Glastonbury Festival packing including banned items - what not to bring to Worthy Farm

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Glastonbury has issued a list of strictly prohibited items, those guests are advised against bringing and a number to remember to pack.

The Worthy Farm festival returns on Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30. Glastonbury advises festivalgoers to travel light and only bring the essentials. Wrapping your cases in plastic will slow down the security check process as they will need to be accessible.

Luggage tags will help identify lost items including bags and mobile devices but organisers stress you should only bring what you need.

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Below are Glastonbury's rules regarding which items are allowed at the festival and which are strictly prohibited.

Strictly prohibited items at Glastonbury

  • No portable laser equipment or pens are permitted.

  • No knives.

  • No animals (except registered guide dogs).

  • No sound systems or drums.

  • No generators.

  • No sky lanterns, kites, fireworks, flares of any type or wax candles.

  • No nitrous oxide (laughing gas). As a contraband good, under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 this substance is banned at Glastonbury.

The following items are not prohibited but advised against

  • Do not bring more than you need. Remember you’ll need to take all of it home again. Most things can be bought on-site if necessary.

  • Do not bring disposable vapes. They pollute the environment and can be hazardous at waste centres.

  • Don’t bring gazebos. They take up valuable tent space in the campsites.

  • Only food and alcohol for personal consumption can be brought onsite.

  • Do not bring any knives.

  • Do not bring anything made of glass. All glass will be confiscated if found, including perfume and mirrors.

  • Do not bring excess packaging. If you purchase something new for the festival, please remove all the excess packing at home, before you arrive.

  • Do not bring any glitter (even the biodegradable kind breaks down into micro-plastics and are problematic environmental pollutants).

  • 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.

  • 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.

Items guests are advised to bring

  • Festival ticket

  • Travel tickets if coming by coach / train

  • Personal 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

  • Driving licence (ideally with up to date address, so it – and anything with it – can be posted back to you if lost)

  • Money/cards

  • Mobile phone + battery pack. You can also hire a Vodafone battery pack – simply collect on site at the Vodafone Connect & Charge and exchange daily for a freshly charged one.

  • Ear plugs

  • A reusable water bottle, to fill up from the free taps on site

  • Sturdy tent and all its relevant components (lines/poles/groundsheet/pegs).

  • Sleeping mat/sleeping bag/duvet/pillow

  • Wellies or sturdy boots

  • Waterproof coat and over trousers

  • Change of weather appropriate clothing including cosy sweater – it can be hot in the day and chilly at night

  • Toiletries including towel/soap

  • Medication if required (click here for the Festival’s prescribed medication policy)

  • Next of kin notification

  • Medical info (allergies etc)

  • Toilet roll

  • Sun cream + hat

  • Contraceptives

  • Spectacles/contacts and solution

  • Torch/batteries/bulbs (spares)

  • Bin bags (for dirty clothing and footwear)

  • Mark valuables with house name and postcode so it can be posted back to you

Additional notices

  • 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.

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