13 Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget to Pack For a Music Festival



Festival season is coming! Whether you’re a Coachella or a Glasto girl, you need to be prepared for anything! If it’s your first or your fiftieth festival this year, you need to get prepared. Here are all the items you need for your ultimate festival kit, and a few tips from those festival girls who’ve done it a hundred times.

A rucksack


Hiptipico Handmade Embroidery Backpack ($113.23)

You need a backpack that goes with your outfit and can carry all your mini beauty essentials with you, this beautiful backpack just screams ‘festival companion’ to us.

A bum bag

ASOS Mermaid Metallic Bumbag ($19.41)

To avoid carrying bags full of things, get a bumbag and use your hands for more important things, like waving glowsticks and applying temporary tattoos.

A reusable water bottle 


Freehawk 2pcs Eco-friendly Collapsible Water Bottle ($6.99)

Some venues prohibit the use of glass bottles and will confiscate them immediately, so take a collapsible water bottle that you can clip onto your bag and will stay cold and fresh.

A portable charging dock


TRIPLE C Beauty Bar Mirrored Charger ($30)

Take a portable charger that you can clip onto your bag and that doubles up as a mirror so you can check you aren’t getting a sunburn while you keep your Instagram feed updated with festival picks. Top tip: register your valuables with Immobilize before you go and write your address on anything you’d like to be returned if found.

A toothbrush kit


GLO One Night Stand Travel Smile Kit ($14)

Don’t forget that you need a toothbrush! This cute kit will accompany you on holidays, travel and any festivals you decide to go to.

Face wipes 


Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes ($12)

Yes, you’ll need flushable wipes, but don’t forget face wipes either. These cute wipes will let you freshen up and take your makeup off in the evenings. You could say, they’re the bear necessities of any festival kit…

Mini dry shampoo

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Living Proof Travel Size Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($12)

Dry shampoo is your best friend for those festivals when you need to refresh your roots and can’t get a steamy shower. Get this travel sized beauty to help you master those festival braids this season.

Lip balm


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($24)

Make sure your pout is on point (and not sunburnt) with this lip balm from Fresh. The built in SPF is a savior if you’re outdoors all day.

BB cream 


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream SPF 30 ($29.50)

A thick foundation just won’t cut it so you need this tinted gel cream with built in SPF to keep your skin smooth, hydrated and protected.



Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C ($13)

Stay protected with this antioxidant boosting sunscreen mist, it’s lightweight and infused with vitamin c so perfect for spritzing on the go.

Mini perfume


Clinique Happy Perfume Rollerball ($20)

Take a mini perfume like this rollerball for a clean and fresh scent that’s easy to apply without spraying into your tent or leaking in your bumbag.

Face spray


Caudalie Beauty Elixir ($18)

While not an essential, this amazing facial spray will give you a cooling, soothing feeling if you start getting too hot and will give you that dewy feeling on a hot, humid day.

Pinch Provisions kit


Pinch Provisions Festival Kit – No Standing Only Dancing ($22) SHOP

In case you’re worried about forgetting something, this kit is your savior. Amongst other things it contains a rain poncho, temporary tattoos, ear plugs, sunscreen, a folding brush, blister balm, tampons and towelettes. Amazing.

Are you planning on attending any festivals this year? What’s in your kit?

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  • Camille Beygui

    Great post ! Very helpful

  • Dominique

    Super thankful for this post! Just bought my first festival ticket yesterday & was looking for some extra advice on what to bring! Much appreciated 🤗


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