2017 Festival Survival Guide

Festivals. From Neon Desert to Desert Daze, Burger Boogaloo to CRSSD Fest, these open air kaleidoscopes of dawn-to-dusk entertainment are more popular than ever. At last count, there were more than 2000 music festivals happening each year around the world, with new ones popping up all the time.

If you’ve been to only handful or are thinking about attending your very first one— you should. Festivals. Are. Awesome. They’re also a world unto themselves, and just like Daniel LaRusso before he was a karate kid, you’ll need a guide. We’re here to be your Mr. Miyagi (without the wax on, wax off business). In this three-part series, we’ve collected everything you need to know to make the most of your festival experience, from what to bring to where to go to how to score free stuff.

Festival tips and tricks

Buy your ticket, read on, and prepare yourself for a great time.

What to bring

The ultimate checklist of music festival must-haves.

The Do's and Don'ts

Get the most from your festival experience and avoid anything that could make it a bummer.

When the music's over

Camping out, making your way home, or looking to extend the good vibes, we’ve got you covered.

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