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Glastonbury urges festival-goers to travel light, confirms extra security checks

By | Published on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Glastonbury Festival

Organisers of the Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that there will additional security checks this year in the wake of recent events in Manchester and London.

In a post on the event’s website, organisers say: “We wanted to update you with some extra information about entrance to this year’s festival, in light of the recent tragic events in Manchester and London. As always, we have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the authorities”.

They go on: “For security reasons, all ticketholders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, their bags and their person at this year’s festival. This will make entrance slower than in previous years. Please be patient if there are queues, and please co-operate with any security requests and all searches”.

Given the extra security measures, festival-goers are encouraged to travel as light as possible and, if possible, to try and arrive at the site at less busy times.

The message continues: “We do appreciate that you’re going to be staying on the farm for several days, but 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. It 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”.



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