Glastonbury announce new security measures in light of Manchester and London attacks

There’ll be extra searches of everyone attending

The bosses of Glastonbury have announced they’ll be taking extra security precautions at the upcoming festival in response to recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Among other measures, festival-goers will have to undergo an extra layer of searches of their bags and person and will be forbidden from wrapping their luggage in the thick plastic often used by airline passengers.

In an email to ticket holders, they said: “First up, we encourage you to pack as light as you can. For security reasons, all ticket holders 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 cooperate with any security requests and all searches.

“There will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys, and we anticipate that these lanes will be significantly slower.

“We would also ask you to put luggage tags on all of your bags and belongings with your name and mobile number, so that we can identify them as yours.

“Also, 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.

“If you’re driving and you really do need to bring more than you can carry, then we would advise you to make separate trips to your vehicle, by exiting and re-entering (just make sure you hold on to your ticket and pass out to do this).

There will be plenty of staff and police around, so if you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.”