Information on arrangements when reaching the Maes

27 July 2017

Remember to leave more time than usual when arriving on the Maes this year as we'll be conducting random bag searches in the main entrance.

Help us to make sure the process is as quick and easy as possible by making sure you do not attempt to bring one of the following prohibited items onto the Maes.

By doing this, we can keep the crowd moving as smoothly as possible through the entrance and the Visitors' Centre.

If you are competing, you must ensure you have plenty of time to get to your preliminary or to the backstage area, so please be aware that you may be held up in the main entrance.


  • NO bags larger than a standard backpack*
  • NO alcohol
  • NO glass or cans
  • NO illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
  • NO illegal or unauthorised vending
  • NO knives or weapons of any kind
  • NO items which may endanger public safety
  • NO pyrotechnics including fireworks and flares
  • NO drones or UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicle)
  • NO flyers, samples, giveaways or promotional items


Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of Event Management or security staff

Prohibited or unsafe items will be confiscated at the owner’s risk and without liability to the organiser.


*If you have an instrument or large bag of clothing for a competition or performance, please inform a steward / security officer.


Thank you for your co-operation.