Are you planning on heading to the legendary Glastonbury Festival this year? Are you wondering “Can I bring my own alcohol in to the festival?”
Well, after almost a decade of attending Glastonbury, let’s get a definitive answer.
But don’t worry, we’re here to explain and help you navigate the ins and outs of bringing alcohol to one of the biggest festivals in the world.
Can You Bring Alcohol To Glastonbury Festival?
Glastonbury has a history of having a relaxed approach to alcohol. You can definitely bring alcohol to Glastonbury Festival!
But there are a few things to keep in mind, you can only bring enough alcohol for personal use and it cannot be inside a glass container or bottle.
Is There a Limit To How Much Alcohol You Can Bring?
Glastonbury Festival does have a few conditions surrounding the amount of alcohol coming in. This is to make sure that everyone stays safe and has a good time. So, while you can bring alcohol, it’s important to drink responsibly and in moderation.
Seriously though, it is important for you to know that you’ll be limited on how much you can bring in. Amounts considered beyond reasonable personal use will be confiscated at the gate.
But, what exactly is personal use? 🤔
Although, when coming in to the festival you will see trolley loads of alcohol, more than one person can drink being rolled in, but it’s allowed in!
The gate security and staff have the final say in what gets in, so if you have a big group the worst they could do is have you split it up.
But they are pretty reasonable in most situations. Remember, they are doing this for your safety!
Can You Bring Spirits To Glastonbury?
Good news! You can bring spirits to Glastonbury, but they have a strict no glass policy.
This is because of the safety risks associated with glass. Broken glass can cause serious harm to other festival goers and leave a nasty mess over the festival grounds.
Spirits are usually sold in glass bottles, so make sure to transfer your drinks into plastic bottles before heading in.
Decanting From Glass Into Plastic
Now that you know about the dangers of bringing glass bottles to a festival, it’s time to consider alternatives.
Not only is glass (including mirrors) banned from most festivals, but they also pose a huge risk to the safety of yourself and others around you.
That’s why I highly recommend bringing your alcohol in plastic bottles instead of glass.
Not only will it ensure that you’re following the festival’s rules, but it will also ensure that you and others are safe from any potential accidents that could happen with glass bottles.
Plus, with plastic bottles, you don’t have to worry about them breaking and ruining all your other festival essentials in your bag.
Trust me, it’s a small change that makes a huge difference in the grand scheme of things.
So, let’s raise a reusable plastic bottle and cheers to a safe and fun festival experience!
Isn’t Plastic Banned From Glastonbury Festival Too?
The festival organisers have made a commitment to reduce plastic waste by eliminating the use of single-use plastic items such as plastic bottles, straws, and cutlery.
You can bring plastic bottles in with you but no single-use plastic will be sold at the festival. All the drinks you buy there will be in cans or paper cups.
This decision comes as part of the festival’s ongoing efforts to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The festival has a long history of promoting environmental causes, and this ban on single-use plastics is just the latest step in that direction. Glastonbury Festival is known for its progressive and forward-thinking approach to environmental issues and this ban is a great example of that.
The festival encourages attendees to bring reusable bottles, cups and other containers to the festival to reduce their environmental impact. This ban is also expected to reduce the amount of waste generated at the festival and make it more sustainable.
Overall, Glastonbury Festival’s ban on single-use plastics is a step in the right direction and a great example of how events can take action to protect the environment.
So, yes, you can bring your own alcohol, but there are some things to keep in mind. First off, you’re only allowed to bring enough for your personal use – you can’t setup your own bar.
Secondly, you’ll want to make sure you’re keeping your alcohol in a plastic container or can – there is no glass allowed on the festival grounds.
In conclusion, while you can bring your own alcohol to Glastonbury Festival, make sure you’re following the rules and being responsible and respectful to others. Remember, the festival is all about having a good time, but let’s make sure we’re doing it safely and responsibly.
It is staffed by volunteers and no one wants to spent the night in the Festival Medical Services tent!
Drink responsibly and have a great time!
Cheers & see you on the farm!