Boomtown 2023 is just on the horizon now and people may be wondering what items will be banned from the event.

Taking place from Wednesday, August 9 to Sunday, August 13 thousands of people are expected to attend the festival on the Matterley Estate near Winchester.

Marking the 15th anniversary since it began back in 2009 musicians such as The Prodigy, Sister Sledge, Peaches, Cypress Hill and Beenie Man are set to perform.

This year's festival will feature stages such as Grand Central, Hidden Woods, The Fools Leap, Spectrum 360 and more.

However, if you don't want to be caught out before heading onto the estate, here are all the items banned from Boomtown 2023.

Boomtown 2023 banned items list

On the prohibited items list on the Boomtown website, it mentions there will be a "rigorous search operation at the gates".

The full list of items includes:

  • knives (including locking knives)
  • sound systems
  • spray cans and marker pens
  • glass bottles (excluding make-up and perfume)
  • fireworks
  • explosives
  • BBQs
  • smoke and gas canisters
  • air horns
  • flares
  • weapons or potential weapons
  • laser devices
  • unofficial drones and UAVs
  • sky lanterns
  • paraffin lamps
  • candles
  • generators
  • chemical toilets (except where fixed within live-in vehicles)
  • unofficial hi-visibility clothing/tabards
  • open bottles of any kind of liquid that can be consumed
  • plastic or glass bottles of spirits
  • e-scooters

Additionally, the Boomtown website says: "Prescribed medication should be declared before entering the search and entry points.

"Medicine should be in its original packaging and the ticket holder must bring a copy of their prescription in their own name."

Boomtown 2023 alcohol regulations

Attendees will only be allowed to bring a certain amount of alcohol onto the Boomtown site, which is:

  • 16 x 440ml cans of lager/cider/beer or
  • 18 x 250ml cans of premixed spirit drinks or
  • 3-litre box of wine or
  • 7 litres of cider/lager/beer in plastic bottles or cans

Plastic or glass bottles of spirits are not allowed, and the items listed above can be brought with you on first time entry to the festival only.

It adds: "There is NO RE-ENTRY with alcohol. The licence states that no glass is to be brought onto site for safety reasons. No opened bottles can be brought on to site – you can bring sealed plastic bottles of water or soft drinks.

"Any opened bottles will be confiscated on entry to the festival."