Getting Searched At Boomtown: What You Need to Know

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Do you get searched at Boomtown Fair Music festival?

Do You Get Searched at Boomtown? Security searches at the gate of any festival or large event can make people feel anxious – even if they’re not carrying prohibited items!

This article contains information about the process of entering Boomtown, how thoroughly people are searched and what to look out for.

The conditions of entry do state that you may be searched upon entry and that the organisers reserve the right to search festival goers for prohibited items. If you’ve never been to Boomtown before, you may have some questions about getting searched and what the process is.

It’s extremely common for festivals to search people upon entry for public safety and to prevent prohibited items such as weapons or drugs getting past the gate.

FAQs about searches at Boomtown Fair

Since 2015 – this is how entrance into Boomtown works:

You start off by queueing – this is just like any other festival queue. You have to queue through the zig-zags (often walking uphill – it is Boomtown after all!) while laden with all your stuff.

Near the end of the queue, after checking your tickets but before getting your wristbands, you will come across some amnesty bins.

Amnesty bins at the entrance to Boomtown

After the amnesty bins will be an area just before you get your wristband where you will walk past security, dog handlers and bag searchers.

A security guard with a security dog (aka “sniffer dog” at the gates of Boomtown) – the dog is just behind this fencing as I didn’t want to make it obvious that I was taking a photo!

See also: How much alcohol can you bring to Boomtown?

Boomtown Fair area 404
Once you’re inside the festival – it’s extremely relaxed and easy going! You can enjoy yourself!

Conclusion: Getting searched at Boomtown

Getting searched at festivals it’s extremely common, and it’s important part of the process to deter criminals and keep people safe. Most people are not searched thoroughly. Security staff are training to look for suspicious behaviour in crowds so they will be keeping a close eye on everything.

Don’t let the anxiety get the better of you, entering a festival is extremely stressful but it’ll be aaaaaaalllll worth it once you’re in your campsite with a beer in your hand watching the sunset ?

Read our guide on how to mentally prepare for a festival.

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