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02 September

Your Essential Electric Picnic Guide – Don’t Get Caught Out!

It’s that time of year again… Electric Picnic Time!!

If it’s your first time going to the Electric Picnic festival, you may not going to know exactly what you need to bring, despite all the horror stories.

Here’s your 15 essentials that should inside your bag this weekend.



Electric Picnic Essentials

1. Baby wipes

This is probably the most important thing to bring!

Baby wipes are an essential for freshening up and will be your much needed substitute for showers for three days!

2. Deodorant

This is quiet obvious for anyone who believes in personal hygiene, some people actually don’ all!

You can get travel pack ones that will fit into your pocket to keep you smelling wonderful and fruity throughout the day!

3. Dry shampoo

What an amazing invention.

Most girls get about two days out of their luscious locks, but you don’t want to be going around come Sunday with a frying pans worth of grease on your head.

It’s bad enough we have to go three days without our GHD!

This product will be a life saver.. trust me!

4. Tooth brush

Again, seems obvious right?

But how many times have you went to a sleepover and actually BROUGHT your own toothbrush!

It’s an easy thing to forget, but an essential thing to have at a festival.

Especially when you wake up the morning after, with your mouth tasting like an armpit.

5. Tooth paste

You might think you’re very clever actually bringing a tooth brush, but what use is that without tooth paste?

It saves you from asking some random person at the sink for a squeeze!

Even if you and your mates shared the one tube, every little helps!



6. Sun Cream

Yes, I know this is Ireland… but it’s still a must have, especially for our pale Irish skin!

If you get really lucky, the sun will be shining while the music is playing, and it’s important not to get burnt.

Not just for your health, but no one likes walking around like a crispy tomato!

Kind of awkward when you take off your wellies and are snow white from the knee down.

7. Rain gear

And the complete opposite, because it is Ireland after all.

Prepare for the worst it will more than likely pour out of the heavens!

Buy a light waterproof jacket in Penneys or Dunnes, and even some waterproof pants.

8. Wellies

Yes this is clearly the most obvious thing on the list after you’re tent but you’d be surprised the amount of people you’ll see walking around in runners and sandals.

Penneys sell loads of cute wellies this time of year so rock them with some cute shorts and flowers in your hair.

9. Knee high socks

Wellies are useless without knee high socks, don’t make the same mistake so many people do, because wearing wellies against your bare legs will cut you to shreds!

You might think wearing fluffy socks is clever, but trust me keeping the whole leg dry and warm is a much better option.

10.Extra Underwear

Just in case! Bring enough for the weekend and an extra pair or two, accidents happen you know!



 11. Sleeping bag

Sleeping in a warm hoody just doesn’t suffice for a hard, cold, wet, miserable bed.

Even if it takes up a lot of room and is difficult to carry, a sleeping bag is a must have for camping.

Make sure it zips up to keep you some bit warm throughout the night.

12. Pillow

You will thank yourself if you remember to bring a pillow.

Trying to put together a make shift pillow from a pile of used clothes just isn’t the same.

You need some bit of sleep to function, so make it a good one!

13. Sun glasses

I shouldn’t really have to explain this one! But they will come in handy, especially trying to spot the likes of James Bay on stage with the sun in your eyes.

14. Make-up essentials

By day two, you won’t care less what you look like. But every girl has her make-up must haves!

We want to pack light so just bring what you need. A bit of lip balm and your basic concealer, sorted!

Maybe some moisturiser too… and some mascara.. can’t forget the eyebrow kit – Christ!

15. Emergency Money

No this does not mean.. I’ve drank too much and need more drink, money!

But it’s always better to have more rather than less, especially if something happens.

Imagine missing your bus home …

No way home, and no money.

You’ll never know how much things cost too, the Electric Picnic festival is a money racket so don’t faint when he says your garlic cheese chip and chicken burger costs €11.

Just be prepared for all types of emergencies!


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