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Glastonbury Festival has warned ticket holders to “pack light” and be braced for increased security checks following the terror attacks in London and Manchester.
In a statement on its website, it said festival goers will be “subject to extra searches of their vehicles, their bags, and their person” as they enter the site.
The festival issued some simple advice to make sure ticket holders can gain access to Worthy Farm as quickly as possible. Glastonbury said:
Pack light. “The less you bring, the quicker you’ll get through the gates,” it said. “Only bring as much as you can carry yourself. It really will make things quicker.” Label luggage. Put your name and number on bags and belongings, Glastonbury said. Ditch plastic wrapping. “Please do not wrap your bags/kit in the thick plastic wrap you sometimes see at airports. Your bags will need to be accessible for searches,” the statement said.
“As always, we have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the authorities. But festival goers can also play their part in keeping Glastonbury safe and secure, so we’d very much appreciate it if you’d read and digest this message,” Glastonbury said.
The festival takes place from June 21 to 25. Headline acts include Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran.