Campsite Opening

Opens Friday 12pm for weekend early bird ticket holders. Closes midday on the Monday.

Banned Campsite Items

Aerosols over 250ml, air horns & megaphones, gas canisters of any size (including nitrous oxide), any items which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, Chinese lanterns, disposable BBQs & permitted cooking stoves, green heat base camp cooker, solid fuel stoves, firelighters & firelighter stoves, disposable BBQs, methylated & “trangia” spirit stoves, fireworks & flares, fitted gas canisters/cylinders in campervans & generators, glass bottles & jars, illegal substances & legal/herbal highs, petrol burners, portable laser equipment & pens, professional cameras & video/audio equipment, sound systems, unofficial tabards & reflective jackets.

There will be no receipts issued for any confiscated/surrendered items. You may be searched at the entrances & upon exit from the festival site. Your alcohol allocation must be brought into the festival at time of first entry only . If you leave the festival grounds alcohol will not be permitted on re-entry. Sunday Ticket Holders are not allowed to bring any alcohol or liquids of any kind on site.


Ensure you know where your nearest emergency exits are. Follow any instructions given by stewards, security & police. Move away from any dangerous/antisocial behaviour. Notify security if you see any antisocial behaviour. Move to where there is more space if you see a crowd surge occur.  Ask for help if you need it and help others, especially if someone falls. Stay calm - if you're in distress, ask to be taken to the welfare tent. Look after yourself and those around you, even people you don't know. If you suspect somebody is unwell take them to a first aid tent. If they are not responding please alert a steward immediately who will call for the necessary help. Please don't attempt to move them as you may do more harm than good. If you need to take medication regularly remember to bring it and let your friends know of any illness or allergies you may have and where your medication is stored. If you need any assistance throughout the festival the Welfare tent will be open 24 hours a day. Please familiarise yourself with its location.

Banned Items

Chairs – folding chairs are okay for the campsites but must not be bought into the arena. 
Pets – They are not permitted at Life Festival, except guide dogs for the blind & deaf. 
Air Horns – They are not permitted, for the sanity of those around you. 
Fireworks –  They are illegal. Any fireworks found on entry search & thereafter will be confiscated. 
Candles - They're not permitted, for your safety. Bring a torch and a good supply of batteries. 
Glass - Please only use plastic containers. 
Camping Stoves – They are not permitted
Chinese Style Lanterns - They're not permitted due to the number of trees and possible dry weather. 

Do not bring anything that could be interpreted as an offensive weapon, i.e. a multi purpose style tool that contains a knife, mallet, etc as they will be confiscated & held at Festival Welfare.

Illegal Substances – It is a condition of entry on our licence that you allow yourself and your belongings to be searched by the Police or Security. They will carry out random searches when you are entering the festival campsite & arena. Do not attempt to bring in illegal substances as you stand a very real chance of being caught. 

We do not condone the use of drugs but please remember that unfamiliar surroundings & large crowds are not the place to experiment with drugs or alcohol. If you see somebody who appears to be having a bad time, please alert a Steward who will seek help. Do not assume that they need water. We have trained drug advisors on site who will help, as well as full medical facilities. 

Further information can be obtained from the 24 hour National Drugs Helpline on or calling 1800 459 459.



There are toilets in the camp sites & the arena that are cleaned & emptied throughout the weekend. Please help us by keeping them clean; it will be mutually beneficial. Always wash your hands after using the toilets. Please do not use the surrounding woods or bushes, as if you are found doing so you may be ejected from the event & your wristband will be confiscated. 

Rubbish & Recycling

There are plenty of bins provided, which are emptied during the weekend. Bin bags are provided in the campsites. There are recycling areas within the campsites & bags provided, please use these facilities & help us help the environment. Look out for Every Can Counts where you can get your cans recycled, have fun & win prizes. 

Alcohol Policy

Your alcohol allocation must be brought into the festival at time of first entry only. If you leave the festival grounds alcohol will not be permitted on re-entry. 
Sunday ticket holders are not allowed to bring any alcohol or liquids of any kind on site. Alcohol is limited to 24 cans & 2 litres (no glass) per person.
Alcohol will be allowed into the main arena when the bars close each night.

Life 17 Opening

Opens on the Friday at midday for weekend early bird ticket holders & closes midday on the Monday.

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Food & Drinks

There will be a number of food stalls in the campsite & the main arena with a selection of food including vegan & veggie options. There will also be a number of bars around the festival site selling cocktails wine, mainstream & craft beers

Crowd Control

The Main Stage, and other tented structures have a set capacity that, by law, we cannot exceed. If there is a particular artist you want to see, you should check their performance time & ensure you are there early, as we cannot guarantee admittance to these areas. Closed-off structures will not be re-opened until after the band has finished. If you cannot get access, we recommend you go and enjoy a band at an alternative stage. Crowd surfing & moshing are dangerous to yourself & those around you & you risk being ejected from the festival site without a refund.


If you don't need it don't bring it! Carry money, credit cards, mobile phones, cameras, etc. with you at all times. Don't assume that you've hidden it well in your tent. We work closely with the Garda & security to try to alleviate the problems. There is a lock-up facility based in the festival for your use. Mark your property with your name & postcode only, thieves don't want marked property and it will significantly reduce the risk of items being stolen. Tag your keys with your phone number & a friends address. We find many keys after the event & if marked we can contact you. Leave your tent untidy. Don't make it easy for thieves to grab a bag with everything in it. When asleep, hide your money, etc. carefully & don't put everything together. Too much alcohol can make you sleep heavily & you may not hear somebody entering your tent. If you see anybody acting suspiciously anywhere in the festival site please alert a security person, stewards or the Garda. If you think you've had an item stolen go to the welfare tent as it may have been handed in before reporting it to the Guards.