The festival checklist – this is your festival packing list
What: festival checklist / Where: multi-day festivals / When: festival season / Genre: diverse
Are you also going to a festival this summer? Then read this blog! The Maximal Bus trip will soon start again, but make sure you pack the right stuff. To arm you against all the fun and less fun aspects of a festival, we’ve listed everything. This is what you will be taking with you.
Have you already packed your bag but haven’t chosen a festival yet? Check out our wide range of options this summer on our home page!
#1. The checklist for campers
The days during a festival you are a genuine camper, so make sure you play this role with verve. With a few simple tools you imagine yourself in a five-star resort.
1. The camping chair
Do you see yourself? The classic festival chair is the must have for every festival goer. You are a tough guy, but comfort is still chill.
Avoid straining your muscles too much while sitting when you’re broke.
2. Locking smart!
Most festivals have lockers, so put your really valuables in there. TIP: Bring a combination lock for your tent and don’t lose any keys.
#2. Handy at hand
Festival men can’t escape it either: the handbag in which you keep your essentials. Because besides lipstick and tampons, chewing gum and sunscreen are damn handy to have with you.
Whoever has keys is immediately ahead by 1 point. Tip: Also leave a set with a friend/family member who stays at home. The chance that besides your heart you will also lose things at festivals is quite high.
2. All set with your sleeping set
Become a professional beauty queen (or king). The sleeping set with earplugs and eye mask is indispensable for both the trip and the festival itself. Your biorhythm is going to be broken these days anyway. On the way, and certainly on the way back, you can use some comfort. So less trouble with that sound check at 09:00 in the morning and darkened sleep on the way back.
3. Where there’s smoke…. are cigarettes
This will make you extra mortal but will also make you immortal if you have some extra stash towards the end of the festival. And your brand is not for sale at every event. TIP: Buy your cigarettes across the border: cheaper in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic!
Come and get your money’s worth!
#3. Papers please! Essential on your festival checklist.
“Papers please” asks the grumpy employee in the booth aka the festival box office. You take your rolling paper out of your fanny pack and just before you put it on the desk you change your mind. F#ck, my passport. And the tickets of course. You break out in a sweat of fear. Where are those things? “But you would print, wouldn’t you?”. You diligently search for that one email with an attachment that you received months ago. In the distance some jackal-like dogs are barking so you know you can’t climb over the fence anyway if you don’t have your ticket…
Geen fijn begin van je festival dus. Regel essentieel papierwerk op tijd en zet het op je festival paklijst.
1. Bus ticket
You already have a Maximal bus ticket or are about to book one. Make sure to bring your ticket and don’t miss the bus!
2. Festival ticket(s)
You certainly won’t be the first to forget this. TIP: make a print of everything. A good backup is worth gold, because your phone will just run out of battery, or the local internet won’t cooperate, or you just can’t find them anywhere anymore.
3. Paspoort / ID
This is also such a nice essential document. TIP: Put it in a plastic case against damp hassle on the way and during your stay.
Print out all your tickets and those of your friends.
#4. Be careful
Carefree festivaling is so nice, so arrange everything in time using our festival checklist. From tweezers to patches and from after-sun to ibuprofen. Who cares? you!
1. Baby wipes, also for adults
An absolute must for the professional festival goer against chapped bottoms. Also handy in case the showers don’t work anymore. Go for the chamomile scent and be that baby again for a while.
Prevent chapped buttocks and do not sit on the blisters.
Another item that you only think about when you go to a festival for the second time. Don’t turn your nose up at this stuff and blast fresh and fruity in 1 straight line to the mainstage.
With this you not only make your mother happy, but above all you help yourself. You don’t dare ask if your fresh catch has had unprotected sex. Take beautiful memories with you, not annoying souvenirs.
#5. Recharge yourself
You will have endless fun with your favorite gadgets. You can count on being popular with your friends if you lead the way with a few must-have items straight from this festival checklist.
With a power bank you stay connected. Some festivals are huge, so if you are offline, the search for your friends can take hours. TIP: If you want to go down in the books as a gadget man or woman, arrange one that you can charge in the sun (even when it is cloudy). Bye plug points: #independent.
2. Your own soundsystem
You really get your money’s worth musically at a festival. But chilling at your tent with your favorite playlist is so nice. Whether you secretly want to listen to Guus Meeuwis or want to pass as a camping DJ, your own sound system is always useful!
3. The classic disposable camera
Once upon a time you didn’t take 15 group photos, but only one. Choose 24 moments during the festival that you absolutely want to capture with the disposable camera. You always only have 1 chance. 5 days after returning home, you can pick up your photos at HEMA and have the ultimate re-experience. This device is also lightweight!
The disposable camera. So don’t throw it away!
#6. One big playground. Festival checklist item for kids.
Festival is of course 1 big cover in which you relive your childhood (this time with alcohol). Be sure to check off the toys on the festival checklist for guaranteed fun!
1. DolpFINE: Crocodiles
Inflatable animals are always useful to draw attention to you during the party. If there is a swimming facility at the festival, then you immediately have something to float on.
A nice bloated feeling!
This classic party outfit that still works well at every festival. No clothing choice stress but nice and easy. TIP: order them on time. And put it on your festival checklist.
The ideal way to guarantee your friends and yourself cheap cooling when it’s hot. Also a great way to smuggle alcohol.
#7. There you are with your stiletto heels
Some clothes seem so normal, but you don’t think about them. This is not about your hippest festival-proof outfits. We’re talking about functionality. Very boring, but after a day of festival rain you want those nice sweatpants and such a nice sporty windbreaker can also be very nice.
An invention that has helped many a dancing festival goer to prevent wet clothing or laryngitis! If it starts to rain or if your tent breaks, at least you still have the option to keep yourself dry.
Dancing in the mud and you know: the festival is on
Helps against many complications that you can encounter at a festival. It protects you from the sun, the rain or bad-hair days. Add a pair of sunglasses and you can walk around anonymously with your broken head! The bucket hat is totally trending and looks great on everyone. Ideal, so buy it!
3. Good old sneakers
You can easily walk around a large festival site for 15 hours, and dance freely. It is better not to wear stiletto heels, but sneakers. TIP: slippers are of course indispensable, if only for camping.
Since 2012, Maximal has been providing the best bus trips to national and international festivals. Book your bus tickets, but also camping and festival tickets. Our coaches are always provided with the SKTB / ISO 9001 quality mark. With the Maximal bus trip you travel safely, relaxed and affordable. On longer trips there is always a briefed tour guide on board and we treat you to free cold beers. Discover. Book. Get in!