Today marks the launch of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and as we all know, any successful music festival experience has two vital hallmarks: great bands and good friends. But might we make a few more suggestions? Cameras, hammocks, and coolers are summer music fest essentials — and perfect for sharing with your buds. Make sure Red Bull Multipacks are also on the list, so your whole crew lasts through the final encore.
Chandelier Mandala Parasol from Etsy
No matter how hot you think it’s going to be, it’s always so much hotter. Just be willing to share the shade with your buds.
Bottle Opener Rings from Fred Flare
It’s rare that an accessory can make you everyone’s personal hero.
Zippo Cassette Tape Lighter from In God We Trust
Because even if you don’t smoke yourself, you will be asked if you have a light.
Arnuvo Leopard Camera Strap from Opening Ceremony
Who knew something as a practical as a camera strap could actually improve your outfit?
The Camera Cooler from PolerStuff
Speaking of practical, how clever is this dual purpose bag? Use it to hold your DSLR and a lens or a cold six-pack.
Burton Beeracuda Cooler from Urban Outfitters
Or you could always go the more obvious route.
Juicy Orange Mini Wipes from Flight 001
Trust, these will come in handy.
Philips Shoqbox Bluetooth Portable Speaker System from Amazon
For keeping the dance party going in between sets.
First Aid Kit from Best Made Company
Because if your friends are like ours, drinking + sunshine = silly accidents.
Vintage Pendleton Wool Camp Blanket from Etsy
Curling up on this adorable vintage blanket in between sets will ensure that you guys actually make it to the headliner.
The Decagon Link Station from Logos
Why pack one tent when you can pack an entire tent village?
Replica 1965 Volkswagen Camper Van 4-person Tent from Amazon
Or you could just have the entire gang pile into your “van.”
Anorak Kissing Rabbits Sleeping Bag from Anorak
This bunny-covered sleeping bag calls for a proper snuggle buddy.
The Fatboy Headdemock from Horne
In a perfect world, all music festivals would be BYOH: Bring Your Own Hammock.
Ticket Stub Diary from Uncommon Goods
Believe us, one day you’ll be glad that you saved all of those stubs.