Summer is when festivals are at their peak. Whether you’re into alternative, rock, rap, or EDM- there’s a music festival for you. While music festivals are a fun summertime activity, they also come with a lot of stress. There’s finding the right outfit, figuring out how to get there, and making sure you’re prepared while you’re actually at the festival.

Whether you’re at a music festival for one day or a whole weekend, it’s crucial to go fully prepared for the hours you’ll be standing in the sun, on your feet, probably with alcohol in your system. If festivals are on your summer bucket list, check out what we suggest you should have prepared to bring with you to a festival.

Avoid the weird tan lines and sunburn and pack lots of sunscreen.

Staying hydrated is key!! You don’t want to risk passing out and missing your favorite artists, make sure you drink lots of water.

Keep the sun out of your eyes and keep your vision perfect with sunglasses.

Whether you want alcohol, food, or apparel- having enough cash on you is important.

Portable Charger
All those videos you’re going to take is going to drain your battery! Bring a portable charger.

Even if you’re not drinking, it’s always important to carry around some form of identification.

If you can make it past security with snacks, save yourself a few bucks and pack some of your own.

You need something to carry all these things in, right? Make sure it’s something lightweight and comfortable.

A jacket
If you live somewhere that gets cold at night, pack a light sweater or jacket so you can stay warm all night long.

Something most people forget to bring, but tissues are essential for accidental spills, tears, and just about anything.