It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s festival season, of course! This is better than Christmas for avid music fans. Sweat drenched patrons hypnotically dance to their favorite records from their favorite artists. Music fans have the opportunity to discover numerous new acts in one environment. Nothing quite beats discovering new music. Be the first among your friends to discover that new act that is going to set the summer on fire then remind them who heard it first.

There is literally a music festival for any and all music fans. There are major festivals throughout the world that cater to fans of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic, Rock, and everything in between. From the colossal campgrounds of Bonnaroo to the city vibes of Lollapalooza and Governors Ball, there is an environment suitable for everyone.

If you fail to prepare then you should more than likely plan to fail. The old adage is a way of life and a helpful reminder come festival season. Preparation is the most important and necessary steps to guarantee a comfortable and stress-free trip. Thoroughly prepare, because once you enter the festival grounds you are more often than not there for good. While your neighbors will be friendly and willing to help all you first timers, you do not want to have to rely on others for your essentials. You will be at ease if you have all the necessities already when you arrive. We saved you the trouble of scrambling to figure out what you truly need to take and compiled a list to ease your mind.