Music Festival Gear: 2018 Picks

(Jump to festival gear for camping or festival fashion)

Video Review: Cool Gear at Ultra Festival

Music Festival Gear: Camping Essentials

  • tent & gear

    • festival tent - make sure you have all of its gear
    • rain fly - double check that this is in your tent bag
    • poles - triple check that these are in there too
    • stakes - these are essential for unexpected wind gusts
    • mallet - bring one to share with your neighbors
    • tarp - put your tent on top of this to add a protective layer
  • camp lighting
    • light - you're tent will be way cooler with a ceiling light-fan
    • hanging lights - put these up high in your festival campsite
    • led lanterns - long lasting lights are crucial for festival nights
    • solar lights - forget the batteries on purpose this time
    • floor lights - dance around your campsite without tripping
    • decorative - get into the festival spirit with pretty lights
    • light - use a hanging ceiling light to stay lit
  •  festival chairs
    • shaded seats - stop fighting for spots under the shade
    • zero gravity - unwind from the festival grind and put your feet up
  •  table essentials

    • folding table - eating off the floor is over rated - keep your base camp classy
    • table cover - I might sound like your mother but these are mess savers
    • table clamps - clamps are crucial to deal with the wind


How to Stay Clean at a Festival

  •  cleansing wipes
    • for the body - wipe off the grime with refreshing body wipes
  •  shower gear
    • portable shower - don't waste time in line with a 3-hour festival shower
    • shower caddy - keep shower time simple by organizing all the essentials
    • biodegradable shampoo - lather. rinse. repeat... or at least do it once
    • camping towels - choose towels that stay clean while you dry
    • waterproof sandals - you will definitely want to bring these along


  •  better bathroom


Music Festival Fashion

  •  Festival-ready shorts
    • women | men - high-quality shorts that will help you stay dry


  •  comfy-cool shirts
    • women | men - summer time styles - beat the heat with comfort and style


  •  festival pants
    • women | men - comfortable & durable - remember the ABC's - always be cool


  •  big jackets
    •  women | men - late night jackets - you'll need one when it get's cold at night


  •  warm gloves
    •  women | men - cozy festival gloves - don't let the cold slow you down


  •  adventure underwear
    • women | men - moisture-wicking technology - stay dry down there


  • sweat-proof socks
    • women | men - dry foot technology - fewer blisters & less smell

About the Festival Packing List

We designed this festival packing list to help you pack like a pro for your next music fest.

This list covers the basic gear and essential items so all your needs will be met throughout the weekend. We hope it helps you let go of your worries and focus on the festival moments at hand, a little more comfortably.

Most of these items are available on Amazon via the links next to the gear suggestions throughout the festival essentials list (we may acquire a small percentage of certain items - so thank you for the support).

Drop us a line if we forgot anything that you feel is essential to making the best music festivals even better.

Happy Festivaling!


Be safe out there!

subscribe to our festival blog

The Best Music Festival Gear Makes Every Experience Better

Choosing the best music festival gear for each specific event can be difficult. That's why our accessories and equipment testers have been burning the late night oil here at Best Music Fest.

We think the best music festivals are ones that require camping. That's why we reviewed the best music festival gear that we could find. The camping environment provides a crucial space for personal growth and community vibes. You'll have a great time as long as you have a few essentials pieces of equipment.

Your weekend neighbors are always a great part of the festival experience and surviving a few days of grime together seems to help everyone reevaluate their dependency on everyday privileges. People naturally come together when they have to rough it together. Somewhere between the electronic music and the fresh air and the rocks under your tent floor you realize that all of your needs are met.

All you need is the right gear and a few good friends nearby to survive any of the best music festivals. Be sure to double check the festival essentials list to make sure you've got the basics covered for your next fest.


Follow Best Music Fest for Product News

There's always a lot of new music festival gear, accessories, equipment and toys each year. Follow Best Music Fest to keep updated with the best options and coolest items around.