Well, it’s now just a week until Glastonbury 2017 begins at the Worthy Farms of Pilton, Somerset. And all the preparations are in full swing and everyone is super excited about it.
If you have a ticket, then no doubt your mind is starting to turn to how you’ll get there and what you’ll bring, so here is a little to do list with some extra information about entrance to this year’s Festival, in light of the recent tragic events in Manchester and London.
As always, organizers at Glastonbury have put in place all necessary measures to maximize public safety, working closely with the authorities. But Festival goers can also play their part in keeping Glastonbury safe and secure, so here is what you guys can do to help.
Pack light as there will be Extra bag searches :
All ticket holders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and person at this year’s event.
The less you bring, the quicker it will be for you to get through the gates. Due to the extra searches, organizers are asking people to only bring as much as they can carry themselves – to make things quicker.
As a result of the extra searches entrance will be a lot slower than in previous years. It is likely that this will mean queues and festival goers are asked to be patient and cooperate with any security requests and all searches.
Separate search lanes for peoples with large luggage and trolleys :
In a new move for the festival, there will this year be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys.
And you guys are advised to put luggage tags on all your bags with your name and mobile number written on it, so festival staff can identify your bags.
Arrive on Thursday or Friday instead of Wednesday
Last year we saw extensive delays on the roads around Worthy Farm on the Wednesday.
So festival staff is asking people to consider arriving on Thursday or Friday to avoid the traffic chaos which is most likely to happen because of extra security measures at the gates.
No entertainment or facilities in car parks
Festival goers will be expected to remain in their cars until the festival gates open. So this mean there will be no entertainment or facilities in the car parks.
DOWNLOAD THE APP
There are some great ways to get the very latest news updates from Glastonbury Festival, up to and including when you’re on site.
Download the official Glastonbury 2017 app (out today!) to get the latest news from the Festival to your device – as well as a very handy map and line-up planner. When you install the app, make sure you Allow Notifications, so that we can send alerts direct to your home screen.
What to bring at Glastonbury 2017:
- 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
- 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 at Glastonbury 2017 :
- 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
- Bring food and alcohol only for personal consumption.
- 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 in a glass bottle (even perfume) it will be confiscated if found
- 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
- NO animals (except registered guide dogs), sound systems, generators, sky lanterns or kites, unauthorized fireworks, or wax flares
- Persons using fireworks will be evicted from site and materials confiscated
- No unauthorized tape recorders, professional film or video equipment are allowed onsite. Cameras for personal use are welcome
- Sound systems
- 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.
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