With the highly anticipated Electric Picnic fast approaching we have complied a list of everything you need to ensure you’re prepared for the biggest weekend of the summer!
The essentials & the obvious:
Travel & Festival Tickets– Obvious really.
Identification– To prove you are you. And of legal drinking age.
Tent – You should definitely double check the pegs & ropes are packed before setting off.
Sleeping Bag / Pillow / Mat – Comfortable sleep = having more fun during the day.
Wipes, Wipes & more wipes – Baby wipes are compact and will freshen you up nicely if the queues for the showers in the morning don’t appeal to you.
Hand Sanitiser– A small bottle of antibacterial gel is handy if the taps in the portaloos stop working
Portable phone charger – So you can keep Instagramming / texting / Facebooking
Clothing for all seasons – (waterproof clothes and shoes / wellies, sun hats, warm jumper, plenty of clean socks etc.) With the rumours of this weekend being a ‘washout’ make sure you are fully prepared for Irelands every changing weather.
Reusable bottle – to fill water from taps on site
Black bags for rubbish & dirty clothes
The not so obvious:
Ear plugs– If and when you do sleep, you’ll still hear plenty of noise from all night concerts.
Eye mask– The sun creeps in starting at 6 am, so an eye mask may give you an extra hour or two of sleep.
Chairs– Pack a collapsible camping chair to sit around camp until the festivities begin. Sitting on the ground all weekend isn’t fun!
Flashlight or headlamp– this will come in handy to navigate to and from the toilets/ back to your camp at night
Cooler– Load it with water bottles and ice or reusable ice packs before you go and purchase more if you need to once you get there.
Festival trolley: Rather than weighing yourself down with bags and camping gear, neatly pile your essentials into a trolley. They only cost around €15, and you’ll especially appreciate it at the end of the weekend with a looming hangover. Trust us everyone will be so jealous they didn’t think of this!
IPod & speakers / radio & batteries – for in-between acts entertainment.
Swimming Costume- Electric Picnic are introducing swimming in the lake at this year’s festival.
Most importantly only bring what you can afford to lose. There is no way you can make a tent fully secure & Mark valuables with name and your address so it can be posted back to you if it is found/handed in.