The Ultimate Guide to Prep for Festival Season

As summer approaches quickly, so does festival season. If you’ve never been to a music festival, it can seem so overwhelming. How can people walk around for hours carrying all the necessities? I’m here to take some of that stress off of your shoulders. In preparation for the festival season, I’ve done lots of research on what to pack and I’m ready to present my results. 

Festival Bags

One of the most important things to bring to the festival is something to hold all of the rest of the things on the list. With the hot festival climate, no one wants a bulky bag that makes your back ache by the end of day one. It’s important to get a small bag that can fit all the essentials you need. Here are some bags that are perfect for your next festival.


Pocket Rave Camelback 

Vibedration 2 Liter Pack

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

One thing I would say is to keep your valuables in front of you at all times. Getting your phone stolen is very common at big festivals, where people can just slip in and out of the crowd. 

Water Bottles

Depending on the festival, you have many different options for types of water bottles to bring in. Some let you bring sealed plastic bottles. If you’re at a more intense festival, having a water canteen in your bag with an accessible straw may suit you better. 

Portable Chargers

Festivals are usually long three 8-hour days. You need as much battery power and storage as you can get. Portable chargers will be your best friend for the weekend. Just don’t forget to charge the charger too!

Cash and Cards

This one may seem pretty obvious, but you can’t forget this stuff. Some festivals are going full card-use only. Lots of festivals have cute stands for clothes and small brands, and tents for food and water. Festival weekends are unpredictable, and you never know what kind of situation you’ll get yourself in.

Weather Gear

With the summer weather, you never know what you’re getting that day. You have to plan your outfits accordingly – for both hot and sunny weather. Another important thing to bring is a rain poncho. Nothing is more fun than dancing in the rain, so why let it ruin the festival?

As exhausting as the festival season can be, it all ends in good memories and new experiences. The fun thing about festivals is that they are never the same. However, it’s important to be prepared to ensure the fun memories are at full capacity and limit the bad things that can possibly happen. Just make sure to check the list of restricted and non-restricted items before you spend all your money!

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