A guide to festival essentials

Avoid getting soaked in a dark field with a dead phone battery with our handy guide to those festival must-haves

The festival season is upon us, with months of partying still to be had, so you'd best stock up on fabulous festival essentials if you're going to make it to the other side of summer with your sanity intact. As well as stuffing your favourite denim cut-offs and Wayfarer sunnies into your rucksack, you might want to pack a portable power bank to charge your phone by the main stage. Or grab a pack of Andrex wipes to avoid any awkward moments at the portaloos. And if you're looking to pull, you should probably take dry shampoo to keep greasy locks at bay. Just saying…

For more top tips on what festival essentials to bundle into your bag, take a look at our guide of must-haves below. 

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A quaint shop in Islington dedicated to the age-old pastimes of knitting and crocheting. A large range of hand-dyed wools adorn the walls and shelves, as well as evidence of what can be made from it (toys, shawls, little knits). Of course they also stock the tools needed to make these items, and the shop hosts regular beginner to advanced workshops to teach the necessary skills.

Venue says Yak yarns from the Tibetan Plateau are now in at Loop. Baby yak, hand-dyed cashmere and silk, as well as great pattern support in the shop!

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