After a few festivals i’ve got a few solid gold tips. It would be a crime not to shame them, so lets go, BOOM: Wet wipes are your god now – at the end of my first ever day at my first festival my friends and I were sitting around admiring our ‘tans’ then on closer inspection, we all realised, this wasn’t sun kissed skin, it was dust covered, dirtyness. Wet wipes are the quickest and easiest way to sort…

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  No i’m not talking about the beaches you might hear about in a gangsta rap song, i’m going on about the super, sandy, summer ones:   Ramones – Rockaway Beach (best punk song about beaches)   The Beach Boys – Kokomo (I love steel drums)   The Drums – Lets Go Surfing (normally i’m not a fan of whistling in songs)   Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach (one of my favourite 80’s songs)   Mungo Jerry –…

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I pretty much live in check shirts, they are just awesome. I tend to wear them like the guy down there. With the top couple buttons undone and sleeves rolled up to the elbows. Tucking in should be kept for smartly dressed times though. That’s the great thing about the check shirts, team them up with good jeans and shoes, tuck them in and you’ve got a smart casual thing going on. Just put them on loose over a tshirt…

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About a month and 7 years ago I went to my very first proper festival. It was Download Festival at Donington Park 13-15 June 2006. Two friends and I traveled all the way up country for hours on the train to come and rock for the weekend. It was awesome and we went again for the next 3 years. I saw Deftones, Tool, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Stone Sour, Funeral For A Friend to name but a few. By the…

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