Music festivals are events which people love seeing and listening to. Music festivals can also suck the life out of you if you do not prepare accordingly. In order to get things right, you need to make preparations and that means taking various things into account.
If the festival is abroad, then you need to make even better preparations in order not to make a crucial mistake in logistics. Here are the things you need to know if you want to visit a festival abroad.
Learn the Rules and Regulations of the Country You are Visiting
You cannot just visit another country just like that, without even learning about their laws and regulations. If you are flying, then their country-specific driving laws should not concern you, but if you are going by car, these things should be at the top of your list.
If the country has any specific laws regarding the legal age for drinking and the like, you should also familiarize yourself with those. Furthermore, prepare any necessary documents in advance. Secure those in a tight place and carry copies with you if the laws allow it.
Check the Festival’s Details and Specifics – Location, Accommodation and Duration
If a festival lasts for four days, you will need accommodation for four days, as well as enough clothes and food to last you for four days. Yes, almost all festivals have food and beverages on site, but the prices will definitely be steeper than in a supermarket in a town you passed while on your way to the festival.
Accommodation is also something you should book in advance, unless you plan to camp. Camping is a different story and requires a guide of its own. Either way, you should prepare for your accommodations, whatever they might be, in advance.
The location of the festival is also important, because you might be in a hotter or colder climate. That by itself warrants different clothing.
Food and Water – Stay Hydrated
If you go to a festival only to end up in hospitals, then that is not a good trip, especially if you are abroad, in a country whose language you do not speak at all. In order to avoid this, take care of your body. You should drink plenty of water, even if alcohol might be at the top of the menu. With that in mind, food is also a must. A body can go only so far on water, especially on alcohol. Have that in mind before you even set out. Plan ahead and check whether fresh, or rather, tap water, is drinkable.
It’s Still All about the Music
Whether you take care of yourself and plan everything ahead will definitely not mean much if in the end, you do not enjoy the music. Check the lineup, which you probably would have done prior to making the concrete plans. If you want to remember a festival, then the music should be the one thing you remember it by.
Whether or not you take all the necessary steps to plan your perfect festival trip abroad, you will more than likely still run into a hick up here or there. It is worth remembering that you need to actually listen to the music and have fun. Those should be your top priorities and every festival will be amazing.