In light of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, the Glastonbury Festival organisers have posted on their website that additional security measures will be in place, and have updated instructions to aid admission to this year’s festival taking place in two weeks time.
The announcement states: “We wanted to update you with some extra information about entrance to this year’s festival, in light of the recent tragic events in Manchester and London. As always, we have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the authorities”.
“For security reasons, all ticketholders will 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 co-operate with any security requests and all searches”.
The message continues: “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. There will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys, and we anticipate that these lanes will be significantly slower”.
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