Thursday, October 21, 2021

We don’t want to Drone on but you cannot fly over Glastonbury

The Pyramid Stage

Leave you P4 at home if you are planning on attending Glasto this year. From Avon and Somerset Police.

In recent years, we ‘ve seen a national spike in the number of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones to you and I).

The improper use of drones is an illegal offence and we will investigate any incidents where a drone has been used other than in accordance with the law.

Superintendent Paul Mogg said: “Drones are banned at Glastonbury and the use of them at the festival is illegal.

“We will intervene based on an assessment of threat, risk and harm, but it is safe to say that any drone being used to fly over Glastonbury will be investigated by us.

“In most cases, people aren’t aware of the rules around drone use and this needs to change.

“We all have a responsibility to avoid behaviour which might be dangerous or illegal.

“There are so many ways you can catch up on the action at Glastonbury – be this online, radio or TV, that you simply don’t need to try to get your own aerial footage.”

More information on drones can be found on the Civil Aviation Authority website here.

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