What (not) to bring to Greenbelt

What (not) to bring to Greenbelt

We’re a fun bunch at Greenbelt, but sadly there do have to be some rules. Not many, mind. And they’re all for your own good – we promise.

What to bring

Your camping kit (packed in an easy-to-carry way)

Whatever you do, don’t forget your tent or sleeping bag. Otherwise, you’re going to be in for a pretty miserable weekend. Also, remember that you’re going to have to lug your stuff from the train station (or car / helicopter). So pack it in a way that means you can carry it for more than a minute at a time. You’ll thank us.

A reusable water bottle (plus a spare for your forgetful friend)

Single-use plastics are banned for sale at Greenbelt, so make sure you’ve got a suitable receptacle – it’s important to stay hydrated over the weekend. Need a new bottle? We’ve got you covered.

Sunscreen, sunglasses and… wellies

The Greenbelt weekend can be a real scorcher, so make sure you’ve packed some sunscreen. (And shades – they protect your eyes and make you look natty, too.) Also, it’s definitely not going to rain this year. Probably definitely. We’re sure of it. But… just in case, you might want to pack a pair of wellies. Rain + field = mud.

Your imagination

This year’s theme is ‘Acts of the Imagination’. So it’ll help if you bring yours. We’re going to use our collective imagination to think together, dream together, and act together. Excited? You should be.

What to leave at home

Cuddly (and not so cuddly) critters

We get it. You love Sally the shih tzu, Gerry the guinea pig and Reggie the rabbit. However, you’re going to need to find someone else to look after your beloved creatures for the weekend. They aren’t allowed at the festival. Sorry!

Ironing boards

Yep, we saw someone carry one across the campsite once. We admire the dedication to having a crisp shirt to wear each morning… but Greenbelt’s more of a dress down vibe. And it’ll make transporting your stuff a lot easier.

Anything you don’t really need

Disposable barbeques, chimineas, sky lanterns and drones are all banned. So please don’t bring them. In general, we recommend a pared-back approach to packing for Greenbelt. Travel light. Be wild. Be free.