What better way to spend the summer than in a field with a big sound system and your favorite bands playing your favorite tunes while sharing the moment with a huge crowd of like-minded people.

Festival season is upon us and it is time to get ready for long summer days and debauchery filled nights at the hundreds of festivals that take place up and down the country.

So what do you need to get ready for your festival? Well, besides from the obvious, like your tent, sleeping bag, sun cream and wellies, your iPod could be the most valuable gadget you can have. Today’s iPods have all the functionality of an iPad and they are fast becoming the latest must-have festival accessory.

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Making the most of your festival experience

There are so many ways you can use your iPod to help you make the most of your festival experience. Back in the old days the most sensible festival advice would be to leave all your valuables at home, including your top end gadgets. These days, however, it is an entirely different matter. While you might be tempted to Sell you Apple iPod just to make sure you have got enough funds to get through the weekend. You might be better off hanging on to it so you can make the most of your festival experience.

With your iPod you can take videos of your favourite bands, use the gps to find your way around the site, set reminders so you can always make it to the right stage at the right time and even geo tag your tent so you can find your way back after a night of partying.

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It’s all about the apps

With the latest iPods it is all about the apps and every self respecting festival has an official app to ensure that you do not miss any of the highs over the festival weekend. When you download the official festival app you get the full line up for the weekend, maps around the site, artist information, special features and even your tickets.

It is not just the official festival apps that are an essential for your weekend either. There are tonnes of great apps available to download from iTunes that will help you make the most of your festival experience. Whether you need a torch, camping tips, your packing checklist or the weather report there is an app for that. You can even download an app to help you keep track of the calories in all the dodgy food you are eating so you know exactly how much dancing you need to do in order to burn it off.

Whether you are a super organized festival-goer who likes to be at exactly the right place at the right time to catch all the bands or the more laid back type of reveler who likes to take it all as it comes but wants to be able to capture the moment, your iPod is definitely a festival essential. And when it is time to leave the party you can relive all your festival memories as you embark on the journey back home.