It’s *officially* festival season!
And what does that mean? It’s time for us to make our way to Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, V, Benicàssim and hundreds of other events across the world.
Whether you’re heading off to party in Britain or jetting abroad for a weekend of music, there are a few essentials you’re definitely going to need to pack.
Dealing with an uncomfortably heavy backpack is not ideal while you’re en route to your destination, so reading our list will ensure you don’t end up bringing pointless items.
The first thing to think about is staying fresh. The queue for showers will be huge (if there are any at all), so a packet of a baby wipes will be a total lifeline. Plus, they can also double up as make-up removers.
Hand cleanser is super-useful when soap is scarce around the toilets and dry shampoo will ensure your hair stays grease-free.
You can get both of these in travel-sized bottles, which should contain the perfect amount for a three or four day trip.
Obviously, you still want to show your style credentials while dancing with your mates.
Denim shorts are the ultimate in festival chic and there are loads of cool options on the high street. We particularly love River Island’s frayed pair.
The great thing about these shorts is that they’ll go with anything, meaning you only need to pack a few light tops and you’ll have plenty of outfits to choose from.
A floaty dress is the easiest thing to pop on in hot weather, but if you’re off to a British festival it’ll also be sensible to invest in a rain mac.
Other pieces you’ll need include sun cream, wellies, a bumbag and (most importantly!) a tent.
Once you’ve sorted out these essential festival pieces, all you’ll need to worry about is having the most amazing weekend of your summer.
Sorry ladies, but there's going to be mud! Hunters' wellies come in a range of colours, so you'll still look super-cute when you're ankle-deep.
Does the thought of not washing your hair for four days fill you with dread? You'll *definitely* need to invest in a bottle of dry shampoo. For handy packing, get a travel-sized bottle.
This is the most important thing you'll take to a festival. But you don't need to get a traditional military green design – there are loads of girlie options out there.
For extra safety (and a sleepover vibe!), team up with your pals to buy a four-man tent.
Denim shorts will go with *everything*. Pack a few light T-shirts and you’ll have enough outfits for the entire weekend.
Plus, they’re the ultimate in festival chic.
Soap can be scarce by the toilets, so pack a hand cleanser for hygiene. This mango sanitiser will keep your mitts smelling fresh.
A bumbag is the safest place to keep your phone and change while seeing bands. New Look's fringed design nails this season's 70s trend – major bonus.
Off to a city festival? Why not try one of the Frappuccino® range from Starbucks before heading in? With a choice of yoghurt, coffee, crème and juice drinks, there’s something to keep everyone hydrated.
If you're knackered after partying in a far-off destination for a few days, a Frappuccino® is the perfect way to rehydrate.
A floaty dress will be the most comfortable thing to wear on hot days. The print on Zara’s tunic is so en vogue right now.
You’re unlikely to have access to showers while camping so baby wipes are the easiest way to keep clean. They’ll also remove make-up.
You’re going to be out in the sun all day, so you definitely don’t want to forget your sun cream. Not only is burning dangerous, but having a painful red patch will totally ruin your trip.
If you’re going to a festival in Britain, you’ve GOT to be prepared for rain. Choosing a brightly-coloured mac means covering up won’t ruin your outfit.
You won’t have time to put on a full face of make-up every day. A slick of volume-boosting mascara will keep you looking awake for your Instagram snaps.
Keep your eyes protected with a pair of sunnies. The rounded design of this Topshop pair gives them a really cool retro edge.