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The Best Tips For Festival First Timers Heading To Electric Picnic

Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

3:49 PM - 28 Aug 2019



Electric Picnic is just around the corner.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first timer, we've got a great list of tips to get you sorted for the weekend.

Laoise got in touch today to saying this weekend will be her very first festival.

To help her feel a little less overwhelmed and, to be honest, get some for ourselves, we asked the Lunchtime listeners to share their best tips.

Check out the tops tips below:

"Baby wipes. Its an underrated essential. Timmy, Limerick"

"Baby wipes... to have a 'Glastonbury shower' (John in Mayo)"

"Pitch the tent beside something noticeable, something that stands out to help finding it."

"Wet wipes and ziplock bags of various sizes"

"Earplugs for night 😄 and small packs of tissue for your handbag for bringing to the toilet!!"

"Ear plugs in case you go to bed early and the bands are still playing. From Rionagh, age 9"

If you're bringing an ice box for the beers, freeze a 2 litre bottle (milk carton works well) of water, this will stay frozen for the 3 days and will keep your drinks cool

"Bring a good trolley with good wheels if you're camping . Bringing all that stuff can be a nightmare if car park is 1-2km away"

"Aaaaall the packet tissues and hand sanitizer you can carry!!😂"

"Black bags!!! For dirty clothes, wet clothes, putting muddy shoes in. Can also be used as a rain layer when all else fails, sitting on on the ground. Also, duct tape!"

Have a look at the set list and times, type up the ones you want to see with stage details and times, laminate if possible to keep clean and attach to a lanyard around your neck, you won't miss anyone you want to see then :)

"My tip for going to a festival, where there are bands playing that you don’t know, is to YouTube them beforehand. I started doing this having nearly missed out on “discovering” the excellent bands Shinedown and Halestorm a number of years ago, by simply chancing my arm with the bands I didn’t know."

"Get a cap for when it's raining, they v good to protect your make up!"

"Layers!!! It gets so cold at night!! Sock and gloves and hoody!!!"

"Bring flip flops for the showers - the floor is very sore on your feet and it’s a bit rotten walking around on the wet floor with so many people. Also keep a small hand sanitiser in your bag, handy for the toilets. Kerrie in Waterford."

Most importantly pack dancing shoes and a smile 😀 love a good festival

Today FM is the Official Radio Partner of Electric Picnic 2019.

The Today FM Sound Garden is back, bigger and better than ever!

Following Sold Out headline tours around Ireland, the UK and Europe Gavin James and The Academic will be taking to the Sound Garden Stage across the weekend!

If you're heading to EP 2019 we'll meet you at the Today FM Sound Garden, we're facing the Main Stage so you can't miss us!



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