Take That in Nottingham: Banned items you can't take to City Ground gig

Take That are coming to Nottingham and it promises to be the biggest gigs Nottingham has seen for some time. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will take to the City Ground stage on May 25 and 26.

It's the first time the City Ground has hosted a gig in nearly 20 years when REM and Idlewild performed. Take That first performed in Nottingham in 1991, just 33 years ago, and tens of thousands are expected to come out this time around, especially as the weather is forecast to be pretty good.

There are lots of things you need to know before attending including parking options, food and drink and seating plans, but the stadium has also released a helpful list of things that you cannot take inside, including food, drink and selfie sticks.

Stadium bosses say people will be searched on arrival and encourage people not to bring bags, but if you do bring a bag ensure it's no bigger than an A4 piece of paper. People who bring prohibited items to the entrance will be asked to bin them or return them to your car.

Umbrellas are on the list of banned items to ensure the view isn't blocked for other guests so organisers are advising people to dress for the weather. Below is a list of banned items that will be confiscated if you take them into the City Ground.

  • Alcohol, except in hand sanitizer.

  • Controlled drugs.

  • Glass, cans, plastic bottles or thermos flasks of any kind.

  • Flammable liquids and aerosols (including perfume, after-shave, hairspray).

  • Laser pens/pointers.

  • Laptops, iPads or similar electronic tablets, professional cameras/video equipment.

  • Food and drink, unless for medicinal purposes. Gluten-free food and drink is also prohibited, as these options are available on site. If you need to bring items for medicinal use please notify the stadium prior to the day of the event by emailing accessibility@nottinghamforest.co.uk

  • Umbrellas, signs, banners, flags, inflatables, selfie sticks.

  • Air horns, whistles or other noise making devices.

  • Knives and other weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, confetti, glitter bombs or sprays.