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So, if you've ever camped at a music festival you'll be familiar with the farcical struggle of trying to find your tent at 3:00am.

You try your best to remember the directions you made up only hours ago, but alas, the sea of green and blue nylon is just too vast.

Left at the green gazebo, right at the group of lads who haven't ventured into the arena all weekend, and straight on till morning.

Well, this problem may well be a thing of the past.

Tent Finder is a new app that lets you mark where you pitch your tent using GPS and save the location as a pin on your phone map.

The genius app was created by outdoors company Boutique Camping, and also lets you pin other handy locations such as your mate's tent, the cleanest toilets and your favourite ice-cream stall.

It also includes a compass, which would probably be handy for those of you who actually know what to do with a compass (not us though).

Tent Finder is only available for iPhone at the moment, but it is hoped that the company will develop an Android version in the near.  


It may be only January, but we're giving ourselves full permission to start getting excited about festival season.

And with Longitude already releasing their main line-up for 2016, it seems we're not the only ones looking ahead.

You'll want to snap up your tickets for July 15 – 17 NOW, as the line-up for the Marlay Park festival is downright amazing this year:

Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and The National will headline, with Jamie XX, Chvrches, Róisín Murphy, Tyler The Creator and Saint Sister all making an appearance too.

Tickets for this year's festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster next Friday Jan 29 at 9am.

You can nab yourself a one-day pass for €64.50 and a three-day weekend ticket for €159.50.

See you there!


If you're already worried about letting your workout routine fall by the wayside as you enjoy a summer of music festivals and dancing in the mud, don't panic just yet.

Tech company Withings carried out what has to be the coolest study of all time when they calculated how many calories the average festival-goer burns in one day at a music festival. With the help of detailed site maps and distance-tracking tools, the researchers were able to get an accurate idea of how many kilometres were travelled and how many calories were danced/walked off each day.

The average reveller will burn anything from 2,300 to 3,400 calories a day, which amounts to close to 10,000 if you're spending 3-4 days at your festival of choice. Of course, if you're choosing acts like Sigur Ros over Avicii you might find you burn less calories, but that's a personal choice.

Withings focused only on UK festivals, but here's their findings to below to give you an idea of what you'll be burning off at Longitude, Electric Picnic et al. And considering the SHEmazing! team checked out their own activity data after last month's Body and Soul Festival and averaged about 15 – 18 km of walking/dancing per day, the estimations below even seem a little conservative.

Glastonbury: 3400 calories burnt off each day and 8.2 km walked

V Festival: 3,100 calories burnt off each day and 7.4 km walked

Reading Festival: 3,000 calories burnt off each day and 7.6 km walked

T In The Park: 3,000 calories burnt off each day and 7.2 km walked

Leeds Festival: 2,900 calories burnt off each day and 7.4 km walked

So don't feel too guilty about queuing up at the burger stand or trying out the pie truck… you'll burn it off soon enough.



All this talk of Coachella has got us thinking about summer music festivals. There is nothing quite like sitting under the sun with a beer in one hand, listening to your favourite bands.

However, it is important that you have your make-up down to a tee so you don’t have to worry about it or keep topping it up.

Concealer is handy for hiding blemishes and spots. Pop one into your bag for quick touch ups during the day if necessary.

Tinted moisturiser
A tinted moisturiser is great for giving you light weight coverage without the feeling of heavy foundation. Use one with an added SPF to protect from the sun at the same time.

Lip gloss
A little lip gloss will make you look gorgeous even if you are feeling a little worse for wear.

Waterproof mascara
It will no doubt rain at least once during the festival so waterproof mascara is a must to avoid panda eyes.

Nothing completes your look like a little blusher across your cheeks. A light natural colour will make you look like you didn’t apply make-up at all.




Oh.Erm.Gee. We’re excited!