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Festival Dates

Leeds Festival 2022 will take place on Thursday, 25th – Sunday, 28th August 2022 at Bramham Park in Leeds.

Coronavirus Update

At this time, Leeds Festival is still going ahead as planned. Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors, is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.

We are closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.

If you are attending, please follow the most up to date information on the Coronavirus that is available at:

World Health Organisation

UK Government

Public Health England

NHS

 

Bag Restrictions

Your safety is our priority and we’ve put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with local authorities at the highest level. We ask that you also play a part in keeping Leeds Festival safe and secure, so please take note of our messages below, pack accordingly and stay strong together.

All festival-goers will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and their person. Please be patient if there are longer queues than normal. We request that you cooperate with any security requests and searches. Please pack light!

Bag-Restrictions-2019

CCTV recording is in operation throughout the festival site for public safety and crime prevention.

We strongly advise you do not bring a bag into the Arena as there will be long queues while all bags are searched. If you do wish to bring a bag into the Arena please ensure that it is no bigger than A4 sized 8.27”x11.69”. There is a limited to one A4 sized bag per person permitted into the Arena.

Lost Property

To report lost property please visit Festival Angels Lost Property.

All reasonable attempts will be made to reunite lost items with their owners where possible (i.e. numbers will be called on phones, wallets with addresses contacted). After a period of 6 weeks, any unclaimed items will be donated to charity or in the case of passports, bank cards and driving licences, these will be returned to the correct bank, passport and DVLA office.

To register your phones pre-show using the phones serial number, so lost property can get in touch if it gets handed in. Click here 

Valid ID

ID may be required upon entry to the festival.

We have a Challenge 21 Policy on site and the following are accepted as ID on site:

  • A Passport (Not a photocopy)
  • Full Driving Licence or Provisional Licence
  • A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS hologram
  • A Ministry of Defence identity card
  • A National identity card issued by an EU member state

Please bring the original document as you won’t be able to use a photocopied version. If you don’t have any of these, or don’t want to lose valuable documents on site, we suggest that you apply for a PASS approved ID, some of which are free to get.

Please bring ID if you look under 21 years old, and remember that legally there is no automatic right to be served alcohol. Service is always at the discretion of the licensee for whatever reason he or she decides, and the licensee is under no obligation to explain the reason.

Please note: This may vary with certain establishments/traders onsite

Lockers

Leeds Festival 2021 Lockers are on sale now and you can purchase one here.

All lockers have USB ports for phone charging – only one charging device per locker. Please remember to bring your own USB cable!

Charge Candy – Phone Charge

Portable Chargers will once again be provided by Charge Candy with multiple swap locations in the campsites and arena. For as little as £14.95 you can pre- book a weekend wristband that allows you one full charger per day. Click here to grab yours before they sell out.

Charge Candy 2019

Age Restrictions

We welcome all ages to the festival. However, there are entry restrictions for under 16s and we do advise not bringing young children. Anyone 15 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old at all times. Children under 13 years are admitted free. ID may be required upon entry to the event.

Please bring ID if you look under 21 years old and remember that legally there is no automatic right to be served alcohol. Service is always at the discretion of the licensee for whatever reason they decide, and the licensee is under no obligation to explain the reason.

Please bring the original document as you won’t be able to use a photocopied version. If you don’t have any of these, or don’t want to lose valuable documents on site, we suggest that you apply for a PASS approved ID, some of which are free to get.

We do not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s on site.

Young Children

Whilst we do allow under 13s to attend for free, we do suggest that this event is not suitable for young children. If you do want to bring children along we advise camping in the White Campsite which is expected to be our quietest campsite.

On entering the event, children will be given Tyvek wristbands which have space for you to write your telephone number (as a parent or guardian). We can use this as a primary contact to reunite you. Replacements can be picked up at the Welfare Tent.

What you can and can’t bring

There will be no receipts issued for any confiscated/surrendered items. You may be searched at the entrances and upon exit from the festival site.

Item Campsite Arena
Aerosols over 250ml. No No No No
Air Horns / Megaphones. No No No No
Alcohol for personal consumption 18+ (only before 6pm on Sunday evening). Alcohol in the possession of under 18’s should be confiscated. Yes Yes No No
All gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide). If it is a portable stove with gas canister built in, then just dispose of the gas canister and return the stove. No No No No
Animals (other than registered hearing dogs or guide dogs). No No No No
Any goods for unauthorised trading with unauthorised Reading/Leeds Festival logos. No No No No
Anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon including oversized lighters or any item which may cause danger, offence or disruption to any other person. No No No No
Audio Recorders Yes Yes No No
Bags larger than A4 size Yes Yes No No
Blow torches No No No No
Cameras, film or video equipment. Lenses must be less than 6 inches. *Please note, professional cameras and video / audio equipment are strictly prohibited. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camping Equipment including cutlery, tin openers (weekend ticket holders only) Leatherman style multi tools are not permitted Yes Yes No No
Cans Yes Yes No No
Catapults No No No No
Chairs / Stools / Inflatable Loungers Yes Yes No No
Chinese / Sky lanterns / Paper Lanterns No No No No
Cigarettes for personal use. Excessive amounts of cigarettes (ie. more than for personal consumption) will be confiscated Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clothing/Garments/Items which promote Cultural Appropriation No No No No
Cool Bags/Boxes (if for personal use) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disposable BBQs and permitted cooking stoves: meth stoves including fuel, trangia stoves, solid fuel stove / hexi stoves, gel stoves, green base camp cooker, firelighter stoves Yes Yes No No
Drinks of any size (sealed or unsealed) in plastic and metal reusable bottles (No glass). *Only sealed soft drinks under 500ml are permitted into the arena. Yes Yes No No
Drones and other flying devices No No No No
Empty Reusable Plastic & Metal Bottles / Coffee Cups must be empty) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Excessive amounts of food (i.e. more than for personal consumption) No No No No
Firewood (firewood is sold on site) No No No No
Fireworks/Pyrotechnics, Flares/Distress Flares No No No No
Fitted Gas Canisters/Cylinders in Campervans Yes Yes No No
Flags Yes Yes No No
Gazebos Yes Yes No No
Generators (unless in campervan) No No No No
Glass bottles, jars, containers over 100ml. Items under this measurement, such as small perfume bottles, nail varnish, and small mirrors will be permitted. No No No No
Illegal Substances (drugs) and legal highs, herbal highs, new psychoactive substances and unidentifiable substances - including Nitrous Oxide No No No No
Medication (if accompanied by doctors note / prescription or if it is recognisable) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nitrous Oxide and any items associated with the taking of NPS and NOS (including but not limited to balloons, whipped cream dispensers, water crackers / CO2 dispensers) No No No No
Petrol Burner No No No No
Portable laser equipment and pens No No No No
Selfie Sticks Yes Yes No No
Sound systems (Small Portable speakers are permitted in Campsites) No No No No
Spray Cans No No No No
Umbrellas – (inc. Golf Umbrellas) Yes Yes No No
Unauthorised professional film or video equipment, radios or walkie talkies No No No No
Unofficial tabards and reflective jackets No No No No