Think before you pack for this year's Festival!


June 5, 2024



With just three weeks to go until gates open for Glastonbury 2024, here’s a handy guide on what to bring with you – and what you should leave at home!

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, ticket holders may be subject to searches of their vehicles, their bags and their person at this year’s Festival. 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, there are now 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.
  • Please be a considerate Festival-goer. If you bring camping chairs / blankets to use at busy stages, please make sure that they are kept away from designated paths; and that there is plenty of room between you and the next set of chairs / blankets, so that people can still easily walk through, being mindful not to leave valuable things on rugs for people to trip over. Please also bear in mind that for some people, having somewhere to sit is not a luxury but essential to their ability to see the show – not all disabilities are visible. For really popular artists, we might need to ask people who are able to, to pack up their rugs / chairs so that as many people as possible can enjoy the show. We only make these announcements when it’s really important, so please help us if you can.
  • REUSE, REDUCE, RESPECT. In a stand to make our world more sustainable, we ask you to avoid single-use items and opt for reusable options wherever possible and help us look after the land on which the Festival stands.

What 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: 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 + 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.

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.
  • 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. 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 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 breakdown 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. 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 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 portable toilets.
  • No nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Please note that as of November 2023, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been classified as an illegal Class C drug, which is therefore banned at Glastonbury Festival.

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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