Music and fun. Those are the two main ingredients it takes to make a music festival. Music festivals are all about some great tunes and good times and often involve camping. This makes music festivals perfect for RVers. You can just shuffle back to your outfitted RV after a crazy day of dancing, singing and enjoying the atmosphere of a music festival.
So what it is RVing to a music festival like? We have some advice on how to make the most out of RVing to your favorite music festivals with some tips, tricks, and ideas.
Why You Should Be RVing to Music Festivals
Surveying the Festival
RVing to a music festival, like RVing to any destination, is all about proper planning. Your first step is to of course check to see if the festival hosts RVs out all. Most major music festivals have their own RV parks and grounds, but some smaller ones may only allow for tent camping. So before you book your tickets and gas up the RV, make sure you can get your rig in.
If you know that you’ll be able to RV into the festival you may need to do some further research. How big are the spaces? Can your RV fit? What type of utility hookups if any will the RV grounds provide?
Again, every festival is different and while some may provide utility hookups and a set pad for you, chances are your spot may actually just be a patch of grass without any sort of utility or amenity you’re accustomed to.
It’s best to know that you need to prepare for a dry camping experience beforehand unless you want to roll up then head back out again because you’re not prepared for the experience.
Planning the RV Trip
Once you know what type of RV parking is available and what amenities you have for your site, you need to start prepping. This may include packing food, drinks, personal items or anything else you’ll need for one day or even week long stay. Just like prepping for an RV trip it helps to know what will be available to you so you can know what to pack beforehand.
Plan a menu, plan for snacks, plan on where everybody is going to sleep in the RV.
Also, like prepping for any other trip it will help to factor in the environment when planning your trip. If you’re going to be a music festival during the summer chances are you will need to pack extra sets of light clothes and extra water. If you know the festival will be particularly hot, have your RV’s air conditioning unit checked on. If you know you will be dry camping but need your amenities, make sure that your generator is ready to go if generators are allowed.
Extra RV Music Festival Tips and Tricks
- RV passes are often much more expensive than usual camping passes. You will be much more comfortable in an RV. Weigh the negatives of cost against the positives of convenience to make your decision.
- Know the festival or park’s rules about using generators. In fact, make sure you are clear on the park or festival’s RV rules and regulations unless you want to find yourself kicked out early.
- Find an RV service center close to the festival should anything go wrong on your ride.
- Get there early.
The more planning, prepping and research you do, the more likely your trip will go off without a hitch. So try RVing to a music festival to experience live music and good time’s right from the front porch of your RV.