Not for Stefan Dotter rocking up to a festival with only the vaguest idea of who's playing, parking himself on a likely spot of grass in the vicinity of the main stage, and kicking back for weekend of whatever tunes, booze and friends happen to cross his path. No, as a photographer extraordinaire and the editor-in-chief of hip bible White Lies magazine, his outdoor music event attendance requires serious planning.

He'll be scouring the listings for the coolest, most cutting-edge bands to check out, plotting the best places to capture the atmosphere with his trusty Yashica camera, and, of course, pulling on a super-swag outfit fit for the VIP bar. Check out his festival essentials below.