If you are currently throwing a bag together to take to the Glastonbury Festival, advice is to pack light and check what is and isn’t permitted on site

When you arrive, security will check your car and your bags for contraband, and you’ll then need to carry your belongings a long way to a camping spot so bringing only the essentials will make the whole arrival process a lot easier and quicker.

In recent years, some festival-goers have taken to covering bags with plastic wrap, however this will all need to be taken off for the searches so, to save time and waste, event organisers recommend not putting it on in the first place.

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Items you can’t take to Glastonbury Festival 2022

As well as not bringing more than you will need for the five days on site, there are also a few items on the banned list.

Being found with certain items could lead to their confiscation and your removal from the festival so make sure you are up to speed on this year’s banned items.

The ‘please don’t bring’ list

  • Gazebos – they take up valuable tent space.
  • Excess alcohol – only food and alcohol for personal consumption can be brought onsite.
  • Excess packaging – if you purchase something new for the festival, remove packaging at home.
  • Non-biodegradable body glitter – biodegradable glitter can be bought from traders onsite.
  • Disposable wipes – try a washcloth and bar of soap instead.

The banned list

During searches on entry to the festival, any items that may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated.

In addition to this, anyone suspected of carrying out illegal or offensive activities onsite may also be searched and face eviction.

Prohibited items:

  • Anything made of glass (this includes perfume and mirrors)
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Animals (except registered guide dogs)
  • Sound systems or drums
  • Generators
  • Sky lanterns or kites, unauthorised fireworks, or wax flares (anyone using fireworks will be evicted)
  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Unauthorised tape recorders, professional film or video equipment (cameras for personal use are welcome)
  • Flying or filming with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones)

Glastonbury Festival 2022 packing advice

Along with detailing the items you can’t bring along to Glastonbury 2022, the festival also has some advice on what you should bring.

While certain camping gear is available on site, it’s better to arrive with the essentials and make sure they are good quality so they can be packed up, taken home and used again.

Opting for reusable items will not only save you money but is also better for the planet.

What to pack for Glastonbury 2022 checklist

  • Festival ticket
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sturdy tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Wellies or sturdy boots
  • Toilet roll
  • A warm jumper
  • Suntan lotion
  • Waterproof coat
  • Toiletries
  • Enough changes of clothes in case you get wet
  • Money and cards (some bars and traders will accept cards while others will only take cash)
  • Medical info (if applicable)
  • Medication if required
  • Torch
  • ID (original ID documents (not photocopies) are needed for: Hospitality tickets, Challenge 21, Lead Booker for coach packages, Sunday tickets)
  • Hat
  • Bags for dirty clothes and rubbish
  • Contraceptives