23-25 August Richfield AvenueGoto Reading Festival
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Age Restrictions & I.D.
No unaccompanied under 16’s.
Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old. Under 13 (12 and under) are admitted free but MUST be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
ID MAY BE REQUIRED UPON ENTRY TO THE EVENT.
WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF ID ONLY:
o Citizen Card
o Full or provisional photo card driving licence issued by the DVLA
o Valid UK card bearing PASS hologram
o PASS card
Click on the 'Bars' tab at the top of the page within the Food And Drink section of this website for full info on the over 18 wristband.
No animals are allowed onsite at all other than registered guide and hearing dogs.
Leeds Festival is produced for the enjoyment of all those persons who attend. The licence is granted under strict conditions of attendance and public safety, prevention of disorder and prevention of public nuisance. Any person who disrupts the festival under any of the below sections will leave themselves liable for eviction from site. If you are evicted, we will take a photograph of you as part of the eviction process (with your consent). The decision as to the eviction will be at the discretion of the Eviction Manager following advice from Leeds Festival security staff and the Security Co-ordinator.
Persons will be liable for eviction under the following circumstances:
a) Entering or being onsite without a ticket or relevant pass/ wristband
b) Unacceptable, disruptive or anti-social behaviour**
c) Having been arrested or cautioned in connection with a criminal offence, pending or post hand-over to the Police
**Unacceptable behaviour that can lead to eviction includes:
(but is not limited to):
o illegal activity;
o breaching the terms and conditions of entry;
o failing to submit to a search upon entry to the site;
o offensive behaviour;
o throwing hard objects in the direction of people;
o encouraging others to behave badly by incitement;
o preventing our security or emergency services reacting to a situation;
o taking tents with the intent of burning them;
o throwing gas canisters onto fires;
o building or fuelling large bonfires;
o committing a criminal offence but not arrested by the police;
o in possession of unlawful drugs
o unofficially selling alcohol, tobacco, counterfeit or any unauthorised goods
o ticket touting;
o any other behaviour that leaves the premises licence holder open to prosecution or is not conducive to maintaining a safe event
All persons evicted from site will be processed via an onsite Eviction compound. All persons presented for eviction by security will be interviewed by the Eviction Manager or Assistant who is independent from security and their details will be recorded in a database with their full personal details, a photograph, date and time and the reasons for eviction.
All persons who are to be evicted will be able to make a telephone call if they do not have a mobile phone in order to contact immediate members of their group and/or family, using a free phone service via the Eviction Tent or Eviction Welfare Tent.
Persons who are to be evicted will need to phone a friend on site to collect their belongings before their eviction as they themselves will not be permitted back into the event to find them. Leeds Festival will not be responsible for ensuring that they leave site with their belongings.
All evictees will be evicted from site via Yellow Gate and their wristbands will be removed to prevent them re-entering the festival.
All evictees will receive a letter detailing the eviction process and details of onward transportation.
There will be information boards at each campsite caravan including a large "you are here map", latest running order information and other general information on all onsite services, facilities and entertainment.
Look After Your Wristband
Everyone on site must wear a wristband, and if yours is damaged or lost you may not be able to enter the arena and/or may be required to leave the site.
So here are a few tips on looking after your wristband…
1. Ensure your wristband is secure. The clasp should be firmly in place and not slipping up or down. The wristband must not be loose so check it cannot slip over your wrist.
2. Do not tamper with your wristband in any way. The wristband often has loose ends which many are tempted to cut or burn off. Do not do this. If the ends are tampered with it increases the likelihood of losing your wristband as the ends may fray and/or can slip out of the clasp more easily. Most wristbands have a warning which says “void if removed” and the promoter has the right to refuse entry if a wristband has been tampered with.
3. Do not tie knots or add anything to your wristband. All bands are checked each time you enter the arena and at various checkpoints around the site. Knots, plasters, tape etc. on your band will have to be removed to check the band properly and this will cause delays to you and others at the entrance. Some people may be sensitive to the metal on some clasps. If this is the case, do not put tape on the wristband, but protect your skin with hypoallergenic tape instead.
4. Keep your wristband safe. Even if a wristband appears secure it may still be lost or stolen especially if you get involved in lively crowd activity, “moshing” etc. The best way to keep your wristband safe, and to prevent the loose ends snagging or annoying you, is to wear an elasticated/towelling sweatband over the top or a long sleeved top with elasticated cuffs. This way you will keep it safe but you will still be able to show it at checkpoints easily.
5. What if you have a problem? As soon as you realise you have a problem, lost, damaged band etc. you must get help. If you are outside the arena, go to the nearest wristband exchanges tent where someone will help and advise you. When you get to the wristband exchange look for, and ask for, the Gate manager. If you are inside the arena, do not leave, go to the arena entrance and, without leaving the arena, ask for the supervisor who will be able to help.
6. Wristbands remain the property of Festival Republic until 12 noon August Bank Holiday Monday August.
Lost Property on site is based in the Property Storage Tent in the village and operational 24 hours from Wednesday to Monday.
All reasonable attempts will be made to reunite lost items with their owners where possible (ie numbers will be called on phones, wallets with address’ contacted). After a period of 6 weeks, any unclaimed items will be donated to charity or in the case of eg bank cards, driving licences etc will be returned to the correct bank or the DVLA, passport office etc.
CAMPSITE AND CAR PARK OPENING TIMES
Opens: Early entry pass holders have access from 2pm Wednesday 21st August.
Otherwise 3am Thursday 22nd August for standard weekend ticket holders.
Closes: Midday Monday 26th August.
Day ticket holders can only enter on the day their ticket states.
ARENA OPENING TIMES
Please check back for further information.
Remember that opening times are subject to health and safety inspections and can therefore sometimes be delayed but we will do all that we can to open on time.
Any changes to the running order are passed on to the HAT teams, the Information Tent and will be published in locations onsite, e.g. on the information boards by the campsite caravans.
No smoking in public enclosed or working areas.
Things You Can And Can't Bring
The following items are not allowed to be brought into the site by ticket holders:
- Excessive amounts of alcohol ie more than for personal consumption
- Any alcohol in the possession of anyone under 18
- Excessive amounts of cigarettes ie more than for personal consumption
- Excessive amounts of food ie more than for personal consumption
- Glass bottles or containers
- Illegal substances
- Portable laser equipment or pens
- Unauthorised professional film or video equipment*
- Audio recorders
- Flares or Chinese lanterns
- Generators (exemption for generators within campervans)
- Any goods with unauthorised Reading / Leeds Festival logos
- Any goods for unauthorised trading
- Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
- Individual camping gas canisters (exemption for gas canisters fitted within campervans).
- Aerosols over 250ml
- Nitrous oxide and legal highs
- Sound systems
- Air horns
- Spray cans
- Unofficial Tabards or reflective jackets
*Pocket sized cameras for personal use are permitted for personal use. Cameras with telephoto lens will not be allowed. Professional cameras and video / audio equipment are strictly prohibited. Live video / audio recordings made without the permission of the artiste or premises licence holder are prohibited
Types of stoves which can be brought into the campsites:
- Disposable barbeques
- Meth stoves
- Trangia stoves
- Solid fuel stoves
- Gel stoves
- Green base camp cooker
- Firelighter stoves
In addition to the items above not allowed in the campsites, the following items will not be allowed to be brought into the arena:
- Drinks bottles**
- Disposable barbeques and other permitted stoves (as above)
- Camping equipment
**Sealed plastic water / soft drinks bottles under 500ml are permitted through the arena entrance.
No animals are allowed onsite with the exception of registered guide and hearing dogs.
You may be body searched. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive, illegal or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities may be searched.
All items will be destroyed. You cannot collect confiscated items. Please don’t bring items that are on the list above in the first place.