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Summer is almost here and that means it's festival season and time to start planning for fresh air, music and partying the day - and night - away. 

From Matric Rage to Afropunk to Up the Creek and Synergy, the key to a good festival experience is to have enough creature comforts to keep the party going and for when you need to take a break to recharge your batteries. 

We've found a few essential items that you can’t do without:

A moonbag

Looking for a place to store your cellphone and sunnies while you throw your hands in the air and wave them like you just don't care? Festivals can be jam-packed and carrying around a handbag or backpack isn’t reliable or safe. Instead of storing your necessary items in your pocket or handbag, opt for this BlackCherry/ Blackstudded Moonbag. It’s versatile and convenient and can easily be strapped around your waist or across your shoulder. Shop online here.

Sunglasses

Dancing in the sunshine can be good for your soul, but bad for your eyes. Sunglasses aren’t just for blocking out the haters but perfect for blocking out those UV rays and glare while you party up a storm. Shop online here.

Sneakers

Planning to go to a festival where dusty roads or sand could cramp your style? Avoid potential injuries and be the last person standing with these Navy Blue Puma Nrgy Star Trainers. This everyday style runner's soft foam and sock liner will have you dancing in comfort, so come on try those new moves. Shop online here.

A good mattress

A good night's sleep is essential so you can do it all again the next day. Great for indoor and outdoor use, this inflatable mattress has a comfortable flocked sleeping surface and sturdy coiled beam construction. The quick inflation/deflation screw valve means that it’s ready in a jiffy. Included is a heavy-duty repair patch kit. Shop online here.

Inflatable chair


Kick back and relax with drink in hand in this inflatable chair! Great for festivals and camping or around your home, it has a soft flocked surface and is ultra-comfy. Featuring a two air chamber construction with an interlocking quick-release valve and a heavy-duty repair patch included it’s sure to make your time outdoors much more comfortable. Shop online here.

Glowstick


And when the party is over, here's the trick to finding - or winding - your way back to your tent. This Mini LED Glowstick is a compact yet powerful source of illumination, an alternative to traditional chemical glowsticks and available in multiple LED colours. Batteries last over 60 hours and can be easily replaced. Waterproof and equipped with an S-Biner for clippability, these colourful Glowsticks are perfect to keep in your car. Shop online here.

A power bank


You never know when the next Insta moment is going to happen and you wouldn't want to miss it because of a dead cellphone battery. Stay connected with the Ultra Link 5000mAh Power Bank. Slim and stylish, this portable mini size charger is the perfect companion to ensure your smartphone or tablet has enough charge to power your apps throughout the day. Shop online here.