February 08, 2019 2 min read

Did you know it's been 50 years since the original Woodstock festival in 1969? Woodstock wasn't the first music festival, but there weren't many back then. Today, we have countless music festivals to choose from, all across the country and the world.

Whether you're attending your first festival or your tenth, you should plan out your packing list. From clothes and accessories to tents and sleeping bags, the musical festival packing list can grow long. It can be overwhelming to think about.

Luckily, you're in the right place for some guidance. We've put together a list of important things to include on your music festival packing list. Read on for tips on everything from sleeping gear to functional accessories.

Start Your Musical Festival Packing List with the Perfect Sleeping Gear

If you're attending a music festival for more than one day, you'll need to rest and recharge. Whether you're going with one friend or ten, be sure to find a quality tent (or a few, if your crew is larger). You'll also need a sleeping bag or air mattress.

Save Money by Bringing Your Own Food

There's no harm in splurging on some food from vendors, but you should consider bringing your own food, too. If you know grills will be available, pack up some burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings. Sandwiches, granola bars, and fruit are also great cheap meal and snack ideas.

Pack Toiletry Items to Help You Feel Clean

We know you don't expect to be clean and fresh throughout your time at the festival, but a little effort can go a long way in helping you feel clean. Along with shower items, pack baby wipes, a toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and deodorant. If you know showers won't be available, check out some dry soaps and shampoos.

Don't Overlook Games and Other Entertainment

We know there will be plenty of entertainment at the festival. Still, you may want things to keep you busy between sets or when you need a break from the crowds. Consider things like a folding table for games, a portable speaker, and playing cards.

Bring Comfortable, Durable Shoes

If you're going the sandal route, forget the flip-flops and choose an option with secure straps. When it comes to sneakers, you want to be sure they're breathable and fit right, so you can stay cool and avoid blisters. No matter what style you go with, make sure your shoes to be comfortable -you'll be standing and walking a lot.

Pack Stylish Accessories for Sun Protection

For sunglasses, try one of the new 2019 trends, like a micro cat eye or blended colored lenses. Baseball caps are also in, and are usually better in crowds than wider brimmed hats. Finally, don't forget to include sunscreen on your musical festival packing list.

Get More Tips on Preparing for and Dressing for Music Festivals

Our music festival packing list is a great start, but we know you may need more guidance. You can browse our blog to read about what to pack for a beach festival, how to avoid common festival mistakes, and more. Also be sure to check out our collection of festival gear to help round out your packing list.