How to sneak alcohol into a festival without getting caught

These are foolproof


The only task harder than sorting yourself out with a tent before you go to a festival, is finding how to sneak alcohol into a festival successfully without security sniffing it out, confiscating it, and in turn ruining your weekend.

Many of us have tried it, and many of us have failed. We've already asked found out the genius ways you sneak drugs into a festival without being caught, so we asked some of the people who've successfully snuck their booze into festivals their tried and tested tactics.

Whether you're off to Reading and Leeds, Bestival or Boomtown, these foolproof ways will mean you won't be spending a single penny on pints.

Bring a jacket with big pockets

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I have a few ways which work for me. There's the classic 'wrapping it up in your sleeping bag', putting it in a collapsible water bottle, sneaking a hip-flask down your pants, or just taking a coat with huge pockets, like a Barbour, which are the perfect fit for some tinnies. Lucy, Journalist, 23

Put it in Capri Sun pouches

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I always go for the Capri Suns which have the screw on lids. They are great. My friend also has this hairbrush with a screw top so you can fill up the brush. Olivia, Journalist, 21

Hide it in baby food pouches

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You can fill up empty baby food pouches and hide them. Celine, Student, 20

Hide it in a big tub of Sudocrem

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A friend and I hid a hip flask on absinthe in a big tub of Sudocrem when we went to Reading. The security team were confused as to why we needed so much Sudocrem for a few days, but we just told them it was because of chafing. Emily, Student, 20

Put it in water bottles without breaking the seal

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Last year I managed to remove the tops of new water bottles without breaking the seals, and smuggled in two litres of vodka in the water bottles. They didn’t clock on because the bottles were sealed still. Rhianne, Student, 21

Hide it in a hollowed out loaf of bread

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My mates hid a bottle of booze inside a hollowed out loaf of bread and another one filled up a football with vodka. So extra. Bean, Student, 19

Wrap it up in your sleeping bag

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I’ve always taken a big bottle of a spirit and rolled it up in my sleeping bag. Once your sleeping bag is in its bag and at the bottom of the rucksack, nobody will know. I've never had my sleeping bag taken out of its case or my rucksack as a whole to check it so it’s always worked. Caitlin, Student, 20

Put it in miniature travel bottles

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If you go to Boots and buy some of those miniature lotion bottles that you take on holiday with you, you'll easily be able to sneak a few of those in filled up with liquor. Joe, Student, 21

Put it in a bottle of mouthwash

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Back in the days of apple sours, I put it in mouthwash bottles and snuck it into festivals with me. Grace, Student, 21

Hide it in your folding chairs

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If you're taking folding chairs you to the festival, you can put the drinks in the bottom of their carrier bag, then you're golden. Jasmine, Student, 18

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