Keep your stuff safe 
  for free!  

Property Lock-ups

  If you're going to the Glastonbury festival and want to make sure your property's safe whilst you're out and about, you can leave them at one of the free property lock-ups that are located around the site.  

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At Glastonbury Festival

We can look after everything from wallets to bicycles in one of the 15 locations across the festival from Wednesday morning until 12 noon on Monday.

You can spot the Property Lock-up flags around the site or look for us on the maps.

Lock-ups are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge to use.


Challenge 21 Wristbands

Glastonbury Festival operates a 'Challenge 21’ policy for alcohol sales.

If you look under 21, you will not be served alcohol unless you can prove you are over 18 – by presenting ID, or by wearing a ‘Challenge 21' wristband. These will be available from the Property Lock-ups at Glastonbury, on presentation of a valid form of photo ID. The following are acceptable forms of ID:


Not just at Glastonbury

Lock-ups will also be appearing at other festivals throughout the year:


Larmer Tree


End of the Road

Green Man


Supporting Groups

The lock-ups are free and run as a fundraiser by volunteers from a number of peace and environment groups from across the UK - so any donations are always welcome.


Keep your belongings safe by making the most of Glastonbury Festival's FREE property lock-ups.

How do they work?

They operate on a similar basis to a cloakroom - you hand over your item(s), give us a few details and get a ticket in exchange, when you bring back the ticket, you get your item(s) back. There's a bit more detail to it - but that's the basic principle.

Large items such as rucksacks or musical instruments are stored on shelves made from scaffolding (all those bags get heavy so it needs to be as sturdy as possible) while smaller items such as mobile phones are stored in their own area in the lockup so they can't get lost in amongst the bigger stuff.

Documents such as passports, travel tickets, ID and cash are placed in envelopes, sealed in the owners' presence and stored in their own area - they don't get opened until the owner claims them back.

Lockups are secure marquees where you can store belongings - they have fencing running around the inside, are lit at night and have at least 3 staff at all times.

What can be left there?

Pretty much anything that you've brought with you, bags, rucksacks, cameras, phones, instruments…… You name it, we'll store it!

Why use a Lockup?

It's the safest place to store anything of value to you. It's not just for expensive belongings (Phones, cameras, etc), but for items like car keys, train tickets, or personal medicines, which if they get lost will cause you huge problems.

How safe are they?

The property lock-ups are the safest place on site to store belongings. No one apart from staff members are allowed inside the lockups; festival goers are not allowed to come in for any reason. They are staffed 24 hours a day, are well-lit at night and have direct communications with on-site security/police.

When are they open?

The lockups are open 24 hours a day from 8am on the Wednesday as the festival opens, and remain open until noon on the Monday. Anything unclaimed after noon on Monday is (gradually!) transferred to Lost Property at Festival Welfare, who will hold it until it is claimed.

Getting items back after the lockups close can take a long time, so we recommend you do your best to get up nice and early on the Monday morning to make sure you get your stuff back!

Can I trust the staff?

Yes! All the lockup staff are volunteers who do the job for three reasons: as a way to see some of the festival, the enjoyment of the job (honestly!), and to raise funds for their groups.

What if I lose my ticket?

Don't panic! If you do manage to lose your ticket, there are procedures in place so that belongings can be reunited with their owners - this does take a bit of time so try not to lose it!

If someone finds a lost ticket and tries to claim your item, don't worry, they won't be able to get it. Only the person who checked an item in can reclaim it.

Is it really free?

Yes! The service is provided by Glastonbury Festival for the benefit of its festival goers.