As a music lover, there is nothing more exciting than purchasing tickets to a music festival to see your favorite artists and bands. Instead of paying to see one artist on one night, you can see hundreds of performances across multiple days. However, as music festivals continue to grow in popularity, more and more festivals are adding camping to their festival experience.
Camping at a Music Festival? Here is Everything You Need To Know
What Is a Camping Festival?
A camping festival is a music festival that combines camping, outdoor activities, music, and art into one whole event. If you have gone before, you know there is something truly magical about packing your car with camping supplies and your best friends as you embark across the country to attend a music festival like Bonnaroo or Coachella.
However, if you have never been to one before, it can be hard to know what to expect. At the same time as Festivals begin to announce their lineups for the 2022 festival season, you may be considering purchasing tickets to see what the hype is all about.
Plan Your Trip
Once you purchase your tickets, it is crucial to plan out your trip to make your music festival experience as comfortable as possible. From withstanding the heat to setting up camp and traveling to the venue, there are many steps you need to take to make sure you have the best time possible.
So if you are planning your first camping festival trip, here is everything you need to know.
Prep Your Car For Your Journey
Before you consider anything else, it is essential to ensure your car is ready for your trip. Not only will you be camping next to your car, but you will need it to get to the festival safely, so it is important to make sure everything from the tires to the engine is in good working condition.
Driving to The Festival
Nothing will ruin your festival trip more than getting in a car accident on the way there. Odds are you will be traveling on major highways filled with large trucks to get to the venue. It is important to pack your car in a way that doesn’t limit your visibility. If, for some reason, you are involved in an accident, make sure you have your proper documents and a reputable lawyer’s information handy to help with your legal needs.
Research Your Campsite
Every music festival is different, so it is crucial to your research before you go. Figure out what you are allowed to bring and how much space you’ll have to set up camp. If you are going with more than four people, you may want to consider purchasing an extra camping pass for extra room.
Make a Checklist
When it comes to camping at a music festival, you can never be too prepared. One of the best ways to make sure you have everything you need is to create a checklist beforehand with all your essentials. Make sure to include a first aid kit, sunscreen, toiletries, extra clothes, coolers, snacks, and more.
Prepare for the Heat
With most music festivals taking place in the summer months, you will most likely have to deal with extreme temperatures. Between walking from camp to the stages and dancing throughout the day, there is a high risk of heat exhaustion. The best way to prevent heat exhaustion is by drinking plenty of fluids and sitting in the shade. Therefore it is important to pack plenty of electrolyte beverages, hats, shade umbrellas, EZ ups, and other items to keep you cool.
Decorate Your Tent
It is no secret that getting lost at a music festival is almost inevitable. However, decorating your tent with lights, tapestries, and flags will not only make your campsite look cool but will you find your site amongst everyone else’s tents.
Bring a Speaker
Although there will be plenty of music to go around bringing a speaker will bring the party to your campsite. You’ll want to listen to music as you get ready for the day ahead of you or while you wind down after a long night of dancing.
Let Yourself Go
While following these tips will help ensure you are comfortable during your trip, it is important not to plan too much. Half the fun of a music festival is being spontaneous and letting the moment guide your decisions. As long as you take care of the essentials, it is crucial to let yourself go in order to have as much fun as possible.