Security changes planned for Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury 2017 ticket holders are being advised to 'Pack LIght' in view of enhanced security measures following recent tragic events in Manchester and London. For security reasons, all ticket holders are to 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 cooperate with any security requests and all searches. 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," say organisers. 

"There will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys, and we anticipate that these lanes will be significantly slower. So, please think: do you really need that camping chair? Can you manage without that extra food and drink? Remember, you can buy pretty much anything you need here on site. We would also ask you to put luggage tags on all of your bags and belongings with your name and mobile number, so that we can identify them as yours."

The festival will see up to 175,000 people descend on the fields of Worthy Farm in Pilton from Wednesday June 21 to Sunday June 25.

The majority of music fans are expected to arrive on the Wednesday, with the gates to the world-famous festival thrown open at 8am.

The festival already has a number of security measures in place, such as the “superfence” which surrounds the 1,200 acre site. It was first erected in 2002 at a cost of £1 million to beat fence-jumpers who previously managed to enter.

Those wanting to purchase tickets must also supply photo IDs, a measure introduced to put a stop to the booming demand for black market tickets.