Electric Picnic checklist: 5 things to remember to bring that you'll definitely forget otherwise 4 years ago

Electric Picnic checklist: 5 things to remember to bring that you'll definitely forget otherwise

One more sleep.

Unless you're going down tonight, that is.


In that case, no more sleeps, you're on the way, you're almost there.

Electric Picnic officially kicks off tomorrow (or, if you're special, tonight) - and if you're attending the hottest Irish festival of the summer, you've probably already started packing.

And if you haven't, then you might want to start.

Either way, there are a few things that you should definitely bring down to Stradbally tomorrow that you could easily, regrettably forget in your excitement-based haze.


No matter though because we're here to provide you with a handy checklist to ensure that you're fully prepared for the weekend ahead.

You're welcome.

1. Several power banks 


No one wants to be on two percent battery, stalling it round the campsite with a can in hand, unable to find your mates.

It is the sesh-killer to end all nice and happy seshes, leaving you scared, alone, and unable to check your Find My Friends to see where everybody is.

And sure, there will be charging points down at the site, but if you're in any way interested in keeping your phone on you at all times, bring yourself a portable charger.

Or several. You'll need them.


2. Makeup remover 

Whether it be wipes, cotton pads, or a cloth that you can reuse time and time again, make sure you pack something you'll be able to clean yourself with at night.


Three days with foundation caked on your brows, mascara glue on your lashes, and cracked lipstick on your mouth is enough to make even the most glam of us seem crusty AF.


Give yourself a tent shower, girl.

You deserve it.



Alright yes, there will  to be toilet roll provided in each and every one of the portaloos - but what if there isn't?

What if the person before you decides to chuck it all down the toilet? What if they steal it for their own personal use? What if they drop a significant amount of waste and simply need to use it all?

You don't know what the situation will be until you're sat there doing your business, and by that time it's too late.

So bring some yourself. You'll be glad of it.

4. Your contraceptive pill 

And your painkillers. And your allergy tablets. And whatever other pills you'll need to survive the weekend ahead.

Remember them, lest you risk wandering around a field with your nose streaming, your head pounding, or pregnant.

Which brings us to the final, most crucial item on today's list.

5. Your tickets 

Please. Please. Don't be that person. Please.

The last thing in this cruel, painful world that you need is to be landing down to Stradbally with your two suitcases full of #festivallooks in tow, only to realise the worst has happened.

Your tickets that you paid an extortionate of money for because you had to buy them off some 18-year-old on Gumtree are sitting on your bedside table.

And your weekend. It's ruined.

Back on the bus you go. G'luck.