Annnddd we’re back for another year of music festivities! For all you Montrealer’s, we’re sure you know all about what’s happening this weekend… the annual Osheaga music festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, like every other year, tickets went in a flash and we understand why! For all you Red Hot Chili Pepper, Lana Del Ray, and house music fans, I’m sure you’re just as ready to quick off this music festival in high gear! As much fun as music festivals are from being outside during in the sun, to eating good food, and drinking all afternoon we know that they can also be exhausting and a little unsanitary to say the least. SO given that Osheaga starts this afternoon, we figured we would give you a little list and pointers to consider buying or using to make your music festival experience a little bit more enjoyable!
#1 A Fanny Pack
Girls this one is an absolute must! Because you will be doing a lot of walking around and sliding up against strangers in a crowd, it’s important to keep your belonging close to you. That being said, you don’t want to be walking around with large purses nor have annoying straps get into your way. Fanny packs are essential because you can be hands free while having all your products close by! You can find simple or more fashion forward bags anywhere from Forever21, American Apparel, American Eagle, Urban Outfitters etc.
#2 A Pair Of Sunglasses
Besides the fact that sunglasses are the perfect accessory to add some color or edge to your outfit, you’re also going to need these to block out the sun while getting a good view of who’s performing on stage. Recently I have discovered that sunglasses have become a big trend, so fortunately many stores are creating knock off looks of higher brands. If you’re looking for a cute pair for under $30 go to Aldo, Zara, H&M and Forever21.
#3 A Hat
A hat is also another great accessory that you happen to see a lot of at music festivals like Osheaga. It’s the perfect way to make any outfit have a more boho and festival vibe to it, however, it’s also great to give you some shade and protect you from being in the sun all day! For cute hat recommendations I would stop by Forever21, Aldo and American Eagle.
#4 Running Shoes
Although dressing in style is always important so is comfort. Especially when you’re going to be on your feet all day! Thankfully running shoes have made their way to the top of fashionable footwear. Screw the cute booties and sandals, throw on a pair of running shoes with your jean shorts or summer dresses so you can actually last the whole day and night dancing.
#5 A Portable Charger
This is a genius idea. We know you’ll be snapping pictures and taking Snapchats the entire weekend, which drains your battery in two seconds. And, considering you’ll be in a park theres not going to be any outlets, which is why this charge comes in handy! You can purchase one of these at Editorial boutique on Stanley as any Apple store and most electronic stores.
#6 Pocket Pack Kleenex
You’re going to be thanking us for this one later! After waiting in line to use the bathroom, there’s nothing worse than discovering theres no toilet paper left! So here you go! Your very own supplies.
#7 Blotting Papers
These are genius. These Cool Mint Blotting Papers are $10 from Sephora and will save your life. After standing in the blistering heat and sweating, just take one of these wipes to clear your skin and refresh your face with their mint flavouring!
#8 Mini Deodorant
This travel size deodorant is perfect to fit into your small purse and comes in handy after sweating and rubbing up against everybody in the crowds! You don’t want to forget to throw that in your purse on your way out!
#9 Reusable Water Bottles
These water “bottles” (more like bags) are amazing! If you don’t want to waste $8 on a water bottle then just bring one of these and clip them onto the strap or band of your purse! They’re light and the perfect thing to have nearby so you don’t get dehydrated.
#10 A Card Holder
Leave your big chunky wallet at home and grab yourself this $7 cardholder from Forever21! You can put your bills in a pocket in your fanny pack and leave your ID and credit cards in this perfectly thin sized wallet!
We hope you have the best time at this years Osheaga music festival and hope you found this tips helpful in making your experience the most enjoyable!
Written by Emilie Berbrier