Outdoor festivals are awesome, but outdoor music festivals are even more fun. You group together people’s favorite bands and even introduce them to some artists that deserve a lot of attention. Getting together the lineup, choosing a location, and setting up the vendors take a lot of work. But there’s one more thing you need to factor in: the weather. Read on to learn how to host a music festival during colder months.
Think Body Heat
Body heat always warms people up. The more bodies in one area, the better chance people have of staying warm. You shouldn’t keep people cooped up and on top of one another, but it’s a good idea to encourage proximity somehow.
Consider having a tent for the event. Obviously, you shouldn’t close it off, but it could offer some protection from strong winds, and it encourages people to stay close to the stage where the crowd is.
The invention of heat lamps took outdoor events and activities to the next level. They might be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Of course, your festival needs heat lamps, but you don’t want too many in one area because that’s a fire hazard.
Place them strategically throughout the festival so that people can stay warm and enjoy the music. Remember that a lot of audience members will heat up because of all the singing and dancing they will participate in. Also, have a few placed inside the tent and some outside for extra warmth, and keep a few near the food and dining area.
Keep It Hygienic
No matter the weather, things need to remain hygienic. As an organizer, you should keep the music festival sanitary will portable restrooms and several hand sanitizer stations. Make sure you have multiple restrooms to accommodate the crowd and have the same number of sanitizer stations.
This is the one area that you don’t want to overcrowd too much. Promote body heat but don’t make the options limited when it comes to using the facilities. No one wants to wait in a long line; they want to get back to the music.
Pass Out Warmers
You’ll win big points by passing out hand warmers right at the entrance and having stations placed around the festival.
Hand warmers contain iron, water, salt, wood fiber, and activated charcoal. All you need to do is remove them from their packets. Once exposed to air, they activate and work well into the night to keep you warm.
Planning and hosting a music festival when it’s cold doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to think about the best ways to keep everyone warm.