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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

By Danielle Goldstein

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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