Glastonbury issues travel and security advice

Glastonbury Festival has issued security advice requesting festival-goers to ‘pack light’ as they’ll be subject to extra searches following the recent terror attacks.

The advice, which has been posted on the festival’s website, confirms attendees will be subject to extra body search, vehicles and bags.

The post states: “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.”

Festival-goers are also warned that security queues are expected to be at their longest on Wednesday 21st June – the day when the vast majority of campers are expected to arrive at Worthy Farm.

Instead, they advise that you’re likely to face less queues if you opt to arrive on either Thursday (June 22nd) or Friday (June 23rd).

To read the full advisory CLICK HERE.


In other security related news, Kings Of Leon have been forced to cancel a show at the Manchester Arena this Friday (June 9th) following last month’s terror attack at the venue.

A statement posted on the venue’s website confirms that the show has been cancelled.

The statement reads: “Following last month’s tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Manchester Arena has no other option than to cancel this Friday’s Kings of Leon show. We apologise for not being able to stage this event and the inconvenience caused to our customers.”

“The promoters have advised that the Sheffield Arena show on Saturday 10 June will go ahead as planned. Those that still want to see Kings of Leon and can make the Sheffield Arena show will be given the opportunity to re-book tickets with no booking fees (subject to availability). Ticketholders for Manchester’s show will be offered a full refund and fans should contact their point of purchase for further information.”

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