Surrender Policy

There will be no receipts issued for any confiscated/surrendered items. You may be searched at the entrances and upon exit from the festival site.

Surrendering of banned items

There are certain items that will not be permitted on our site for safety and/or commercial reasons, but which are generally lawful off site. Our ticket conditions and conditions of entry will show these items as banned on our site.

If you bring these items to site, you will have to surrender them. No receipts will be given, the property will be destroyed. You will not get them back so please do not bring them in the first place.

Item Campsite Arena
Aerosols over 250ml No No No No
Air horns and megaphones No No No No
Alcohol for personal consumption
18+ only. Alcohol in the possession of under 18s will be confiscated
Yes Yes (until 6pm on Sunday) No No
All gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide) No No No No
(other than registered hearing dogs or guide dogs)
No No No No
Any goods for unauthorised trading/with unauthorised Reading/Leeds Festival logos No No No No
Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
includes any item which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person
No No No No
Audio recorders Yes Yes No No
Bags larger than A4 size (8.27"x11.69") Yes Yes No No
Cameras, film or video equipment
Lenses must be less than 6 inches
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camping equipment
includes cutlery, tin openers and multi-tools (Weekend Ticket holders only)
Yes Yes No No
Cans Yes Yes No No
Chairs Yes Yes No No
Cigarettes for personal use Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disposable BBQs and permitted cooking stoves
Greenheat Base Camp Cooker, solid fuel stoves, Disposable BBQs, firelighters/firelighter stoves - Meth/trangia spirit stoves
Yes Yes No No
We only allow sealed soft drinks under 500ml, as well as empty reusable plastic bottles of any size into the Arena. Please refill your empty plastic bottles at the water points inside the Arena for free.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drones No No No No
Firewood No No No No
Fireworks or flares No No No No
Fitted gas canisters/cylinders in campervans Yes Yes No No
Flags Yes Yes No No
Food (for personal consumption only) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gazebos Yes Yes No No
Glass No No No No
Metal Drinks Bottles
Please refill your empty plastic bottles at the water points inside the Arena for free
No No No No
Paper Lanterns No No No No