Whether you like to hit the outdoors with the bare essentials or pack an extensive bag to make your experience more luxurious, we’ve all been there and left something important behind. In order to avoid such miserable times, we’ve put together an outdoor festival checklist, compromising of everything and anything that might be useful at any festival around the globe.

BARE ESSENTIALS

  • Your ticket (or eTicket, downloaded to phone)
  • Photo I.D / Passport
  • Directions to venue (or GPS unit)
  • Cash, Debit Card
  • Driver – Valid Drivers License (NB: Check License Disc is valid)

CAMPING

  • Tent – something lightweight and easy to pitch. It sucks packing it up at the end.
  • Hammer
  • Cable Ties, Pegs
  • Blanket, Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress (and air-pump, if necessary)
  • Pillow
  • Plastic Sheet
  • Rubbish/Refuse Bags
  • Torch, Head Torch, Lantern – makes life easier in the dark
  • Folding Chair(s)
  • Lock for Tent

PERSONAL CARE

  • Change of clothing for duration of event
  • Underwear
  • Slip-slops
  • Extra socks
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Jacket
  • Gumboots
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf, Hat
  • Waterless Hand Sanitizer
  • Deoderant
  • Sunscreen/sunblock
  • Eye Drops
  • Lip Balm
  • Chewing Gum
  • Vitamin Pills
  • Magnesium Tablets – reduces muscle cramps
  • Medication
  • Rehydration Packs
  • Panado
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hairbrush
  • Condoms
  • Swimming Costume
  • Towel – something lightweight and multi-use that works as a wrap around your body
  • Insect Repellent
  • Ear Plugs – protect your ears from loud sound systems
  • Tissues, Toilet Paper
  • Biodegradable Shampoo, Dry Shampoo, Soap

FOOD & BOOZE

  • Coolerbox
  • Decantered Drinks (Spirits/Wine) – NO Glass!
  • Canned Drinks (Beer, Cider, Softdrinks)
  • Ice Bag
  • Cups
  • Refillable Bottles
  • Energy Drinks with Electrolytes (Energade)
  • Fruit
  • Water (5l drinkable, 5l frozen)
  • Lighters, Portable Ashtray
  • Cigarettes, Tobacco, Rolling Papers, Filters

MISC

  • CDs, AUX Cable
  • Jumper Cables
  • USB Car Charger
  • Power Bank – to recharge portable devices at the festival
  • Hoola Hoop
  • Musical Instruments