First off, our best advice would be to only bring what you really need – however you arrive, you’ll inevitably have to carry your stuff a fair distance to where you camp. And as part of our Love Worthy Farm, Leave No Trace campaign we’d definitely encourage you to only bring things which you can take home – that includes everything, even your tent.
For security reasons, all ticket holders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, their bags and their person at this year’s Festival. This will make entrance slower than in previous years. Please be patient if there are queues, and please cooperate with any security requests and all searches.
We do appreciate that you’re going to be staying on the farm for several days, but the less you bring, the quicker you’ll get through the gates. As a general rule, we would ask you to only bring as much as you can carry yourself. It really will make things quicker.
There will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys, and we anticipate that these lanes will be significantly slower. So, please think: do you really need that camping chair? Can you manage without that extra food and drink? You can buy pretty much anything you need here on site – and many of our food stalls offer ‘Food For A Fiver’ – but it is worth baring in mind that from 2019 there will be less camping equipment stores on site than there have been in the past. So please bring a sturdy, fit-for-purpose tent that will last a lifetime of festival camping.
We would also ask you to put luggage tags on all of your bags and belongings with your name and mobile number, so that we can identify them as yours. Also, please do not wrap your bags / kit in the thick plastic wrap you sometimes see at airports. Your bags will need to be accessible for searches.
If you’re driving and you really do need to bring more than you can carry, then we would advise you to make separate trips to your vehicle, by exiting and re-entering (just make sure you hold on to your ticket and pass out to do this).
What to bring
- Festival ticket
- A reusable water bottle, to fill up from the free taps on site
- Sleeping bag
- Roll mat
- Wellies or sturdy boots
- Toilet roll
- A warm jumper (it can get cold at night)
- Sun tan lotion
- Enough change of clothes in case you get wet
- Medical info (if you have any allergies or medical conditions)
- Medication if required (click here for the Festival’s prescribed medication policy)
– Original ID documents (not photocopies) are needed for: Hospitality tickets, Challenge 21, Lead Booker for coach packages, Sunday tickets
– Photocopy of ID is okay if a child is under 12 but looks older
– Standard public ticket – no ID required as photo on ticket
- Bags for dirty clothes and rubbish
- Mark valuables with house name and postcode so it can be posted back to you
What not to bring
- Too much stuff so you can’t take it home again.
- Please don’t bring gazebos – they take up valuable tent space in the campsites plus an awful lot of them get left behind. We’d also rather you didn’t put tape around your enclosure of tents, please. It makes it harder for other people to get to their tents.
- Only food and alcohol for personal consumption can be brought onsite.
- Excess packaging – if you purchase something new for the Festival, please remove all the excess packing at home, before you arrive.
- Please don’t bring anything made of glass (even perfume or mirrors) it will be confiscated if found.
- Please do not bring non-biodegradable body glitter and avoid the use of disposable wipes. Wipes – even biodegradable wipes, which quickly breakdown into micro-plastics – are problematic environmental pollutants. Plant fibre-based biodegradable wipes rot, releasing methane into our atmosphere, so we would like people to really try to use alternatives.
- You may be searched at the entrance for any items that may be used in an illegal or offensive manner – which will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may also be searched and face eviction. No portable laser equipment or pens are permitted. NB: Confiscated items will NOT be returned.
- NO animals (except registered guide dogs), sound systems, generators, sky lanterns or kites, unauthorised fireworks, or wax flares.
- Persons using fireworks will be evicted from site and materials confiscated.
- No unauthorised tape recorders, professional film or video equipment are allowed onsite. Cameras for personal use are welcome.
- No sound systems.
- No drums.
- Flying or filming with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or so-called drones) is not allowed on site before, during or after the Festival – and is prohibited by law. We have a working site and the safety of our audience, crew and staff is paramount.
- No nitrous oxide (laughing gas). As a contraband good, under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 this substance is banned at Glastonbury.