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Info category — Personal Safety

Vaccination

The government are not mandating vaccination so it won’t be mandatory at Wireless Festival, but we will be testing to ensure those without vaccination are Covid clear before they enter the festival.

Lost Children

If you have lost a child, please immediately contact a member of staff or police officer, or go to the Welfare Facilities.

Care and Safety

We don’t accept any discrimination towards any individual or groups of individuals at any of our festivals.

Irrespective of the background of the individual, be that gender, race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We are proud of the diverse nature of our festivals and their customers, if you see or experience anyone undermining this – no matter the severity – please report it immediately to one of our onsite staff.

CARE AND SAFETY ON SITE

  • Decide on a meeting point with your friends. Choose a time and place to meet up later in case you get separated from each other
  • Learn the layout of the site so you can easily find toilets and stewards
  • Keep your phone charged in case you’re separated from your friends
  • Stay hydrated. There are tested drinking water points throughout the arena which are free to use
    For a full list of what you can and can’t bring into the site, please visit Event Info
  • Keep your wits about you. Drink responsibly and know your limit
  • Security measures are in place, which include metal detectors and sniffer dogs, at all entry gates. Large bags are not allowed to be taken into the festival. There is no cloakroom. Small bags are allowed into the festival with the dimensions W21cm x H30cm x D8cm. We appreciate your cooperation and patience when entering the festival
  • Festival stewards are here to help you. Don’t be worried about asking for help in any situation, whether it’s asking for directions or to report something or someone you’re worried about
  • The Welfare Tent is open throughout the event and is staffed by experienced and supportive people. They can provide confidential advice about drugs, alcohol, legal highs and sexual health, and offer support if you need to talk. They offer a monitored rest and recovery area if you’ve overdone it. Please go to the Welfare Tent if you experience any problems or need to talk to someone for any reason
  • Strobe lighting – pyrotechnics, lasers, smoke machines, strobe lighting/special effects may take place during some performances

Welfare Facilities

The Welfare Facilities will be open throughout the event and are staffed by experienced and supportive people who understand festivals. They can give confidential advice about drugs, alcohol, legal highs and sexual health and offer support if you need someone to talk to for any reason. They offer a monitored rest & recovery area if you’ve overdone it and they also care for lost children and vulnerable people.

Security

There will be a number of security initiatives at Wireless 2021.

  • Visible security presence on the perimeter and entrances from the festival on site build, and onwards, the new security coordinators will oversee and manage all relevant companies and any operational activity
  • Wireless Festival has a pre-agreed eviction policy with the police in place
  • Please note everyone attending the event will be required to pass through airport-style metal detectors and undergo body and bag searches as a condition of entry. We reserve the right to refuse admittance to any person who refuses to be searched by a steward or other person acting on their behalf. Please be advised that you may have to queue upon entry so we ask that you are patient – these plans are in place to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable event
  • Security measures are in place, which include metal detectors and sniffer dogs, at all entry gates. Large bags are not allowed to be taken into the festival. There is no cloakroom. Small bags are allowed. We appreciate your cooperation and patience when entering the festival

What to do in an emergency

There are hundreds of security, stewards and staff on duty, all of which wear our uniquely numbered tabards. For any emergencies, locate a member of staff, who will be able to assist or locate the correct assistance.

If you need to contact the Metropolitan Police to report a non-emergency crime or to provide information on a crime while at the festival, please call 101.

If a serious or life-threatening crime is being committed, please contact a member of staff or police officer immediately. If in the unlikely event you cannot find someone, please call 999.

Drug use and legal highs

Do not bring illegal drugs or ‘legal’/psychoactive substances to the festival. You may be ejected from the event and be handed over to the police.

The contents of legal highs are toxic, even plant-based ones. They are untested on humans and they do kill.

The use of any gas canisters or nitrous oxide (NOs) is banned across our entire festival site. If found with them, or using them, you will be evicted from the site immediately and potentially banned from other events promoted by Festival Republic and Live Nation.

Click here to view our drugs policy.

Bags Allowed

Large bags are not permitted into the festival. There are no cloakroom or storage facilities.

Small bags are allowed into the festival with the dimensions W21cm x H30cm x D8cm (A4 Size).

Bags will be searched on entry to the event, to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag. We appreciate your cooperation and patience when entering the festival.

Bags must not be left at entrances or surrounding areas. Any items left will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

You will also be searched at the entrance to the event which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand-held metal detectors. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated.

Please allow plenty of time to get into the event, for event entry procedures, ticket checks and searches.

Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.