Best Festival Gear: What to Buy for Coachella, Stagecoach, Lollapalooza & More

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If you love music, there’s a good chance that you’ll be heading to Coachella, Stagecoach, Lollapalooza or another music festival or concert such as Taylor’s Swift’s Eras Tour and other must-see tours. And you’ll need the right festival accessories or travel gear to pack for the trip. 



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There’s nothing worse than traveling to a music festival only to get stuck outside in the heat without necessities like proper sunglasses, a hat to keep your head cool, a portable phone charger just in case you’re low on juice, hand sanitizer, face masks, bandanas and other essentials such as sunscreen, portable fans, waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliners; and a bag to carry everything from your identification to water bottles.

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To help you out, we rounded up a list of music festival necessities, some of which you can buy at Amazon and Walmart to ensure that they get delivered quickly.


Adidas Unisex Alliance 2 Backpack, Black, One Size



25% off

Comfy and convenient, backpacks are great for music festivals. The Adidas Alliance Backpack pictured above has a zippered pocket in the front and zip pocket in the back. The back compartment is roomy enough to fit your wallet, Airpods and other small items, while the front pocket can be used for your ID, money, room key, etc.

For more options, check out this Mini Festival Crossbody Bag with a water bottle carrier ($21.99, this $10 Walmart bag and this mini backpack from The North Face ($59).


Anker Portable Charger, Power Bank, 10,000 mAh Battery Pack with PowerIQ Charging Technology

Blame it on the juice! A portable charger comes in handy regardless of whether you’re traveling to a music festival or not. Casely’s Here Comes the Sun Power Pod is an iPhone charging deck that fits in the palm of your hand. The power pod features MagSafe wireless charging and is available in tons of different colors and cool designs. Click here for a wider selection of portable chargers for iPhone and Android.


MISSION Cooling Bell Bucket Hat, Print – Unisex Hat for Men & Women

Looking for headgear? This cooling bucket is designed to keep you cool for up to two hours at a time. The polyester bucket hat comes in a range of colors including black, khaki and navy. Click here fore more bucket hats.


KIRALUMI 8 PCS LED Glow Bracelets, Light Up Wristbands –

Get the glow! An LED wristband bracelet is a cool festival accessory if you’re traveling in a group. The bracelet set above comes with eight bracelets (batteries included) featuring three light modes: fast blink, slow blink and full glow.

Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga Explorer Fanny Pack

How about a fanny pack? Apart from being timeless and easy to find, if you’ve seen Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, then you know that fanny packs can be used for more than carrying personal belongings. Alo Yoga’s Explorer Fanny Pack is available in black, white, limestone, fog and espresso. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, this Amazon fanny pack is available in 12 different colors.


USPECLARE Clear Purse/Messenger Bag Stadium Approved



50% off

Clear bags are required for entry into Lollapalooza (unless smaller than 6 x 9 inches to be clear bags are required it’s unless smaller than 6 x 9 inches) (no liquids). Bags must be made from vinyl or PVC and no larger than 12 x 12 x 6 inches, like the option pictured above. The clear purse is available in 14 colors including black, blue, green, purple, red and pink. Walmart has a clear bag on sale for $6.98. Click here to shop clear backpacks.


Coleman Broadband Mesh Quad Camping Chair



33% off

Plan on standing in line? Get a portable lawn chair! If you’re looking for a basic option, the Coleman Broadband Mesh Chair pictured above is on sale for $20 at Amazon. The chair has cup holder with a mesh back, supports up to 250 pounds and fits into a carry bag. This Alpha Mart camping chair ($43.98) is another good option (that we’ve personally used) for long days in the sun. Click here for more portable, camping chairs.

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The Neon Quencher H2.0

Staying hydrated is the healthiest way to endure long days in the festival sun. Stanley released a neon collection of its bestselling Quencher H2.0 Tumbler. The neon collection is available in pink, green, orange and neon yellow. Click here for more tumbler cups.


Jiyugala Hats Men Women Cowboy Hat Western Cap Wide Brim Sunhat



67% off

You can expect to see a lot of Cowboy hats this summer thanks to Cowboy Carter. Hop on the cowboy hat trend with this Walmart hat, currently on sale for less than $2. The hat is available in black, red and brown.


Sun Hats for Men Women Fishing Hat UPF 50+ Breathable Wide Brim Summer UV Protection Hat

The proper hat will help keep you cool in the desert heat, which is especially useful if you plan on hitting up Coachella or Stagecoach. The sun hat pictured above offers UPF 50+ protection and has been tested to ensure safety from harsh UVA and UVB rays. The mesh fabric allows for moisture and heat to easily escape to keep your head cool and reduce sweating.

Best Festival Gear: What to Buy for Coachella, Lollapalooza & More


Adidas Men’s Adicolor Original Relaxed Hat



42% off

How about a baseball cap? This Adidas hat features a curved brim and adjustable closure in the back and it’s available in several colors including red, purple, white, black, blue and green.


Achiou Neck Gaiter Face Mask Scarf Dust Sun Protection Cool Lightweight Windproof, Breathable Fishing Hiking Running Cycling



11% off

You’re probably tired of wearing face masks, but it can get dusty outside, so you might need some form of face protection at festivals like Coachella. If you don’t want a cloth face mask or the more durable N95 mask, the reusable cloth face covering pictured above is perfect for the dessert and other dusty destinations. The washable face mask features four-way stretch and fits snugly on all size heads and faces, and it’ll stay in place, even if you’re running or doing other vigorous exercises. Find disposable face masks here.


SOJOS Retro Oval Sunglasses for Women & Men Trendy Sun Glasses



20% off

Finding the perfect music festival sunnies depends on your style preference and budget, but there are a bunch of affordable sunglasses online like these Sojo oval sunglasses. Another festival options, these polarized glasses pictured above have a chain attached, so you won’t have to worry about misplacing them while you’re out. And they’re available in seven different lens frames including red, black, green, grey, blue, gold and red. Click here for more festival shades.


FEISEDY Retro Square Aviator Sunglasses



6% off

The sunglasses pictured above offer up a classic aviator style in nine different colors, including mirrored pink, brown and black.

Princess Pauly

Princess Polly Mora Sunglasses

Another trendy option, these ’90s inspired sunglasses feature a wraparound design and UV protection.


Festival Blanket: Stripes Retro



26% off

It’s not just for picnics– despite the name. This portable picnic blanket folds up into a purse, so you can store your keys and other belongings. The waterproof blanket is available in different sizes including 60 x 79, 53 x 58 and 60 x 75 inches.

This fan-favorite, striped blanket from Nomadix is perfect for festivals, is another options for camping, picnics and other activities. Featuring a soft, microsuede top, the water resistant, sand-resistant and pet-hair resistant blanket measures 60 inches x 70 inches and is made from recycled polyester. Not into stripes? Find more Nomadix blankets here.

What to Wear to Music Festivals

Not sure what to wear to a music festival? Shorts, tees and comfortable shoes are a few fashion staples that you might already have in your closet, but if you’re looking for something more curated, you can find festival gear online at retailers such as Revolve, Nasty Gal, ASOS, StockX, Amazon, Walmart, and Farfetch.

See below for a few examples of clothes to wear to a music festival.

Cargo Pants

Best Festival Gear: What to Buy for Coachella, Lollapalooza & More


Hollister Slim Straight Cargo Pants



55% off

These Aeropostale cargo shorts offer a comfortable fit and plenty of pockets, making them great for a music festival or concert. The 10-inch cargo shorts are available in sizes 27-42 and in a range of colors including golden tan, black, hazelnut, blue, green and grey. If there’s more room in your budget, these top-rated Eddie Bauer Men’s Tahoma Cargo shorts are on sale for $44.99. See more cargo pants here and click here for cargo pants.

Short-Sleeve Shirts, Tees and Tank Tops


Rivera Short Sleeve Shirt



19% off

When it comes to festival clothing, T-shirts and tank tops and short-sleeve shirts like the one pictured above (and even mesh shirts) will keep you cool in the festival heat, but you’re clothing choice will probably be depend on the weather. If you like variety, the Bonobos Rivera Short Sleeve Shirt pictured above is available in more than two dozen different colors and designs.


Lovers and Friends Flower Power Top



53% off

A some flower power to festival season. This crochet top and matching skirt would be perfect for Coachella and other music festivals. You can wear it with a bikini underneath and the pieces are sold separately, so you can mix and match.

Denim Shorts

Garage Clothing

Denim Jean Shorts



61% off

These denim festival shorts are on clearance at Garage Clothing and only available in select sizes. Denim shorts aren’t very hard to find but the price can vary depending on the brand. Wrangler, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Revolve, Anthropologie and Gap has a bunch of denim shorts on sale.

Wide Leg Jeans

Cotton On



50% off

Wide leg jeans are all the rage right now. If you want to stay under $50, these wide-leg jeans are 50% off Cotton On. For more styles try retailers such as ASOS, Revolve, Abercrombie & Fitch and Nordstrom.

Comfortable Shoes

New Balance

1906 Utility Sneaker

Shoes can make or break an outfit, and if you’re trekking through a festival in the wrong shoes, you’ll definitely be sorry. There’s actually a science to picking the perfect shoe but if you don’t have the time to test out different styles, go for comfortable platform boots, walking shoes or running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty such as Nikes, Pumas, Adidas, Salomon, New Balance, Cariuma, Vans or Converse Chuck Taylors. Other good options: Dr Marten, Burkenstocks, platforms and cowboy boots.

For more festival-related gear, see our recommendations for the best ear plugs for concerts, best travel backpacks and tote bags, and venue-approved bags.