Passouts + Banned Items


No Passouts. Individual circumstance will be assessed on the night and are at the discretion of management. Pass Outs will be available to those with exceptional circumstances i.e. sickness, injury, inclement weather or another valid reason. Please speak to the Gate Manager for return access.

Allowed and Banned Items

At Download Festival, common sense applies. This includes the requirement to ban some specific items so we can ensure general safety and punter comfort. The list is also in place to make sure we’re following the letter of the law. Here is a list of what you CAN & CAN’T bring into the festival.


  • Backpacks (Standard school sized. No frames or camping gear)
  • Strollers
  • Small cameras
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen will be available around the festival.


  • Selfie sticks
  • Milk crates
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Laser lights
  • Water pistols
  • Protest Paraphernalia incl. banners
  • BYO alcohol from home
  • Aerosol containers (including sunscreen and personal beauty products)
  • Professional cameras or recording devices
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Totems, Flags, Banners
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Glass and metal containers of any kind
  • Fireworks, flares & sparklers (all strictly monitored)
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Umbrellas (use raincoat, poncho instead)
  • Radios or walkie-talkies
  • Pets. This does not include Service Animals or other animals that provide assistance to patrons with disabilities.
  • Skateboards, scooters and bicycles inside the festival
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
  • No Chairs of any kind
  • No Inflatable furniture (rafts, chairs, etc.)