It's hard to believe that music festival season is finally upon us. If you're anything like us and have yet to get the essentials you swore you'd scoop up weeks ago, don't worry—there's still time. From the collapsible water bottles and compact blankets that'll keep your bag weightless, to the family pack of ponchos that will keep your crew dry, these items are must-haves for anyone taking part in live music festivities this summer.
The best solution for keeping your valuables secure while you're dancing to your faves on the main stage? Fanny Packs, which have three separate zippered pockets to keep everything organized (and keep you hands free).
It's easy to forget to stay hydrated when you're running between stages, trying to keep up with the schedule you made weeks ago. This collapsible water bottle is small enough to fit in your bag when it's empty, but expands so you can fill it up all day long.
Planning on buying drinks when you arrive on the festival grounds? Pro tip: pack an eco-friendly, reusable straw as an alternative to the plastic option the bars will be serving up.
Between the Instagram Stories, Snapchats, and selfies, there's a good chance your phone is going to hit E before you're ready to head home. Pack a portable power bank (with 2 USB ports!) to keep documenting your favorite sets all night long.
When you're on the grounds for 10+ hours, odds are you're going to want time to recover from time to time. To keep your load light, clip this compact, pocket sized blanket onto your bag for easy storage. And, because it's large enough to fit four people, your entire crew will be thanking you.
Retro cateye sunglasses are the move for summer 2019. And with this low of a price tag, you can afford to buy two pairs in case one goes missing throughout the day (we've all been there).
While staying out of the sun is not much of an option this weekend, wearing bucket hats are a great way to shield your face from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Plus, you'll be able to wear this tie dye number all summer long for BBQs, beach trips, and more.
Temporary tattoos are a fun way to get in the festival spirit without having to commit too much to the occasion. These shimmery gold, silver, and black metallic options can be worn on your neck, ankle, wrist, or arm, and because they're waterproof, they'll last all weekend long!
Non-comedogenic, water-resistant, and fast-absorbing—Supergoop is the best kept secret to successful festival-going. It's also made with natural extracts of citrus, basil, and bois de rose so you won't leave behind that typical sunscreen smell. Win, win.
Find yourself front row more often than not? High fidelity ear plugs are the best because they (1) bring down the overall volume (2) filter background noises, and (3) don't muffle sounds. These plugs in particular are super portable, and come in a compact aluminum case with a carabiner that can clip to your belt and bag.
If glitter is your go-to for festivals, it's time to give gem stone stickers a whirl. With six style options to choose from, you can either share with your crew or keep them for yourself to wear throughout the summer. They're also self-adhesive, so you don't need to be a makeup artist to apply them with ease.
To avoid seeking out the various free water stations scattered about the festival grounds, hydration packs allow you to keep all the H20 you need right on your back. And did we mention they hold up to 2L of liquid?
It's not ideal, but sometimes mother nature decides she wants to join in on the festival fun too. Being over-prepared is never a bad idea, so these rain ponchos (which come in a set of 3) will come in handy if the skies open mid-set.
Festivals are definitely a special occasion, so you'll want to treat them as such. Disposable cameras are a great way to ensure your memories are documented, and will live on long beyond the 24 hours your IG story is live.
When temperatures soar and you find yourself immersed in a sea of live music fans, you're going to want a quick fix when it comes to cooling off. With the ability to last up to 7 hours, a portable fan is a great, lightweight option. Even better? It can be charged with a USB power adapter, so you can stay breezy on-the-go.