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#1 Amii

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

EDIT: This issue has now been resolved, you are still able to bring trolleys and alcohol into the site. See Glastonbury's latest news release.


This email from Glasto has me a bit worried.... Are they planning on more strict limits? My poor wheeled alcohol device!:
 
 
 
 
Dear Festival Goer,

We are writing with some information about the use of alcohol at this year's Glastonbury Festival. We would very much appreciate it if you would read through this information.

'CHALLENGE 21'

We shall be operating the 'Challenge 21' policy whereby if you look under 21 you will be asked for identification. It is illegal to buy alcohol if you are a minor so please note you will not be served if you are under 18 or if you look under 21 and do not have appropriate ID.

We are also trialling a 'Challenge 21 wristband scheme'. This means that if you look under 21 you can show your ID once, and get a wristband that demonstrates that you are over 18. The wristbands are available from the Property Lock-Ups - see the site map for their locations. (You can also deposit your ID in the Lock-Ups for safe-keeping.)

The wristband scheme is voluntary and you can still get an alcoholic drink without a 'Challenge 21' wristband - as long as you are over 18 and can prove it, if challenged, by bar staff.

ALCOHOL ADVICE

The misuse of Alcohol is potentially dangerous, so if you or your friends want advice, information or assistance we have many support systems available on site. In an emergency contact a steward or security guard or alternatively you can go to an Information Point where they will be able to help you.

BRINGING ALCOHOL ON SITE

Glastonbury is the only major UK festival that allows you to take alcohol into the event. However, we need to encourage reasonable consumption and discourage over-consumption, so there are some provisions.

1. Any alcohol brought onto the site must be for personal consumption only
2. No glass bottles can be brought onto the site
3. You must be able to carry your alcohol yourself, without using any wheeled devices, including trolleys, wheelbarrows and wheeled suitcases.
4. Any Alcohol which is brought to the gates using a wheeled device will not be allowed in, and may be confiscated


We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Festival.

Edited by Amii, 13 June 2013 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:16 AM

 

1. Any alcohol brought onto the site must be for personal consumption only
2. No glass bottles can be brought onto the site
3. You must be able to carry your alcohol yourself, without using any wheeled devices, including trolleys, wheelbarrows and wheeled suitcases.
4. Any Alcohol which is brought to the gates using a wheeled device will not be allowed in, and may be confiscated

 

 

This is worrying. I see loads of people wheeling in their alcohol..... theyve never done this before either!

 

Has anybody still go access to any emails sent out in 2011? Just to see if they said the same then. 


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

I'm a bit worried too but I'm going to take my alcohol on a tolley, if they are hot on it I'll just swap my bags and carry my booze for a few feet and then swap back around.. :victory:


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Surely they cant impose something like this as close to the festival as we are? Should have been in the fine guide, guessing its a late change to the license?


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

I haven't recieved the email but my guess is it is badly worded

 

I take a couple of crates on my trolley with all my other crap, so tent, beds etc

 

I have seen people taking entire sack trolleys stacked top to bottom with crates of booze

 

My guess is the wording is the key.

 

I could carry the alcohol myself without the trolley

 

The people who take a full trolley of nothing but booze may have an issue

 

3. You must be able to carry your alcohol yourself, without using any wheeled devices, including trolleys, wheelbarrows and wheeled suitcases.
4. Any Alcohol which is brought to the gates using a wheeled device will not be allowed in, and may be confiscated


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#6 Amii

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

 

This is worrying. I see loads of people wheeling in their alcohol..... theyve never done this before either!

 

Has anybody still go access to any emails sent out in 2011? Just to see if they said the same then. 

 

I'm an email horder, can't see anything on this. 

 

No guidelines on how many units/cans/crates is frustrating. I think I might put a sleeping bag cover on my stuff, just to be safe. 


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#7 Ted Dansons Wig

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Going to piss off a fair few people if they try and enforce it at the gates. Cue mass drink up trying to get under the limit to get through.


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#8 dan8k

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Also i have just done my right hand in majorly, so won't be able to carry anything. EVERYTHING is going on a trolley. Bit worrying.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

I'm a bit worried too but I'm going to take my alcohol on a tolley, if they are hot on it I'll just swap my bags and carry my booze for a few feet and then swap back around.. :victory:

 

 

Good plan! I was thinking of suggesting empty back pack to load up on your front full of beer for passing through the gates, but your plan seems far better!

 

Surely they cant impose something like this as close to the festival as we are? Should have been in the fine guide, guessing its a late change to the license?

 

Thats a good point. If its not in the fine guide then they cant really impose it surely....


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#10 russycarps

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

the festival seems to be sneaking quite a few things through this year. Worrying.


Edited by russycarps, 13 June 2013 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

Great. Less room in my now even heavier bag.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

OP, 

 

Is this definitely from a genuine Glasto email address?

 

The site says something quite different

 

http://www.glastonbu...on/advice/drink


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

Haha, there is going to be a lot of aching arms once inside!


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Not good, as said above, feels like more and more stuff creeping in.

Whether they will enforce this is another matter though.

what is their reasoning? licence issues or trying to recoup more through the bars


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

Sounds like a roundabout way of cracking down on bootleggers. 2 crates of 24 cans a person would be about the most anyone could carry, and that would be about the most that you could claim is for personal use over 5 days. I guess if you have a trolley full of booze between a few of you it might be best to make sure you enter together to explain to security that its not just for one person.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

if it were from Glasto then surely loads of peeps here would now have the same email (even allowing for the time it would take to mail everyone).

So until others are saying they have the same mail I'm doubting what's been posted.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

i am genuinely worried about this, surely they won't enforce? My alcohol is part of my trolley as a whole so should be ok, however we were planning on going back to the car for a bag in box ale at a later time, not sure this is worth risking now....


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:29 AM

OP, 

 

Is this definitely from a genuine Glasto email address?

 

The site says something quite different

 

http://www.glastonbu...on/advice/drink

 

Ive had the same email

 

Its from glastonbury festivals :(


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#19 Amii

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:29 AM

OP, 

 

Is this definitely from a genuine Glasto email address?

 

The site says something quite different

 

http://www.glastonbu...on/advice/drink

 

 

Yep, from donotreply@glastonbury.co.uk - which I'm assuming is legit?


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#20 Memory Man

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:29 AM

yeah is this a legit glastonbury email?!


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