Travel Tips For A Budget-Friendly Trip To The World’s Top Music Festivals

Travel Tips For A Budget-Friendly Trip To The World’s Top Music Festivals


You’ve been dreaming of your next music festival for months. You know exactly which artists you want to see, what kind of food you’ll eat and where you’re going to stay. But one thing you haven’t thought about? How much money it will cost to have the time of your life. With the right planning and budgeting, though, it can be done! Here are some tips for having an affordable and exciting time at your next music festival:

Consider alternate lodging.

When you’re planning your trip, consider all the lodging options available to you. You don’t have to stay in a hotel or resort if it’s not in your budget. There are plenty of other options that can help keep costs down and make sure you have fun at the same time.

  • Camping: If you’re going with friends or family members and want a break from hotels and resorts, consider camping! It doesn’t matter if it’s just an overnight trip or something longer–camping is one of the best ways to save money while still getting everything out of an experience like this one (and probably having tons more fun than if everyone stayed in separate rooms).
  • Hostels: Another option is staying at hostels instead of hotels; these are typically cheaper than normal places and provide shared bathrooms (which isn’t always ideal) but also offer kitchens where people can cook their own food rather than eating out every night for every meal (which gets expensive fast).

Go prepared with snacks and water.

  • Bring snacks and water.
  • Food and drink prices are high at festivals, so it’s important to bring your own food. Not only will this save you money, but it’ll also help keep you energized throughout the day. Water is a must; make sure to stay hydrated by bringing along some water bottles or even purchasing one from vendors who sell them in bulk (they usually have the best deals). If possible, try bringing some snacks that are easy on the stomach–things like granola bars, trail mix or fruit work well here because they don’t require refrigeration or preparation before consumption!

Don’t dress like a tourist.

  • Dress comfortably. You’ll be on your feet all day, and you don’t want to be miserable in your shoes.
  • Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun (and any rain).
  • Pack sunscreen! Sunburns are not fun, especially when they happen at an outdoor music festival where there are no showers or bathrooms for miles around. And if you get burnt? It will hurt worse than anything else does – trust me on this one! So protect yourself by slathering that baby on thick before heading out into the world of music festivals with thousands upon thousands of fellow music lovers who are just as eager as you are to have fun and dance away their worries for a few days straight…or however long each festival lasts!

Know the weather forecast.

It’s important to know the weather forecast before you go. You’ll have to pack accordingly, and be prepared for rain, wind and heat or cold. This will help you plan your day accordingly–for example if there’s a heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon, it might be best not to leave your tent until morning!

Wake up early and explore the neighborhood.

Once the sun rises, it’s time to get out of bed. The first thing you should do is explore your surroundings a bit. Don’t just head straight for the main stage–go shopping at local stores, eat breakfast at a cafe that serves more than just coffee and bacon (it’ll be cheaper), and ask people around you about their favorite spots in town. These are all great ways of getting to know your new city/town/village/countryside!

Make friends with the locals to get the inside scoop on local spots.

  • Ask the locals for recommendations on local spots.
  • Ask the locals for insider tips about the festival.
  • Ask the locals for help with directions to the festival.
  • Ask them how to get around the festival, as well as any local customs that you should know about or laws you should be aware of before attending (you don’t want anyone getting arrested!)
  • You can also ask them about any activities going on in town while you’re there–this is perfect if there’s something specific that interests you!

Plan ahead and your festival experience will be much more fun, exciting and affordable!

Plan ahead and your festival experience will be much more fun, exciting and affordable!

  • Traveling to a music festival can be expensive. However, there are ways to save money on tickets, hotels, food and transportation. You can also save money by staying in the city for a few days before or after your festival experience.
  • If you’re traveling from out of country (or even just across town), try not to book too many flights within a short period of time so that they don’t cost too much money when calculating taxes/fees/etc..
  • If possible, stay somewhere close enough so that walking isn’t necessary every day (especially if it’s hot outside). This will save on cab fare as well as limit how much alcohol gets consumed during those walks home from parties because it’ll be easier for everyone involved if there aren’t any surprises waiting at home after midnight!


We hope these tips will help you plan your next music festival trip. Remember, it’s all about having a good time and making memories. There are so many amazing festivals around the world that we can’t wait to visit again!