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8 steps to attending your favourite music festival like a sports star

Get the wellies out, it’s that time of the year again.

1. Get yourself a stylish other half to accompany you

Irish rugby stars Sean O’Brien and Cian Healy with their lady friends at the Casa Bacardi during last year’s Electric Picnic.

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2. You’re an athlete, flaunt what you got

Dublin footballer and Phanton DJ Eamon Fennell opts for the wifebeater at Forbidden Fruit.

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3. That said, you need to wear a decent disguise

You don’t want to be harassed by the riff raff so a good pair of shades and a hat or hood will work.

Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. Hang out back stage with the VIPs and meet some acts

That charming man Joey Barton and his idol Morrissey.

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5. Style is essential

That’s never a good look, Andy.

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6. Why not try your hand at some DJing

Former Spain and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta is a regular at Beni and has played sets in the past.

Credit: Festigram

7. Don’t forget to Instagram the hell out of the weekend

The NFL’s biggest hipster Connor Barwin makes it his busines to let everyone know that he’s attending the coolest gigs in the US.

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8. Just don’t get caught by your manager if you’ve got a game coming up

Kildare’s Sean Hurley was left out of the squad to face Meath by Kieran McGeeney after attending Oxegen back in 2011.

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