What you can & can't bring

Camping ticket holders can bring a reasonable amount of food plus the following alcohol quantities for personal consumption into the campsite upon initial entry only:

1 x 70cl spirits (no greater than 40% ABV) and 12 x 440ml cans beer/cider


3 litres of wine and 12 x 440ml cans beer/cider

No food or drink can be taken into the main festival arena. However, we do allow sealed bottles of water up to 500ml, and empty unsealed bottles can be brought in to be refilled at the water points.

No glass is allowed anywhere on site. Please decant into plastic containers before you leave home.

The legal age to bring alcohol into the festival is 18+. There is an ID check on entry and any alcohol will be taken off you if you are found to be underage.

We have plenty of Food & Drink vendors available within the festival arena. To see a full list of vendors, including information on dietary provision, please visit  here.

You are allowed to bring your own limited supply of food into the campsite for personal consumption and are allowed to cook solely within 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

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.

There are certain items that are not permitted into the festival or specifically the festival arena or campsite. Please check back here.

  • 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.”