My 8 Must-Haves for Coachella 2016

 

For my birthday trip this year, I decided to hit up Coachella for the first time. Held in Indio, CA, this is one of the largest music festivals in the country! I leave Thursday for Weekend 1, so I have started to pack to make sure I have everything. I have a checklist of things I need (It is the planner in me), but here are 8 Must-Haves in order to survive Coachella Valley.

Coachella App

 

 via macworld.com

via macworld.com

This app is the official festival guide. It allows you to customize your personal music lineup, so you know when your favorite artists start their set. You can also find the nearest food, shop, RR, water station, etc. using their location finder.

WATER

 via amazon.com - Camelbak Aurora

via amazon.com - Camelbak Aurora

They have water refill stations throughout the festival grounds, so I think this Camelbak will do the trick. No one needs to ruin their fun due to dehydration.

SUNSCREEN

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85-90 degrees in a desert, barely any shade….self explanatory.

PORTABLE CHARGER

 via Amazon.com - EasyAcc 6000 mAh

via Amazon.com - EasyAcc 6000 mAh

If you have an iPhone, you know the battery goes dead in a few hours struggle. I already have a Mophie case, but I need backup.

Shazam

 Shazam App

Shazam App

Essential for catching all of the good music to re listen to once I get back to the Bay

Bug Repellent

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via amazon.com

No mosquito bites!

Sunglasses

 

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via forever21.com

The key to making sure I see every artist I paid to see glare free

Ear Plugs

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I want to return with my full hearing, the music can be  LOUD.


Cash

For the first time, every vendor will be accepting Apple and Android Pay. However, my mom always told me to keep cash on me for emergencies. I don’t do this all the time (sorry Mommy) but it will come in handy just in case any issues may arise.

I am so excited! These items are not the only things I am packing, so let me know what else I may need in the comments below! Want to follow my adventures during my time at the festival? Follow me on IG & Snapchat! ( allthatiskim )