Summer music festivals are being raved by music fans because it gives you an opportunity to see a number of acts for a single admission price. Go on and enjoy some of the shows from big names like Lallapolooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Firefly and more. Despite the events coming at an affordable price, lodging, food, travel can add up to the cost. Some ways to contain your expenses are listed below.
Share travel cost
Car pooling is the best way to control your travel expenses. Gather your friends and spilt on the gas, tolls and parking cost. If the festival is happening close to your home, take a public transport to avoid parking costs. Many avoid such events because of parking problems and hefty fee.
Camping close to the festival spot
Camping close to the festival spot could save on travel cost. Some festival venues offer camping facility to make the event fun. Avail such options. You can also take a cheap hotel room and make it to the event on time.
Carry your own food supplies
Food and beverages can be expensive at the festival site. Instead of buying from the vendors if you can pack your own food it can turn out to be cheaper. Not all events allow outside food inside. You have to walk to your campsite to refresh. Some even pack protein supplements to the festival to compensate for the nutrient losses.
You can turn a volunteer and take part in the festival. You can volunteer for scanning tickets, cleaning and selling merchandise. You can catch a few acts when you are not working. You can enjoy decent discounts for the show.
Invest in a single day pass
If you cannot afford the passes for the whole festival, try buying for a single day. You can get the taste of the festival. You can still experience tons of music and other arts on a single day and this can save you a lot of money.
Enjoy the music festival to the utmost by following some simple tips. The show stoppers offer some valuable advice on how to make the event memorable.
Aluna George’s Aluna Francis asks you to bring some friends along for the event, but if you miss them don’t waste time searching for them, find new ones. There are lots to socialize. Watch their event at Billadora Music Festival, Bass Center Festival, Firefly Forecastle festival, Panorma and more.
Monster and Men’s Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir asks the music buffs to find out what the new bands have to offer. Explore to expand your taste and make fun. This way you can find your potential favorite band. Never litter, respect the environment and enjoy your time. The band plays at Firefly, Latitude, Skral Festival, Glastonbury, Bunbury music festival and more events.
James Bay asks you to take part in the music adventure from discovering and rediscovering art forms. He performs at the Pinkpop festival, T in the Park, Wild Life Festival and more.
Zella Day wishes to compliment on and other in the festival. Being encouraged by peers means a lot for an artist, she informs. Be alcohol free to immerse in the music. She plays at the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Coachella.
Camping adds more fun to the music festivals. Bannaroo and Coachella are some of the festivals that have campsites. The experience of living in a community and building new relationships cannot be explained in words. First time festival goers can find it a challenging experience. To help them out, here is a list of some simple tips of camping etiquette.
Read the festival policy thoroughly. There are rules on the site restricting and prohibitions. Follow the rules and benefit.
The weather could be unpredictable. Get a weather report in advance and prepare for the camp. If there is too much sun, carry some shades, battery operated fans and cold beverages. For windy weather bring traps and sandbags to protect your tent from flying off.
Prepare a checklist on the essentials. Share the responsibilities with the group and inform them on what they need to bring. Avoid valuable items on the camp.
Reach early to grab the best camp location. Having a camp near the festival entrance could be an added advantage. Camping near food vendors also can help when you are late after the event and want to grab a bite or two.
It is easy to get lost at the camping site. Keep some tags as reminders. Keep track of the landmarks. Remember to choose stationary landmarks. There are zone or section numbers that can help while identifying your tent.
Make friend with your neighbors at the campsite.
Practice the act of kindness
Do not litter at the campsite.
Do not trespass on others personal space just because you can reach the festival site quickly.