What to Bring When You Go to European Festivals


Planning a trip to Europe? My top tip is to head to one of the many amazing festivals in Europe. There are plenty of people who visit Europe just to attend these events, and they’re not wrong. Festivals can be a great way to experience new cultures and meet lots of people from all over the world.

However, they can also be chaotic! You’ll need some extra preparation before taking off on your European adventure. I’ve put together this list of things you should bring along when attending European festivals:


Sunscreen. It’s a must for all festivals and outdoor activities, but particularly so in Europe where the sun is stronger and there are many hours of daylight. Bring at least one bottle of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, apply it at least 20 minutes before going outside, and reapply every 2 hours. Even if you’re just sitting in a tent or under trees–and even if it rains (which could make you think that your skin would be protected from UV rays)–you need to put on sunscreen every time!

If this seems like too much work, consider buying an after-sun lotion as well; these products contain ingredients that help heal damaged skin cells caused by overexposure to UV light so that they’ll be less likely to burn again later on.

Reusable water bottle

  • Bring a reusable water bottle. You can fill it at the water stations to stay hydrated, and then take it home with you! It’s better for the environment than buying disposable plastic bottles every day.*

Poncho or rain coat

You should bring a poncho or raincoat. The poncho is more comfortable, convenient, and fashionable than the raincoat. A good poncho will cost you about $20-30 and last for years of festivals. A decent rain coat can cost about $80-$100 dollars or more and only lasts for one festival season before it starts to wear out and get too small for you.

Ponchos are also better because they give you more freedom of movement than coats do; if you’re wearing a long skirt or dress with a coat over it then there’s extra material that gets caught up when walking through crowds–it’s just not practical!

Comfortable shoes

Comfortable shoes are essential for a successful festival experience. You’ll be on your feet all day, so you need to pick a pair that you can walk in for hours without feeling pain or discomfort. If you have any foot problems (like bunions), make sure the shoes fit well and don’t cause any issues while walking around all day long.

If possible, try on multiple pairs of shoes before buying them–you want something that feels good right away so you don’t have to break them in before going out! Also remember that comfort means different things to different people: some people prefer sneakers; others like high heels; still others may prefer boots or sandals depending on their personal style preferences. The key is finding something that works best for YOU!

A small backpack or fanny pack for carrying your belongings.

A small backpack or fanny pack is a great way to carry your belongings. You can use it to carry water, snacks, camera and other items you want to keep close by at the festival. If you are going as with friends, this will also be useful for carrying around your stuff while you all explore together.

A camera and extra memory cards.

Don’t forget to take pictures.

Don’t forget to charge your camera.

Bring extra memory cards, just in case one gets full or lost, so you can keep shooting photos and videos of all the fun things happening at the festival!

European festivals are amazing and you should go!

If you’re planning on attending a European festival, you should probably know what to expect. There are so many different types of festivals, each with their own unique vibe and atmosphere. To make sure that your experience is as good as possible, here’s a list of some of the best ones out there:

  • The Glastonbury Festival – This is one of Europe’s most famous music festivals and takes place at Worthy Farm near Pilton in Somerset (England). It’s held annually over five days in June or July (depending on when it falls), with around 175 000 people attending each year!
  • Roskilde Festival – Held every June since 1971 on the outskirts of Roskilde city center in Denmark, this three day event attracts around 100 000 people each year who come for its amazing lineup consisting mainly of rock acts but also some hip hop artists too!
  • Reading Festival – This annual British rock concert takes place at Richfield Avenue Park where it was first held back in 1968; since then however due largely due its popularity growth over time now attracts over 150 000 attendees per annum making it Europe’s largest music festival by attendance numbers alone!


European festivals are a great way to experience different cultures and traditions. You can also make some friends along the way who share your interests in music, art or food!