You’re going to the festival! I know, it’s so exciting. The travel, the people you’ll meet, and best of all: the music. But wait a second—did you factor in all those hidden costs? The answer is probably “no,” but don’t worry; I’m here to help. Whether you’re going abroad or just planning a long road trip with friends, here are some tips on how to save some money while enjoying your first international music festival:
Pack the essentials.
- Towel (a small one is fine)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm are musts. A hat or visor will help shield you from the sun and rain, but don’t forget to pack an umbrella just in case!
Watch out for hidden fees.
The first step to saving money is being vigilant about hidden fees. It’s easy for them to add up quickly, so make sure you know what you are paying for and how much it costs before the festival begins.
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is! This applies especially when buying tickets online; if the price seems too low or there are no details about where your tickets will be sent or how much they cost in postage, then they may be fake (especially if they’re sold through sites like Craigslist). You should also watch out for any unexpected charges on your credit card statement after returning home from your trip–some festivals include additional fees that aren’t made clear until after buying tickets.
Get your tickets in advance.
The first thing you should do is buy your tickets in advance. This will save you money on tickets and get the best deals. You can also buy travel options in advance, which will make sure that everything runs smoothly once it comes time for you to go abroad.
Once you have purchased all of these things, then it’s time for fun! Go enjoy yourself at an international music festival with friends or family members who are also attending
Use a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.
If you’re planning to use a credit card while traveling, make sure it doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees. A lot of cards do, but there are a few that don’t–and the savings from using one instead of another can add up quickly.
To find out whether your card charges foreign transactions fees:
- Check the back of the card for an asterisk (*) next to “international purchases.” If there’s no asterisk and no mention of international spending anywhere on your statement or contract paperwork, then congratulations! You’ve found yourself a non-charging card!
Research travel options.
When you’re traveling to a music festival, the most important thing is to get there safely. The last thing you want is to be stuck in traffic or delayed by flight cancellations. That’s why it’s important to do some research on your travel options and make sure that everything is booked well in advance of your trip.
Traveling by plane is usually more expensive than other modes of transportation–and sometimes it can even cost more than buying tickets for the festival itself! There are ways around this: if possible, try sharing a car with friends so that everyone shares expenses; look for cheaper flights closer to the date of departure; check out Groupon for deals on flights (they often offer discounted rates); if all else fails and money really is an issue then maybe just stay home?
Make sure you have all the costs covered in advance, so when you get to the festival you can just enjoy it!
When you’re traveling to the festival, make sure you have all the costs covered in advance. This will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself, instead of worrying about how much money is left in your bank account. You can use this time to meet new people and make friends with people from around the world who have similar interests as yours.
So, there you have it: five easy ways to save money and make the most of your first international music festival. Remember that this is just the beginning! Once you get past the initial shock of being in a new place and getting used to all the new sights and sounds around you, those savings start adding up fast. And once those costs are covered? Well then it’s time for some real adventure!