Live Nation Bans Bags & Backpacks
If you were planning on sneaking anything into of any of Live Nation’s events this summer, the promoter has just made that a little harder. Live Nation, one of the world’s largest concert promoters has just announced that, in wake of the Manchester attacks, they will be amping up security measures. Live Nation has now activated mandatory elevated risk protocols for its events and have released the following statement
“No bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″ x 12″x 6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags.
Prohibited items for this show will include: purses larger than noted above, backpacks, briefcases, soft or hard sided coolers, fanny packs, computer bags, camera bags or any bag which exceeds the permissible size.”
It also stated that all bags will be searched. They will be adding express “no bags” lanes but mentioned that “we encourage you to not bring in any bag whatsoever.”
Camelbacks and other water-holding receptacles will also now have to be completely empty and meet the size requirements.
Toronto’s Budweiser Stage brought the new regulations into effect for Chance The Rapper’s performance on May 30th and posted the following picture to their Facebook account;
A few of Live Nation’s festivals this summer include Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, EDC Vegas, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco and Austin City Limits. Bonnaroo had stated on their twitter that
“We are not enforcing the same security measures. You may still bring your camelback. We will be very cautious when checking people coming into the festival, as our patrons’ safety is our top priority, along with their help. We are doing everything we can to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable Bonnaroo experience.”
With Live Nation being one of the worlds largest promoters, the new regulations are definitely going to take some getting used to for many concert goers. What are your thoughts on the new regulations and how they will effect your summer concerts?