Festival season is officially here! Slap that Out of Office on your email, throw that hastily packed bag into your trunk, and get ready for a weekend of fun in the sun listening to your favorite bangers or sipping cocktails with your pals. We know all that partying can be draining, and thankfully, LA Weekly has got you covered — our 2023 Festival Survival Kit has all you need to keep you hydrated and lubricated, your hunger satiated, your hair tamed and your spirits (and your mind) high.

Here are our picks for the best products and brands to help you survive this festival season:

Liquid I.V.

Liquid I.V. is a wellness company based in Los Angeles, CA, featuring great-tasting, non-GMO, science-backed electrolyte drink mixes that enhance the rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients. Giving back is at the core of Liquid I.V., to date we’ve donated over 36 million servings to people in need and are committed to donating a total of 150 million servings over the next decade. The Hydration Multiplier, Liquid I.V.’s hero product, is available in over 10 flavors including our original and best-selling, Lemon Lime.  

liquid-iv.com | @liquidiv



Finally, a zero-sugar, zero-carb option for hydration      

Electrolytes maintain the balance between fluids in your body and help to keep you hydrated. But many people stay away from electrolyte-filled drinks or powder mixes because they usually contain a ton of sugar and other unnecessary ingredients. So we came up with our own solution… zero-sugar, zero-carb, zero-calorie electrolytes made with plant-based colors and flavors and sweetened naturally with organic stevia.

Ultima Replenisher’s no-sugar, keto-friendly electrolyte powder mix works to replenish your electrolytes effectively (and deliciously) without the added sugar, calories, or artificial sweeteners. So, it fits perfectly into low-carb diets. Stay hydrated happily. 




Your essential companion for an unforgettable, smoke-friendly festival experience. This expertly curated kit includes a stylish, easy-to-carry themed hand pipe, premium smoking accessories, and the game-changing SmokeFiends personal air filter – designed to eliminate smoke and odor, keeping your festival vibes fresh and discreet. Revel in the convenience, quality, and innovation of our Festival Survival Box, perfect for concert-goers who cherish their smoke sessions. Gear up, and let the good times roll!

hemper.co | @hemperco



Curlsmith’s mission is to help everyone love the hair they have without ever compromising its health. Starting first as an online community, Curlsmith quickly grew and launched its own line of clean, gourmet products made specifically for those with textured hair. It aims to simplify hair care while taking the best possible care of people, communities and the planet. Today, Curlsmith is the no. 1 textured hair care brand at Ulta Beauty. 

Curlsmith promotes “curl confidence,” which means empowering everyone to love the hair they have. With its new launch, Effortless Waves Spray, Curlsmith encourages people to embrace their natural hair type—and maybe even discover for the first time that they have texture in their hair! 70 percent of textured hair consumers have wavy hair, but many of them don’t know it yet.* Effortless Waves gently defines and enhances hair’s natural wave pattern to bring out the best in each individual’s texture. 

Curlsmith is thrilled to participate in Coachella 2023, hosting a Pool Party at the Geojam mansion on Saturday, April 15 in partnership with LA Weekly. At the event, attendees can expect healthy hair styling stations making all waves, curls and coils beautifully Coachella-ready!

*EY Parthenon Study, November 2021, 2000, US women

curlsmith.com | @curlsmith_official



Electrolit is clinically proven to quickly rehydrate and refuel your body after heat exposure, drinking, or sickness. It contains the perfect combination of electrolytes and ions needed for electrolyte absorption and preventing dehydration. Electrolit aids in the recovery of the hydro electrolytic imbalance to bring you back to life! Available in fourteen delicious flavors, including Kiwi-Strawberry, Grape, Fruit Punch, and more, Electrolit can be purchased in national, grocery, convenience, and online channels across the nation. 

electrolit.com | @electrolitusa

MyONE Custom Fit Condoms

It’s time to measure for pleasure! MyONE® Custom Fit™ offers 52 condom sizes, which include sizes snugger and larger than any other brand. Find the perfect fit for your sex life. Condoms that squeeze or cause slippage can ruin the mood. With MyONE® Condoms, you can customize the length and width of your condom to increase confidence, comfort, and pleasure.

To find your FitCode (MyONE® size code), you can download & measure with the FitKit® tool – or you can also take your own measurements and enter them on the MyONE® Condoms website. No time to measure? Check out the new MyONE® Snug, Classic or Large 3-count Quick Sample Kits. Each sample kit comes with 3 different size options to test plus the FitKit® measuring tool.

Visit www.myonecondoms.com to fix your fit today! The perfect fitting condoms are waiting. Select sizes are now also available at CVS stores nationwide & cvs.com/myone! All MyONE® Condoms are hyperthin, made with natural rubber latex, vegan-friendly, and extra lubricated with premium silicone-based lubricant.

#FixYourFit #MeasureForPleasure

myonecondoms.com | @onecondoms



Boost your beauty with our Beauty Actives Lavender & Chamomile Herbal Body Moisturizer with Retinol Alternative. It’s part of a new collection that pairs problem-solving ingredients with our signature formulas and amazing scents to address specific skin needs.

This Lavender & Chamomile lotion helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and helps make skin look younger, with bakuchiol, a plant-derived, gentler alternative to retinol.

It also helps hydrate skin and lock in moisture with 100% pure hemp seed oil, rich in vitamins and omega fatty acids. Shea butter and more plant-based extracts also help soothe and hydrate skin.

Infused with calming lavender and chamomile extracts, it helps soothe the spirit with a subtle relaxing scent. Vegan, cruelty-free, and responsibly manufactured in the United States. THC-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free.

#hempzofficial #hempz

hempz.com | @hempzofficial


ASTROGLIDE X Spray ‘n Glide

A little spray, a lot of play.

Introducing ASTROGLIDE’s X Spray ’n Glide® silicone personal lubricant spray, a new way to apply lube that’s fun, fast, and with little mess. It goes on evenly and delivers a precise amount of long-lasting and silky-smooth lubricant where you need it and when you need it.

No fuss, no mood kill – just spray and play!


BioShell Germ Defense for Your Mouth

BioShell is a revolutionary germ defense solution for your mouth. This pocket-sized oral antiseptic provides a barrier by coating the mouth and throat with a thin, invisible antibacterial film that traps and kills most germs before they have the chance to enter your body.

This take-anywhere bottle is a perfect travel companion for busy planes, trains, automobiles, group gatherings and events, days in the office, fitness studios and any areas where crowds are present.



You Need This (YNT)

This Coachella, why fit in when you can stand out?  Ridiculously delicious YOU NEED THIS snacks deliver big flavor without the junk.  Our uniquely craveable flavors and lighter than air crunchy texture make for a snack that tastes even better than it looks. Plant-based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO. No junk, no BS. We aren’t afraid to do things differently, and it shows.



Copa de Vino

Celebrate Anywhere!  Copa di Vino is here to help make the most out of life’s moments.  So enjoy Copa di Vino while roasting s’mores around campfire with friends, a backyard BBQ, hanging out with friends on beach or lake.  Because life is not meant to be spent indoors, and Copa di Vino is up for anything.  With 9 great varietals we have something for everyone.  Cheers!


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Our premium LA Indoor hand-trimmed flower is consciously packed in an eco-friendly, compostable, mylar bag. We stand behind our product and will always display the full terpene and cannabinoid profile for our strains. Heights flower is perfect for those looking for the highest quality indoor flower grown right in the heart of Los Angeles.
Our genetics library combined with classic cannabis strains provide you with a unique, in-house strain portfolio you won’t find anywhere else.

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