Can You Take a Gazebo to a Festival & Which Festivals Allow them?

  • By: Erik
  • Date: 23 January 2022
  • Read Time: 2 min.

Are you thinking of buying a shelter but want to know, can you take a pop-up gazebo to a festival?

Glastonbury Festival and Festaff Festivals, as part of the rules for campers, don’t accept gazebos.  So, the answer to the question is it depends on which festival you are going to.

Nevertheless, there are many festivals that allow you to bring in a pop-up gazebo.

Where they are accepted, gazebos are great items you can take to winter festivals, music festivals, arts festivals, film festivals, food festivals, and religious festivals.

It is advisable for festival-goers to read up the rules and regulations of the festival grounds before going ahead with a gazebo, shade canopy, or trailer tent.

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A stylish hexagonal gazebo that offers extra strength & room

In their packing list, Glastonbury Festival doesn’t allow gazebos into camp but you can take your tent.  All campers are made to go through a stop-and-search session prior to entry into the farm.

Download Festival allows gazebos into camp.

Your ticket to camp covers a camping space of 9m × 7m at the Campervan Site.  You can decide to pitch your gazebo in the space provided.

What this implies is that you’ll have to look for gazebos that aren’t larger than the required size while shopping for one.

It’s going to be muddy or wet underneath, why not be one of the posh ones and take a waterproof picnic blanket with you?

Festivals That Do Not Allow Gazebos

Festivals that do not allow gazebos include:

  • Creamfields Festival
  • Sundown Festival
  • Isle of Wight Festival
  • V Festival
  • E Festival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Festivals That Allow Gazebos on Site

Festivals That Allow Gazebos

(please check with festival guidelines as they may change)

  • Boardmasters Festival
  • Leeds Festival
  • Bestival
  • Camp Bestival
  • Download Festival
  • Hampton Court Palace Festival

You may also want to consider the colour you buy due to you normally encountering the odd bit of mud…


The above is not an exhaustive list of festivals that allow or do not allow gazebos in camp.

We advise that you check the terms and conditions or rules and regulations of festivals you’re headed to before packing your items.

Why not take a picnic backpack with you to the festival.  They’re easy to carry, light, and don’t take up much room at all…


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