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14 Osheaga essentials you won’t want to forget

August 1, 2017
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We want to help you get festival ready.

Fanny packs, colourful swings, and a full lineup of rockin’ bands, Osheaga is right around the corner. It’s time to start prepping for an epic weekend, and no one likes being unprepared. If you’re in need of some festival packing guidance, here’s our list of Osheaga essentials you won’t want to forget!

Sunscreen


Pretty obvious, but this is a must. And remember to reapply everywhere, people often forget about The Shins. Whether it’s a 30, 45, or even SPF 60, Garnier’s Complete line of sunblock products has got you covered.

Umbrella/rain jacket


This summer has been a wet one, and you don’t want a little rain to ruin The Weeknd. Pack a small umbrella or rain jacket for any unpredictable weather.

Sleek And Shine


Summer means humidity, and humidity means uncontrollable hair. Those blessed with naturally smooth and silky hair, please take your perfect mane and move along. Everyone else, here’s your new secret weapon when it comes to summer time hair MGMT. Garnier’s Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Oil Treatment keeps every hair behaving how it should, without giving you a greasy look.

Phone


This is kind of a “duh” item, but we like to cover our basis. Make sure you’ve got lots of memory, you’re all charged up, and you check your London Grammar on any Instagram captions.

Identification


If you’re of age and want to indulge, you’ll need ID. If you want to play it safe, bring two pieces — there will be no Justice (or drinks…) for forgetful people.

Cash


You might not be a Jillionaire, but you’ll need a little cash to pay for that booze. And maybe food. And maybe a band tee. And booze.

Sunglasses


Protect your eyes this weekend with some cheap and fun specks to compliment your festival look. You’ll need to watch out for the sun, light displays, and any Major Lazers sent your way.

Lip balm (with SPF)


Yes, your lips can burn, and it’s very Badbadnotgood. Keep ’em from cracking with the Ombrelle SPF 30 Lip Balm. It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance and colorant-free, so you won’t leave Parc Jean-Drapeau looking like you just lost the Kylie Jenner lip challenge.

Purse/backpack


Keep all your stuff together in a small purse or backpack, leaving you free to Alabama Shake it.

Hand sanitizer or travel wipes


Dirt might be okay for Plants and Animals, but you’ll wanna stay as clean as possible. Pack some hand sanitizer or wet wipes for those dreaded trips to the porta potty.

Small first aid kit


Keep bandages, Ibuprofen, and some antiseptic handy in case of any minor spills. Lorde knows accidents happen!

Water bottle


Zed might be dead, but you don’t have to feel that way. Pack a water bottle and stay hydrated! Your morning self will thank you.

Hat


Bring a hat to protect your head and shade your eyes while you Muse the intricacies of the music.

Your pass


It’s been Solange since you bought your ticket, but don’t forget to pack your pass for the big day. (Get it? So long? Okay, maybe that one was a little bit of a stretch.)

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