festivalIt’s that time of year again: time to fish out your tent and wellies and get hedonistic in a muddy field! We at myCondom.com love a good music festival, and here are some of our top tips for the UK's 2016 festival season.

Don’t Forget!

Checking the weather forecast is key. We'd recommend myweather2.com. They’re usually pretty accurate.

If there's any chance of rain, bring wellies. And a lightweight rain jacket - with emphasis on lightweight. Versatility is key! If it’s cold, you can always layer up.

If you’re in that ethereal-UK-festival-goer group expecting mediterranean conditions, don’t forget your suncream. Some lightweight shoes like Converse or Toms are a safer bet than flip-flops.

A hoodie is an absolute festival essential, as it works in most temperatures, depending on how zipped up you have it.

As far as toiletries go, there’s always the usual stuff, but don’t forget wet-wipes and hand sanitiser. With water often being a hassle to find, you’ll be grateful that you can wash without making the trip to the water point behind that overflowing toilet.

Of course, never go to any festival without condoms! We think you should take condoms everywhere you go anyway, but a field full of like-minded people of a similar age, listening to good music, and getting drunk, is a recipe for sex. So make sure you’re prepared, wrap up and have great, safe sex!

Essential tick-list:

  • Wellies

  • Lightweight Rain Jacket

  • Suncream

  • Hoodie

  • Wet wipes

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Water bottle

  • Cooler box (doubles up as a chair!)

  • Portable phone charger

  • Disposable cutlery

  • Condoms

  • A pillow

  • Your ticket!

 Our Favourite Festivals

The Great Escape | May 19th - 21st | Brighton | £65 | Oh Wonder, Stormzy, Shura

The Masked Ball | May 20th - 22nd | Cornwall | £90 | 2 Many DJs, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada

Glastonbury | June 22nd - 26th | Somerset | £230 | Muse, Adele, Coldplay

Barn On The Farm | July 1st - 3rd | Gloucestershire | £105 | Jack Garratt, Oh Wonder, Honne

Beatherder | July 15th - 17th | Lancashire | £158 | Primal Scream, Miike Snow, Booka Shade

Secret Garden Party | July 21st - 24th | Cambridgeshire | £180 | Caribou, Air, Primal Scream

Creamfields | August 25th - 28th | Cheshire | £220 | Avicii, Calvin Harris, Tiesto

Eastern Electrics | August 6th | Hertfordshire | £40 | Seth Troxler, Skream, Groove Armada

Reading & Leeds | August 26th - 28th | Berkshire & Yorkshire | £213 | Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro, Foals

Bestival | September 8th - 11th | Isle of Wight | £190 | The Cure, Major Lazor, Hot Chip