So, you think youâ€™re ready for festival season? Youâ€™ve got your tickets and your mates, what else could you need? Turns out there are a lot of festival essentials you may not even know you need.
Fear not, fellow ravers. Verge has done the homework for you. Weâ€™ve compiled our list of festival essentials to keep you partying until the wee hours of the morning.
- Trendz Portable Charger
Never get caught in the middle of a festival with a dead phone ever again. After a morning full of selfie-snapping with your friends and shazam-ing all the great acts, your phone will probably need a boost during the day. Trendz offers this stylish, rechargeable, universal powerbank for when youâ€™re having an energy crisis.
- Cool Tent
If youâ€™re a regular at the camping festivals, then you may want to invest in one of these chic camping options. Imagine camping in the stingray tent, high above the ground overlooking your fellow festival goers below. Or try the sturdy but simple inflatable tent, for those of us who arenâ€™t as construction-savvy.
- Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a girlâ€™s best friend during music festivals. Youâ€™re bound to get a little dirty after a day of dancing and sweating in the sun or the rain, and you donâ€™t always have the option to shower. Try our favorite dry shampoo to avoid looking like a grease-monster for the entire weekend.
- Kitsound Sonar Speaker
Who says the party has to stop when the bands are done playing? Bring the rage back to your tent with this awesome Bluetooth speaker, complete with its own LED light show. With a battery life of up to six hours and a water resistant exterior, you can get as crazy as you want with your Kitsound.
- Bum Bag
Both practical and a potential fashion statement, bum bags help you keep all your belongings safe. Feel free to jump and dance around as much as you want without fear of losing your phone or your money. Plus, they come in some pretty fashionable designs.
- Radical Body Paint
Go all out this year with some wicked body art. Youâ€™ll be right at home among the glow sticks and flashing lights. UV Face and Body Paint come in a variety of different colors, and itâ€™s a lot safer than breaking glow sticks open and splattering yourself with the contents. Learn from our mistakes, donâ€™t ever do this.
- Burts Bees Face Wipes
Another one for the ladies, facial wipes are perfect for getting off all the pesky glitter and dirt that gets left behind after a day of raving. With white tea and cucumber extracts, these towelettes are our favorite all-natural alternative to washing our faces.
- Kit Vision Escape Camera
Thanks to Kit Vision, we can relive our summer festivals well into the coming seasons. The Escape HD5 Action Camera lets you film and snap photos at a momentâ€™s notice. Complete with HD video and compact structure, itâ€™s perfect for festivalsâ€™ high energy and excitement.
- Kandi Bracelets
Embrace the PLUR (peace, love, unity and respect) and start making your kandi bracelets well before festival season starts. You can keep to the basic design or try something more advanced, thereâ€™s something for everyone. There are even kandi stocked Etsy shops for the less crafty ravers.
- Water Bottle
Perhaps the most basic and serious item on our list, please donâ€™t forget to pack a refillable water bottle or a Camelbak if you plan on being out in the sun for prolonged periods of time. We all want to have a good time and live in the moment, but be sure to keep yourself healthy in the process!