I know Coachella is over but let's be honest here, being the most instagrammable festival doesn't mean it is the best. And whether it is the best or not there are plenty of festivals coming in the next few months so I thought I would share my essentials with you (if you do not camp).
Water. It might seem silly because "you can get water everywhere" but it is not. Always have a bottle with you that you can fill in the toilet (they often say that the water isn't drinkable but I assure you it's just fine) because festival drinks are always extremely expensive and in the sun and heat it's really important to stay hydrated. It will avoid headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Sweater. You might be dripping with sweat during daytime but the nights are often more chilly so keep a sweater (and eventually a pair of leggings) with you. It does't take muck place in your back or you can tie it around your waist and it will be a life saver.
Food. Being in a place for 8 to 10 hours a day dancing and jumping around makes people hungry. Just like water the food they sell there might seem delicious but is sooo expensive. So take a shit tone of food to share with your friends (doesn't need to be healthy food don't worry).
Bandaids. For obvious reasons. And you might wanna add some medication for headaches or sore throats as well as tissue.
Phone charger. Festival are often huge so you might lose your friends eventually. Make sure at least two people have their phones fully charged. A phone charger is really important since phone batteries don't last very long if you use the camera or internet or actually, for iPhone, if you use it point blank.