Music Festival Planning

At Alfred Hitchcock Fans, we love our movies; the only thing we love almost as much is our music! After talking to a friend recently about music festivals, I thought it would be a good idea to write about the best practices for planning a trip to a music festival. So, while this post won’t be about our favorite scary movies, we hope you will still enjoy!

It’s not just seeing your favorite bands and hearing their music makes a music festival exciting, camping is part of the fun too. And making the most out of the experience requires planning. That being said, in this article we’re going to give you ideas on how to plan and prepare before going to the campsite, help you choose the best outdoor tent or party tent, and the 5 tips and important things to do once you’re already in the venue. After reading the information provided, you’ll have the know-how for you to enjoy every minute of your music festival experience.

Planning and Before Going Preparations

Buy Tickets Early – Some music festivals can sell out even months before. There’s no point planning if you’ll end up not being able to attend. Secure your tickets as early as possible.

Research – Do your best to know as much as you can. If there’s an available website for the details of the music festival make sure to check it out. Some questions you may have can be answered through the website, such as parking lots, campsite, and other logistics. Knowing where to park your car will help you determine if it will be necessary for you to bring large backpack, rolling cooler, and wheeled cart if the parking lot is far from the actual campsite.

To Buy or Bring Food – Bringing food will help you save a lot of cash than buying from a food vendor at the campsite. However, to keep things simple and hassle-free, pack food for breakfast and snacks only, and buy lunch and dinner from a vendor.

Campsite Cooking – You can bring 2-burner camp stove if you want to do a lot of cooking. But if you only want hot water, then a compact backpacking stove would be sufficient. Camp kitchen, tables and chairs are great for organizing and for comfort. Kitchen and table are great for putting stoves, utensils, spices, pots and more.

Practice Setting the Tent – Prior to going, ensure that you have read the manual for setting up your tent. If you practice setting up the tent before you get to the campsite, it will be a breeze to set it up in the actual campsite.

Tip for the Best Outdoor Tent Rental or Party Tent Rental

Size – Determine how many people will be using the outdoor tent or party tent. If you’re planning to get a party tent ensure it has plenty of rooms for seating, food tables that maybe required in the campsite.

Choose a Party Tent with Canvas Floor – Since you’ll be setting it in an open land or grassy area, the canvas floor is imperative.

Affordability – Ensure that you’ll choose a party that is within your budget range. Once you’re in the tent rental company, don’t be afraid to tell them what your budget range is so that they can provide you several options. Last time I went to a music festival we used Find Me A Tent’s Ohio tent rentals and they ended up having a huge selection of affordable tents.

Ask for Assistance – Asking for assistance and recommendations from a staff working in the prospective rental company you’re planning to rent. This will ensure that the tent you’ll be renting is best suited for its purpose.

Tips Once You’re in the Campsite

Choose the Best Location Possible – Choose a location that’s near the bathrooms and near the stage. But not too close to the stage for you to have a bit of privacy and comfort.

Setup Camp First – Don’t immediately wander around checking out what’s in store. Ensure you’ve setup your camp first. You can focus on enjoyment later.

Ensure Tent Stability – Check every aspect of the tent to ensure it’s securely staked down even if you’re expecting pleasant weather. You don’t want to have a tent that will suddenly fly away if a heavy winds strike.

Mark Your Spot – There will be hundred or thousands of tents, make sure to put a flag, battery-power lights for recognizing your tent from the pool of tents. Recognizable landmarks near your tent can be helpful as well.

Guarantee Comfort – Bring thick sleeping pads, pillows, and blankets. Also, you may want to bring earplugs, music festival can get really crazy and loud, so if you want to have some sleep, a pair of earplugs can be a great help.


Attending music festivals are definitely an experience that can give you memories that bring smiles in your face if you think about it. That being said, to ensure you make the most of it ensure you’ve planned and prepared before going, find the best tent to rent, and make sure to follow the 5 tips and to do’s provided in this article once you’re already in the campsite.