As the weather begins to warm up and storefronts start flaunting cutoff shorts and crop tops, it’s clear that festival season is upon us. Over the years, music festivals have become a kind of walking fashion show. Women show up in their best bohemian threads and men wear various muscle tanks and cutoff denim shorts which put off a “this old thing?” vibe. Outfits aside, there is one important accessory that shouldn’t be forgotten this year—water!

Reusable water bottle policies

Every festival has its own reusable water bottle policy, so check out this list to be sure your vibrant, hydrated glow matches that great new outfit!

Coachella: April 15th-24th in Indio, CA
Coachella prohibits glass and metal water bottles. Plus, they will only allow factory sealed plastic bottles through the entrance.

Bonnaroo: June 9th-12th Great Stage Park, TN
While no glass bottles are allowed through the doors at Bonnaroo, both aluminum and stainless steel water bottles are. Empty reusable plastic bottles as well as empty plastic bottles are also allowed.

image1 editedLollapalooza: July 28th-31st Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza allows empty reusable plastic bottles, and aluminum water bottles. Plus, each ticket holder is allowed up to two factory sealed water bottles that can be refilled throughout the day.

Warped Tour: March 22nd-August 13th Traveling
Warped Tour fans are allowed one factory sealed water bottle each to be refilled during the day.

Pitchfork: July 15th-17th Union Park, Chicago, IL
While water bottle information for 2016 is currently unavailable, Pitchfork has been strict in years past. Ticket holders are typically allowed one factory sealed water bottle each.

The Governors Ball: June 3rd-5th Randall’s Island, NYC
Patrons are allowed to bring two factory sealed or reusable water bottles into the venue. However, glass bottles are prohibited.

Austin City Limits: September 30th-October 9th Zilker Park, Austin, TX
Empty reusable plastic and aluminum bottles are allowed at Austin City Limits. You can also bring hydration packs (which many festivals don’t allow) or 2 factory sealed water bottles.

Beale St. Music Festival: (Part of Memphis in May) April 29th- May 1st Memphis, TN
This leg of the Memphis in May festival allows ticket holders to bring one reusable plastic bottle per person.

Firefly Music Festival: June 16th-19th Dover, DE
While you are allowed to bring empty refillable plastic or aluminum bottles into the Firefly Music Festival, glass containers are prohibited.

Voodoo Music Experience: October 28th-30th City Park, New Orleans, LA
Empty refillable plastic bottles are allowed and encouraged during this camping festival. However, hydration packs are not allowed.

reusable water bottle

Why a Lively Bottle reusable water bottle?

It is crucial to drink plenty of water when you’re standing in the sun all day long listening to your favorite bands and performers. While many of the popular festivals only allow one water bottle each, you won’t have to conserve it all day long. Each festival has ample water bottle refill stations, general stores, and hydration stations to keep fans happy and hydrated. Remember that it is always best for your health and the environment to use a reusable bottle rather than a disposable one. As long as you follow the policies above, you’ll be dancing long into the evening! Now all you need is that perfect festival-ready outfit, with matching custom water bottles.

Paige Doepke

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