Music Festival Must-Haves and What to Pack for Lollapalooza


Love music festivals? Then you’re most likely heading to Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary celebration this weekend! If you’re still trying to figure out how to survive this year’s 4 day celebration – I got you covered! For those who came across this post by searching for ways to prepare for festivals (Lollapalooza, Coachella, Governors Ball, Kcon, Firefly, etc.), then this post is also perfect for you. I’ll be sharing my “music festival must-haves” along with some outfit ideas and tips to help you rock through it all.

First things first, don’t panic! I totally understand the excitement can easily set in and get the best of everyone — but I promise you, it won’t help. Relax and check out the pointers below.

3 Step Check List

1. Prepare your ticket and your budget. If you’re heading to Lollapalooza, make sure to check out their wristbands for a smooth entrance each day of the festival and have the ability to pay with a tap of your wrist! Or consider other cashless options such as using Samsung and Apple pay.
2. Check out the schedule and lineup. That way you can plan ahead of time and find a good viewing spot. Make sure to arrive early before everyone takes all the good ones.
3. Book for a place to stay. Check out hotel packages, bed and breakfast and my favorite of all, Airbnb.

The morning after – before leaving my Airbnb place in NYC

Music Festival Must-Haves

Music Festival Must-Haves

  • Handy Bag – opt for something lightweight and handy. Just enough room to hold your essentials. I prefer something in light colors without prints so it doesn’t clash with my outfit. I also lean towards totes that are made of canvas or fabric so it’s washable.
  • Sunglasses – for obvious reason, you need to get your peepers protected from the sun. Plus the added bonus that it makes you look extra cool!
  • Mouthwash or Pocket Packs – to keep your breath fresh even after countless hours. After munching delectable east from chow town, this will also help you freshen up on the go.
  • Hand Sanitizer – to get rid of germs and bacteria. I just can’t stand having to touch my face or my food without washing or sanitizing first.
  • Selfie Stick – I am not a big fan of selfie sticks for every day or regular use, but when it comes to festivals, they’re an absolute must have! You wouldn’t want to miss anyone on your shot. The more, the merrier.
  • Tissue – to wipe away any leftover food, sweat or even pat away oiliness in your face. My T-zone tends to develop a shiny film after a few hours and I love having an option to freshen up to stay on point.
  • Power Bank – to keep my phone’s battery running and never miss a moment. Sure, you’d most likely be unplugged and enjoying the rest of festivities but if you’re an iphone user, you’d know how fast the batteries drain after taking a few selfies, videos and some snapchat update. Don’t forget your cord!
  • Handy Pill Container – I have tendency to become acidic or have headaches so I always pack my antacid prescription and motrin. It’s a good idea to bring some handy. That way, you won’t miss any fun or moment when you’re not feeling your best. Grab your chill pill and get back in the zone.
  • Travel Sized Lotion – there’s nothing more embarrassing than dry, flaky skin. Keep yourself hydrated no matter the weather.
  • Flushable Cleansing Cloths – let’s face it, after all the delicious grub and drinks, at one point or another you will have to go. One thing that I can’t stand is feeling icky and uncomfortable. So I make sure to have flushable cleansing cloths to stay fresh, clean and confident! In fact, Cottonelle® with CleanRipple® Texture is designed to clean better, so you’re clean & confident enough to go commando.

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Music Festival Outfit Idea

Music Festival Must-Haves

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14 Responses
  • Paula Schuck
    January 11, 2017

    Great tips. I don’t go ANYWHERE without flushable wipes, especially to a big event like that. I like to feel fresh at all times!

  • Jeanette
    January 11, 2017

    These are some awesome tips! I always have with me wipes because life is messy especially with kids.

  • You are so prepared! This is a great list for a music festival!

  • Wildish Jess
    January 11, 2017

    I haven’t been to lala before I’ve been wanting to go! Maybe this coming year will work out.

  • Eileen
    January 11, 2017

    I have yet to attend a music festival, but I’ve always wanted to. I’m sure this list will come in handy when I finally do!

  • You look adorable! The wipes are a must have! 🙂

  • Dogvills
    January 12, 2017

    These are great tips. I always make sure I have a pack of wet wipes in my bag.

  • uprunforlife
    January 12, 2017

    I love cottenelle toilet paper. Carrying those wipes not only come in handy in the restroom but you could use them to clean your hands too. Don’t forget lip balm and hand sanitizer.

  • Louise Bishop
    January 12, 2017

    The cleansing cloths are a definite must have. Sometimes you might not get toilet paper provided otherwise!

  • Lisa Heath
    January 13, 2017

    I have only been to one music festival, and you pretty much nailed the necessities! You look so cute too!

  • Chubskulit Rose
    January 13, 2017

    Your outfit is so cute. I have never been to ANY music festival yet.

  • Lynndee
    January 13, 2017

    I totally agree with your list of must haves. We’ve been to music festivals here in the city and you got to have ’em all.

  • Eloise
    January 13, 2017

    those are some great products to have, I’ll need to get the mouthwash packets because chewing gum all the time isn’t going to cut it if I sleep over at my new guy’s house : )

  • Tessa
    January 14, 2017

    It’s been too long since I’ve been to a music festival! All great must haves!

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