sundown festival • norwich • 2–4 september 2022

What you can & can't bring

Food & Drink

Campers will be allowed to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol into the campsite on first entry only. No glass is permitted anywhere on site so please decant into plastic containers before you leave home. Each person can bring one of the following:

1 case of up to 24 beers/lager or cider


Up to 3 litres of wine


Up to 70cl litre of decanted spirits (no greater than 40% ABV)


12 cans of pre mixed spirits

Campers will be allowed to bring their own limited supply of food into the campsite on first entry only for personal consumption Once you have been wrist banded you will not be able to bring in any food and drink.  You are only allowed to cook in the designated areas within the campsite. Only charcoal BBQ’s or small butane gas camping stoves (single burner, gas cylinder of less than 5kg) are permitted.

For customers with specific dietary requirements that we don’t cater for, we do allow a reasonable amount of food to be brought into the festival arena for personal consumption. This must be confirmed with us in advance of the festival by writing to

A list of vendors and foods available will be posted to our website closer to the time.

No alcohol, food or soft drinks (other than 1 x 750ml sealed bottle of water) will be allowed to be taken into the festival arena. No glass is permitted anywhere on site.

Day ticket holders and Weekend No Camping ticket holders cannot bring food or drink into the festival except for 1 x 750ml sealed bottle of water or an empty unsealed bottle can be brought in to be refilled at the water points.
The legal age to bring alcohol into the festival is 18+. There is an ID check on entry and any alcohol will be confiscated if you are found to be underage.


Please pack light. To maximise the safety of everyone attending Sundown Festival, all customers will be subject to a thorough security check when they arrive.

Please be patient if there are queues and familiarise yourself with the below Police and Security Policy as well as the Prohibited Items before you arrive to avoid unnecessary delays at the security checks.

We recommend you don’t bring any unnecessary valuables. Unfortunately, festival campsites can attract opportunistic thieves. Keep valuables safe and away from the door of your tent.


The same regulations apply at Sundown Festival as at any other public places. You can smoke in the open air but not inside big tops and tents. Excessive amounts of cigarettes are not permitted to be brought into Sundown, an amount deemed to be reasonable for one weekend is permitted.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted anywhere on site at Sundown:

  • Air Horns
  • Animals (except Assistance Dogs)
  • Audio Recorders
  • Chinese or Sky Lanterns
  • Drones
  • Excessive Amounts of Cigarettes (see Smoking section above)
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Gazebos
  • Generators
  • Glass
  • Illegal Substances
  • Knives
  • Liquid Fuels
  • Marker Pens
  • Masks and bandanas (covering your face)
  • Megaphones
  • Nitrous Oxide and/or Whippers
  • Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
  • Large Speaker Systems (pocket sized speakers are OK)
  • ‘Legal Highs’ and Unidentifiable Substances
  • Skateboards, Rollerskates, Bikes
  • Large Soundsystems
  • Spray Cans
  • Unauthorised items for trading, including any goods using unauthorised event logos
  • Unauthorised Professional Film, Video or Camera Equipment (lens bigger than 6″)
  • Unofficial tabards or reflective jackets
  • Weapons (or any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon)


The following items are permitted in the Campsite only:

  • Camping Chairs
  • Barbeques – (Charcoal BBQ’s or small butane gas camping stoves (single burner, gas cylinder of less than 5kg))
  • Personal Speakers (Large Soundsystems are not allowed)

Police & Security Policy

The Premises License issued to Sundown Festival by South Norfolk Council has conditions attached to it relating to the reporting of Crime and to formulate a drugs policy with Norfolk Constabulary.

You will be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the event.

Surrender Bins will be provided for the event to encourage festival goers to deposit drugs or other contraband in these bins before going onto the site. These bins will be subject to appropriate security measures.

The Event Organisers will ensure a robust and effective search procedure of patrons entering the event or suspected of possessing drugs once in the event itself. If persons are found within the event to be in possession of controlled drugs they may be presented to police who will undertake appropriate investigative measures. They will then assist Security officers if necessary in evicting the persons from the event.

Where there are grounds to suspect that a person is involved in the Supply of Controlled Drugs, they will be arrested and dealt with by the police accordingly

For security reasons, all ticket holders will be subject to extra searches of their bags and their person at this year’s Sundown. This will make entrance slower than previous years. We ask everyone to be patient and we thank you in advance for your cooperation with any security requests and all searches.

Police are encouraging people attending the Sundown Festival to have a great time and to be reassured police patrols will be in place as a precautionary measure. Norfolk Constabulary is supporting Norfolk Showground and the event organisers by providing a police presence around the venue throughout the event. Patrol officers will be joined by specialist officers in order to provide reassurance to members of the public.

Chief Inspector Nathan Clark said: “We have taken the practical and precautionary decision to provide patrols outside the Norfolk Showground.” “Whilst Norfolk is a safe county, this additional policing is about providing visible reassurance to the public and being ready to respond to every eventuality if needed. “Security guidance will be issued by the event organisers and I would encourage the public to adhere to this advice and please be aware that you will be subject to searches. My advice to those camping is to only bring items that are essential and think about security of valuable items, particularly mobile phones. Everyone should arrive in plenty of time to allow for the extra security checks which will be in place. “Finally, this is a fantastic event and we want everyone to have an enjoyable time; however, do remain vigilant and if you have any concerns, please approach one of our officers or event stewards who will be happy to help.”