Must-haves for a festival

festivalFestivals, whether they run for one day or several days, involve a lot of must-haves for all involved.

In today’s article, we look at just some of the many must-haves festival organisers, caterers and attendees should account for in preparation for the event.

Portable toilets and shade – for the organisers

This one’s for the organisers, and it may sound like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised just how many festivals have a concerning lack of portable toilets / restrooms. Often, organisers of new festivals underestimate just how many people are going to pop up, and just how many of them will rely on an abundance of places to relieve themselves – especially when alcohol is involved. When it comes to portable toilets, having more is always better than having less than is ideal.

Another important thing is ensuring that there is shade at your festival. This is actually something that is often overlooked, despite the fact that Australia is kind of notorious for being a sunburnt country. Yes, it may be attendees’ responsibility to bring sunscreen as well, but that doesn’t mean that there just can’t be any shady areas for people to sit down and rest their sore bones.

Mobile cold room – for the caterers

Of course, many festivals – whether you’re talking about massive music and arts festivals or one-day street festivals – are comprised of a variety of different catering companies offering a range of food and drink options. For those caterers, it means you need to account for your own solutions to keeping food and drinks stored.

With that in mind, it’s always important to ensure you’ve got your storage covered, be it through your own mobile cold rooms or renting some out for the day. Whichever way you go about it, patrons typically like their drinks icy cold to combat the oft-hot conditions that we expect in Australia.

Tents – for the attendees

This one depends more on the type of festival you’re going to. If it’s just a one-day festival, then bringing a tent is probably a little gratuitous. However, if you’re attending a multi-day festival, as is becoming more common with music festivals, then having a place to take a rest is paramount.

But it’s not just a matter of having a tent (or something comparable), but it’s also a matter of using something to make your tent easily identifiable. When you’re at a festival filled with thousands of attendees, it’s very easy to lose track of your tent – and this is even more likely if you’re buzzed on some alcohol.


What else would you say is essential for any festival? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

If you’re looking for a cold room for an upcoming festival or event of your own, be sure to check out our range on our Mobile Cold Rooms page.


* Image source: Atomicbre