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Glastonbury 2017: The seven changes to security you need to know about following London and Manchester attacks

A number of new additions to security measures have been introduced ahead of Glastonbury Festival

At Glastonbury Festival this year, there will be increased security in light of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

A number of changes are to be made to security arrangements , which could mean it takes slightly longer to get into the festival.

Here are seven important changes you should be aware of, reports Somerset Live .

1. Extra bag searches

All ticket holders will be subject to extra searches of their vehicles, bags and person at this year’s event.

New measures have been put into place following terrorist attacks in London and Manchester(Image: PA)

This is for security reasons.

2. Entrance will be slower

As a result of the extra searches, entrance will be a lot slower than in previous years.

It is likely this will mean queues and festival goers are asked to be patient and cooperate with any security requests and all searches.

3. Pack light

The less you bring, the quicker it will be for you to get through the gates.

New security measures mean it could take longer to get into Glastonbury(Image: PA)

Due to the extra searches, organisers are asking people to only bring as much as they can carry themselves – to make things quicker.

4. There will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys

In a new move for the festival this year, there will be separate search lanes for those with large luggage and trolleys.

These lanes are anticipated to be significantly slower.

5. Put luggage tags on all your bags

This is so festival staff can identify the bags as yours.

New security measures will be in place at this summer's Glastonbury(Image: PA)

On the luggage tags you’re advised to write your name and mobile number.

You are also asked not to wrap your bags and kit in the thick plastic wrap as you might see in an airport. Your bags will need to be accessible for searches.

6. Try arriving on Thursday or Friday instead of Wednesday

Last year we saw extensive delays on the roads around Worthy Farm on the Wednesday.

Festival staff are asking people to consider arriving on Thursday or Friday instead to avoid the same traffic chaos, which could be exacerbated by the added security measures at the gates.

In a statement posted to its website, the festival wrote: “In the past few years, the vast majority of Festival goers have chosen to arrive on the Wednesday, so we anticipate that security queues into the event will be at their longest on that day (June 21).

"If you would prefer quicker access to the site, then we would suggest arriving on Thursday (June 22) or Friday (June 23), when queues are likely to be considerably smaller.”

7. No entertainment or facilities in car parks

Festival goers will be expected to remain in their cars until the festival gates open.

This year, that will mean no entertainment or facilities in the car parks.

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