Girls on Tour: Artists Share Their Festival Season Must-Haves

It's festival season, which means some of our favorite ladies in music are about to hit the road for a summer filled with back-to-back shows. Here, some of the top female artists on the scene share their tour essentials.

It's festival season, which means some of our favorite ladies in music are about to hit the road for a summer filled with back-to-back shows. Here, some of the top female artists on the scene share their tour essentials.
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Caitlin Rose

Where you can catch her this summer: SXSW, Kanrocksas

Key track: "Waitin'"

What she wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Benetint by Benefit. Benetint is one of the few makeup products I've purchased on more than one occasion. It smells amazing and can snap you and your face out of a hangover in a couple quick swipes. It's a good way to ease into your day with gradual application.

2. Blue saltwater sandals. These are my favorite things! When I was a kid we always wore them with socks. They're so comfortable and they match all of my Hawaiian shirts.

3. Favorite Hawaiian Shirts. In warmer weather I pretty much live in Hawaiian shirts. I throw a blazer on in the evening to rock that casual Weekend at Bernie's look. Pretty flowers and no fuss. I think my favorite's an old Tommy Bahama.

4. Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion. I keep a little spray bottle of this on hand when I travel. It's a nice spritz in the middle of the day. I don't re-apply tinted moisturizer as much when I use this just because of how nice it feels.

5. Hampstead Rosehip Hibiscus Tea. This tea is amazing hot or cold (like if you accidentally leave it steeping overnight) and it perks me up without any caffeine. Delicious, fragrant, and immune-boosting as hell.

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Icona Pop

Where you can catch them this summer: SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, Governor's Ball Music Festival, Lollapalooza

Key track: "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)"

What they wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Headphones from Molami

2. Lipstick from Nars

3. Eyeliner from Chanel

4. Skincare products from REN

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Madeline Follin of Cults

Where you can catch them this summer: Bonnaroo

Key track: "Go Outside"

What she wouldn’t leave home without:

1. iPhone 5 and iPad. These are necessary for the road so I can chat with friends and family while I’m away and keep myself entertained for those long bus drives.

2. I absolutely love Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. Sometimes you don’t have time to wash your face when leaving the venue, so these are perfect for the bus and totally rejuvenate you and freshen your face.

3. The tangle teaser hairbrush is a lifesaver. My hair gets rats nests so easily and this brush gets the tangles out without any pain. It actually feels good to brush the dreadlocks out!

4. I couldn’t go on stage without my Yves Saint Laurent red lipstick. It never rubs off so I don’t have to worry about having lipstick all over my face or smearing when I’m on stage.

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Nervo

Where you can catch them this summer: Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival

Key track: "Like Home (Dillon Francis Remix)"

What they wouldn't leave home without:

1. Haleh Nematzadeh mesh shorts to wear under our Omen eye studded white denim shorts.

2. Sunscreen (of course!) — specifically Dermalogica suncreen. Since being in Australia for summer we're also getting into clear zinc for extra protection.

3. A House Of Baulch Rose Gold Chain. Perfect to rock up any old outfit.

4. Samy Calorie Fat Hair spray.

5. Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm — the perfect lip balm with a hint of color.

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Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim

Where you can catch them this summer: Ultra Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Lollapalooza

Key track: "It’s Alright"

What they wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Up Band. I purchased an Up Band at the beginning of tour and within a day, four of our crew guys also got one. We are now having a competition to see who can be more active on tour. It is great because it also measures your sleep and you can program in what you eat in a day. The winner at the end of the tour is going to be treated to the nicest sushi dinner. I am very competitive and will definitely win that dinner and eat my weight in sushi. Then I will program it into my Up Band. HA!

2. Clarisonic Mia. I wear a bit of makeup on stage and sweat a ton, so the Clarisonic Mia is a must for tour. It is the only thing that really makes me feel like I got everything off of my face.

3. Sachajuan volume powder. I use this right before I go on stage to get the extra lift I need — usually around stage time my hair is already getting limp. Hair never does what you want it to, but this volume powder makes my hair its bitch!

4. MAC fast response eye cream. My makeup artist Keri B. introduced me to this and it is a dream! It removes any stubborn make up smudges instantly.

5. Purell. I have a bottle of this stuff in every single bag. One of the main goals is to make it through a whole tour without getting sick. This rarely happens. I will say we've made it through the first part of this tour without getting sick. I did notice a few of the crew guys sniffling a lot — they better not get me sick!

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Haim

Where you can catch them this summer: Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo, Firefly Music Festival, Lollapalooza

Key track: "Don't Save Me"

What they wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Davines Nounou shampoo/conditioner and Oribe dry texturizing spray. These are the only things we let touch our hair. Our hair tends to get thrashed at SXSW so we end up washing our hair more then we usually do — the texturizing spray makes it look messy enough and not so freshly washed.

2. Oil Free Moisturizer (SPF-17) by Mario Badescu Skin Care. We use this in the morning and before we go to bed after we wash our faces. It’s light but does the trick.

3. Repetto ankle boots. They are the perfect boots! I can’t really play in heels so I always wear boots and because these are Repetto’s, they were made for movement. They have the perfect little Cuban heel for a little extra height but are still really comfortable.

4. APC jeans. Danielle: My favorite jeans! I wear them every day and at every show. I love the sturdy salvage-denim and the color they turn a year into wearing them.

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Grimes

Where you can catch her this summer: Coachella, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival

Key track: "Oblivion"

What she wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Burt's Bees moisturizer.

2. Capezio body suits.

3. Aveda shampoo and conditioner.

4. A stuffed animal (frequently one of my Totoros!).

5. A Swiss Army knife.

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Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella

Where you can catch them this summer: Ultra Music Festival, Spring Awakening Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Electric Zoo Festival

Key track: "Alive"

What they wouldn't leave home without:

1. Blackmilk leggings.

2. Drop Dead tanks.

3. Clif bars.

4. Paul Mitchell spray wax.

5. Doc Marten boots.

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Kate Nash

Where you can catch her this summer: Touring the U.S. in May.

Key track: "Model Behaviour"

What she wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Mac Ruby Woo. I can't live without it. It is the most matte and reliable lipstick in the world! It stays on your lips and is the easiest lipstick to create the perfect shape with in my opinion. It also smells delicious!

2. Cheetos. They're the king of neon orange snacks. I know that the nuclear color it turns my fingers should disturb me enough to stay away forever, but I can't help it!! We always stock up on long van journeys.

3. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. The classic green and pink packaging makes me nostalgic for my teens — it was the first mascara I ever bought. Plus it is the perfect mascara for being on the road because the flat square base makes it a great substitute to a bottle opener.

4. American Apparel mesh bodysuits. I have a million of these! They are the most useful things in my wardrobe. They add warmth or an edge to a look, and they also are great for covering arms when on stage if you're worried about bingo wings.

5. Black fishnets. I also have a million of these. I wear them every night on stage basically. I love the look — it can really change an outfit and looks cool on stage, even when they rip or tear a little. And it feels good to have something on your legs on stage; even if it's super hot you can wear fishnets. Plus they look HAWT.

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Kerli

Where you can catch her this summer: SXSW, Ultra Music Festival

Key track: "The Lucky Ones"

What she wouldn't leave home without:

1. Lorac black liquid eyeliner.

2. Killer platform shoes — I never perform in anything lower than 7 inches!

3. Incense and scented candles for the road.

4. My favorite PJs!

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Maya Jane Coles

Where you can catch her this summer: Ultra Music Festival, Coachella, Creamfields

Key track: "Easier to Hide"

What she wouldn’t leave home without:

1. Dior Eyeliner, this is always in my bag no matter what.

2. My favorite sunglasses by Oliver Peoples. Shades are a necessity when touring, especially when you've only had two hours sleep and are having to travel to the next destination.

3. GHD straighteners — even though my hair is short, it goes wild without my straighteners.

4. Definitely wouldn't go on tour without my MacBook Pro. I need to be able work on music while I'm on the go. It's not the same as being in the studio but If I didn't have my MacBook with me I'd go crazy!

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Channy Leanagh of Poliça

Where you can catch her this summer: Coachella, Governor's Ball

Key track: "Dark Star"

What she wouldn't leave home without:

1. GSE Liquid Concentrate Grapefruit Seed Extract.

2. Wyndmere "Emotional Rescue" essential oil.

3. Simplers Botanicals Argan Oil.

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Magda

Where you can catch her this summer: Ultra Music Festival

Key track: "48 Hour Crack In Your Bass"

What she wouldn't leave home without:

1. Byredo perfume. I must have the "oud immortel" or "rose noir" perfume with me on the road!

2. Grado headphones RS1i. I compose lots of my music on the road so I can't live without these headphones.

3. Goji-pomegranate juice concentrate: This stuff is amazing for an energy boost.

4. Ahava purifying mud mask. This mask is perfect on tour when I'm exhausted and need to purify my face. I have been using it for years!

5. Kevin Murphy powder puff: My hair is very fine, but this powder gives me amazing volume every time.

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