You don’t have to be 18 to attend V Festival but you must be 18 or over to purchase alcoholic drinks.
V Festival operates the ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you buy alcohol. Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18. PASS is the recognised national proof of ID card. Click here to apply for a PASS card. Do not buy alcohol for persons under the age of 18 if you do you risk being ejected from the festival.
There are a number of bars located around the site serving alcohol (to over 18’s only) and soft drinks during licensed hours. The bars are operated on a token system. Tokens are purchased from the token booths then exchanged at the bar for drinks. Some token booths will remain open Sunday night during the last hour the ARENA token bars are operating so vouchers can be redeemed. The bars work on a token system, which operates as follows:
Remember that drinking and driving is an offence. Don’t risk the life of yourself and others or risk your licence. Alcohol will dehydrate you, pace yourself and top up with water or soft drinks.
BRINGING DRINKS INTO THE ARENA You can bring water and soft drinks (no alcohol) into the arena. It must be in collapsible plastic, foil or cardboard containers of not more than 1 litre in size.