Be A Music Festival Boy (Or Girl) Scout
What to bring if you want to be ready for anything and everything
Festival season is just around the corner (the highly anticipated kickoff being Wanderland, of course).
It’s a time for creating one-of-a-kind memories with music-loving friends and getting to catch your favorite musical acts perform live. A one-day extravaganza, a single venue, multiple artists and you. What could possibly go wrong? Well, anyone who has frequented music festivals will gladly break it to you: a lot. A lot of weird, unfortunate things can go down. Take it from the girl who decided to use her iPhone’s flashlight in the portalet, then accidentally let go of it, or take it from the group of friends who sat down on their picnic mat not realizing mud was seeping through. Don’t get us wrong; we’re not here to scare you with festival horror stories. We’re simply inviting you to come prepared and channel your inner boy or girl scout.
Don’t let the unexpected ruin the fun for you and your friends, and be music festival-ready. Apart from packing the obvious (your festival pass, emergency cash and an extra top), scroll through for 10 other things you should never be without at your next music festival.
#1: Wet Wipes
Anti-bacterial is ideal!
#2: Foldable Umbrella
For Manila’s unpredictable rain-and-shine summer weather. Just be sure the one you bring does not have pointy edges!
#3: Eye Drops
For refreshing those peepers!
#4: Trash Bag
Because the lack of waste receptacles does not give you permission to turn the festival venue into one giant trash bin.
Rain or shine, festival or no festival, everyone needs SPF.
#6: Power Bank
The chances of finding wall sockets are obviously slim.
#7: Mini First Aid Pouch
These are readily available in drugstores, like Watson’s and Mercury Drug.
Handy dandy battery-powered flashlights are perfect for making your way through the grounds in the dark.
#9: Camping Tent Mat
Don’t waste a perfectly good beach mat on festival grounds where things spill and the grass gets wet and muddy. Use a camping tent mat instead, which is water-resistant and built for tough terrain.
#10: Collapsible Water Canteen
While tumblers and water bottles are considered restricted items at some music festivals, it pays to still find ways to skip single-use plastic. Stay hydrated but opt for a collapsible or foldable water bottle! There are tons available on Lazada!
Here's a little something extra, too! Now that you know what to bring, let’s zero in on what to wear! Scroll through for festival-ready looks you can shop right now.
Rock a little print on print.
Waist Tie Resort Shirt (P999) by SOMETHING BORROWED
Floral Print Trousers (P2,295) by MANGO
Ulva Cross Over Bag (P1,829) by VERO MODA
Black Backless Loafers (P3,049) by RIVER ISLAND
Take me to the tropics.
MIdi Dress With Back Tie (P1,499) by ZALORA
Tassel Earrings (P499) by SPRING FLING
Strappy Sandals (P1,299) by ZALORA
Hey, Lolita, hey.
Felicity Bell Sleeves Chiffon Cropped Top (P599) by TWENTEEN
Let's Roll Shorts (P1,599) by FACTORIE
Clemmie Cat Eye Sunglasses (P1,549) by RIVER ISLAND
Raffia Sandals (P1,999) by ZALORA
TBar Fox Graphic T-Shirt (P799) by COTTON ON
Eliza Cut Off Short (P3,999) by SUPERDRY
Ua Favorite Graphic Tote Bag (P1,795) by UNDER ARMOUR
574 Classic Lifestyle Sneakers (P4,895) by NEW BALANCE
Now that you’re all set, jump straight to the fun! Start festival season right with Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2018. “Wanderland Pixels” will be held on March 10, 2018, Saturday, at Filinvest Event Grounds, Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.