Music festivals are happening everywhere. You can choose from a variety of genres, artists and places to visit. Even though many people think that popularity of music festivals has been decaying over the years, they are deadly wrong. They have never been more popular since many visitors take this chance to see and hear their favorite performers. If you are a first-time visitor, attending a music festival can be a bit overwhelming experience, so here is what you need to know before you head on this journey.
Plan your schedule
Planning might be an obvious step, but we need to mention it because it’s the most important one. If you want to visit multiple stages, make sure to review where and when they are playing. It is entirely possible that you will need to choose one over another due to a scheduling conflict. But, you need to plan in advance if you want to maximize your time.
It’s better to early than to be late
This step isn’t necessary, but it can be very helpful. In this way, you will be able to avoid the crowd and to take the best place. Many festivals have many vendors selling food and drinks. But getting there early, you can have a quick look at everything, so when it gets busy, you will know where to go and what to buy.
Protect your skin
If you plan to spend the whole day outside, exposed to the sun, it is essential to bring a sunscreen. In any other case, you can suffer severe burns. On the other hand, if you are visiting an area which is cold, make sure to bring a jacket and boots. Weather plays an important part in any festival, especially if it’s an outdoor event.
Comfortable shoes and clothes are a must
At any music festival, you will be walking a lot, so if your wardrobe isn’t comfortable, you will be facing a lot of problems. We all want to look beautiful and cute, but think what’s more convenient. Wearing heals on grass can be a very uncomfortable and at some moments excruciating. Nice snickers or flats can be a great solution, make sure to protect your toes because it will be a lot of stepping.
Bring water with you
Most music festival won’t provide you any liquids, and when the performance starts, you will have a hard time reaching some stand to buy water. Many festivals will have a water – refilling stations, so if you bring an empty water canister, you can fill it up.
Hand sanitizer and baby wipes
A hand sanitizer can be a very useful solution because you will be touching a lot of things, without any water to wash your hands. Considering there is a lot of dust and jumping, you will need to protect yourself. Baby wipes are a great way to clean yourself up, especially when bathroom situations aren’t too convenient and you will have to improvise.