Everyone loves summer! Time with friends, vacations, and of course… music festivals! As the weather gets warmer, the season of music festivals gets closer, and the need to stock up on your festival supplies becomes essential. Music Festivals are always filled with wonderful music and exciting times with your best friends, but being prepared with the right supplies can be the deciding factor between having a good experience or a great one.
So your favorite festival is just around the corner…what do you need to buy in order to make it an unforgettable one?! Read on for all the answers!
1. Round Beach Towel
You go to a music festival is to listen to your favorite bands and hang out with your friends. While spending all day in the sun, jamming out to some awesome music is indeed a great time, it can also be pretty tiring. This means that at some point in your music-filled day, you’ll want to sit down. You’ll be running around all day from stage-to-stage, so you’ll want something a little light to carry with you in case you need to take a break. This is why a round beach towel is a music festival necessity! Not only is this towel a lighter alternative to your classic beach chair, it’s an improved version of your standard rectangular towel. The round towel is bigger and allows more than one person to sit on it so you can share with your friends. It also serves more than one purpose. By the time the sun goes down, you will probably be getting a little chilly. The round beach towel transforms into a warm blanket in ways that your usual towel cannot! The towel also comes unique designs that are definitely Instagram-worthy.
If you’re going to a summer music festival, chances are you will be in the sun all day. I think we can all agree that there is nothing that can ruin a weekend more than sunburn. Sometimes you can be having too much fun dancing and singing to your favorite band to remember that you could be at risk for getting burned. This is why bringing extra sunscreen with you is essential. However, you need to do more than just simply bring some sunscreen with you and apply it before you go to the first band. It is a good idea to set an alarm on your every few hours to make sure you are periodically reapplying it, in order to minimize your chances of getting burned and harming your skin. Spending all day in the sun without any sunscreen is dangerous. Remember to take care of yourself and to protect your skin!
Sunburn is not the only thing you need to protect yourself from when you’re spending all day in the sun. You also need to make sure you are staying hydrated! Water is probably the most important thing to bring with you on your journey from concert to concert. The last thing you want is to get dehydrated, so definitely make sure you bring enough water and you are drinking it all day- even when you don’t feel thirsty. Remembering to drink water may be the last thing on your mind during a music festival, but you cannot forget to do it. Bring enough water with you, and please don’t forget to drink it!
4. Crossbody Bag
As mentioned before, because your day or days at the festival will likely be hectic and busy, you will want to only carry light items with you. You may want to leave your favorite tote bag at home. Obviously, you’ll need to bring some your personal necessities with you, like a cell phone and some cash on your journey from concert-to-concert but these items don’t warrant an extreme weight on your shoulders. This is why a crossbody bag is definitely an important item to pack along with your festival supplies. It’s small, sleek, light, and has just enough space for your personal items. Because it crosses over your body, it’s much more difficult to drop it which means you can dance all you want without having to worry about losing your purse!
5. Clothing & Jewelry
The key to dressing for a festival is to find a balance between trendy and comfort. You want to be able to easily dance around, while still looking your best. Definitely, make sure to wear comfortable shoes that you can jump around in. The last thing you want is a pair of uncomfortable shoes that limit your ability to walk around or dance.
Another festival must-have is a hat. Summer hats are fashionable and keep the sun out of your face. You could go with a classic baseball cap, or you could try out a straw hat for a trendy summer look. Kimonos, vests, and scarves are also music festival essentials, they are a fashionable accessory to help keep you looking cool.
Jewelry is a must for the perfect festival outfit. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings are all great ways to pull together your outfit. The best thing about jewelry is that there are so many different styles to choose from. After looking at countless photos, and tweets about the most popular festival outfits, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best jewelry to wear is the kind that does not go unnoticed!
One of the most popular styles of jewelry to wear to a music festival is Bohemian style. This style is great for music festivals because it is organic, colorful, and stylish! Incorporating flowers into your outfit is also a music festival trend! Floral jewelry looks great on everyone and is definitely a popular style to choose when looking for a festival outfit. Accessories with fringe and tassels are also becoming a music festival essential! They will impress not only your fellow festival-goers but also your Instagram followers!
Ambler Art & Music Festival
If you’re reading our tips, and want to try them out but don’t have tickets to any of the major music festivals known across the country – do not worry! You can come and check out the Ambler Arts and Music Festival! On June 16th and 17th, join us in Ambler, PA, as we eat delicious food, drink the best beer, and watch awesome bands all weekend! The performances are free, which means you don’t want to miss them. You can also stop in at Wild Lilies Jewelry to pick up some of the festival essentials:
Get these essentials and your music festival season will be filled with fun, memories, dancing, and definitely a compliment or two!