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Bag Allowances At Reading Festival

Please read through our safety procedures carefully before travelling to the festival.

Your safety is our priority and we’ve put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with local authorities at the highest level. We ask that you also play a part in keeping Reading Festival safe and secure, so please take note of our messages below, pack accordingly and stay strong together.

All festival goers will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and their person.  Please be patient if there are longer queues than normal. We request that you cooperate with any security requests and searches. Please pack light!

CCTV recording is in operation throughout the festival site for public safety and crime prevention.


We strongly advise you do not bring a bag into the Arena as there will be long queues while all bags are searched. If you do wish to bring a bag into the Arena please ensure that it is no bigger than A4 sized 8.27”x11.69”.

Bag searches at arena entrance

While you’re busy planning your weekend, don’t forget to familiarise yourself with our list of things you can and can’t bring.