9 indispensable items for any music festival

Get ready for Coachella, Shaky Knees and all the festivals in-between

Photo collage of people at festivals, ear plugs, and a person drinking from a reusable water bottle at a festival water fountain
Preparation is key for letting loose
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Being prepared for anything an outdoor music festival might throw at you, from avoiding ear damage to staying hydrated in the blazing sun, is key to having the time of your life. Whether you are attending Coachella, Stagecoach or Bonnaroo, these nine universal items just might make your summer.

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