Music festivals are a great way to spend your desolate summer days, but unfortunately, as the weeks pass the temperature continues to rise, which can put a damper on an all-day festival with no AC in sight. So we’ve compiled a list of ways to stay comfortable during those hot and sticky festivals so you can enjoy the music and attempt to postpone heat stroke another day.
Drink Lots of Water
You probably hear it all the time, but drinking water at an all-day festival is extremely important. You don’t want to allow yourself to get dehydrated, especially when you will be in the brutal heat all day. Be sure to take an unopened water bottle in the venue with you so you don’t have to buy one there. You can refill it when it gets empty throughout the day if your venue has water fountains.
Wear Loose Clothing
If you wear tight, skin-hugging clothing to an all-day outside festival, you will probably die! Ok, maybe it won’t be that bad but you will be horribly uncomfortable. You want to wear loose and airy clothing so the second a breeze blows by you will feel like you’re in a wind tunnel.
Put Those Flip-Flops Down and Step Away From the Heels
When going to a festival, the best shoes are the comfiest shoes because you will be on your feet pretty much the whole time. Sneakers are great because not only are they comfortable, but they are closed-toed shoes so when you get stepped on, which you will, it won’t hurt as bad.
Bring Shades or an Umbrella
Wearing shades will help protect your eyes from the sun and if your venue allows it, having an umbrella will also help keep you cooler.
Stand in the Shade
For at least 15 minutes each hour you should try to stand in the shade if you can. Being in the sun all day will make the day feel longer and longer and can make you feel lethargic. You want to give yourself a break from the heat and try to stand in the shade as much as you can, but at least a portion of each hour is best.
Get Some Snacks
While staying hydrated is the most important thing, you also don’t want to let yourself get too hungry. You want to make sure you have plenty of water and some snacks throughout the day.
Bring a Change of Clothes
Being outside all day in this ridiculous summer heat will leave you sweating buckets by the end of the festival. To stay comfortable on the drive home bring a spare change of clothes that you can change into.