Coachella has officially opened up the doors to the 2017 music festival season. From Burning Man to Bonnaroo, it’s time to start planning all the gritty details of who what when where and how. To help alleviate the stress here is my ULTIMATE MUSIC FESTIVAL PACKING GUIDE.
FROM CAMPING TO GLAMPING
Camping site necessities
2 Tents – 1 as the cozy sleeping area 1 for suitcases wardrobe shoes mirror essentially the changing area/closet. Better purchase a tent with a walk in but those can cost quite a bit.
Tarp- You’ll want to create an outdoor roof covered area, ideally you would want to purchase a screen house. The perfect area to set up the beer pong table and your chairs, coolers all that fun stuff
Sleeping bags – self explanatory
Blankets- BLANKETS GALORE! Essential for the coziest tent + Blankets to sit on outside/tan etc.
Pillows- PILLOWS GALORE! It’s all about comfort !
Air mattress- pump + batteries for pump + duct tape (for any patch ups that may need to be repaired)
Lantern Lamps- So these are essential you can purchase them at dollarama they run on batteries. You hook them up to the top of your tent.. voila your own personal lamp !
ZIP TIES!!- that shit holds everything together
Hammer/screwdriver/pocket knife – A mini tool box because you never know what will break..trust me..
Car jumper cables- Because you’ll kill your car battery at some point..
Febreeze -for the tent, shoes.. just life in general…
Lysol/disinfecting spray- for tables, tents etc.
Big jug of water
Coolers (it’s a good idea to pack a large for drinks and to use as a table and a smaller one for food
Stereo or music player (also include EXTRA BATTERIES, CD’s etc.)
Car inverter for electronics
GIANT BALLON or Flag (to mark your campsite so you can find it easily)
BEER PONG FOLD OUT TABLE
Umbrellas- TRUST ME HEAT STROKE IS NOT CUTE & SHADE IS A FOREIGN CONCEPT
Food and Cooking Supplies
ALCOHOL – SO MUCH ALCOHOL
Extra gas canisters
Pots, pans, pot holders, spatulas, silverware, plates, napkins
Ice (fit as much as you can into the coolers, making sure to keep half a bag in the plastic to use for drinks. Ice will be sold on the festival grounds but it will be twice as expensive)
Condiments (butter, ketchup, mustard, etc.)
Coffee or instant hot chocolate and cider, and don’t forget cream and sugar
BOTTLE WATER x10000
Food- fruit, veggies, granola bars, chips, canned soups, hamburgers, hotdogs etc. (pack things that are easy to prepare with limited supplies
Baby wipes (there are not always convenient showers available so if you refill jugs of water you can use these to brush your teeth and hair. Baby wipes can help you stay clean throughout the day)
Toothpaste/toothbrush mouthwash (this is convenient when you are getting ready to go to sleep and you’re too wasted to deal with toothbrushes and water)
First aid kit (Band-Aids, Neosporin, etc.)
Any medications you are taking (birth control, anti-anxiety pills, motion sickness meds, etc.)
Razors or shaving kit
Condoms (If you don’t mind dirty festival tent sex)
Hair brush, clips, ties, bobby pins, headbands
HAIR STRAIGHTNER & BLOW DRYER – there are outlets in the bathrooms + you’ll always look cute
TOWELS – shower towels, hand towels, face towels…just bring a bunch trust me
SO YOURE NOT NAKED
Shoes – flipflops, cute sandals, boots to match the outfits you’ve spent weeks planning, running shoes
Socks- you can never have too many socks
Undies- Like socks you can never have too many undies
Tshirts/crop tops/long sleeve shirt
Coat- bc fuck who knows with the weather anymore..raincoat to be prepared
BATHING SUIT- Bc you will get drunk and play slip and slide flip cup..
Pjs/lounge wear – realistically you’ll fall asleep in whatever
SWEATS AND CUTE NIGHT CAMP WEAR
Bandanas (these can be wildly handy for many reasons as well as for fashion)
Hats- bc no outfit is complete without a floppy
Back packs/side bags- to carry your things around ID etc.
Festival tatts- but realistically you’ll already be tatted and ready to go
MIRROR FOR YOUR WARDROBE TENT!! BUY A CHEAP ONE AT DOLLARAM LIKE $2 BUT WILL BE THE BEST INVESTMENT bc the washrooms take forever…
TARP FOR THAT SLIP & SLIDE
Blow up pool
Balloons- tie around your bag & your friends will never lose you
Cut Outs- to carry at the festival grounds also make it easy to find your friends they just look for your specific sign in the crowds
Hopefully this helps 🙂