Essential Camping Music Festival Packing List
Pro Tip: Keep our printable music festival packing list inside plastic sheet protectors. Use dry erase markers to check off things as you pack up. Erase and use again for your next festival!
Typically, festivals will have a central area barricaded off from the campgrounds to house the main stages. Before entering this area, you will be required to pass different checkpoints where you’ll be subjected to a pat down and your bag searched by festival volunteers. Every festival is different in how strict their checkpoints are, so keep that in mind whenever bringing anything inside.
Unless you’re one of the lucky few who snag a great campsite close to the main stage area, I recommend bringing along the below festival gear before heading out to the stages – especially if you have a longgg trek back to camp (looking at you Bonnaroo).
I’ve been camping numerous times before, but it wasn’t until after attending several music festivals did I really now how to prepare campsite packing. Conditions vary greatly from venue to venue so do some research before you head out. Having the below items in tow will prepare you for almost any camping conditions.
Every festival deals with food and beverage differently; same goes for every festival goer. Below lists just the basic food and beverages everyone should bring regardless if you plan on eating at the vendors everyday.
*Make sure you stay away from things in glass containers! Most festivals do not allow glass.
Stay tuned for a post all about festival fashion and attire! But for now, here are just a few basics.
Get ready, because you’re about to embark on a trip of a lifetime!
Did we miss anything? What are your must-have’s on your music festival packing list? Leave it in the comments below!