6 Essential Products to Pack for a Music Festival

Music festival season is finally here in Canada! Alongside the excitement of seeing an amazing lineup of artists, there is also the thrill of spending a weekend living in a little community with people who are just so ridiculously happy to be there.

In my opinion, the only issue with music festivals is that the whole hygiene thing can be hard to execute – especially if you are camping. Sadly, this year I won’t be attending WayHome or Osheaga, but in previous years I figured out the products needed to look and feel refreshed throughout the weekend.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen SPF 30 ($12)

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There is a 200% chance that you will get a sunburn at a music festival, even if you “never burn.” There are rarely shaded areas available, and when there are they are absolutely packed. Just do yourself a favour and wear sunscreen the whole weekend so you aren’t uncomfortable. I love the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen because it feels like lotion on your skin and smells like a tropical paradise.

Dove Advanced Care Caring Coconut Deodorant ($9)

Staying fresh at music festivals isn’t exactly easy – especially if you don’t have access to a shower. This sweet-smelling deodorant will help to mask the fact that you are actually really dirty and sweaty. It also makes your underarms soft which is a plus.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo ($10)

Again…not having a shower can be a problem when you are in the hot sun dancing around all weekend. Let’s be honest, dry shampoo is always a girl’s best friend, but it is also an essential to bring to festivals. This Herbal Essences one is amazing because it doesn’t leave behind that weird, powdery residue other dry shampoos have. Your hair will look and feel squeaky clean.

Goodie Ouchless No Metal Elastics ($5)

Hair elastics seem like a pretty obvious thing to pack, but they always seem to disappear out of thin air when you need them most – so bring extras. By day two or three of the festival, if your hair is looking a little rough, try styling it in two space buns. The build up of oils in your hair will help give it hold (gross, but true). Plus, music festivals are the perfect place to wear quirky hair styles!

Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spray  ($9)

What better way to freshen up during the day than with a facial mist? I am so obsessed with this Thermal Spring Water spray because it comes out in a very fine mist. It feels cool on the skin and helps calm any irritation you may have from being outdoors. It basically feels like you are giving your skin a drink of water.

Nip + Fab Kale Fix Makeup Removing Pads ($16)

Whether or not you choose to wear fun festival makeup, it is still important to try to get the sweat and dirt off your skin at the end of the day. On a regular day, I would never skip doing my full skincare regime, but when you are living out of a tent, compromises must be made. These makeup removing pads by Nip + Fab are made with kale and watercress extract, so they are super gentle on the skin. Even though they aren’t harsh, they still pack a punch and can remove waterproof mascara and glitter with ease.


  1. great list! I haven’t tried the Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen but it sounds divine! lThe only thing I would add is snacks and a travel size fabreeze 😉


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