Can You Bring A Gazebo to Reading Festival?

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Can You Bring A Gazebo to Reading Festival?

Heading to Reading Festival? Before you start packing your bags and planning your outfits, consider this: can I bring a gazebo to the festival? It’s an important question, especially if you’re looking for a little extra shelter from the sun or rain.

While in previous years it was discouraged, now Reading Festival allows attendees to bring their own gazebos.

Can You Bring A Gazebo to Reading Festival?

While you are able to bring a gazebo, there are some restrictions that you must be aware of before setting up shop.

Looking to make your camping experience extra special with a gazebo? Reading Festival allows gazebos in the festival campsites so you can have some shelter in between your tents in bad weather.

However, you cannot bring gazebos or any form of sheltered structure into the arena areas near the stages.

What Are The Rules About Gazebos At Reading Festival?

The Reading Festival is the perfect place for music and entertainment fans to come together and enjoy a great event. If you’re looking to get a little extra comfort and privacy in the campgrounds, you’ll be pleased to hear that gazebos can be set up!

Just bear in mind that these are not allowed inside the arena area where the bands play.

What Is The Problem With Gazebos?

Gazebos can take up a lot of space when it comes to camping. Not only is there the footprint of the gazebo itself, but also additional space needed for movement and other tents associated with it.

This can make for a cramped campsite and you could find yourself on the receiving end of some angry glares from fellow campers struggling to find room.

After a long weekend of music, sun and fun, packing up to go home can be a daunting task. Many festival-goers opt for the convenience of gazebos, but they often come with the burden of heavy lifting and potential damage.

If your gazebo was to fall on someone or hit the power lines, it would be a disaster.

This damage – however hilarious it was when it happened – will reduce your willingness to take it home. Gazebos are one of the big problems at the end of the festival. You can see their torn fabric and broken poles sticking up out of the field, like old bones.

Even if your gazebo survives, they can be difficult to repack especially if it’s the first time you’ve had to do it or the original box or bag is lost. So they get left behind.

Alternatives such as tents and tarps offer lightweight shelter that is easy to transport while still providing some privacy.

While we understand the desire for personal space – please refrain from using tape or any other kind of adhesive when setting up camp! Let’s all pitch our tents and make some new friends instead!

See also: Best festival tents for Summer 2024

Final Thoughts about gazebos at Reading Festival

Let’s make a commitment to ditch the gazebos and give everyone an equal opportunity to experience the festival in all its glory.

No more cramped corners or abandoned gazebos; instead, let’s revel in the atmosphere created by being in close proximity of like-minded individuals. Let’s enjoy the sights and sounds of a music festival without having our paths or view blocked by someone else’s shelter!

So, can you bring a gazebo to Reading Festival? I mean you can, but you really shouldn’t.

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