Goal Zero Goes Off-Grid at Fort Desolation Fest

Goal Zero Goes Off-Grid at Fort Desolation Fest

We recently had the opportunity to attend and co-sponsor Fort Desolation Fest—a music festival in Torrey, Utah, just outside Capitol Reef National Park. The festival brings people together who love music and overlanding, a perfect fit for us!

We provided charging stations throughout the festival grounds so campers could keep devices charged throughout the three-day festival. We also powered a special After-Hours Stage for small, intimate late-night performances. Nested among the overland rigs, RVs and other customized campers, our After-Hours stage hosted musicians for mini late-night concerts. The stage was powered entirely by three Yeti 6000X power stations that were topped off with solar generated power throughout the day.

Each night a different band played an intimate set for the crowd as they sang along and enjoyed performances from Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, The Brothers Comatose, and Jamestown Revival.

A band performs on the Goal Zero After Hours Stage, powered by Goal Zero Yeti 6000X power stations.

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Keeping Devices Charged

The portable Yeti 500X was perfect for charging devices throughout the festival. This small power station comes with multiple ports and weighs just under 13 pounds.

Powering the After-Hours Stage

We brought our biggest power stations to power everything on the After-Hours Stage, from the lights to the sound systems. The three Yeti 6000X power stations provided all the power we needed to host memorable performances that audiences loved.

Our Favorite Music Festival Gear

An overhead shot of Fort Desolation Fest, powered by Goal Zero power stations and solar generators.

Heading to a music festival yourself soon? You might not need power for a full stage, but having power to charge devices and run appliances at your campsite or in your RV can seriously upgrade your festival experience. Gas generators are often not allowed at festivals, campgrounds or national parks, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without power. Power banks and portable solar generators are a great solution.

Not sure what to bring? Staying hydrated, comfortable, and protected from the sun are top priorities. Check out our music festival packing list for more ideas.

Music Festival Packing List  

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A portable solar generator
  • A pocket-sized power bank (We’re partial to the Sherpa 100AC Power Bank with its fast wireless charging and convenient AC port.)
  • Flashlight or lantern (Consider the Torch 500, Lighthouse 600, or Crush Lights)
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Low folding chair
  • Blanket
  • Handheld mini fan
  • Small backpack or crossbody bag (check festival guidelines ahead of time to see if clear bags are required)
  • Wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bandana
  • Clothing layers for quick-changing temperatures
  • Board games or playing cards
  • Snacks
  • Portable fridge

We hope you enjoy hitting the summer festival circuit as much as we did. Stay safe and have fun out there!


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