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V Festival: The nine things you need to bring to the festival

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:33 10 August 2017

Before you drive home make sure you are fit to do so. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Before you drive home make sure you are fit to do so. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Watch our quick check list video so you can make sure you pack all the essentials.

With only eight days to go until the festival kicks off it is time to start thinking about packing.

Luckily for you, we have created a short video displaying the essentials that need to be in your suitcase. Why not use it as a checklist?

For a full list of the items you can/can’t bring click here.

This year Pink and Jay-Z are headlining the weekend; other acts such as Jess Glynne, Craig David and Ellie Goulding will also be performing.

Familiarise yourself with the full line-up here.

The festival starts on Friday, August 18 and the weather is forecasted to be warm but cloudy, the perfect conditions to enjoy a festival.

If you are reading this wishing you were going, there is still time!

Tickets for the festival are still available and you can purchase them here.

Essex police have worked with festival organisers to ensure the event is as safe as possible, read more here.

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