Glastonbury 2024: Full list of what you can and can't bring to the festival this year

With Glastonbury Festival just weeks away, many festivalgoers are busy working out what they're going to pack and what they're going to wear. With the weather as unpredictable as ever this year, it can be quite the challenge to make a packing list, while also ensuring you're not giving yourself too much to carry around the farm.

To make things a little easier, Glastonbury Festival organisers have made a list of what is and isn't allowed on site, with a strict list of banned items. So you can check it against your own packing list and be sure you won't be in for any unwanted surprises.

Organisers are urging everyone to pack only as much as they can carry to help get people through gates quicker. We've compiled a list of more advice on what to pack, what to leave at home, and the best way to bring it all to Worthy Farm...

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What to pack

  • 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, and 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 and 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 to keep your ears from ringing and to help you catch a bit of sleep

  • 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 (in case you get wet) 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 and 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

-Credit:Matt Cardy (Getty Images)
-Credit:Matt Cardy (Getty Images)

What not to bring - and all the banned items that will be confiscated (and can get you in trouble)

  • Do not bring more than you need. Remember you’ll need to take it all 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. Organisers would also rather you didn’t put tape around your tent enclosures, as 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 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 non-biodegradable body glitter.

  • 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 the festival urges 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. Confiscated items will not be returned.

Prohibited items include:

  • 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. It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide directly from the canister and if you take too much nitrous oxide you risk falling unconscious and/or suffocating from the lack of oxygen.

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 drones) is not allowed on site before, during or after the Festival – and is prohibited by law. The festival is a working site and the safety of its audience, crew and staff is paramount.

Advice on packing

Glastonbury Festival organisers give the following advice when it comes to packing:

  • Only bring what you really need as you'll inevitably have to carry your belongings a fair distance to where you camp and, as part of the Love Worthy Farm, Leave No Trace campaign, it's encouraged you only bring things you can take home, including your tent

  • Use luggage tags and label all of your bags and belongings with your name and mobile number so they are easily identifiable if they get lost

  • Do not wrap your bags in thick plastic wrap that you sometimes see at airports. Your bags will need to be accessible for searches

  • Bring a sturdy tent that will last a lifetime, rather than one you hope to leave behind at the end of the festival

  • Keep camping chairs and blankets away from designated paths and other groups, so that people can still walk through and there's no risk of people tripping over

  • Avoid single-use items where possible.