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15 EDC Essentials: What to Bring to EDC 2023

Get ready to head to Las Vegas for an incredible music adventure at the Electric Daisy Carnival in May 2023! EDC promotes all the good stuff – positivity, inclusivity, and creativity. 

As you prepare to enjoy incredible music, dancing, carnival rides, performers, and art, it helps to know exactly what to bring to EDC Las Vegas for a 4-day adventure.

Check out 15 top EDC essentials from fun accessories to camping equipment and everything in between so that you can gear up for the experience of a lifetime!


1. Hydration Pack

Don’t let dehydration interrupt your good time at EDC! A hydration pack is a music festival must-have. This pack by Vibe is made just for festivals with breathable shoulder straps so you can move freely. It’s especially ideal for EDC because it follows their guidelines with just two pockets – the main compartment and a smaller side pocket.

You can snag a Vibe hydration pack here for $26.99. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns including pineapple, retro floral, and black.


2. Face Mask or Bandana

We’re all familiar with face masks these days! And, a face mask or bandana really comes in handy at EDC. Block the sun, debris, and germs in style with a trendy one from iHeartRaves.

Check out tons of trendy options here. They vary in price from $3.99 to $14.99.


3. Glitter and Jewels

What’s a music festival without body glitter and jewels? Add sparkle and shine to your hair and skin with colorful body art. Festival body art is made to last all day so you can stand out in the crowd in style!

Purchase iMethod Body Glitter here for $12.97. It comes with 6 jars of assorted glitter and jewels.


4. Fun Sunglasses

Long festival days can do a number on your eyes, especially with bright lights and Vegas’ sunshine. Protect your eyes in style with stylish, affordable sunglasses made by Knockaround.

Purchase a pair here with prices starting at $15. There are tons of simple and vibrant options. You can even customize your own!


5. BoomBoom Nasal Inhalers

While EDC is a blast, it can leave you feeling sore and tired. That’s why it’s always nice to have Boom Boom Nasal Inhalers on hand. Conveniently keep the small tube in your bag or pocket and when you need a little boost, take a sniff! Boom Boom Nasal Inhalers are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients that leave you feeling refreshed and feeling good.

BoomBoom Nasal Inhalers come in several different scents including berry, melon, and mint. They can be purchased here in variety packs starting at $19.95.


6. Music Earplugs

If you’re thinking earplugs at a music festival sound contradictory, hear us out! Loud sounds for days are not only harmful to our ears, but it can also be unenjoyable. Special music earplugs are the ideal way to enjoy the tunes while filtering out damaging noise. These high-fidelity earplugs allow you to hear high-quality sound while protecting your eardrums.

Grab your MUDEELA earplugs here for $19.99. It comes with a case and 3 different earplugs so you can choose the most comfortable ones.


7. Portable Solar Charger


Keep your phone charged up with ease using a solar phone charger, which is perfect for EDC because it doesn’t have to be plugged in and is charged by the sun. It’s also waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof to stand up against the entire festival experience. This one by Oakufen also has built-in LED flashlights.

Grab yours on sale here for $31.99 in green or orange. It doesn’t come with a charging cord, so be sure to bring yours along!


8. Waterproof Bag of Clothes

Avoid wet clothes raining on your parade with a bag of dry clothes. A dry sack like this Osprey one is perfect for making sure this doesn’t happen! Go ahead and pack it with an outfit before EDC just in case you need it.

Osprey has several dry sacks in various sizes and colors including, gray, blue, and green here starting at $13.


9. Hooded Rain Poncho​​


Not only should you have some dry clean clothes, but you may as well keep the clothes you’re wearing as dry as you can, too! This hooded rain poncho by Vibe is stylish and convenient. It folds right up into a small carrying bag for portability.

You can get your Vibe poncho here starting at $23.97 and there are a few fun patterns to choose from.


10. Rolling Cooler


Unlike some other music festivals, EDC welcomes coolers which is great because you can make sure you keep your beverages nice and cold! A rolling cooler is perfect because you never know how far you’re going to have to tote it.

Igloo coolers are durable and affordable. Grab one here for $39.99. They come in a variety of vibrant and simple colors.


11. Fanny Pack

Fanny packs are a great way to keep your EDC essentials handy and on your person during the festival. Best of all, you can be hands-free to move around freely.

Take a look at a huge range of cool patterned Clarv fanny packs here. While not the cheapest fannies around, Clarv's designs are hard to ignore.

Read more: 13 Fantastic Music Festival Fanny Packs for Any Budget (and What to Put In It)


12.    Easy-Pitch Tent


Resting up between festival days is a must! An easy-pitch, waterproof tent ensures you can get cozy when the sun goes down and get some sleep. This Hewolf tint is lightweight and offers great ventilation for airflow.

Take a look at the Hewolf waterproof pop-tent here and purchase it for $90.99.


13.    Travel Cookware

Making sure you have the gear needed to prepare meals at your campsite is almost as important as enjoying your EDC experience. While you don’t need to go all out on cooking equipment, having a camp stove and basic cookware goes a long way.

This all-in-one, 10 piece MalloMe kit is awesome and doesn’t take up much space at all! Grab it here for $21.99.


14.    Travel Lantern

An inflatable lantern is perfect for when the sun goes down at EDC. Make sure you can see your way back to your campsite and have light for festival evenings. This LED outdoor solar light is lightweight, waterproof, and doesn’t require charging or batteries. During the day, collapse it and clip it to your bag.

Purchase a LUCI light here for $23.90. I love my older model, but there’s also a newer version that’s brighter and only about a dollar more.


15.    Waterproof Blanket


When you’re not wandering around EDC, you’ll definitely want to be able to take a rest! Waterproof blankets like the WELLAX provides plenty of space to kick back solo or with a group of friends. It comes with stakes to keep it in place and it’s water and heat-resistant. It even conveniently folds up into a small sack for easy travel!

Grab your blue or purple WELLAX blanket here on sale for $28.

For more ideas of what to bring to EDC, take a look at this full festival gear and equipment guide!


Things You Can't Bring to EDC

While you want to have all your EDC essentials ready, make sure you leave these items at home!

  • Aerosol products
  • Bota bags
  • Breakable glass or acrylic mirror
  • Butane grills
  • Camping wind turbines
  • Candles
  • Canopies (EDC will provide shade for you!)
  • Dollies or hand trucks
  • Drones
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Fireworks
  • Gas generators
  • Gas masks
  • Glass bottles (small bottles of perfume/cologne is okay)
  • Hammocks
  • Helium balloons
  • Hookahs
  • Illegal substances
  • Large chains and spike jewelry
  • Large speaker systems
  • Laser pointers and air horns
  • LED gloves or microlights
  • Liquor above 16% ABV
  • Loose cans or beverages (must be packaged and sealed when entering)
  • Loose pills without a prescription
  • Medical or recreational marijuana
  • Mental stakes or hammers
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Open campfires
  • Open packs of cigarettes upon entry
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Professional recording equipment
  • Promotional fliers or banners
  • Solar camping showers
  • Spray paint
  • Steel knives or other utensils deemed as weapons
  • Stickers
  • Stuffed animals or dolls
  • Toolboxes
  • Unauthorized vending of food, merchandise, and alcohol
  • Weapons or weapon accessories
  • Wooden items


Enjoy EDC!

Knowing what to bring to EDC and making sure you have all the essentials is a sure way to enjoy all parts of the festival. Be sure to prepare in advance so that you can have all your gear ready for a good time!

Interested in other festivals? Check out our 2022 US Music Festival Guide: Lineups, Dates, & More.

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