Use public transportation (if you can). Don't pack too much and store your belongings. Have a designated meeting time and place. Put on sunscreen and wear a hat.
Most music festivals hold their outdoor shows during the day. While it's nice to be outside in the sun all day long, don't forget to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. In addition, a nice hat and a pair of sunglasses are useful to help block bright sunlight. The last thing you want to worry about is an annoying and uncomfortable sunburn that will make you look like a tomato in your Instagram photos.
While booking a hotel is ideal for some music festival goers, most choose to bring their own tent and camp on site. The best thing about a festival is the fact that the music starts early and continues late or, in some cases, it just doesn't stop. Although Uber and Lyft are very popular, during the music festival season, their rates are very high and the wait is very long because many people decide to go that route. Music festivals tend to sell water bottles that are too expensive, so it would be best to opt for a backpack that has a compartment to fill the water.
Music festival season is fast approaching, and with so many different shows to choose from, it's easy to get excited and forget about the essentials you should bring with you. Many music festivals are full of drugs and alcohol, which can be very harmful to your health. Music festivals are very tiring due to the combination of sun, dancing and high temperatures, so people often forget to drink water. Many music festivals don't allow drinks from outside for safety reasons, but they do offer water bottles and hydration stations.
A little bit of self-care can go a long way toward feeling your best and having the best possible experience at a music festival. Since you're going to be at a music festival all day and maybe even for a few days, pack wisely. Music festivals are for fun, so the last thing you want is to end up in the medical tent. That said, here are some articles and tips on how to survive the music festival season so you can live it to the fullest.
Choose a music festival with an ideal location (and one that doesn't leave you stuck somewhere if you need to leave suddenly for any reason). From Coachella to Bonnaroo, from Electric Forest to Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, music festivals offer the opportunity to connect with other fans and also to enjoy a great party that lasts a weekend (or longer). Music festivals should be anything but stressful, but sometimes planning the perfect trip can be infuriating.