As Leeds Festival returns this bank holiday weekend, August 25-27 many campers will be getting their gear together.

Although Sunday is completely sold out there's still time to grab a weekend ticket or Friday and Saturday day tickets.

However they're becoming very close to selling out, but the remaining ones are available from Ticketmaster here.

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For those preparing for a weekend of camping it might be handy to know that there a number of items that are banned from Leeds Festival, including flares and sound systems, plus unofficial festival merchandise.

Find out below what you can pack for this year's event and what items can't be taken outside the campsite and into the main arena below.

Here's a list of banned items at this year's Leeds Festival:

  • Aerosols over 250ml
  • Airhorns and megaphones
  • Animals (Other than Guide Dogs or Hearing Dogs)
  • Any Goods with unauthorised Leeds festival logos
  • Any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Blowtorches
  • Catapults
  • Drones
  • Excessive Amounts of Cigarettes (more than personal consumption)
  • Excessive Amounts of Food (more than personal consumption)
  • Firewood
  • Fireworks/Pyrotechnics
  • Flares/Distress Flares
  • Generators (Exemption for generators in caravans)
  • Glass
  • Illegal Substances
  • Individual camping gas canisters (exemption for gas canisters fitted within campervans).
  • Laser Pens
  • Legal Highs
  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
  • Nitrus Oxide and any associated equipment (Balloons, Co2 dispensers, cream dispensers)
  • Oversized Lighters
  • Paper Lanterns or Sky Lanterns
  • Petrol Burners
  • Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
  • Sound systems
  • Spray Cans
  • Unidentifiable Substances
  • Unofficial Tabards or Reflective Jackets
  • Portable stoves with gas canisters built in

Here's a list of items you can take into the campsite but NOT the main arena:

  • Alcohol
  • Camping equipment
  • Cans
  • Chairs
  • Cutlery
  • Deodorant Roll On
  • Disposable barbeques
  • Food Hampers / Cool Bag / Boxes
  • Gazebos
  • Selfie sticks
  • Solid Fuel / Hexi Stoves
  • Meth Stoves Including Fuel
  • Green Base Camp Cooker
  • Heat based Camp Cooker
  • Gel Stoves
  • Firelighter Stoves
  • Small hammers for pitching tents
  • Tin openers
  • Umbrellas

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Here's a list of items you can take into the main arena :

  • Cameras, film or video equipment (if the lens is less than 6 inches)
  • Flags with Poles
  • Flags without Poles
  • Perfume in small bottles under 100ml