Police warn Glastonbury festival-goers aware of terrorist threat

Police have warned Glastonbury festival-goers what to do in the event of a terrorist threat as part of wider safety advice.

Around 210,000 people are expected to attend the iconic five-day music festival in Somerset, which begins on Wednesday June 22.

Although police did not cite any heightened terrorist threat at the event, they urged ticket holders to be vigilant.

Advice recently released by Avon and Somerset Police states: “Remember the risk of being caught up in a terrorist incident is low. But if it happens – Run, Hide, Tell.”

The force works in conjunction with Counter Terrorism Policing’s #BeSafeBeSound campaign on Twitter and Instagram.

Avon and Somerset Police said in a statement on Friday: “There is no intelligence indicating an increased threat to Glastonbury 2022 or any other music festivals or events taking place this summer.

“However, as we did at the last festival in 2019, we will once again be supporting Counter Terrorism Policing’s #BeSafeBeSound campaign on Twitter and Instagram.”

The force also warned of a possible spike in alcohol consumption – with anyone affected being urged to alert the police and seek immediate medical attention.

Police officers will patrol the festival site and the local area, the force said.

He added: “The policing of the event does not start and end at the festival site.

“We, along with the local council and the festival, will have representatives at the Pilton Village Hall throughout the event so locals can speak if they have any concerns or concerns.

“With over 200,000 people at the event each day, we do not underestimate the impact the festival could have on the local community and so security officers and personnel will be patrolling all routes to the venue to ensure that festival-goers have a safe trip and that local residents are disturbed as little as possible.”

Jan G. Gilbert