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The festival bum bag or festival utility belt is one of those things that you wouldn’t be seen dead wearing usually, but they’re somehow essential for festivals! Let’s face it, being able to carry your day-to-day items hands-free is pretty liberating.

What to look for in a festival utility belt or bum bag

What makes a good festival bum bag? Not all bum bags are created equal. Many fashion retailers sell festival utility belts for this very purpose. So what important things should you look for when buying a hard-wearing waist accessory that will serve you many festivals in the future? Let’s find out…


Having multiple compartments is very useful. Zipped compartments are better. Secret zipped compartments are even better again. Having multiple compartments is useful to store your items separately.

You want to keep your tampons and tenners separate, of course, so you need plenty of pockets to keep things in.


Whilst being completely waterproof in British weather would be pretty far-fetched, if there’s any chance of rain you’ll want it to be a water-resistant fabric. You’ll probably have your phone in there, and you don’t want a soggy phone, do you?


You’ll want your festival utility belt to be adjustable and fasten securely. If you’re planning to wear clothes with belt loops then you can loop it through those for extra security.


You’re probably not going to be using this stylish bum bag in your day-to-day life, so you don’t want to be spending too much money on a festival-specific/single-purpose item. I personally think bum bags and utility belts are underrated and should be used more often. Either way, a budget of £10-£15 is realistic for a decent bag.

Best Festival Bumbags 2019

So, without further ado, here are some ideas for festival bum bags and festival utility belts for 2019:

1. Rose Gold Coloured Metallic Finish Fabric Bum Bag

If you’re a fan of the popular rose gold colour, this is for you,…

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2. SAVFY Bum Waist Bag 4 Zip Pockets

A plain and simple choice, for a plain and simple person (jokes)

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3. Iridescent Mermaid Two Tone Sequin Bumbag

Oooh shiny!

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4. Multi Coloured Tribal Print Bum Bag

Unleash your inner hippie with this retro bumbag.

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5. Estwell Bum Waist Bag

A floral, feminine choice.

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6. Waterproof Rave Festival Hologram Travel Fanny Packs

Another ooooh shiny!

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7. White & Silver Sequin Fabric Bum Bag / Fanny Pack – Festivals

Simple, elegant and goes with everything!

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8. Goa Party Festival Bumbag / Steampunk Pocket Belt

These are my personal favourite style of utility belt, I really like the way they fasten with the belt through the two loops.

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9. Leather Pixie Pocket Belt

A steampunk belt!

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10. Canvas Vegan Pocket Belt, Steampunk Pocket Belt

Another steampunk belt worthy of this list.

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11. Everest Pattern Multi Compartment Waistpack

Love the galaxy print on this.

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12. Leather Festival Bumbag

Real leather, if you want to splurge or treat yourself.

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13. EOTW Bumbags and Fanny Packs with 4 Zip Pockets

Simple, yet functional.

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14. Fairtrade Boho Cotton Print Travel 7 Pocket Passport Bag Utility Hip Money Belt

Another choice for hippies, this one features a larger pocket to keep your belongings safe.

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15. Altshop Uk Women Canvas Festival Pocket Belt With Rivets, Psy Pocket Belt

Love these pixie belts with the pointed pockets!

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16. BELTRY Motorcycle Rider Waist Bag Drop Leg

A unique style as it goes around your upper thigh.

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Do you wish you could wear a utility belt or bum bag every day? Drop a comment below with your top festival style picks.

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