[Sponsored] Top Five Gadgets for Music Festivals
By on July 27th, 2014

If you are headed to a music festival, it’s time to start checking off that all-important list of essential items to help you survive a mud-filled weekend away. Whilst there’s a lot of fun to be had, there’s no denying that embracing the full camping experience can be a real test of endurance, especially for festival novices and modern day tech-enthusiasts. To help you make the most of your experience, here are some of the latest must-have gadgets to pack in your rucksack.

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Portable speakers

Festivals are all about the music, and when you’re not catching one of the big names at the main stage, portable speakers can help keep the campsite entertained all day long. Wireless speakers are ideal for when you decide that you need some time away from the crowds, but still want to enjoy a party atmosphere. Simply plug in your phone or iPod, kick back and listen to your favourite tunes anytime, anywhere you like.

Portable chargers

One of the biggest problems that today’s festival-goers face is phone battery life. With no access to plugs, a battery-powered charger is the ultimate savior in helping to keep your phone powered throughout the entire weekend. Small enough to slip into your pocket, having a charger on hand at all times will enable you to capture your favorite festival moments with pictures and videos and most importantly, help you stay connected with lost friends.

Wireless hair straighteners

Let’s face it, festivals are as much about watching bands as they are about looking and feeling great. With no electricity sockets on hand, sadly, the beloved GHD’s have to be left at home. However, it’s now easier than ever to get your hands on battery-powered straighteners – ideal if you can’t quite pull off the unruly mane look. These compact straighteners can be slipped into your rucksack or handbag for quick, convenient hair fixes throughout the day to ensure that you look your best for those all-important festival photos.

Portable BBQ

A portable grill is perhaps the ultimate must-have camping gadget, perfect for weekend festivals. To gain the full camping experience, there’s nothing quite like the smell of grilling bacon in the morning or saving money on overpriced food stalls by cooking yourself a tasty burger for an evening meal. A portable BBQ can also be used to help create a cosy campfire atmosphere and keep you and your fellow campers warm when the sun goes down.

Solar shower

Ideal for festivals abroad, a solar shower is a convenient contraption that will enable you to stay fresh and clean after a mud-fuelled day. As much as we like to kid ourselves that a wet wipe wash is all part of the fun, even the most hardened festival veteran will admit that a shower is what they miss the most over the course of the weekend. Simply fill the bag with water, hang it up and let the insulating material do the rest. After a long day, you can return to your camp with a ready-made shower to wash away a day’s worth of mud splatters and beer spillages.

To put these fun gadgets into practice and experience the very best of this year’s live music scene, festival tickets are available from reputable online sites such as Gigantic.

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Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.

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