Packing for a music festival is quite a different experience than packing for, say, a camping trip in the mountains. What items do you consider essential when you're packing for a music festival?
Things to buy before the Festival
- It's always good to get in on some deals like a 2 or 4 man festival pack is cheaper than buying everything individularly. In the pack you get: tent, mummy sleeping bags, air bed, pump, ponchos, Cutlery sets & head touches
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- —Guest FestPac
first aid kit / sewing kit
- these items can be a lifesaver but only invest in cheap ones
- —Guest lol
- On my packing list there's sunglasses, bug repellant, blister healers, sunscreen, lip balm, spare make-up, duct-tape, extra bobby pins (in case of hair disaster!) and of course a camera for happy snaps!!
- —Guest elise
- CHECK THE WEATHER... and bring ponchos and rain boots if the forcast looks wet
- —Guest icame2getdownn
- i got given a festipack for christmas which had loss of bits in it including a good torch, first aid kit, dry shampoo
- A vest best thing to put everything in and a cap. And most important positive vibes!!!.
- —Guest Roman
- When wearing wellies [rubber boots for Americans] you tend to get blisters, put talc on your feet before putting on your socks and wellies to prevent it.
- —Guest LEEDS2011BABY
Extra set of keys for your vehicle
- Bring an extra set of keys for your vehicle. Hide the extra set under your vehicle or in your tent or under your tent or where ever you think is a good hiding place. I locked my self out of my truck last year and had the extra set inside the truck as well. After having a tow truck driver let me back into my truck at 2 AM. I then hid the extra set in my tent so I didn't get locked out again. The tow truck driver that helped me said is spends the whole night unlocking vehicles and jump starting dead batteries. Jumper cables and a cell phone car charger if you don't want to buy an extra battery for your cell phone.
- —Guest manwithmanyhats
Baby wipes are a godsend!
- Baby wipes are amazing! Especially when you've been stick in a field without decent showers for a week! Just a quick once-over in the morning with a babywipe, can put a completely different spin on the day! Dry shampoo can also be BRILLIANT! Altho you have to be carful about how you apply it. I find it best to give short spurts from a reasonable distance, rather than going close up. I hope this helped :)
- —Guest Mee!! :)
- Makes a good cup holder on the uneven grass in the campsites. Best use for it IMO
- —Guest Harry pearson
- Some stuff that was left out that is essential: a large pack of gum, travel insurance if you are traveling outside of the country, passport, hair elastics/bobbypins, insoles for running shoes, polysporin/bandaids, gps, hair brush, cough drops (if you yell at your favourite bands and get a sore throat), mirror, wetnaps, paper towels, more than one bathing suit and towel, plastic/trash bags.
- —Guest firstimer
- You'll probably wan't the kind for your campsite and for your body/clothes. You can also get special soap with citronella in it to shower with...I find this helps a lot.
- —Guest slenderb
condensed list! continued
- Duct tape, watch, extra phone battery, hammock, battery powered vacuum, solar lamps, garden fence, glow in the dark paint, meeting spot within the crowd: (i.e. middle right of field, next to sound table, etc.)
- —Guest adrienne
Bin bags and toilet paper
- Bring loads extra. People were buying them off me last year :)
- —Guest Hannah
Travel Johns to avoid Toilet Queues
- Travel Johns are an absolute must and the best kept secret in the world. Basically, they are a bag you pee in that instantly turns to a gel, so no mess and no smell. They are brilliant - I get mine from www.onestopfestival.com but they're available from other places too.
- —Guest Jason Thorpe