The Ultimate Festival Packing Check List

 In Backpacking, Festivals, Packing, Weekend Getaways

The festival check list you’ve been waiting for… has arrived!

When you drive off, spirits high, music volume higher, windows down and friends tucked in beside you, you want to make sure you have everything you need. You want to be ready to attack the festival face on (or face down in many cases lol), and be prepared for pretty much anything.

Festival organisers and the stalls located on site are very good at marking up prices on even the smallest of items that are easy to forget, but you will 100% need. I’m thinking tent pegs, bottle opener, toilet roll, etc.

Let’s face it, after a couple of vodkas you aren’t going to be volunteering to leave the festival to get anything, and will probably just ‘suck up’ the price for the sake of convenience.

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So unless you get organised ahead of time, it’s going to become a very expensive festival.

Check out my top tips for saving money to travel here.

See my festival bucket list here.

Don’t you worry though, I’m here to help.

The Ultimate Festival Packing Check List 

The obvious bits

  • Festival tickets
  • Yourself
  • Mobile phone
  • ID

Hygiene + Toiletries

  • A roll of toilet paper (to keep as back up in tent)
  • Baby wipes (usually more hygienic than the state of the showers)
  • A microfibre towel (super quick dry, takes up very minimal space)
  • Some berocca (for the hangover and for vitamin top up)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • A mini first aid (don’t get caught out)
  • Eye mask and ear plugs (if you decide you want some actual rest at some point)
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Face wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Dry shampoo
  • Deodorant / perfume
  • Painkillers / anti inflams
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  • Portable charger
  • Flash light / torch
  • Speaker for music
  • Phone charging cables
  • Spare cables
  • Camera
  • Spare camera batteries

Luxury additions…

  • Head lamp for using portaloos and for hands-free illumination!
  • A cool box for the drinks!
  • Blow up mattress
  • A Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle {keeps heat 12 hours, cold 24!} e.g. MIZU

In the day bag…

  • Water bladder / bottle
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues (toilet back up)
  • Small purse
  • Chewing gum
  • Suncream
  • Pocket poncho
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  •  Hair bands
  • Tangle teeser
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Camping bits

  • Waterproof tent AND hooks
  • Sleeping bag / bed linen and pilow
  • Blow up mattress
  • Camping chairs
  • Reuseable cup / flash
  • Reuseable straw
  • Mallet for tent set up
  • Sleeping mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Bin bags to clear up with
  • Bag / tent lock
  • Microfibre towel
  • Flag / something to recognise camp
  • Mini scissors
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
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Dependent on location…

  • Mosquito spray
  • Umbrella
  • Wellies
  • Sun cream
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