Think before you pack!

June 15, 2019

When thinking about what to pack, please bear these things in mind:

  • 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.
  • Please use luggage tags. Please label all of your bags and belongings stating your name and mobile number, so that we can identify them as yours.
  • Please be patient. 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 cooperate with any security requests and all searches.
  • 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. We do appreciate that you’re going to be staying on the farm for several days, but travelling light 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.
  • Please do not wrap your bags. Avoid using the thick plastic wrap you sometimes see at airports. Your bags will need to be accessible for searches and you’ll be bringing unnecessary waste onto the Festival site.
  • Don’t skimp on the essentials. Please bring a sturdy tent (and take it back home with you). Although you’ll be able buy pretty much anything you need here on site, from 2019 there will be fewer camping equipment stores than there have been in the past. So please bring a sturdy tent that will last a lifetime of festival camping.
  • REUSE, REDUCE, RESPECT. In a stand to make our world more sustainable, we ask you to avoid singe-use items and opt for reusables options where ever possible and help us look after the land on which the Festival stands.

What to bring

  • Festival ticket
  • A reusable water bottle, to fill up from the free taps on site
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Wellies or sturdy boots
  • Toilet roll
  • A warm jumper (it can get cold at night)
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Waterproof
  • Toiletries
  • 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)
  • Torch
  • ID
    – 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
  • Money/cards
  • Hat
  • Bags for dirty clothes and rubbish
  • Contraceptives
  • Mark valuables with house name and postcode so it can be posted back to you

What not to bring

  • Do not bring more than you need. Remember you’ll need to take all it home again. Most things can be bought on site if necessary.
  • Please don’t bring gazebos. They take up valuable tent space in the campsites. We’d also rather you didn’t put tape around your tent enclosures, please. It makes it harder for other people to get to their tents.
  • Only food and alcohol for personal consumption can be brought onsite.
  • Do not bring 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. All glass will be confiscated if found, including perfume and mirrors.
  • Please do not bring non-biodegradable body glitter. Biodegradable glitter can be bought from traders onsite.
  • Please 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 release greenhouse gases when they decompose, so we would like people to really try to use alternatives. A washcloth and a bar of soap works wonders!
  • 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. NB: Confiscated items will NOT be returned.

Please do not bring any of these prohibited items:

  • No portable laser equipment or pens are permitted.
  • NO animals (except registered guide dogs).
  • No sound systems or drums.
  • No generators.
  • No sky lanterns or kites, unauthorised fireworks, or wax flares.
  • No nitrous oxide (laughing gas). As a contraband good, under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 this substance is banned at Glastonbury.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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