Music Festivals 18 Things to Bring to Every Music Festival  

Erica Scheidt
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You need this list of music festival packing list. We heard how you went to Coachella and got such a bad sunburn, you couldn't sit down for days, and we saw your Instagrams from Bonnaroo when you complained about running out of water. Well, it's time you cleaned up your act, and lucky for you, we've compiled a list of music festival essentials that will make your next forays into the music festival circuit a rousing success. Take a gander. 

Though you may think that some of this music festival gear is common sense, you'd be surprised at how many people skip over these essentials (we're looking at you!). For the uninitiated music festival goers especially, it's easy to forget these essential items on your packing list. Though your experience is ultimately what you make of it, these music festival essentials will help make your weekend that much more enjoyable.

So please, look over this list we've toiled over for your benefit, and let us know if we've missed anything that has made your experience unforgettably amazing. See you on the final festival circuit; we'll be the ones that are prepared, and hopefully, you will be too!
Sunscreen Because It's the... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 18 Things to Bring to Every Music Festival
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Sunscreen Because It's the One Responsible Thing You Can Do
Don't end up like this guy. When you're drunk and dancing, it's easy to forget to reapply sunscreen throughout the day; however, having a painful sunburn will make the rest of the festival experience miserable.
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A Tent You'll Actually Wan... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 18 Things to Bring to Every Music Festival
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A Tent You'll Actually Want to Sleep In
Though sleeping in a tent is rarely anyone's idea of a good time, if you're going to be passing out in one for three days or longer, you better make sure that it's a good one. Make sure before leaving for the fest that there aren't any holes or tears in your tent, that it's big enough to accommodate everyone that plans on sleeping in it, and that it has a rain cover in case the weather decides to rain on your parade.
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More Water Than Booze is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 18 Things to Bring to Every Music Festival
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More Water Than Booze
Staying hydrated throughout the festival is key to staying alive on the dance floor... or in general. Seriously though, bring as much water as you can carry into the festival; though many festival organizers have gotten better at providing free water for the crowds, it's never a guarantee that it will be clean or easy to get.
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Baby Wipes That Aren't Jus... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 18 Things to Bring to Every Music Festival
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Baby Wipes That Aren't Just For Your Butt
We cannot stress this necessity enough! Accept when going into a festival that you will be caked in dirt by hour three, and a hot shower will be nothing but a dream. To keep that festival grime at bay, use baby wipes throughout the day to avoid feeling gross.
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