Bottle // Amazon
Stay hydrated is essential when at an outdoor festival, especially if you'll be drinking. Avoid paying for over priced water bottles and bring your own.
10. Shower Bag // Amazon
If you're attending a festival that does not offer showers, bring your own. This shower bag will keep you feeling clean and refreshed, and is completely reusable.
11. Misting Fan // Urban Outfitter
This is great for chucking in your backpack and taking out once your in the festival grounds. It will keep you cool, and fits nicely into a backpack or small bag.
12. Bandaids // Amazon
You never know when blisters are going to pop up, or when somebody will hurt themselves. Carrying a few of these with you at all times will definitely come in handy, plus they are super cheap
13. Hats // Missguided
Hats are totally necessary to keep the sun off your face, and your greasy hair out of sight.
14. Lip Balm With SPF // Sephora
Your skin is not the only thing that can burn. Protect your lips from the sun's rays with a lip balm that has some SPF in it, totally worth it.
15. Tapestry // Amazon
At many festivals it's very hard to find shade. Block the sun from your campsite by hanging a few sheets or tapestries. Not online will this help keep you cool, but it will also be awesome for pictures!
16. Portable Seating // Amazon
Whether you bring a fold up chair, or one of these new air lounges, you're going to want a place to sit while hanging out at your campsite or enjoying a mid day show. Just be sure that your seating is portable and compact so it takes up less room in your trunk!
17. Toilet Paper // Amazon
Self explanatory, and good to have on hand.
18. Wallet Phone Case // Urban Outfitters
This is not completely necessary, but if you're looking to minimize the amount of stuff you're bringing into the festival grounds, than this is a great option. Slide your essentials in the side of this phone case, and leave your bulky wallet at home.
19. Throw Blanket // Amazon
You and your pals may want to lounge around on the festival grounds in the early morning/ afternoon before the concerts begin. Having a throw blanket in your bag will definitely come in handy for this, or if you need a quick nap to nurse your hangover.
20. Festival Bag // ASOS
You're going to need something secure to carry your essentials around in all day. A fanny pack or small backpack is a great option because it won't get in the way or fall off while your dancing at the shows!
21. Cheap Statement Sunglasses // Missguided
Music festivals are not the time to break out you $200 Raybans. They will likely get lost, or trampled on in the crowds, so opt for something a little more wallet friendly.
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