Dialing in what to bring with you when attending any festival takes a lot of trial and error. Reader, I’ve made a lot of errors, from improper footwear to feeling dehydrated. After years of attending concerts, raves, and other live events, I’ve managed to fine-tune the best festival accessories for any situation. Whether you’re camping, glamping, or crashing at a hotel, whether you’re a bass-head or a mosh pit enthusiast, this gear will help you avoid the mistakes I’ve made. Go forth and festival! (If you see me out there, let’s trade kandi.)

Be sure to check out our other buying guides, like the Best Tents, Best Camping Cookware, and Best Camping Stoves.

Updated October 2023: We’ve added new picks for electrolyte drinks and outdoor blankets.

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