Festival season is well underway, but are you prepared for Leeds Festival ?
When it comes to packing the difference between taking what you want and taking what you need becomes pretty blurred.
You will inevitably carry your stuff a fair distance to where you decide to set up camp for the whole weekend.
There will be eager shoppers looking for their last bits to prep for the fun-packed weekend to begin.
This year campers will be heading to Bramham Park on August 25-27 or even earlier for those wanting to find a good spec.
Meanwhile we've also put together a list of what you can and can't take into Leeds Festival this year.
Although Sunday is completely sold out there's still time to grab a weekend ticket or Friday and Saturday day tickets.
However they're becoming very close to selling out, but the remaining ones are available from Ticketmaster here.
Of course with camping, the most important thing is the right tent.
2. Sleeping bag
To keep you warm and dry at night as the temperature can really drop during the early hours.
A sleeping bag only has to be cheap if you are only going to use it at a festival and then store it away for next year.
Argos has this lowest price ever Regatta bag at just £6.84 which would do the trick.
Also, Halfords has up to half price on some different size and quality bags too, with savings of up to £20.
3. Air Bed
The world is a better place for self inflating air beds.
If you have ever slept on a rock hard floor at a festival before these inventions will make you extremely happy.
At just £15, these new additions to Halfords ' range of camping gear are at now £5 off the original price of £20.
4. Loo roll
The portaloos always run out of toilet paper. Be prepared.
5. Baby wipes
This could potentially be the closest you get to having a shower during the whole festival, and when you're surrounded by all kinds of mess you won’t regret carrying these.
6. Mini toiletries
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash - these can all be found in various supermarkets or pharmacy chains, and buying the miniatures won’t take up too much space or weight in your bag.
Dry shampoo is also a must have for those with long hair. It's stocked almost everywhere and can be purchased from Boots in just 50ml bottles for a little hair pick me up at a festival.
They come in so handy and you can squeeze the miniature bottles in your bum bag.
Wear a pair that are comfy and durable, and can withstand rain or shine for the whole two or three days.
Don’t let blisters or wet feet ruin your weekend.
You can pick up a pair of fashionable wellies in most high street clothes shops during festival season.
Topshop have these great dark green simple wellies for just £25 .
Sports Direct also have some Mega Value alternatives online and in store with prices starting at from £9.99.
8. Head gear
Not only can a hat or a bandana protect you from the sun, if you have long hair it can shield what could be a potential hair disaster if you haven’t had the chance to wash.
Getting a good sturdy hat will also protect you come rain or shine like this trilby from ASOS , which would only set you back £10.
9. Emergency clothes
Pants and socks - there’s nothing worse than having to walk around or travel back home in wet clothes, so keeping a few unused extras wrapped in a bin liner at the bottom of your bag could save the day.
Let's face it, the British weather is unpredictable so a rain mac is definitely up there as the main essential needed at a UK festival.
They don't have to be plain and boring, you can get some really fashionable and up to date styles even at supermarkets.
You can end up queuing at cash machine for hours, so it’s always good to prepare ahead.
Trekking back through the mud and weaving through tents, trying to avoid guy ropes can be a task in itself, let alone trying to do it in total darkness after a few pints.
Avoid the injuries by taking a torch or head light.
It's unlikely you wear wellies for three or four days straight all the time so there's bound to be some rubbing.
Carry some plasters to cover those little cuts and bruises, and avoid infection.
14. Sun cream
Sunshine and alcohol can be a recipe for disaster, especially if you’re left looking beetroot after a drunken afternoon snooze in the midday sun - use some sunscreen to avoid embarrassing burn marks.
15. Portable Charger
Portable chargers have saved our lives, long gone are the days of having to continually turn your phone off and on whenever you needed to find a friend.
These chargers can be found in a number of online and high street retailers, with this one at £19.99 from Argos being an easily affordable option.
You can tend to go a little more adventurous with styles when at a festival where anything goes.
17. Face/body glitter
Without a doubt, you will see a lot of men and woman covered head to toe in glitter this year.
Little pots are great for festivals, you can nip to your local Boots and get the NYX body and face glitters for just £5.50.