Howayiiiiz – Aideen here…

It doesn’t kick off here for a while but festival season is in fact rolling around. (Hands up if you know someone who’s going to Primavera Sound this month or Glasto in June?) If you’ve decided to give the Irish, overpriced mudbaths a miss then it’s time to start researching which fordeign exploit you’re gonna buy into.

And once you’ve sorted out the ticket and accommodation necessaries, then ladies, it’s all about the wardrobe is it not? Ahem apart from the music of course…

I’ve decided I’m heading to Sónar in Barca in June. No wellies necessary here, let me tell ya. For one thing, it’s held in a museum and an airport hangar.  Dancin’ shoes how are ya?!

But should you be braving the Punchestown and Stradbally madness you’ve PLENTY of time to gather summat together. The glossies and the weeklies are already teeing up their perfect Bat For Lashes or Florence Welch outfits for the season.

Now, If my previous experiences of going to Oxegen or the Electric Picnic have proved anything, it’s that a fun n’ funky rig-out will inevitably get covered up with a hoody, rain jacket or worse again – a sponsored rain poncho. If you put some energy into applying a splash of groovy* make-up, nabbing some fancy head gear and mad coloured wellies, then your super extra cool outfit is less likely to be thwarted by pesky rain.

And when in doubt, there’s also the old mantra W.W.K.D?

What Would Kate Do?

You probably won't be able to hang onto this headgear for too long - some wanker will have robbed it off your head before Florence gets to the chorus

Festivals in a Burberry stylee

Rock chick wellies courtesy of Office

ASOS parka sure beats that aul plastic meteor poncho

Natasha Khan festival ready - though that Skins crowd really hijacked this look

*that’s right I said groovy.